Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS)
Welcome to the website of Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS), a Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) affiliated club. RADARS is a dynamic club for amateur radio enthusiasts in Rochdale, and the surrounding districts.
We meet at the Crimble Croft Community Centre, Aspinall Street, Heywood, OL10 4HW every Wednesday between 7:30pm and 9:30pm.
This new venue has more parking. There are no steps at the entrance and with some double yellow lines immediately opposite the entrance, members with blue permits will be able to park much closer to the door. The centre provides much more meeting space for amateur radio talks and for licence training, which should enable the club to expand.
Our meeting format is generally as follows:-
Time Description Club Night 7:30pm – 7:45pm Arrive and general chatter 7:45pm – 8:00pm News and updates from Chair/Secretary/committee/members (this may extend to 8:15pm if necessary) 8:00pm (8:15pm) – 9:15pm General natter, training, activities in the cellar 9:15pm – 9:30pm Pack-up and tidy room 9:30pm Vacate the building Club Night with Guest Speaker 7:30pm – 7:45pm Arrive and general chatter 7:45pm – 8:00pm News and updates from Chair/Secretary/committee/members 8:00pm – 9:15pm Guest speaker 9:15pm - 9:30pm Pack-up and tidy room 9:30pm Vacate the building
Why not join us on our Friday Night Net, alternating between 145.38750 MHz FM (sometimes moving to 145.40000 MHz FM dependent upon local interference) and DMR TG820 Slot 2 from 20:30 to 21:30 local time:-
- 145.3875 MHz FM – 7th Feb, 21st Feb, 6th Mar, 20th Mar, 3rd Apr.
- DMR TG820 Slot 2 – 14th Feb, 28th Feb, 13th Mar, 27th Mar.
Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service that uses designated radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications. Amateur Radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty. As a radio amateur you are able to transmit radio signals on a number of frequency bands allocated specifically to the radio amateurs.
RADARS will be at the NARSA Rally on the 26th of April 2020, so why not pop along and come and say hello. Further details can be found on the NARSA website by clicking here.