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Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS)

Crimble Croft Community Trust

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.

Membership runs from the 1st of January to the 31st of December and is only £30 a year (£15 if joining after the 1st of June) with nothing else to pay, so why not come along and join us.

Our meeting format is generally as follows:-

 TimeDescription
Club Night
7:30pm – 7:45pmArrive and general chatter
7:45pm – 8:00pmNews and updates from Chair/Secretary/committee/members (this may extend to 8:15pm if necessary)
8:00pm (8:15pm) – 9:15pmGeneral natter, training, activities in the shack
9:15pm – 9:30pmPack-up and tidy room
9:30pmVacate the building
Club Night with Guest Speaker
7:30pm – 7:45pmArrive and general chatter
7:45pm – 8:00pmNews and updates from Chair/Secretary/committee/members
8:00pm – 9:15pmGuest speaker
9:15pm - 9:30pmPack-up and tidy room
9:30pmVacate the building

Why not join us on our Friday Night Net on 145.38750 MHz FM (sometimes moving to 145.40000 MHz FM from 20:30 to 21:30 local time.

If you cannot find what you are looking for on our website, or require any further information, then please visit the Contact page. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.

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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 10th of April 2022, so why not pop along and come and say hello. Further details can be found on the NARSA website by clicking here.