About Us

About us – RADARS

Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS) has been in existence in its present form since 1990 and was located at the Bamford and Fieldhouse Cricket Club since 1997.

However, due to the devastating fire at the Cricket Club we moved to a temporary venue, the Cemetery Hotel, Bury Road until 2011when we moved to our new location at the Norden Old Library.

The club callsign G0ROC was allocated in March 1992 and is now well known on the VHF bands, particularly during contests. Current membership includes both licensed amateurs and short wave listeners whose interests range from Vintage Radios, Slow and Fast Scan TV, Satellite Communication, Computers, Microwaves, QRP, and Home Built Equipment to Photography.

The club is also twinned with the Amateur Radio Society of Winchester, Virginia, USA, callsign WA4RS.

Activities

All Amateur Radio Licence exams are available.

We have regular talks on subjects of interest to members, on the air evenings, activities nights, and competitions.

Why not join us on our Friday Night Net, on 145.38750 MHz FM (sometimes moving to 145.4000 MHz dependant upon local interference) from 20:30 to 22:00.

The club runs two annual rallies, offering the chance to see amateur radio related items on sale by traders, and unique opportunities to buy and sell items from other amauteur radio operators. We also attend NARSA every April.

Station

For HF we have an Icom IC756Pro3. For VHF/UHF we have an Icom IC-910H through a Diamond V2000.

We also have access to equipment for contest use including tents, trailer, aerial masts, VHF aerials for 6m, 4m, 2m and 70cms and all band HF antennas.