Farnborough and District Radio Society


FDRS Golden Jubilee



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Welcome to the Farnborough & District Radio Society

The Farnborough & District Radio Society (FDRS) is a club for Radio Amateurs and Short Wave Listeners in and around Farnborough, Hampshire. If you have an interest in amateur radio we would be delighted to see you at our club, which meets at 7:30 for 8:00pm every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the month at the Farnborough Community Centre, Meudon Avenue, Farnborough, GU14 7LE.

Our next Meetings and Events

  • 27 May Visit to Martin Lynch and Sons.
    Note New Venue Wessex House, Drake Avenue, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 2AP Directions
  •  6/7 June Event CW National Field Day at Club HF contesting site
  • 10 June Talk by the Editor of Practical Wireless Don G3XTT 
  • 24 June Meeting at the Scout hut (location of special event station)
    See post in member's section of the Discussion Board for location and post code

Existing amateurs are welcome to call in to one of the Club Nets

  • Eighty Metre slow speed Morse Net Mondays at 13:00 hours on 3570kHz (Various Club Members)

  • Slow speed CW. Every Wednesday when there is no club meeting 8pm on 1995 kHz

  • Top Band Net: Mondays at 8:00pm on 1995kHz LSB G2DX

  • Two Metre Net: Fridays at 8:00pm on 144.675MHz FM G6FRS

Training courses

We regularly run training courses and hold exams for amateur radio licences. Details
Please e-mail Colin  g8bco@farnboroughradio.org.uk for further details.



*** Mills on the Air 2015 Report and pictures***

The Special call G50FRS has been issued to commemorate our Golden Jubilee.
Call will be active from 1 Jan 2015 until 31 Dec 2015

FDRS wins the Hernia Cup Inter-Club Details

See our awards section for details of our special Jubilee Awards 
50 Prefixes award
     50 Countries award    Participation Award

Do you have a question about Amateur Radio or the Farnborough and District Radio Society?  Join our Discussion Board and get answers from members

SSB Field Day on 6/7 September  proved to be an excellent event.  Lovely weather, a first class BBQ, well attended by members and their partners. We had 151 QSOs with a total of 34 countries, our claimed score is 32560.  Thanks to all those who made this possible. 

*** CW NFD 2014 Report and pictures***

*** Picture of Intermediate exam successful candidates August 2014 ***