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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

  • 4/5 July Event: VHF National Field Day at club's VHF contesting site
  • 8 July Visit to Surrey Satellite Technology Limited Phil G1JKJ
  • 22 July Talk by Chris G3SVL
  • 1 to 7 Aug Jubilee Special Event Station - Scout headquarters Frimley GU16 8HZ 
  • 12 Aug Golden Jubilee evening with a distinguished guest arranged by Mike G8ATK

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.



CW NFD on 6/7 June 2015 was much enjoyed by all who attended.
We worked a total of 483 stations (about 50 more that last year) and 37 countries.
Thanks to all those who helped.

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

FDRS wins the Hernia Cup Inter-Club Details

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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 ***