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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

  • 11 May Talk about the club's Racal Monitor - "Please do bring your radios / power supplies for an on the spot modulation deviation check / adjustment''  Derek G3HEJ  
  • 14/15 May Event: Mills on the Air at Elstead Mill. Map Organiser G4OQZ

Mills on the Air

  • 25 May Visit to Martin Lynch and Sons. Starts 7pm at Martin Lynch Wessex House, Drake Avenue, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 2AP Directions Organiser G1LKJ
  • 4/5 June Event: CW National Field Day at Club HF contesting site 
  • 8 June  GDOs and their use in amateur radio - John G3KND 


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


 News of Recent events

Christmas Dinner 2015 Pictures

Intermediate exam successes Details

 FDRS wins the Hernia Cup Inter-Club for the second year in succession Details

SSB FD and Jubilee BBQ. 5/6 Sept.  Excellent BBQ. We worked 155 stations Pictures

50 Anniversary Special Event Station G50FRS 1st to 7th Aug 2015 Report and Photos

VHF FD 4/7 July. Total of 187 QSO's Pictures

CW NFD on 6/7 June 2015. We worked 483 stations Pictures and results

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


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