What is Amateur Radio

Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service that uses designated radio frequencies for the non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications.

To become a radio amateur, licensed to transmit, you will need a brief period of study, and to pass a simple practical and theory examination.

NADARS are running various courses to get into Amateur Radio.

Learn more at the RSGB site »

NADARS

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLUB EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

The Newbury and District Amateur Radio Society (NADARS) has been in existence for over 50 years. The Call Sign of the Society is G5XV. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 19:30 at The Travellers Friend pub, Crookham Common, Thatcham, RG19 8EA (Map). There is usually an informal lecture relating to radio at the meeting.

We hold many other social and radio related events. These include courses to enable members of the public to become radio amateurs. We hold two day 'Foundation Licence' courses which train a person how to operate an amateur radio station safely. After the course we hold a basic examination. To date we have a 98% success rate with this course.

Learn more at NADARS »

My logbook facts

Furthest QSO: VK7AC - Australia - 17388Km (10804 Mi)

Most Worked Countries
  Country QSO Count
England 2520
Spain 265
Fed. Republic of Germany 250
Wales 158
Netherlands 132
European Russia 130
Italy 120
Scotland 100
Poland 98
United States 93
 
Most Popular Bands
Band QSO Count
80m 2545
40m 1170
20m 903
15m 249
10m 156
17m 40
30m 33
12m 24
6m 13
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Logbook

These are my last 50 entries in my logbook - Sourced from the log database direct

Date/Time Callsign Country Band Mode Frequency Distance
13/08/2020 19:17 M0NMI   England 80m LSB 3.632.00 41Km (25 Mi)
13/08/2020 19:16 G4DOQ   England 80m LSB 3.632.00 14Km (8 Mi)
13/08/2020 18:47 EA4FL/P   Spain 20m CW 14.017.00 1294Km (804 Mi)
25/07/2020 16:02 5Q2J   Denmark 20m SSB 14.290.03 856Km (532 Mi)
25/07/2020 16:01 I4TJE   Italy 20m SSB 14.287.07 1571Km (976 Mi)
25/07/2020 16:01 S52WW   Slovenia 20m SSB 14.280.03 1317Km (818 Mi)
25/07/2020 16:01 OM3TWM   Slovak Republic 20m SSB 14.277.04 1515Km (941 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:59 OZ/DB4ST   Denmark 20m SSB 14.241.98 856Km (532 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:58 OZ7AM   Denmark 20m SSB 14.237.91 856Km (532 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:55 GM7V   Scotland 20m SSB 14.212.23 610Km (379 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:54 GM6NX   Scotland 20m SSB 14.205.16 610Km (379 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:52 IK4LZH   Italy 20m SSB 14.192.96 1571Km (976 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:46 IV3SKB   Italy 15m CW 21.033.04 1571Km (976 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:42 LA8HGA   Norway 15m CW 21.018.62 1999Km (1242 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:38 EA2AOO/P   Spain 15m SSB 21.343.05 1294Km (804 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:37 IV3DXW   Italy 15m SSB 21.266.98 1571Km (976 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:27 G0ORH   England 10m CW 28.010.02 145Km (90 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:25 OM6DN   Slovak Republic 20m SSB 14.335.94 1515Km (941 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:23 SQ6NEJ   Poland 20m SSB 14.331.99 1377Km (856 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:22 IZ2FOS   Italy 20m SSB 14.326.84 1571Km (976 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:21 OZ8IE/P   Denmark 20m SSB 14.321.99 856Km (532 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:19 SP8N   Poland 20m SSB 14.304.26 1377Km (856 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:16 GM5M   Scotland 20m SSB 14.248.91 610Km (379 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:15 IK2YCW   Italy 20m SSB 14.245.97 1571Km (976 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:13 9A6KX   Croatia 20m SSB 14.220.90 1422Km (884 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:11 EF1E   Spain 20m SSB 14.188.02 1294Km (804 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:10 RG2A   Kaliningrad 20m SSB 14.178.46 1543Km (959 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:10 OK1LEV   Czech Republic 20m SSB 14.175.02 1192Km (741 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:07 IV3AOL   Italy 20m SSB 14.171.58 1571Km (976 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:06 IV3DXW   Italy 20m SSB 14.157.98 1571Km (976 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:05 GM8OFQ   Scotland 20m SSB 14.315.01 610Km (379 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:04 SQ9HZM   Poland 20m SSB 14.292.53 1377Km (856 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:02 9A5MX   Croatia 20m SSB 14.279.94 1422Km (884 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:01 DK3R   Fed. Republic of Germany 20m SSB 14.270.62 782Km (486 Mi)
25/07/2020 15:00 S51CK   Slovenia 20m SSB 14.259.39 1317Km (818 Mi)
25/07/2020 14:56 EI8IU   Ireland 20m SSB 14.217.50 496Km (308 Mi)
17/07/2020 16:17 YT50SCWC   Serbia 20m CW 14.016.90 1766Km (1097 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:29 M0NMA   England 80m SSB 3.669.75 145Km (90 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:27 G3PND   England 80m SSB 3.663.74 145Km (90 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:26 MW6M   Wales 80m SSB 3.648.80 176Km (110 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:25 G4ABX   England 80m SSB 3.647.12 145Km (90 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:24 G4SJX   England 80m SSB 3.636.26 145Km (90 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:21 G4DZL   England 80m SSB 3.775.04 145Km (90 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:21 G0KPE   England 80m SSB 3.772.13 145Km (90 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:20 G3ZGC   England 80m SSB 3.772.20 145Km (90 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:17 G4LPP   England 80m SSB 3.727.38 145Km (90 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:15 G3WRJ   England 80m SSB 3.707.91 145Km (90 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:14 G0LBK/P   England 80m SSB 3.691.48 145Km (90 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:13 G4BVY   England 80m SSB 3.689.48 145Km (90 Mi)
15/07/2020 20:11 G0WWD   England 80m SSB 3.670.78 145Km (90 Mi)