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 2780
Spain 266
Fed. Republic of Germany 254
Wales 174
Netherlands 137
European Russia 130
Italy 120
Scotland 110
Poland 98
United States 93
 
Most Popular Bands
Band QSO Count
80m 2844
40m 1170
20m 906
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
21/04/2021 20:44 HA230R   Hungary 80m CW 3.518.60 1533Km (952 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:30 G7X   England 80m SSB 3.709.99 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:28 G4CXQ   England 80m SSB 3.715.97 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:27 M0NVS   England 80m SSB 3.719.81 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:25 G0JLF   England 80m SSB 3.730.31 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:25 MW6M   Wales 80m SSB 3.732.03 176Km (110 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:23 G0GDA   England 80m SSB 3.736.42 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:21 G4PFZ   England 80m SSB 3.752.95 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:19 G6SSN   England 80m SSB 3.759.86 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:18 M3YOW   England 80m SSB 3.760.84 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:17 GW0ARK   Wales 80m SSB 3.764.10 176Km (110 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:14 G3WRJ   England 80m SSB 3.607.35 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:13 G4OTV   England 80m SSB 3.610.05 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:12 G3PDH   England 80m SSB 3.619.54 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:11 G0LHZ   England 80m SSB 3.625.12 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:09 G4ABX   England 80m SSB 3.649.26 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:07 GM4JYB   Scotland 80m SSB 3.653.09 610Km (379 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:06 G0KPE   England 80m SSB 3.666.17 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:06 GM4Z   Scotland 80m SSB 3.671.98 610Km (379 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:05 G3SNU   England 80m SSB 3.674.61 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:03 GM2V   Scotland 80m SSB 3.689.83 610Km (379 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:02 M0VOZ   England 80m SSB 3.704.73 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 20:00 M0BEW   England 80m SSB 3.712.50 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:59 M0DCG   England 80m SSB 3.721.93 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:58 G6AY   England 80m SSB 3.723.35 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:58 M0KEB   England 80m SSB 3.727.99 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:55 G4BUO   England 80m SSB 3.744.94 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:55 G0PZA   England 80m SSB 3.738.61 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:53 G3YHV   England 80m SSB 3.677.65 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:49 G0OFD   England 80m SSB 3.730.07 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:48 G8EQD   England 80m SSB 3.730.07 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:47 G4DYC   England 80m SSB 3.730.07 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:46 G6EES   England 80m SSB 3.730.07 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:44 G8X   England 80m SSB 3.708.10 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:41 M1X   England 80m SSB 3.774.97 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:41 MW8R   Wales 80m SSB 3.771.43 176Km (110 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:40 G2D   England 80m SSB 3.765.93 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:39 G3VPW   England 80m SSB 3.758.68 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:39 G3V   England 80m SSB 3.751.12 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:38 G4RCD   England 80m SSB 3.747.11 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:36 G4PIQ   England 80m SSB 3.602.04 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:35 M0VGB   England 80m SSB 3.605.02 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:34 G4DOQ   England 80m SSB 3.607.71 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:33 M9A   England 80m SSB 3.612.47 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:33 MW0CVT   Wales 80m SSB 3.614.59 176Km (110 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:32 G8A   England 80m SSB 3.617.06 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:32 M0WLF   England 80m SSB 3.619.95 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:31 G3PHO   England 80m SSB 3.622.12 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:30 G4RCG   England 80m SSB 3.624.57 145Km (90 Mi)
21/04/2021 19:30 G4ARI   England 80m SSB 3.627.80 145Km (90 Mi)