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 3106
Spain 266
Fed. Republic of Germany 256
Wales 191
Netherlands 138
European Russia 130
Scotland 126
Italy 120
Poland 98
United States 93
 
Most Popular Bands
Band QSO Count
80m 3209
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
06/09/2021 20:29 G3KLH   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:28 G0DMP   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:27 G8EQD   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:24 2E0TMM   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:23 M5DWI/P   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:23 GM5BDX   Scotland 80m SSB 3.611.89 610Km (379 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:22 2E0TJI   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:21 G4CTY   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:21 2E0SEW   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:20 M7TXR   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:17 G4CLN   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:16 G4FJC   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:15 G3XYF   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:12 G4AWA   England 80m SSB 3.754.96 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:11 GM5G   Scotland 80m SSB 3.746.60 610Km (379 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:05 M0YDB   England 80m SSB 3.630.69 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:03 G3WRJ   England 80m SSB 3.621.32 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 20:02 G4KQY   England 80m SSB 3.618.11 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:59 G3MGW   England 80m SSB 3.741.62 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:58 GM4JNC   Scotland 80m SSB 3.738.94 610Km (379 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:58 G3LDI   England 80m SSB 3.731.59 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:56 G7M   England 80m SSB 3.720.62 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:54 G3SWC   England 80m SSB 3.702.22 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:53 G3YHV   England 80m SSB 3.689.64 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:52 GM4JYB   Scotland 80m SSB 3.736.80 610Km (379 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:51 G4JED   England 80m SSB 3.766.00 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:50 G4LPP   England 80m SSB 3.695.40 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:47 M0XXM   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:46 G4VUD   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:45 M0VKB   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:45 M1X   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:44 G6PFC   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:44 M0CZR   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:43 M0WCZ   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:43 G6YPJ   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:43 G3SJH   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:42 G6GLP   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:41 M5N   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:41 G7L   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:40 G3VDB   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:40 G4ZST   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:40 GM0TKB   Scotland 80m SSB 3.661.33 610Km (379 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:39 MM7WIC   Scotland 80m SSB 3.661.33 610Km (379 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:38 G6EES   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:38 M0KNM   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:38 G3TDH   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:37 M2D   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:37 G4CZB   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:37 G0XBU   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)
06/09/2021 19:35 M0UMG   England 80m SSB 3.661.33 145Km (90 Mi)