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 3687
Spain 267
Fed. Republic of Germany 262
Wales 237
Scotland 173
Netherlands 155
European Russia 139
Italy 122
United States 99
Poland 99
 
Most Popular Bands
Band QSO Count
80m 3818
40m 1272
20m 929
15m 278
10m 162
17m 41
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
13/07/2022 20:29 M0K   England 80m SSB 3.680.13 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:23 G4IDF   England 80m SSB 3.731.16 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:21 GX4WAB   England 80m SSB 3.755.05 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:15 G4FJC   England 80m SSB 3.760.02 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:14 M0RYB   England 80m SSB 3.760.02 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:13 M0XXM   England 80m SSB 3.760.02 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:12 G3TGB   England 80m SSB 3.760.02 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:11 M0WGD   England 80m SSB 3.760.02 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:10 G4BVY   England 80m SSB 3.603.53 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:09 F6KRK   France 80m SSB 3.605.69 600Km (373 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:08 G0KPE   England 80m SSB 3.610.01 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:06 M9N   England 80m SSB 3.615.54 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:05 M0DDT   England 80m SSB 3.617.73 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:03 MW2I   Wales 80m SSB 3.654.60 176Km (110 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:02 M5G   England 80m SSB 3.665.92 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:01 GM3YEH   Scotland 80m SSB 3.685.48 610Km (379 Mi)
13/07/2022 20:00 G5D   England 80m SSB 3.688.01 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:59 G3TBK   England 80m SSB 3.702.67 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:58 G3LDI   England 80m SSB 3.708.57 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:56 G3RVM   England 80m SSB 3.740.85 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:55 GW4BML   Wales 80m SSB 3.747.94 176Km (110 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:54 MW0JKU   Wales 80m SSB 3.750.97 176Km (110 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:53 G5V   England 80m SSB 3.757.44 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:52 G0RUF   England 80m SSB 3.762.49 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:50 G4BYE   England 80m SSB 3.769.36 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:50 M6O   England 80m SSB 3.771.65 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:49 G3YHV   England 80m SSB 3.774.22 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:48 G4KQY   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:47 M0XXJ   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:47 G0OFU   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:44 G4EKT   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:44 G3KNU   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:42 G3SWC   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:41 G4TPO   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:41 G4VTO   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:40 MW7FAN   Wales 80m SSB 3.722.70 176Km (110 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:40 G4DZL   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:39 G3MGW   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:39 2E0TWQ   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:38 PA0MIR   Netherlands 80m SSB 3.722.70 443Km (275 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:37 G4DYC   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:36 G3YLA   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:36 M0HHG   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:34 G3SZ   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:34 G6A   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:33 M0KKM   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:33 G4CZB   England 80m SSB 3.722.70 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:31 M0WLF   England 80m SSB 3.724.89 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:30 G4EBK   England 80m SSB 3.727.00 145Km (90 Mi)
13/07/2022 19:29 G4N   England 80m SSB 3.706.10 145Km (90 Mi)