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 3606
Spain 267
Fed. Republic of Germany 262
Wales 231
Scotland 172
Netherlands 154
European Russia 139
Italy 122
United States 99
Poland 99
 
Most Popular Bands
Band QSO Count
80m 3728
40m 1272
20m 929
15m 276
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
09/05/2022 20:28 G5V   England 80m SSB 3.765.20 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:28 G3DR   England 80m SSB 3.698.00 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:28 M0N   England 80m SSB 3.703.94 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:26 M7TXR   England 80m SSB 3.719.10 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:26 GW5L   Wales 80m SSB 3.690.70 176Km (110 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:24 GM4JYB   Scotland 80m SSB 3.733.52 610Km (379 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:23 G8X   England 80m SSB 3.736.46 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:19 DF1MM   Fed. Republic of Germany 80m SSB 3.666.20 782Km (486 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:17 M0SAR   England 80m SSB 3.604.54 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:16 G3FYQ   England 80m SSB 3.604.54 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:16 G7MFR   England 80m SSB 3.604.54 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:15 GM0TBK   Scotland 80m SSB 3.604.54 610Km (379 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:13 G3WRJ   England 80m SSB 3.604.54 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:10 G8EQD   England 80m SSB 3.667.36 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:09 GM5BDX   Scotland 80m SSB 3.693.40 610Km (379 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:08 MW7FON   Wales 80m SSB 3.630.53 176Km (110 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:06 G0BFJ   England 80m SSB 3.757.50 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:05 M2D   England 80m SSB 3.738.30 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:04 G5LP   England 80m SSB 3.722.60 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:03 DK5KK   Fed. Republic of Germany 80m SSB 3.661.17 782Km (486 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:03 M5DWI/P   England 80m SSB 3.661.17 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:01 G0GDU   England 80m SSB 3.661.17 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 20:01 G3SZ   England 80m SSB 3.661.17 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:58 G1GNQ   England 80m SSB 3.610.38 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:57 GW4HBK   Wales 80m SSB 3.610.38 176Km (110 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:56 GM2V   Scotland 80m SSB 3.610.38 610Km (379 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:55 G3VDB   England 80m SSB 3.775.00 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:51 G4BYE   England 80m SSB 3.633.28 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:48 2E0TJX   England 80m SSB 3.614.97 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:45 G4EBK   England 80m SSB 3.752.36 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:44 G4LPP   England 80m SSB 3.743.84 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:44 M0VGB   England 80m SSB 3.741.29 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:43 M0XDX   England 80m SSB 3.732.04 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:42 G3R   England 80m SSB 3.724.96 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:41 MW0YVK   Wales 80m SSB 3.708.89 176Km (110 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:41 G4CZB   England 80m SSB 3.700.61 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:40 GM3YEH   Scotland 80m SSB 3.699.00 610Km (379 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:39 GM4Z   Scotland 80m SSB 3.675.76 610Km (379 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:37 G4BVY   England 80m SSB 3.608.40 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:36 G4PIQ   England 80m SSB 3.602.90 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:36 G4PFZ   England 80m SSB 3.695.32 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:35 G3XYF   England 80m SSB 3.730.00 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:33 G8FZV   England 80m SSB 3.762.63 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:32 M1GWZ   England 80m SSB 3.762.63 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:31 G6EES   England 80m SSB 3.762.63 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:31 G0KPE   England 80m SSB 3.762.63 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:30 GM5M   Scotland 80m SSB 3.762.63 610Km (379 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:27 G0GLJ   England 80m SSB 3.621.19 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:27 G3YHV   England 80m SSB 3.615.20 145Km (90 Mi)
09/05/2022 19:26 G7LRR   England 80m SSB 3.612.47 145Km (90 Mi)