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 3176
Spain 266
Fed. Republic of Germany 257
Wales 197
Netherlands 139
Scotland 134
European Russia 130
Italy 120
Poland 98
United States 93
 
Most Popular Bands
Band QSO Count
80m 3295
40m 1171
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
10/11/2021 21:27 GM4JYB   Scotland 80m SSB 3.748.07 610Km (379 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:24 G3V   England 80m SSB 3.722.02 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:24 M0SCY   England 80m SSB 3.719.97 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:23 G4BUW   England 80m SSB 3.709.76 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:19 G8EQD   England 80m SSB 3.682.81 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:19 G0OOD   England 80m SSB 3.679.99 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:18 G0VVE   England 80m SSB 3.675.82 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:18 G3MGW   England 80m SSB 3.672.74 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:16 GM3X   Scotland 80m SSB 3.660.05 610Km (379 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:16 G4BVY   England 80m SSB 3.657.18 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:13 G4KQY   England 80m SSB 3.628.35 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:11 GM2V   Scotland 80m SSB 3.616.25 610Km (379 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:10 G4PFZ   England 80m SSB 3.613.73 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:09 G0RUF   England 80m SSB 3.611.14 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:07 GM5G   Scotland 80m SSB 3.764.05 610Km (379 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:03 GW0ARK   Wales 80m SSB 3.702.24 176Km (110 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:02 MW6M   Wales 80m SSB 3.698.78 176Km (110 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:02 G3KNU   England 80m SSB 3.694.36 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 21:01 G3RVM   England 80m SSB 3.688.45 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:57 G3LDI   England 80m SSB 3.632.08 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:56 M0DDT   England 80m SSB 3.629.60 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:51 G4BEE   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:51 G5C   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:50 G3PDH   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:50 M0RYB   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:49 G3SZ   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:49 G1GNQ   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:48 GW7HJN   Wales 80m SSB 3.611.89 176Km (110 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:47 G0BPK   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:47 G3ZGC   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:47 G0NQZ   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:46 DF1MM   Fed. Republic of Germany 80m SSB 3.611.89 782Km (486 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:46 G0FYX   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:46 M0WZA   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:45 G4EUW   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:45 G0DMP   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:44 G3TDH   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:44 M5G   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:40 G0SRC   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:40 G4CTY   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:38 M0SAR   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:36 G3TKF   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:35 GW5L   Wales 80m SSB 3.611.89 176Km (110 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:34 M0UMG   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:34 PG7V   Netherlands 80m SSB 3.611.89 443Km (275 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:33 G3XYF   England 80m SSB 3.611.89 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:29 G4JED   England 80m SSB 3.771.84 145Km (90 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:28 MM1E   Scotland 80m SSB 3.769.49 610Km (379 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:28 GM0TKB   Scotland 80m SSB 3.767.04 610Km (379 Mi)
10/11/2021 20:27 G0ORY   England 80m SSB 3.764.88 145Km (90 Mi)