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

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 3750
Spain 267
Fed. Republic of Germany 262
Wales 242
Scotland 173
Netherlands 155
European Russia 139
Italy 122
United States 99
Poland 99
 
Most Popular Bands
Band QSO Count
80m 3889
40m 1272
20m 929
15m 279
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
05/09/2022 20:29 G0BFJ   England 80m SSB 3.747.48 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 20:25 G3XYF   England 80m SSB 3.666.70 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 20:22 G3KLH   England 80m SSB 3.647.80 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 20:18 G8EQD   England 80m SSB 3.674.82 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 20:12 GW5L   Wales 80m SSB 3.729.95 176Km (110 Mi)
05/09/2022 20:10 G0NUZ   England 80m SSB 3.735.00 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 20:10 M0N   England 80m SSB 3.774.89 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 20:07 2E0TJX   England 80m SSB 3.628.92 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 20:06 M9A   England 80m SSB 3.633.89 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 20:05 G4HVC   England 80m SSB 3.638.09 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 20:03 G3SZ   England 80m SSB 3.660.65 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:55 G6EES   England 80m SSB 3.769.12 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:54 MW2I   Wales 80m SSB 3.668.40 176Km (110 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:53 MI4I   Northern Ireland 80m SSB 3.736.80 502Km (312 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:52 M5JB   England 80m SSB 3.715.00 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:52 G3SWC   England 80m SSB 3.610.96 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:50 M0KZC   England 80m SSB 3.610.96 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:48 G4N   England 80m SSB 3.648.70 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:47 M0DDT   England 80m SSB 3.654.60 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:47 MW7FON   Wales 80m SSB 3.610.96 176Km (110 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:46 G4CGG   England 80m SSB 3.610.96 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:45 EI8KN   Ireland 80m SSB 3.610.96 496Km (308 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:45 G4CTY   England 80m SSB 3.610.96 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:43 M5DWI   England 80m SSB 3.610.96 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:42 G3SZG   England 80m SSB 3.610.96 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:42 G8FMC   England 80m SSB 3.610.96 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:41 G4CZB   England 80m SSB 3.645.90 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:40 G4BYE   England 80m SSB 3.637.10 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:38 GW5P   Wales 80m SSB 3.622.60 176Km (110 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:38 G3WRJ   England 80m SSB 3.763.36 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:36 M0NKR   England 80m SSB 3.700.60 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:36 G4NKT   England 80m SSB 3.707.12 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:35 G3RVM   England 80m SSB 3.721.60 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:34 M2J   England 80m SSB 3.694.90 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:34 M0B   England 80m SSB 3.663.40 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:33 G2D   England 80m SSB 3.726.99 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:28 G8FCQ   England 80m SSB 3.642.75 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:27 G4DZL   England 80m SSB 3.608.03 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:25 G3V   England 80m SSB 3.683.00 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:25 GI4SNA   Northern Ireland 80m SSB 3.698.10 502Km (312 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:23 G8A   England 80m SSB 3.718.06 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:23 G3XTT   England 80m SSB 3.703.09 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:21 M4J   England 80m SSB 3.691.00 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:20 G3YLA   England 80m SSB 3.686.77 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:19 G3TKF   England 80m SSB 3.680.02 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:19 G3XTZ   England 80m SSB 3.671.90 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:18 G3WJG   England 80m SSB 3.646.91 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:17 G3PDH   England 80m SSB 3.660.00 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:17 G3SJH   England 80m SSB 3.736.70 145Km (90 Mi)
05/09/2022 19:16 M0WLF   England 80m SSB 3.656.96 145Km (90 Mi)