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 3340
Spain 267
Fed. Republic of Germany 259
Wales 208
Netherlands 151
Scotland 147
European Russia 133
Italy 122
Poland 99
United States 93
 
Most Popular Bands
Band QSO Count
80m 3403
40m 1271
20m 915
15m 264
10m 157
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
22/01/2022 16:52 M0N   England 80m SSB 3.759.07 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:48 G6UBM   England 80m SSB 3.771.21 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:46 G0ERS   England 80m SSB 3.656.10 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:41 G4ERW   England 80m SSB 3.648.32 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:40 M0LLW   England 80m SSB 3.644.54 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:34 GM3F   Scotland 80m SSB 3.735.92 610Km (379 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:32 M0ICR   England 80m SSB 3.718.14 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:30 G0RUF   England 80m SSB 3.712.94 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:27 G4N   England 80m SSB 3.694.48 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:25 M1DDD   England 80m SSB 3.654.97 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:23 G4EBK   England 80m SSB 3.652.44 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:21 GM5G   Scotland 40m SSB 7.197.00 610Km (379 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:20 MM2N   Scotland 80m SSB 3.681.33 610Km (379 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:20 DL1NKS   Fed. Republic of Germany 40m SSB 7.153.40 782Km (486 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:16 G4P   England 80m SSB 3.657.30 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:15 G8X   England 80m SSB 3.756.09 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:12 M1PTR   England 80m SSB 3.715.55 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:11 M2D   England 80m SSB 3.708.11 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:08 G4G   England 80m SSB 3.704.92 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:07 G8FCQ   England 80m SSB 3.678.70 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:02 M2P   England 80m SSB 3.641.60 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 16:00 G4EWR   England 80m SSB 3.603.41 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:58 M5DWI   England 80m SSB 3.634.10 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:58 MW2I   Wales 80m SSB 3.631.00 176Km (110 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:56 GX5BBC   England 80m SSB 3.668.10 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:54 M0DDT   England 80m SSB 3.675.45 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:53 MD4K   Isle of Man 80m SSB 3.694.59 371Km (230 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:48 GM4Z   Scotland 80m SSB 3.764.18 610Km (379 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:47 MW0CVT   Wales 80m SSB 3.761.67 176Km (110 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:46 G8P   England 80m SSB 3.709.70 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:45 G4PVM   England 80m SSB 3.759.30 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:45 GM3X   Scotland 80m SSB 3.688.93 610Km (379 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:44 G4CZB   England 80m SSB 3.719.80 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:43 G0JOS   England 80m SSB 3.768.47 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:41 G4DYC   England 80m SSB 3.768.47 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:39 MW7FON   Wales 80m SSB 3.768.47 176Km (110 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:38 PE1EWR   Netherlands 80m SSB 3.768.47 443Km (275 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:37 PI4VPO   Netherlands 80m SSB 3.768.47 443Km (275 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:36 G3WRJ   England 80m SSB 3.768.47 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:35 G1GNQ   England 80m SSB 3.768.47 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:35 GW5L   Wales 80m SSB 3.768.47 176Km (110 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:34 G6EES   England 80m SSB 3.769.36 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:32 M5N   England 80m SSB 3.769.36 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:31 G3XYF   England 80m SSB 3.769.36 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:31 G4OZG   England 80m SSB 3.769.36 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:28 G4BUO   England 80m SSB 3.769.36 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:26 G3VDB   England 80m SSB 3.602.13 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:25 G8OO   England 80m SSB 3.611.72 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:24 G3MXH   England 80m SSB 3.618.02 145Km (90 Mi)
22/01/2022 15:24 G4A   England 80m SSB 3.621.40 145Km (90 Mi)