Welcome to DADARS (102 Years of Amateur Radio)
The Derby and District Amateur Radio Society (DADARS) encompasses the Derby Wireless Club (DWC) forming two separate entities with one common membership. Membership of DADARS also includes membership of DWC, which we think is excellent value!
DADARS Glebe farm Littleover, National field day station 1951
Gil G2OU operating his homemade 10 watt transmitter
DADARS exhibition in 1951 at the Model engineers exhibition, Mechanics Institute
Jock G3EMJ operating
The origins of DWC date back to 1911 making 2011 our centenary year which we are very proud. We recorded details of our year long celebration on our ‘sister’ web site for posterity.
Very few organisations can claim 100 years endurance. During 2013 we noted and supported the turn of the RSGB - members of DADARS extend their heartiest congratulations - very well done!
The focus this year has been operating traditional special event stations from interesting and unusual locations. We choose public events to encourage conversation with the public and promote interest in the hobby. The Club exists to support and facilitate the interests of the members. Consequently, the direction of the club tends to follow the desire and the will of the people who attend. If you have a particular interest you want to pursue, please make it known. If you’re in the Derby area on a Tuesday evening, please come along and say hello, and we’ll probably have the kettle on!
Vy 73! Dave, G1VAB (Chairman)