Welcome to DADARS
Welcome to the Derby & District ARS website. This year we
recognise the 104th
birthday of the Derby Wireless Club, established in 1911, which still
continues today as an incorporated entity within the DADARS.
The year before last, we witnessed the 100th
birthday of the RSGB, the Leicester ARS and the Furness ARS. This year
and in the near future, we know other radio clubs and
societies will approach 100 years reflecting the maturity of the hobby.
So brace yourselves for lots of GB callsigns for those centenary
stations! Maybe a contest within the Society to see who can collect the
most different centenary
celebration QSL cards during 2015 would be a laugh! Looking to the
right-hand side of this page you’ll see our “Club Activities” column
listing the events on a Tuesday in the Clubroom (unless shown to the
contrary) and on the left a list of the external events where
we operate from various locations in and around the City of Derby. So,
if you’re in the Derby area on a Tuesday evening (not Committee Meeting
nights please), you are welcome to pop in and say hello. No doubt the
kettle will be on for either a tea or coffee. As the
expression goes, ‘a stranger is a friend you’ve not met yet’, so come
along and make new friends!
Dave, G1VAB (Chairman)