Welcome to DADARS (2015)
Welcome to the Derby and District Amateur Radio Society (DADARS) website. The Club also incorporates ‘Derby Wireless Club’ that was established in 1911 and is one of the oldest radio clubs in the world.
Jim G3NAJ instructs A1706 on a repair of the Cheshire home transceiver at the “ 50 Years of Radio” exhibition in Derby Museum in 1961 using GB3ERD to celebrate 50 years of the Club.
DADARS Glebe farm Littleover, National field day station 1951
Gil G2OU operating his home made 10 watt transmitter
DADARS exhibition in 1951 at the Model engineers exhibition, Mechanics Institute
Jock G3EMJ operating
We meet every Tuesday night at 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church, Carlton Road, Derby, (DE23 6HE) and welcome all visitors who may like an introduction to our hobby or wish to re-enter the hobby after a break.
The Club runs a formal and organised programme that includes monthly Junk sales, lectures, night on the air, video shows, technical topics and discussion evenings - we usually end the evening having a good chin-wag. The club operates HF and VHF stations on special event weekends and support a number of Amateu Radio activities such as Railways on the Air, Churches on the Air, National Mills weekend, Scout events and anything else that takes our fancy. Our aim is to further the interests of the membership and promote the hobby wherever possible. So, if you’re in the Derby area on a Tuesday evenings, 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)
Special Events this year
August 29/30/31 (Sat/Sun/Mon) – GB2SLC (Stenson Lock Cottage) operating a station for the British Inland Waterway on the Air (BIWotA). Station to be located on the lawn of the Stenson Lock Cafe. 40m SSB and 2m FM.
September 12 (Sat) GB1SOC (St Osmunds Church) located in the Church on that day only. Part of CHotA (Churched and cHapels on the Air) by the World Association of Christian Radio Amateurs and Listeners) 40m SSB. No VHF.
September 2627 (Sat/Sun) GB2WS (West Shed) – celebrating anniversary of first steam-powered passenger train on 27/Sept/1875. Located at West Shed, Swanwick Junction of Midland Railway. 40m SSB and HOEFULLY 2m FM
Anyone wishing to come and operate, log, setting-up, etc., please contact Dave G1VAB.