Welcome to DADARS (2014)

Welcome to the Derby & District ARS website. This year we recognise the 103rd birthday of the Derby Wireless Club, established in 1911, which still continues today as an incorporated entity within the DADARS.

DADARS operated from Duffield station - part of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

May 2014

Martin G3SZJ Presenting a talk on Colditz Castle

15th January 2013

2012 DADARS trade stand before play at Newark

It all looked neat and tidy before the public came

2011 DADARS centenary exhibition at Newark

Jenny G4EYM, Dave G1VAB and Chris G4AKE

2009 DADARS international museum weekend from the Silk Mill Derby

Dave G7GJI and Clive

2008 DADARS railways on the air from the West Shed near Derby

Operator Clive 2E1HVZ

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

DADARS (Derby Wireless Club) station from 1921

Demonstrating a new radio.

DADARS (Derby Wireless Club) station from 1913

A night on the air

Last year 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 2014 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)

Club Activities 2014

4th      Junk Sale
11th    Committee Meeting
18th.    The Claymills Pumping Engines restoration project - illustrated talk by Andrew Parsons.
25th.    Night on the Air

2nd.     Junk Sale
9th.      Committee Meeting
16th.    Video Show
23rd.    Fish & Chip Supper.
30th.    No meeting.

January 2015
6th.       Junk Sale
13th.    Committee Meeting

Meetings start on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm