Meetings are held on
Tuesday 1930-2130 hrs at
The United Reform Church, Carlton Road, Derby.



President - Jack G3KQF
President Emeritus Denis G8BAV
Chairman - Dave G1VAB
Vice Chair - Jenny G4EYM
Secretary - Chris G4AKE
Treasurer - Martin G3SZJ
Bill - 2E0PBB
Richard - G3VGW
Colin - SWL
John - 2E0OJB
Jack - 2E0RLG

About us

Derby and District  Amateur Radio Society formed around 1948. The society also includes Derby Wireless Club with dual membership.  Joining DADARS also means joining  DWC.   Carlton RoadDerby wireless club was formed in 1911 and is probably one of the oldest continuously running local radio clubs.   Of course, 2011 was the centenary year for DWC and we created a dedicated web site to help celebrate the event.

Over the years we have met at various sites within Derby. Currently we meet in the church hall at the rear of the United Reform Church, which is a bright and cheerful room with ample space for club functions and has a reasonable sized on-site car park.

The club meets every Tuesday from around 7.30pm to approximately 9.30pm - a list of scheduled activities can be found in the club programme.  Club membership is £5.00 per year, which is a real bargain!

Once a month we hold a night on the air and activate the club station from the hall using an FT897, with a multiband VHF vertical or a multiband HF dipole.

Why have we lasted 100 years? What is our secret? I am not sure: we are obviously doing something correct! I think it is because the club is there for the members and we do what the members want to do.  Above all, we do it for fun!

How to Find us

The United Reformed Church on Carlton road is not difficult to find but access to Carlton road can be tricky if you are unfamiliar with Derby and approach from the ring road in a clockwise direction. We are just off the Derby ring road (A5111); however, the road system does not allow a right hand turn off the A5111 onto Carlton road when travelling from the South East direction, but you can turn left if you approach from the North West.

Post Code = DE23 6HE
National Grid Reference
SK 338 343
Lat/Long (decimal) 52.9059deg N 1.4979deg