So What is BDARS All About?
Based 15 miles South-East of London in the UK, The Bromley and District Amateur Radio Society offer technical and general interest talks, contest group, special event & demonstrations group, direction finding hunts, construction competitions, mutual help, newsletter, Licence Course tuition + Much Much more.
Club Meetings are 7.30 for 8pm every third Tuesday of the month at Victory Social Club, Kechill Gardens, Hayes, Kent.
Bus routes 119, 146 and 314 are within 5 minutes walk. There is easy parking nearby.
Your first two meetings are free (donations are, however, always welcome!). Annual subscription is just £15 with no meeting charge.
Our next meetings:
Tuesday 21st May Operating Night, Practice for the RSGB Special Event Station
Tuesday 18th June RSGB Centenary GB100RSGB Special event Station (hall is booked from 12:00pm noon through to 10.00pm)
Our next Training Courses
Are listed in the above club programme.
This comment was received from Jeff O’Brian, one of our recent students.
I really enjoyed the Foundation Course, with so many contributions from different tutors I found it very interesting and educational and am very happy that I choose BDARS to do my courses as everyone is so friendly.
BDARS Yahoo Group
Club Net Wednesdays 20:00hrs call on 145.500FM and QSY to a free frequency
Club Callsign - M0XBY.
About Amateur Radio
Amateur Radio is a great way to learn about communications technology and make friends all over the world. Getting involved in this fascinating hobby is very easy and won't cost and arm and a leg.
Today, Amateur Radio is a diverse hobby with many facets. As an amateur, one can work overseas stations on the H.F. bands (known as DX'ing), participate in contests, chat with amateur friends over the local VHF or UHF repeaters, build their own radios, antennas and accessories; communicate via orbiting satellites, try their hand at Morse Code (which is still as popular as ever), or even connect their personal computer to the world wide radio network. This list is far from exhaustive.
By international agreement in the past, amateur radio operators were required to have a qualification endorsement of Morse Code proficiency to use frequencies below 30 MHz. In 2003 the Word Radio Conference (WRC) met in Geneva, Switzerland, and Morse code is no longer an internationally required qualification for an amateur radio license.
Why not come along to a BDARS meeting and have a chat about Amateur Radio and see how easy it is to get on the air and chatting !