Halifax & District Amateur Radio Society

About Halifax & District Amateur Radio Society
We aim to promote the hobby of amateur radio, offering support and training to people of any age who want to get their amateur radio transmitting licence or who are interested in radio or electronics. Outside of coronavirus restrictions, we hold weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings and occasional outdoor events to promote on-air radio activities. During the pandemic lockdowns, amateur radio offers users considerable scope for communication outside the immediate home, enabling them to talk to others both nationally and internationally and to participate in wide-ranging events, all of which helped to alleviate frustration at the restrictions and to maintain a positive outlook on the situation. We work with Calderdale Raynet to provide a pool of radio operators willing to assist with radio-communications in supporting outdoor activities such as long-distance walks, fell races and bike rides.

Halifax & District Amateur Radio Society – Current Activities
We are currently running several on-air nets: Mondays 2m SSB net on 144.390MHz (vertically polarised) starting at 19:00 hours; Tuesdays 6m net via repeater GB3WY starting at 19:00 hours; Wednesdays 70cm net via repeater GB3HD starting at 19:00 hours; Thursdays joint net with West Yorkshire RAFARS on 144.350MHz starting at 19:00 hours; on-line training via Zoom starting at 19:15 hours.  In addition, club members are encouraged to participate in the national RSGB 80m Club Contests – 3 events per month with a different mode, from February to July.

Halifax & District Amateur Radio Society- How To Get Involved
Full membership is £15 per annum. Meeting subscription is £2 with coffee/tee provided. Please see website for further information.

Halifax & District Amateur Radio Society plans post-Covid
To resume weekly meetings when allowed; to increase our training courses; to arrange more group activities at various sites around Calderdale; to instigate a series of talks and/or presentations by club members or external speakers about topics related to amateur radio, its activities and development.


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