Joining Nuneaton & District Amateur Radio Club
Thank you for your interest in joining the club. We are always happy to welcome new members to the club whether a complete novice and just getting started in the club, to a seasoned professional and anywhere in between.
We currently meet at the Windmill Sports & Social Club located on Mancetter Road, Nuneaton. Membership to the Windmill Club is required as part of your membership to NDARC, which can be organised.
Membership of the Windmill Sports and Social Club costs £20 per year and entitles you to use the facilities of the Windmill Club, with £10 additionally going to NDARC to pay for equipment, insurance etc.
If you would rather just visit the club to see what we’re like before joining, please feel free. Guests are welcome to attend their first meeting free of charge. Guests attending more than 3 meetings per year will be requested to take out a full years membership upon their 4th visit.
How Do I Join ?
Anyone wishing to join Nuneaton & District Amateur Radio Club can do so by visiting the club on any club night and completing an application form. If you have any questions regarding membership or the club in general, please do not hesitate to contact us using our Contact Us link at the top of the page. We are always happy to answer any questions, and look forward to welcoming you to a future meeting.
What Can I Do at NDARC ?
As you will have hopefully seen in our video above, the club attempts to offer a range of activities aimed at providing something of interest to members regardless of you particular area within Amateur Radio
Lectures & Workshops
We pride ourselves on bringing a range of speakers and workshops to club the club each year, offering members an opportunity to learn and explore different areas of a wide and varied hobby. From Earth Moon Earth bounce to connecting your radio to a mixer there’s something out there for you
The club is constantly looking for new and interesting ways to provide training to both new and existing members. Online facilities are available for training and exams, and these have have been developed by RSGB and larger clubs to provide training to a wider area than we have historically been able to cover. We’re there as a group to help individuals become a qualified radio amateur, come and talk to us about your needs.
We have undertaken many visits to different places around the UK. We’ve been to the Hack Green Secret Bunker, the RSGB Hamfest at Newark, the RSGB Convention at MK, Bletchley Park, POTA and SOTA events and a joint trip with Staffordshire Portable group to the last remaining HF Broadcast Radio Station at Wooferton in Shropshire. There are many other visits in planning.
Special Event Stations
Public knowledge of Amateur Radio is key to its survival and potential growth. Nuneaton & District Amateur Radio club is committed to attempting to highlight Amateur Radio in a positive light to as wide an area is possible. The club attempts to participate in Special Event Stations within the area such as the Nuneaton Carnival and other local key dates such as Museums On the Air.
Radio Sport Contesting
Radio Sport Contesting or simply Contesting as it is also referred to is a rapidly growing area within Amateur Radio and one which we’re pleased to say NDARC is very much active in. Members take part in UKAC VHF contesting and the HF and VHF Field Days organised by the RSGB and other groups such as Practical Wireless Magazine. We have continued to have success throughout the year in terms of both results and the fun we’ve had running weekend events. If you are interested in getting started in contesting but are a little unsure where to start then we may well be the club for you.