Welcome to RADARC

Thames Valley’s leading Amateur Radio Club since 1934 – this year celebrating our 90th birthday!

RADARC is a very active amateur radio club based in Reading, Berkshire, UK.

Our activities are generally at 8pm on Thursdays, and the vast majority of our meetings are run as hybrid sessions – with both local and remote speakers, and open to those on Zoom as well as in-person audiences in all cases.

Further online interaction happens via the ‘Discord’ platform, first introduced as an experiment in response to the pandemic, and via our members’ Google group.

In the summer we run social and practical events/sessions (“antenna evenings”). Generally there is no online element to these, although you may well hear us on the air!

Our members and their activities have enabled RADARC to receive the RSGB club of the year in 2010 and 2013, and in 2016 we received the Regional award from the RSGB.

We welcome all who wish to learn about radio, electronics and indeed all aspects of amateur radio. Dates of meetings can be found on our events page.

27th June 2024
  • Military equipment/informal evening at the scout hut

    27th June 2024
    2nd Woodley Scout Group, Vauxhall Park, Vauxhall Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4EA, UK

    A chance for us to get together and enjoy some "green" radios. If you have equipment you'd like to show others then please bring it along! Prizes for "pineapples". If you know what that means in the context of military gear, you have a good collection of Clansman stuff!
     
    Probably, we'll have a play with a half-rhombic antenna for VHF - a slightly unusual antenna at those frequencies and belongs to the "travelling wave" class of antennas. It does use resistors which should prompt some debate about rights and wrongs therein!
     
    Refreshments available as usual.

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4th July 2024
  • Construction Evening, RRFC

    4th July 2024 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    In person construction evening usually in the upstairs room or outside, bar is open.

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6th July 2024
  • VHF Field Day

    6th July 2024 - 7th July 2024 @ 
    Checkendon, Reading RG8, UK

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7th July 2024
  • VHF Field Day

    6th July 2024 - 7th July 2024 @ 
    Checkendon, Reading RG8, UK

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11th July 2024
  • Pre-McMichael meeting RRFC

    11th July 2024 @ 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    Meet at RRFC to drop off equipment for the McMichael rally and general social evening.

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14th July 2024
  • McMichael Rally 2024

    14th July 2024
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    McMichael rally 2024

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18th July 2024
25th July 2024
  • "Seeking the Optimum Magnetic Loop Antenna" by John Portune W6NBC via zoom

    25th July 2024 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    2nd Woodley Scout Group, Vauxhall Park, Vauxhall Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4EA, UK

    Via zoom we welcome John Portune W6NBC for a talk entitled "Seeking the Optimum Magnetic Loop Antenna"

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1st August 2024
  • Construction Evening, RRFC

    1st August 2024 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    In person construction evening usually in the upstairs room or outside, bar is open.

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15th August 2024
5th September 2024
  • Construction Evening, RRFC

    5th September 2024 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    In person construction evening usually in the upstairs room or outside, bar is open.

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7th September 2024
  • SSB Field Day

    7th September 2024 - 8th September 2024 @ 
    Sonning Farm, University of Reading Sonning Farm, Charvil Ln, Sonning, Reading RG4 6TH, UK

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8th September 2024
  • SSB Field Day

    7th September 2024 - 8th September 2024 @ 
    Sonning Farm, University of Reading Sonning Farm, Charvil Ln, Sonning, Reading RG4 6TH, UK

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19th September 2024
3rd October 2024
  • Construction Evening, RRFC

    3rd October 2024 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    In person construction evening usually in the upstairs room or outside, bar is open.

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10th October 2024
  • Why is Sporadic 'E' (Es) so weird?

    10th October 2024 @ 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    2nd Woodley Scout Group, Vauxhall Park, Vauxhall Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 4EA, UK

    We offer a warm RADARC welcome to Chris Deacon G4IFX again for a talk entitled "Why is Sporadic E so weird"?

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17th October 2024
7th November 2024
  • Construction Evening, RRFC

    7th November 2024 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    In person construction evening usually in the upstairs room or outside, bar is open.

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21st November 2024
5th December 2024
  • Construction Evening, RRFC

    5th December 2024 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    In person construction evening usually in the upstairs room or outside, bar is open.

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19th December 2024
2nd January 2025
  • Construction Evening, RRFC

    2nd January 2025 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    In person construction evening usually in the upstairs room or outside, bar is open.

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16th January 2025
6th February 2025
  • Construction Evening, RRFC

    6th February 2025 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    In person construction evening usually in the upstairs room or outside, bar is open.

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20th February 2025
6th March 2025
  • Construction Evening, RRFC

    6th March 2025 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    In person construction evening usually in the upstairs room or outside, bar is open.

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20th March 2025
3rd April 2025
  • Construction Evening, RRFC

    3rd April 2025 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    In person construction evening usually in the upstairs room or outside, bar is open.

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17th April 2025
1st May 2025
  • Construction Evening, RRFC

    1st May 2025 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    In person construction evening usually in the upstairs room or outside, bar is open.

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15th May 2025
5th June 2025
  • Construction Evening, RRFC

    5th June 2025 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Reading Rugby Football Club, Holme Park/Sonning La, Sonning, Reading RG4 6ST, UK

    In person construction evening usually in the upstairs room or outside, bar is open.

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19th June 2025
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