Welcome to the Dover Radio Club
The Dover Amateur Radio Club Meet every Thursday at East Kent College, Dover, from 18:00pm. The club holds a variety of events, which include many interesting talks and demos. Take a look at the events page to keep up to date.
The Dover Radio Rally 12th March 2017
Plans are well underway for the Dover Radio Rally, which will take place on the 12th March 2017. Please put the date in your diary! - full details on the Rally section of the website.
John G0ICT sk
We have recieved sad news that John G0ICT has passed away. A member of the club for many years, and a very clever and keen constructor. John was very interested in the hobby, and worked many modes. He will be missed by everyone at the Dover Radio Club. RIP.
Ian G3ROO - Podcast Available
Ian Keyser, G3ROO, has a 1600 square foot “maker space” or shop that he uses for all of his projects, including ham radio, and shares this space with his Dover Construction Club. Ian works “top band” with wire antennas and a superb grounding system. He collects and refurbishes vintage World War Two spy radios that he displays in his GB2SPY Museum. G3ROO is Eric, 4Z1UG’s QSO Today. Visit this website for a full write up and to listen to the excellent Podcast!
DSTAR Reflector for the South East UK
The South East now has its own DSTAR Reflector - Reflector 79c. You can use this reflector via any DSTAR Repeater (GB7IC, GB7HE, GB7FK) or via a Hotspot / dongle. Please spread the word and lets get people talking again on DSTAR in East Kent.
Our next Foundation + Intermediate Courses
Our next Intermediate course starts on the 5th Jan, and Foundation on the 26th Jan 2017. Please register your interest if you would like to enrol on a course. More details on the courses page.
Dover Radio club JOTA with Dover Scouting Group
Dover radio club activated GB2 DSG on Saturday 15th October. There were scouts and cubs from various local scouting groups. They were given a demonstration on antennas, sent and received morse code via sound and light and demonstrated their knowledge of the phonetic alphabet.
They went on to speak to various amateurs and other scouting groups from both the UK and Europe, on a very crowded 40M band. Dover Radio club is going to sponsor the training of four scout explorer’s in the near future, more to follow.
Our first evening at the new club venue
Our first evening was a real success. 28 members turned up to look at the new facilities we have available to us. Peter M0PKH took us on a tour, and showed us some of the test equipment we will be able to use. Talks are already planned in the club diary so we can learn more about the equipment.
A big thank you to Peter G3MLO for his excellent talk on Logger32.
DARC has moved! - Here is info about our new location
From the 6th October 2016 Meetings are on a Thursday evening at our new Venue East Kent College in Dover
The two videos will help you find your way to the club, now situated at East Kent College Engineering dept. Note we have negotiated access from 6pm. There is a video showing the route from maison Dieu Rd around to the back of the college to the rear car park. The second video shows the walking route via the rear gate. Once the gate is operational this is where you will need to access with a card or visitors will need to call our mobile number.
DO NOT try entering the college via the front access (off Maison Dieu Rd).
The new mobile phone number to assist in entry to the new club premises is 07770 800267 , Please note that this is only to be used for this purpose until further notice
Check our updated Club Diary page A full programme of events planned at our new club location.
we look forward to seeing you all on the 6th October
Summer Events 2016
Take a look at the club diary to see where we will be oeprating during the summer months.
Below is the QSL Card designed by Peter G0KOK for special event 20th / 21st August - GB2RPD Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend Dover Castle.
Intermediate Exam 13/1/16
Well done to all who studied and took the Intermediate exam at the Dover Radio Club. The exam was held on the 13th Jan 2016 and am pleased to report that everyone passed. See the happy students below! - Peter G0KOK Club Chairman also tagged on the end of the photo below! - Thanks to to all the of the instructors, to Tony M0VYW for arranging the course, and to Paul M0RNP for all of the hard work. Thanks also to Graham 2E1ITE for arranging the exam. Dover Radio Club are committed to provided training at our club venue in Dover, - for Foundation, Intermediate, and support where possible with the Advanced course. Take a look at our training section of the website if you are interested in taking a course.
Back Row Left to right - Julian lucus, Aaron Coote, Carey Humphries, Barry Oldfield, Jules Vine, Gary Corkett, Bradley Woolett, Raymond Parker. Bernie Dowling missing from photo. Well done to all!
Churches and chapels On the Air 2015
Left to Right - Tony M0VYW, Peter G0KOK, Derek 2E0DLR, Aaron 2E0FQR and Paul M0RNP Operating the Club station at the Churches on the air Special event station.
GB7CK - DMR Repeater now on the air!
GB7CK in Capel is now on the air, providing DMR Coverage to the area. Info and Demo's at DARC over the next month.More info on the Folkestone Repeater Group Website
Yaesu FTM-400 / FT1D APRS / Fusion Mobile Radio
Barry M3OYI in Folkestone has made an excellent video on the setting up of the Yaesu FTM-400 Fusion Radio. Also a demo on the radio on Fusion with local users Brian G3OJZ, and Chris M3OZP. Well Done Barry, check out his video here
For Barry's hints and Tips Video for the FTM-400 View this video
If you are using a FT1D Handheld View this video
If you want to setup APRS on the FTM-400 then view this video
EMC - RSGB Document
Its worth having a look at this document from the RSGB regarding Interference to the bands.
Would you like to become a Radio Amateur?
If so your first step into the hobby is to do the Foundation Course- The Dover Radio Club run the Amateur Radio Foundation course at the club venue in Dover.
If you want to know more about the hobby, and would like more information, you would be most welcome to come along to one of our club meetings. Click on the Club Diary for our programme, and we look forward to seeing you soon.