Dover Amateur Radio Club

photo of Dover Castle

Welcome to the Dover Radio Club


The Dover Amateur Radio Club Meet every Wednesday at the Old Park Community Centre Whitfield, Dover, from 18:45pm. 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.

DARC is Moving!

Please note from 5th October 2016 Meetings are on a Thursday evening at the new Venue East Kent College in Dover

More details are on the Club Diary page.

Dover Radio Rally 2017

Plans are already taking place for the Dover Radio Rally, which will take place on the 12th March 2017. Please put the date in your diary!

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

Discussion group here - get involved!


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.