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. Take a look at the events page to keep up to date.

Foundation Course Autumn 2014

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. Our next course is running in July 2014. Please view the Foundation course pages for more information and to enrol. The course Starts on the 16th July - Please register your interest


4 Passes on the latest intermediate Course!

Well done to Nick, Paul, Laura and Kevin who worked hard on the Intermediate exam, hope to hear you on the air, and see you @ DARC.



Dover Radio Rally a real success!

The Dover Radio Rally was held on Sunday the 16th March 2014 For more info on the next rally, go to:

Thanks To Ian G3ROO, Peter M0PKH for organsing the rally, for Sarah and the team that worked hard in the kitchen, and everyone else that helped and supported. Great to see the sunshine too!


The Club Diary for 2014

The club Diary is available on the website under the club diary page. Please do come along and see what the Dover Radio Club has to offer.
The diary was last updated 17/3/14

We are looking forward to showing TXFactor on club nights very soon.


Looking back - Railways on the air - 21st / 22nd Sept 2013

We operated at the East Kent Railway in Shepherdswell.  This was the first
time DARC have visited, and it was a great success. We hope we can go back again in the future.

A few "Spy" Radios displayed by Ian G3ROO, The IC-7100 was in use for 4m FM / SSB, and a 897 was used on the HF Bands. Brian G4SAU operating in the picture above.

Pictured above was our shack for the weekend! You can just about see the Pole and antenna up for 4m. More pictures and information in the next "net" which will be out later in the year.

Thanks to everyone that helped with this event, to Peter G0KOK for organising, Peter G3MLO for help setting up and operating, Ian G3ROO and everyone else that made this event so enjoyable.

Thanks also very much to the staff and volunteers at the Railway for making us so welcome, hope to see you again in 2014.


Looking back - August 2013 - GB2SFL - South Foreland Lighthouse

Pictured above is our new location at the lighthouse for operating.
A newly built shed, great for operating. Hopefully we will be back next year. We operated on HF, and on 4m, with 2 stations setup. Thanks to all those that came along and operated and supported the event.

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.