October 9th, 2017

Congratulations to Mike and Denise’s wedding.

Mike and Denise married on September 22nd in Leicestershire. The wedding was attended by a small group of family and friends including FDARS members Alan, Steve, Ian, Roger and Paolo.

We wish them a long and happy marriage.





August 14th, 2017

An enjoyable evening had by all at the Foxhall Aviation Museum activating the club callsign with some of the newer members. Giving some their first experience of operating on the HF bands.


Courtesy of Sarah Challis-Jones, 2E0ISJ

Courtesy of Sarah Challis-Jones, 2E0ISJ

Courtesy of Sarah Challis-Jones, 2E0ISJ

Courtesy of Sarah Challis-Jones, 2E0ISJ

July 17th, 2017

Another excellent evening operating from the beach at Languard View Point. We had at least 6 or 7 antennas up and managed to work Spain, Germany, Italy, and Hungary. Plenty of FDARS members turned up, some to operate, some to look on, and some just to chat. It was a good night.


Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Keith Gaunt, G7CIY

Courtesy of Martin Waller, G0PJO

Courtesy of Sarah Challis-Jones, 2E0ISJ

Courtesy of Sarah Challis-Jones, 2E0ISJ

Courtesy of Sarah Challis-Jones, 2E0ISJ

Courtesy of Sarah Challis-Jones, 2E0ISJ

Courtesy of Sarah Challis-Jones, 2E0ISJ

Courtesy of Sarah Challis-Jones, 2E0ISJ

Courtesy of Chris McCarthy, G3XVL

Courtesy of Chris McCarthy, G3XVL

Courtesy of Chris McCarthy, G3XVL

Courtesy of Chris McCarthy, G3XVL

Courtesy of Chris McCarthy, G3XVL

July 8th/9th, 2017

This weekend was the Martlesham Heath 100 Years Celebration Weekend, two days of organised entertainment of Martlesham main green. We were invited along to put on a demonstration of Amateur Radio and to display some WW II vintage radio sets.

Band conditions we not brilliant and we also had to compete with the HQ contest but we successfully made contacts around Europe and everyone had a good time. For the event we used the special event callsign GB4MH.




















June 19th, 2017, New Chairman.

As of this evening the FDARS Chairman is Alan Jones, M0JSA who replaces Mike Rolph, M0MCY.


ESWR move a great success.

The East Suffolk Wireless revival ESWR or Ipswich Rally was held on Sunday 11th June at its new venue at the Kirton Recreation ground near Ipswich. The overwhelming response from traders and visitors alike was very positive. The event had a “good feel” about it, had much more space and was definitely less industrial compared with our previous site, and most importantly the weather was kind to us. As always putting on events like this is a big team event with the combined help from the Felixstowe and District Amateur Radio Society (FDARs), the Ipswich Radio Club, The Martlesham Radio Society and the Leiston Amateur Radio Club, and I would like to thank all who helped with the setup, operation and tear down of the event, and to all the traders, special interest groups and of cause all the visitors. I hope to see you all again, and more next year. Thank you.


Mills On The Air - May 14th, 2017

Once again we setup station at Woodbridge Tide Mill operating as GB4WTM. Operators involved were Mike Rolph, M0MCY, Paul Whiting, G4YQC, Iain Moffat, G0OZS, Martin Waller, G0PJO and Keith Gaunt, G7CIY.

The conditions did not seem that good to start with but opened up late in the afternoon. Having said that our signals were obviously getting out.

Some pictures from the day.