11 August 2024

Welcome to Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society – FRARS


FRARS was founded in 1982 and is still going strong today. Here you can find out about some of our activities, news of our annual radio rally Hamfest, see what events we have planned and of course, how to obtain your licence and get started in Amateur Radio.

We are an RSGB Affiliated Club plus an RCF registered exam centre with RCF approved Instructors and Assessors.

Discovering Amateur Radio

A quick guide to finding out about Amateur Radio and getting started.

Upgrade to 3.4 GHz Microwave Station for EME

John G0API talks about the upgrade to the station for this band for the FRARS EME station.

EME (Moonbounce) Calendar of of Activities For 2024

Review of 10 m ARRL Contest 9-10 December 2023

Gareth G0MFR reviews this fun amateur radio contest

1st in England in CQ WW 2023

Gareth G0MFR reviews the 2023 CQ WW CW contest.

Tracking the Moon (Medii)

John M5AHQ talks about the development of the software used to track the FRARS 3.4 m dish onto the moon.

Review of The Foundation Training Courses

Sue M0PSZ takes a look at the training courses that have been run at FRARS.

Club Construction Project

John M5AHQ talks about the 20 m FT8 Receiver project

Morse Code Training

Gareth G0MFR gave training courses to club members in 2023.

4th in CQ WW SSB 2023 Contest

Gareth G0MFR gives some background on this contest from the FRARS club.

The Joy of Homebrewing

Nick M0NTV gives an an insight into his joy of homebrewing (construction).

YO DX HF Contest 2022 win for G4R

Romeo YO4RDW operating as G4R gives a summary of this HF contest.

Last Contact to Switzerland HB9 on 3.4 GHz EME

A first and last 3.4 GHz EME QSO to Switzerland before the Swiss authorities remove the 3.4 GHz band