What we do
Amateur Radio

Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society

Join us for:

  • Informal club meetings
  • Talks and lectures
  • Training and exams
  • On the air meetings and nets
  • DF Hunts
  • Construction competitions
  • Field days
  • Outdoor activities and picnics
  • Demonstration stations
  • Club activity contests
  • A well equipped club shack


We meet most Mondays at Churchdown School, Winston Road, GL3 2RB
Please see below for details of our next meetings

Join us for...

Fun with radios!

School Gates
New gates have been fitted to the school entrance. If the school gates are closed when you arrive, please phone 0739 651 1281 and we will come and let you in. The school often closes the gates in the evening when there are no members of staff on duty. GARES has no control over this but please do not let this stop you from coming along. We really do look forward to seeing you.
This telephone number is only available on Monday evenings, when the club meets at the school, from 7pm to 9.30pm clock time.

Richard (M0HNK) has provided full details on how he designed the modifications, for the R3500D (PJ-80) to allow the receiver to be used with the club’s Top Band Direction Finding Contests

Next few meetings

Monday 29th April 2019 from 7.30pm

Informal Meeting and General Operating

at Churchdown School

Monday 6th May 2019 about 1pm to 4pm

School closed for May Bank Holiday, so
Bank Holiday Operating

from Crickley Hill Country Park
Also, Club on the Air (145.475MHz) at 7.30pm

Monday 13th May 2019 from 7.30pm

Direction Finding

Round 1

at Churchdown School

More information
If you’re interested, why not come along to a Churchdown School meeting. There’s no need to make an appointment and you will be very welcome. It’s free for new visitors and we promise not to make you join on your first visit.


Our next Operating Challenge (choose 4m or 6m) STARTS 18th May 2019.

NEW PROJECT DETAILS: DF Receiver modification for Top Band

Ragchew January 2019 Issue now online. (pdf file)
Earlier issues can be read here
The March 2019 issue is already with club members!

Certificates from RSGB Field Days (when we won)

Our Facebook page.

Come and join us On the Air

Wednesday at 7.30pm on 145.475MHz FM

Thursday at 7.30pm, starting on 145.475MHz FM before moving to 80m SSB

Friday at 7.30pm on 432.220MHz SSB

and most Mondays on 145.475MHz FM at 7.30pm when there is no meeting at the club.

Discount for club members - Ask committee for details
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