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

GARES Open Day
What's happening on June 29th.

We aim to have:

  1. a shortwave (High Frequency or HF) transmitting and receiving station
  2. a VHF (Very High Frequency or 2m) transmitting and receiving station
  3. a separate receive only station
  4. an archive of club history
  5. an exhibition of equipment constructed by club members
  6. demonstrations of digital, satellite and morse communications
  7. information about licences and examinations
  8. communication confirmation (QSL) cards
  9. tea and coffee

Come and see why over 3 million Radio Amateurs woldwide enjoy this fascinating hobby.

June 29th at Down Hatherley Village Hall


Monday 17th June 2024 from 7.30pm

A History of Semiconductors

By Brian G4CIB

at Down Hatherley Village Hall

Monday 1st July 2024 from 7.30pm

Informal Meeting

at Down Hatherley Village Hall

More meetings...

On the air

Join our nets:

Monday on 145.475MHz. FM from 7.30pm
Tuesday on 144.550MHz. FM from 7.30pm and AM at 8pm
Wednesday at 7.30pm on 145.475MHz FM
Thursday at 7.30pm on 145.475MHz FM before QSYing to 80m SSB.
Friday (Contest & DX) at 3.30pm on 145.550MHz FM
Friday at 7.30pm on 432.220MHz SSB.

Plus informal meetings every day.

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Latest News

Friday Afternoon Contest and DX Net meets at 3.30pm on 145.550MHz to discuss recent and forthcoming contest involvement and rare DX contacts.

GARES win Practical Wireless 4 Metre Contest
For many years, GARES members have taken part in the Practical Wireless 4 Metre Contest, which is held in late September each year.
This year we have won the open category
Our team was Gary M0XAC, Les G0ULH, Martin G4ENZ, Arron M0HNH and James G8YYH, who operated from Crickley Hill
Full results are in the January 2024 edition of Practical Wireless

Ragchew, December 2023 issue now online. (pdf file). The June 2024 issue is already with club members!
Earlier issues can be read here

Our 100+ years celebration was enjoyable and successful. Report
More photos added

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