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
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.

Next few meetings

Monday 27th January 2020 from 7.30pm

Informal Meeting and General Operating
and Slow Morse

Visitors welcome

at Churchdown School

Monday 3rd February 2020 from 7.30pm

Informal Meeting and General Operating
and Slow Morse

Visitors welcome

at Churchdown School

Monday 10th February 2020 from 7.30pm

An Introduction to the Arduino Micro-controller
by John (M0NRZ)

Sorry but members only (See below for details)
Note: Parents evening at the school.

at Churchdown School


If you’re interested, why not come along to a 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.
We normally meet at Churchdown School, which is located in Winston Road, Gloucester, GL3 2RB
(Click for directions)


Scores in our latest Operating Challenge (SSB or CW on HF) as at 19th January 2020

The Ragchew November 2019 issue now online. (pdf file). The January 2020 issue is already with club members!
Earlier issues can be read here

SKITLES has been moved to TUESDAY 7th April 2020. The Monday evening meeting (6th April) will be informal.

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

We have a problem...
but it’s a very nice problem to have.

With more than a hundred members in the Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society, our meeting room is in grave danger of exceeding its capacity when we have a formal talk/lecture so we regret that we will have to restrict these meetings to club members only.

Visitors are extremely welcome at our other meetings.

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