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Representing Amateur Radio in Furness and South Cumbria for over 105 years!

CLUB MEMBERS : all weekly actives are detailed via the members Groups.IO communications.

We offer a warm welcome to the website of Furness Amateur Radio Society (FARS) and thanks for stopping by. We are a small but active bunch of amateurs and listeners who predominantly live on the Furness peninsula of Cumbria, in Northern England.

We also have members elsewhere in this country who wish to maintain involvement with the club. We are an affiliated club to the RSGB and a member of Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association.  2021 celebrates 108 years since the formation of the Barrow in Furness Wireless Association - the forefather for the modern day Furness Amateur Radio Society, one of the oldest radio clubs in the UK.

Recent FARS News

October saw JOTA, with Chris M0KPW helping local cubs and scout take part in this annual event. Numerous COVID related precautions were in place (including operating outside in tents) and the event was a great success .

At a recent meeting on October we  where we were treated to a talk, Receiving QO-100 on a Budget, by Nick G0HIK. Nick has been using the QO-100 Satellite mainly for SOTA activations for nearly two years and his enthusiasm for this mode really shows. Club members were particularly interested the equipment that was demonstrated and the Web SDR for receiving. Since the talk at least four club members have made a start on getting going on this mode.

November began with the 2021 AGM, where Chris M0TES was re-elected as Chairman, Mike M0MJX was re-elected as Secretary, Martyn M0TEB was re-elected as Treasurer and Andrew 2E0TEJ was re-elected as Exam Secretary and Ray G0TUE was newly elected to the committee. The committee look forward to serving the club for the year ahead. 

About Furness Amateur Radio Society

In 2013 we celebrated 100 years of Amateur Radio on the Furness area using the call GB100RXY. We have a regular weekly skeds on the air on HF usually 80m followed by 2m but we also have meetings alternating between the Farmers Arms, Newton-in-Furness and Hawcoat Park Sports Club in Barrow-in-Furness. The club will also meet on occasions at Gleaston Water Mill which remains a club venue and is owned by a club member. Our club call is GX4ARF and this is put on the air from various venues through the year.  We participate in several Special Events each year such as SOS Radio weeks, Railways on the Air, Mills on the Air, Lighthouses on the Air, JOTA and raise money for our local lifeboat station. We have taken part in SSB Field Days and have for several years taken part in the 80m Club Contest fielding SSB, CW and Data stations, averaging position 8 for the last few years.

If you are holidaying, working or just visiting the Furness area and wish to meet some local amateurs, then you will be assured of a friendly informal welcome. Details of our meetings can be found here


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