Find out about Spalding and district amateur radio club

Peter Henderson (left) and Andy Schofield at the Sue Ryder Field Day. Photo: SG130713-118NG
Peter Henderson (left) and Andy Schofield at the Sue Ryder Field Day. Photo: SG130713-118NG

Spalding & District Amateur Radio Society (SDARS) has been in existence since 1965 and has between 35 and 40 members.

Since 2000, club chairman John Hill has provided training for all levels of the Amateur Radio Licence, introducing more than 100 aspiring new amateurs to the hobby.

The club has its own transmitting station at its meeting place in Spalding as well as an outdoor space at Surfleet.

The big event of the year is the radio rally held on the first Sunday in June at the Sir John Gleed School in Spalding when typically as many as 450 people attend. A station is set up in the field so people who don’t know anything about amateur radio can see what it’s about.

Club secretary Graham Boor says it doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby, and that many enthusiasts build their own equipment.

Amateur radio can lead to life-long friendships all over the world.

To find out more visit www.sdars.org.uk or email Graham at secretary@sdars.org.uk

• The club is this year raising funds for Sue Ryder, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary.