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The club has been in existence in its present form since 1990 and had been located at the Bamford and Fiedhouse Cricket Club since 1997. Because of the devastating fire at the Cricket Club we moved to a temporary venue, the Cemetery Hotel, Bury Road and in 2011 we moved to our new location at the Norden Old Library. The club callsign G0ROC was allocated in March 1992 and is now well known on the VHF bands particularly during contests. Current membership includes both licensed amateurs and short wave listeners whose interests range from Vintage Radios, Slow and Fast Scan TV, Satellite Communication, Computers, Microwaves, QRP and Home Built Equipment to Photography.The club is also 'twinned' with the Amateur Radio Society of Winchester (Virginia, USA), WA4RS

All Amateur Radio Licence Courses, Exams,Tutorials   (NOW AVAILABLE AT RADARS)
Regular talks on subjects of interest to members, Morse Classes (yes - its still the best mode), On the air evenings, Activity nights, competitions etc, The Annual RADARS Traditional Radio Rally  --- (and some photos of the event), Contest operating (and some photos of us in action). Other events - JOTA


On HF we use an Icom IC756Pro3
We also have access to equipment for contest use including tents, trailer, aerial masts, VHF aerials for 6m, 4m, 2m and 70cms and all band HF antennas

The new venue is the Norden Old Library, Edenfield Rd, Norden, Rochdale OL11 5XE (or OL12 7SE, on the main Rd opposite the Horse & Farrier Pub)
Usual Times 7.30pm - 9.30pm, WEDNESDAY
Anyone is welcome to visit us at any time on Wednesday evening.
Please contact RADARS via EMail where possible.  If not then phone:
Chairman -    Dave, G3RIK                      dave(at)    01706 633400.
Secretary -     Phil, M0KPH                      m0kph(at)

The Committee (2016/17) - Regular meeting on last Wednesday of each month
John, G7OAI          QRZ.COM Link
and Editor of RADARS on Rochdale on Line

Dave, G3RIK
         QRZ.COM Link
and Editor of RADARS Website
First licenced in 1962,  my main radio interests are QRP, homebrew and contest operating (time permitting). 
DXPeditions -  including the first activation on 70MHz from the summit of Ben Nevis in July 1965.  Other callsigns previously held include PX1RI, in Andora in June 1968, (with some UK 70MHz firsts), F0IA and EI8BF (now that's nearly a classic). My only other claim to fame is the first G to ZB2 contact on 70MHz back in 1967.

                                G3RIK's home page
Secretary and Lead Instructor (all levels)
Phil  M0KPH      

Dave, G7UCP

The rest of the committee and others are:- 

RADARS Secretary
Lead Instructor (all levels)
Registered Examinations Assessor
and New Member Liason

Robert  M0NVQ
Press/Publicity Officer
Senior Invigilator
Vice  Chairman

Eddie G7DNM
Equipment Officer

Senior Examinations Invigilators

Robert M0NVQ  QRZ.COM Link
Dave, G7UCP   QRZ.COM Link
John G7OAI  QRZ.COM Link

RADARS Rally Organiser
Dave, G3RIK

Vice Rally Organisers
  Robert Baxter M0ZVF
Ashley Royds 2E0HFE
Robert Lynch M0NVQ

Dave, G3RIK

Vice Chairmen
Robert  M0NVQ
Robert Baxter M0ZVF

Events Organiser





Andrew, G3DTP
QSL Manager

Bryan, G3RLE
Examinations Secretary and Auditor