New Foundation Course :

We are pleased to announce that we have a have a new Foundation Course starting on Tuesday 18th June .

Please use the Contact section to get in touch if you are interested .


Exam Success

Great news for the club and to those that have passed .

After the recent Foundation and Intermediate courses we have the fantastic news of two Foundation Licence passes and three Intermediate licence passes . Well done to all those that have passed their exams but also a big thanks to all those that have helped out and taught the syllabus during the the course .

New Foundation Course coming soon.

The recent Foundation and Intermediate courses at the club have completed with 2 passes at Foundation level and 3 passes at Intermediade level .

Another Foundation course will be coming soon ,date to be announced.

Please get in touch if you’d like to put your name down…details are on the ‘Contact’ page of this website.

Honorary Membership for Gordon G8PNN

Gordon, G8PNN (right) being presented with his Honorary Membership certificate by Club Chairman Stuart, G8CYW (left)

Honorary Membership of the Northumbria Amateur Radio Club (NARC) was awarded to Gordon Emmerson, G8PNN at the club’s AGM on 1st February. Gordon is a very long standing member of the club since before the club purchased a redundant telephone exchange in 1969 as a club house. The club (GX4AXX) is located in the village of Ellington in Northumberland.

Gordon’s efforts to support the club have been ceaseless, including in particular his fundraising activities over recent times. We were unanimous in wanting Gordon’s contribution to be recognised in this way.

Stuart Wisher, G8CYW (remember optical communication?) who was re-elected club Chairman for this year gave his report at the AGM on a very good year for the club. Highlights of his report included successes at the foundation, intermediate and advanced licence exams. More classes are organised for this coming year also. Members of the club have donated a hex beam and installed it on our tower. Another club project involving the efforts of many members was the installation of a 40m full wave loop. A major development was the construction of a second radio room or shack which is almost complete now. This will leave shack one for HF operation and enable VHF/UHF operation in shack two, what a luxury! Our club premises also has a workshop, a members lounge/meeting room and a kitchen (from which the traditional pie and peas supper was served to all after the AGM), and other facilities. We also have enough outside space to erect the aerials mentioned earlier. Our idyllic situation has a nature reserve with a lake next door and the world famous Druridge Bay just down the road!

We meet every Thursday night from 7pm and membership is booming, prospective new members will be given a warm welcome, just turn up and make yourself known. If you are interested in radio, then we are interested in you.