What is Amateur Radio?

Amateur radio is one of the world’s most popular hobbies with more than 50,000 active hams in Britain alone. For more info about amateur radio, visit the Radio Society of Great Britain’s website – www.rsgb.org

History of the club

The club was founded in 1990 by students and instructors on a RAE course being run at the Fairham Community College in Clifton Notts. Over the years it has met at a pub and various community centres. The club shack at the Fairham College was demolished in 2003 and the club moved to Green’s Mill in Nottingham. In 2018 the club relocated to Mapperley Plains Social Club [North East Nottingham] and, in early 2020, moved on to Haywood Rd Community Centre, Mapperley, where it enjoys improved operating facilities.

Our club uses the callsign G8DD (held by David Hill M0BWY).


The club owns an TS590SG and an FT897D radio, Palstar AT1KM Matching Unit, and power supply units. The location is well elevated all around [124m/406ft ASL].


We offer training on club nights to members at the 3 licence levels.

Meeting Times

We meet on Monday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Visitors are welcome on club nights.

If you’d like to join us in our new location please get in touch with us, for more information via our contact page..

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We Meet at:

Haywood Rd. Community Centre,

46 Haywood Rd,




Correspondence Address:

The Secretary

South Notts Amateur Radio Club

c/o Haywood Rd. Community Centre,

46 Haywood Rd,




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