Meetings are held at 7.30pm on every FIRST and THIRD Tuesdays at the United Reform Church, Carlton Road, Derby.


Who is who

About us

The Derby Wireless Club traces its origins to 1911. These days, the club is incorporated into the Derby and District Amateur Radio Society (DADARS).  

Over the years we have met at various sites within Derby.  Currently we meet in the church hall at the rear of the United Reform Church, which is a bright and cheerful room with ample space for club functions and has a reasonable sized on-site car park.
The club meets every FIRST and THIRD Tuesday from around 7.30pm to approximately 9.30pm - a list of scheduled activities can be found in the club programme.  Club membership is £5.00 per year, which is a real bargain!  

Once a month we hold a night on the air and activate the club station from the hall using an FT897, with a  multiband VHF vertical or a multiband HF dipole.  

Why have we lasted 100 years?  What is our secret?  I am not sure: we are obviously doing something correct!  I think it is because the club is there for the members and we do what the members want to do.  Above all, we do it for fun! 


Club Headquarters,
Derby, England

How to find us

The United Reformed Church on Carlton road is not difficult to find but access to Carlton road can be tricky if you are unfamiliar with Derby and approach from the ring road in a clockwise direction.  We are just off the Derby ring road (A5111); however, the road system does not allow a right hand turn off the A5111 onto Carlton road when travelling from the South East direction, but you can turn left if you approach from the North West.
Post Code = DE23 6HE
National Grid Reference = SK 338 343
Lat/Long (decimal) = 52.9059deg N 1.4979deg W