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 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!