We are the Risca and District Amateur Radio Society, a friendly group of amateur radio enthusiasts who meet once a week on Tuesday evenings between 7pm and 9pm. We take part in various radio related events and activities throughout the year. The club is affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), a national body representing amateur radio, and is a registered training and examination centre.
We are a diverse group of people, male and female, Not all of us live in the Risca area. Some existing members are from as far away as the Bristol area and all parts of South Wales.
This includes Blackwood, Caerphilly, Tredegar, Abertillery, Abergavenny, Cwmbran, Cardiff and other locations near Risca.
There are many activities, as well as courses, to members (free)
Construction of equipment is particulary useful to the beginner or more experienced amateur radio enthusiast.
The construction of antennas is popular as well as being very useful.
Club social activities on the club evening are popular
It is possible to take part in a number of activities such as contests, which are a way to encourage friendly rivalry between clubs.
Field days involve getting the radio equipment set up outdoors.
We also invite members and invited guests to give talks during our club evenings. It's a great way to meet people and make new friends!
Films and Videos are often shown at Risca as well as on the club facebook pages.
Importance is given to prominent amateurs such as King Hussein and many other leading promoters of amateur radio (RSGB etc).
Members are encouraged to help each other setting up new equipment etc.
Help is always at hand.
Many members progress by passing amateur radio examinations and gain licenses.
Suitably qualified members are encouraged to become RSGB assessors/instructors
Invigilators ensure the conduct of the exam/s follows the RSGB guidelines..
If you don't want to join a course or take any exams, that's no problem. You won't be allowed to make radio transmission, but many people just enjoy listening.
If you think that you have a radio related interest that would enhance our club, why not come along. You've got nothing to lose!
Free access to the Members facebook page."The Risca and District Amateur Radio Society." (Members).
Free access to the facebook page."Risca and District Amateur Radio Society." (Public).
This riscaradioclub website (Public) except members page requires password.
Unlimited Wi Fi for members use. available with a password for signed up members.
The annual cost of membership is £12 per year. The club has a collection of equipment, so you don't need to purchase anything yourself to start.
We charge £2.50 a week for entrance and free refreshments (tea and coffee).