Hereford Amateur Radio Society – G3YDD

Dedicated to the advancement of Amateur Radio and Social enjoyment


About HARS

HARS is a well-established club supporting the Radio Amateur community of Herefordshire and offering a warm welcome to fellow Amateur Radio operators and short-wave listeners from the surrounding counties.


Training courses have now restarted

The Training Team at HARS are pleased to announce that plans are going well for the first Foundation Licence Course since Covid-19.

It is being held at the HARS Clubrooms at Newton over the weekend of 1st and 2nd April 2023.

There are still a few free slots so if any club members know of SWLs or maybe other family members who would wish to have a licence then contact Dave Porter G4OYX on TRAINING@HEREFORDRADIOCLUB.UK who is organising the course as soon as possible. The cost is £40 and that includes the RSGB £32.50 exam fee. Already we have two XYLs of HARS members who are on this course!

For those M3s, M6s and M7s who may have passed their foundation licence exam ages ago, or even recently with maybe home study and the on-line exam, we are now taking bookings for an Intermediate Licence Course later in the year.

Course numbers may be limited so please get in contact if you wish to upgrade your licence.

Again please contact Dave Porter G4OYX on  TRAINING@HEREFORDRADIOCLUB.UK 


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Overnight accommodation is plentiful in the nearby towns and villages but you might fancy the Travelodge at Woofferton some seven miles north of Hill House.

For more information and any questions contact Dave Porter, G4OYX   on the HARS Training button

HARS Training

HARS is approved to provide training for foundation and intermediate levels. If you are interested in either of these training courses please send your details via the following email and we will get back to you.

See the Training page.

HARS Contests

Contesting (sometimes referred to as Sport Radio) is a great way to advance your station and operating skills. It also turns an often very quiet band into one that is buzzing. Vist our contests page to find out more.

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H.A.R.S Journal

Find out more about the Hereford Amateur Radio Society in our journal

H.A.R.S Training

As you have visited these pages the chances are that you are interested already in radio and communications.

H.A.R.S Contesting

Find out who is the top of the leaderboards in our contesting page

Local Amateur Radio Nets

Find out when you can access our radio nets which operate in various modes, including Voice, CW and many more.

Commercial Ads

H.A.R.S Commercial Adverts Including Engineering and Employment.

Meet The Committee

Here you can find out more about our great committee, their roles and how you can get in touch with them.

Well Established

Over 40 Members

An Amateur Radio Club for Hereford was started as far back as 1947, becoming Hereford Amateur Radio Society twenty years later in 1967. The club continues to flourish and there are at present over 40 members. Recently the club has been actively involved with contests, organised talks and social gatherings. The monthly club nights are regularly supported by Amateur Radio enthusiasts from varying walks of life and backgrounds offering a valuable source of advice on all aspects of radio communications.

Latest News

GB3ZA is back to standard FM & C4FM
GB3HC is still FM & C4FM but now also hooked up to YSF wires-x


GB3ZA is now live on the Wires-X network. 


Josh M0WYP started off by updating the firmware.  First on the transceiver, secondly on the DSP.  This is obviously a good thing both for analogue and digital users.  The sound quality was noticeably better on the restart.
The clubs/repeaters local room is GB3ZA.  But any room from a connected node world-wide can be selected by the user and Tim G0JWJ and I did test QSOs which were very successful.

When we have some warmer and more settled weather Josh is happy to update the firmware on GB3HC and this too can then be connected to Wires-x with the second port on HRI-200 box.



Training news.

Foundation Licence Course No 18 at HARS

Following a successful weekend training Foundation Licence course over February 8th and 9th the HARS Training Team are pleased to announce that all eight passed and have applied for (and most have received) their new Foundation M7 callsigns.

This course was a joint production with the Malvern Hills Radio Amateurs Club in that two of their members attended for the training and their Chairman Dave Hobro G4IDF again was part of the Training Team.

Geoff’s G8BPN QTH and HARS Clubrooms was the location and much use was made of his shack for the practical elements.

The HARS Training Team were Phil G4HQB, Rich G4FAD, Ben M0SWV, Geoff G8BPN, Josh M0WYP, Adey G8IVO, Tony M0VDO, Duncan, M0OTG and Dave G4OYX.

Watch this space for further details of courses or apply now and register an interest via the “training” button on this site.

The candidates were as follows (L – R)

Stephen M7BTF, Andrew M7XAM, Hayden [call TBC], Simon M7GTI, Halisi M7ISI, Chris M7EMP, Charlotte M7CJL, Jon M7EMI

If you are interested in attending a Training Course please click on the website training button and send an email.

Dave Porter G4OYX, Training Co-ordinator HARS.

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