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MADARC History

The Maidenhead and District Amateur Radio Club was formed in 1965 and is affiliated

to the national society, the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).

There is evidence of a club being in the town in the 1920's.

The club caters for both Licensed amateurs and short wave listeners.

A lecture or talk on a subject allied to amateur radio is presented at some

meetings by a visiting speaker or club member.

The Thursday meeting often feature a Video presentation on a subject related to radio.

The Club have in the past been very active participating in RSGB organised field days in

which the club has a successful record.

In 1982 the club won the Frank Hoosen Trophy for the leading 14MHz station in National Field Day.

The Club call Sign is G3WKX.

Top Band & VHF foxhunts are well supported during the spring and summer and take place in the locality.

The club holds the Longleat trophy (donated by Lord Bath) as outright winner of the
mast erection competitions held at Longleat mobile rally in Longleat Park in Wiltshire.
The Club also won the Trophy in 1982, the first year of the competition.
Picture of Puting up an aerial mast

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