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Welcome to the website for the Pontefract & District Amateur Radio Society (PDARS), based at the Carleton Community Centre in Pontefract.

Notice to P.D.A.R.S members:
The 2019 AGM will be held in April (date to be confirmed) at the club headquarters, look forward to seeing you all on the night. 

For more information on the club and directions to find us, visit our about section. We’ll also be posting regular updates to our latest news section, which you can view here.

If you have any questions regarding the club, you can send us a message using our online contact form.


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On November 18, 2018 Latvia celebrated its centenary.
Radio amateurs in Latvia from November 1st to 18th, 2018 activated special callsigns with prefix YL100 to commemorate this event. Certificates and awards for working YL100 stations on different bands and modes were issued. PDARS achieved the Gold (First Class) Certificate with 22 contacts on SSB, 8th place in England. A very enjoyable “chase” to work the Latvian stations, many thanks to those who organised the event.

Special Events & Contests. Dates for your Diary

All times GMT. At club unless indicated otherwise.

Feb 12-Mar10 GB0PAS

Mar 10 18:00-22:00 WAB 3.5MHz contest

Mar 12-Apr 6 GB4SL

Apr 26-28 GB1AVR at Water Tower Field

May 12 10:00-1400 WAB 7MHz contest

May-June TBA GB250CC (Cook in Tahiti)

June TBA gB4CON Farmer Copleys

July 1-28 GB4AM

July 19-21 GB1AVR at Water Tower Field

Aug 1 GB0YD at Royd Moor +BBQ

Sep 1-28 GB4BOB

Oct TBA GB250CC (Cook in New Zealand)

Oct 5-6 08:00-08:00 Oceania DX Contest

Oct 6 05:00-23:00 WAB DX Contest