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


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. 2021 Dates for your Diary

Unfortunately due to Covid, it is unlikely that any of these Special Event Stations will take place at the club. The Tim Peake talk at York Theatre Royal on 10th May will also probably be cancelled (hope not, I’ve got a ticket from Santa!)

15th March for 28 days GB250CC. Endeavour voyage anniversary…Cape Town

17th April GB2TFF for 24 days. Astronaut Tim Peake giving talk at York

16th June for 28 days GB250CC. Endeavour Voyage anniversary…Return Home

1st August GB0YD Yorkshire Day

1st September for 28 days GB4BOB Battle of Britain