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Welcome to the South Lancs Amateur Radio Club Website

Based in Bickershaw near Leigh we promote the hobby of Amateur Radio around the South of Lancashire in the North West of England here in the UK.

We are a continually expanding group of individuals that meet weekly

Use the menu on the left to take a look round and see what we can do for you!


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The IARU Operating Procedures

Ethics and Operating Procedures from the International Amateur Radio Union is a great read for anyone interested in amateur radio or an established ham wanting to explore new communication formats.

This 68 page book written by Mark Devoldere (ON4UN) and Mark Demeuleneere (ON4WW) is available as a free download.


28 August 2019 - GB9ASH - Beacons on the Air

South Lancs Amateur Radio Club activated their local beacon, Ashurst Beacon, with a special event call sign of GB9ASH in a celebration of the start of communication over vast distances.

On a super sunny summer day the club was on air from 1000hrs to 1600hrs UTC on 2m VHF (FM and SSB), 40m SSB & QRP and 20m SSB and made a number of contacts around the UK, Ireland and the Isle of Man.


28 April 2019 - NARSA Rally

What a great day at NARSA (North Amateur Radio Societies Association) Rally. The South Lancs ARC stand was busy all day meeting and talking to Amateur Radio enthusiasts from all over the UK and beyond! It kick started the 'Ham Plate' draw too.


2nd April - Club Shirts

Polo shirts bearing the club logo are now available in many colours and sizes from 'Small' to 'XXLarge'.

Prices start from 12.50 and you can place your orders at the club night meeting with the secretary Steve.


10 March 2019 - New Website Launch

Our new website (yes, this one) has launched. Our revised format details more information about who we are and what we do. New sections give additional useful information for radio enthusiasts based in our neck of the woods.

Please do take a little time to have a look round and feel free to contact us with your comments and criticisms.


24 February 2019 - Morse Keys

The club now has three Morse keys complete with practice oscillators available for those that want to perfect their CW skills on a club night.


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