CRDARS moving to Hudswell

An overwhelming majority of members have voted in favour of moving the club meetings from Colburn to Hudswell Village Hall. The new venue is in a location that is ideally suited to radio communications, and we’ll be able to install permanent antennas on site. This will provide us with plenty of opportunities for “hands on” activities in the future.

We currently expect the move to take place towards the end of January or beginning of February 2018. We also expect that the meetings will change from Thursday to Wednesday nights. Further details will be announced in due course. We’ll update the news and meetings pages as soon as we know more. In the meantime, we expect that usual Colburn meetings will continue as normal on Thursdays up until the move, with a few additional meetings held on Wednesday nights up in Hudswell.

Please keep a close eye on the news and meetings pages, as there is a possibility that some of our meetings may be cancelled, relocated or rescheduled at short notice during this transition period.

Colin is keen to see member numbers increase, and would like to encourage all of our members to reach out to anyone that they think may be interested in Amateur Radio, and encourage them to come along to see what the club is all about. Over the three year history of the club, we’ve lost more members than we’ve gained, so it would be nice to see the number of members increase from our current count of 18.

We’re also keen to hear from our younger members, and get their opinions on what the club can do to help accommodate their interests in the future. We know that many of them prefer practical activities over talks and presentations, so we’re hoping to have the radio equipment available to use at most meetings in the future. Mac is also working on some exciting new ideas to keep our younger members entertained.