About us

Club Net 145.3875 MHz  Friday 8.30 pm


The club has been in existence in its present form since 1990 and had been located at the Bamford and Fiedhouse Cricket Club since 1997. Because of the devastating fire at the Cricket Club we moved to a temporary venue, the Cemetery Hotel, Bury Road and in 2011 we moved to our new location at the Norden Old Library. The club callsign G0ROC was allocated in March 1992 and is now well known on the VHF bands particularly during contests. Current membership includes both licensed amateurs and short wave listeners whose interests range from Vintage Radios, Slow and Fast Scan TV, Satellite Communication, Computers, Microwaves, QRP and Home Built Equipment to Photography.The club is also ‘twinned‘ with the Amateur Radio Society of Winchester (Virginia, USA), WA4RS


All Amateur Radio Licence Courses, Exams,Tutorials   (NOW AVAILABLE AT RADARS)
Regular talks on subjects of interest to membersMorse Classes (yes – its still the best mode)On the air eveningsActivity nights, competitions etcThe Annual RADARS Traditional Radio Rally  — (and some photos of the event)Contest operating (and some photos of us in action). Other events – JOTA


On HF we use an Icom IC756Pro3
We also have access to equipment for contest use including tents, trailer, aerial masts, VHF aerials for 6m, 4m, 2m and 70cms and all band HF antennas


The new venue is the Norden Old Library, Edenfield Rd, Norden, Rochdale OL11 5XE (or OL12 7SE, on the main Rd opposite the Horse & Farrier Pub)
Usual Times 7.30pm – 9.30pm, WEDNESDAY

Anyone is welcome to visit us at any time on Wednesday evening.