Harwell Amateur Radio Society was founded over half a century ago to bring together people who share a passion for Amateur Radio. The Society has evolved over the years and nowadays strives to provide a combination of training, regular meetings, social events and technical challenges (be they radio contests or contruction competitions) to attract the widest membership possible. Please check out our events page to see what's going on. We are always happy to welcome new members to the Society. Please drop in to one of our meetings and say 'hello' – we’d love to meet you!
The Society was formed nearly sixty years ago by a small group of Radio Amateurs who were employed at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE) at Harwell. By the mid-1980s the Society had grown to over 100 members from all around the region, who met regularly at the Harwell Social Club (until its closure in year 2000).
After meeting in several different locations in the area, our 80 members now meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except July and August) at Chilton Village Hall, Church Hill, Chilton, OX11 0SH.
Monthly meetings are held on the second THURSDAY of each month at 7.45 pm in Chilton Village Hall, Church Hill, Chilton, OX11 0SH.
Most meetings consist of a talk by an expert in the field, on some aspect of Amateur Radio. We also enjoy natter-nights, ''show and tell' evenings, quiz nights and direction finding hunts.