Club News

We have added a news section to let you al know what we are doing and have done over the year, this will include any points of interest and how well the courses have gone on. We hope this will be a useful section. 

Anyone wanting to post news articles, please send the information via our Web Form selecting the "Webmaster" in the enquiry type


Full Exam Candidates Pass  - 31/8/19

Two candiates were successful in their Full Exam taken on Saturday 31st August 2019.

They were club member Kit Emery & Martyn Vickers. Kit studied using the Bath online course, whilst Martyn self studied. Martyn attended our Foundation course with Nunsfield in January this year and then self studied for the Intermediate and Full. Sitting both exams with us. Congratulations to both, we hope you enjoy using your Full licence privileges.


British Inland Waterways on the Air 2019  - 25/8/19

As part of the BiWota event this year we changed venue and took residence at Moira Furnace Museum next to the Ashby Canal.

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Foundation Candidates Pass  - 18/8/19

Five candidates were successful in their Foundation Exam taken on Sunday 18th August 2019.

They were Dan Giles, Vaughn Wheatley, Simon Ghent, Davide Bandiora and Martin McNestry. Dan, Vaughn, Simon and Davide attended our Foundation course, whilst Martin self studied, taking his practical assessment with us.


Full Exam Candidates Pass  - 27/7/19

Two candidates were successful in their Full Exam taken on Saturday 27th July 2019.

They were Richard Janezko & Stefan Latimer


Foundation & Intermediate Candidates Pass  - 20/7/19

Four candidates were successful in their Intermediate Exam taken on Saturday 20th July 2019.

They were Martin Vickers, Stephen Nugent ,Ben Cridland and Nigel Groom. All candidates self studied, taking their practical assessments at Nunsfield.

Also on the same day Andrew Selby passed his Foundation eaxm. 

They all look forward to advancing in their amateur radio hobby.


Armed Forces Day 2019  - 30/6/19

This is our second time we have operated for Armed Forces Day from Ashover Rock Royal Observer Corp Bunker.

It was a very early start and meet up at 6:30am to get all the members and equipment together. Whilst travelling Stefan had his 2m transceiver tuned to GB3DC the local Derby repeater and kept hearing all other repeaters across the country so we knew there was a lift on and was looking a good day for radio

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International Museums Weekends 2019  - 16/6/19

Nunsfield House ARG activated Moira Furnace Museum on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June for part of International Museums Weekends.

Moira Furnace is located near to Swadlincote and is in the county of North West Leicestershire, although is covered under a Derbyshire postal code and is surrounded by a Country park.

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Mills on the Air 2019  - 13/5/19

Nunsfield House ARG participated in the Mill on the Air weekend from our usual location of Heage Windmill near to the town of Belper.

Although the event looked a little in doubt due to vehicle trouble, our members joined forces to helping transport the equipment. Special thanks to Kevin, one of our newest members who became the main transport for the weekend.

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Foundation & Full Exam Candidates Pass  - 11/2/19

Four candidates were successful in their Foundation Exam taken on Sunday 27th January 2019.

They were Kevin Driver, Martin Vickers, Ruben Flores De Guirior and Nigel Groom

All four of them are looking forward to taking the Intermediate Exam later on .

Also on the same day John Raybould took his Advanced Exam and found out he had passed two weeks later and has now obtained his full Licence.

Special thanks to the course tutor Mike Swanwick G6CZD exam invigilators Tony G6MWS, Ken G0JKC and Richard 2E0ZDY. Also to Ken Frankcom G3OCA for organising the Foundation course.


SDR listening station now active - 26/1/19

To follow on from the original fixed frequency listening station, we have added a SDR reciever to the shack to allow mutilple users to look at any point within the 2m band. This will enable users to use this as an added reciever to your own station. 

Thanks to Derry - 2E0RRF, Stefan - 2E0VKM

Click here to check out the new SDR station


Railways on the Air - 23/9/18

We took part in ROTA over at Great Central Railway Ruddington Nottingham unfortunatley the trains were not running this weekend but still a good time had by all. 

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British Inland Waterways on the Air - 27/8/18

Our second event for the BiWota took place, but due to the weather forcast we decided to cancel the Sunday to ensure the equipment did not get wet or damaged.

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Armed Forces Day 2018 - 29/6/18

We were proud to show our support to the men and women that make up our armed forces, although not to the general public but able to annouce on air and fly the flag from our activation site. One of our successful events so far this year, with many conatcts on one day.

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International Museums Weekends 2018 - 16/6/18

This is our first year taking part in the IMW to see more click the link below.

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Mills On The Air 2018 - 13/5/2018

NHARG opererated the call sign GB5HW from Heage Windmill on the 12th & 13th May 2018

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