“Having Fun with Radio”

South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society (SKARS) is based in Grantham, Lincolnshire but is active throughout the surrounding region. Formed in 2011 it has an enthusiastic membership eager to embrace and experiment with emerging technology as well as traditional radio communication.

Brian on the Walkie Talkie

Our motto, Having Fun with Radio, describes our approach to the hobby – all aspects are welcome and trying out a new mode of communication, building your own kit or antennas, or learning how to use computers as part of the hobby all add to the fun of leaning new things.

Come along to our friendly meetings and take part in our activities, including special event stations, talks, demonstrations, competitions and quiz nights.

The club meets the first and third Friday each month at the 9th Grantham Sean demonstrating Digital ModesScout Hut on Harrowby Road, Grantham, NG31 9ED (find us) Please check the club calendar or Facebook page for the times of future meetings and event information.

All meeting start 19:30. On Wednesday the club net is normally active on the Grantham 70cm repeater GB3GR from 20:00. Please feel free to join in, all are welcome.

We are a registered exam centre and offer assistance to obtain all levels of amateur radio licences; see our training page for more information.

SKARS has been recognised by the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) for its efforts to promote amateur radio and its activities in the annual Club of the Year competition, being regional winners and national finalists for three years running, 2015 (3rd), 2016 (2nd) and 2017 (1st).

We welcome anybody with an interest in radio communications. This may be amateur radio, Citizens Band radio, short wave listening, scanning, aeronautical/marine radio or PMR.


*Subject to the repeater not already being in use.

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