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"Physical" meetings temporarily suspended

All meets now held via Zoom:-- details here

EARS holds club meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday in each month at 18:00 local time.

You can find us at:
Sunnylands Room,
Pinhoe Community Centre, America Hall,
De La Rue Way,
Pinhoe EX4 8PX

Coffee Mornings

You can catch up with us at Bills in Gandy Street for our coffee mornings. Every Tuesday from 9:30am (ish) to 11:00am (ish) downstairs in the middle in the restaurant is a big table with everyone chatting about amateur radio, how to put the world to rights, well anything and everything really.


The Club runs regular Nets as follows:-

Net When Frequency
GB3EW Repeater Net All other Tuesdays in the month at 7.45 p.m. See Repeaters Page
4m FM net Every Thursday at 7.45pm 70.4250 MHz
Additional GB3EW net Saturday morning at 11 am See Repeaters Page
Additional 4m net Monday morning at 11 am 70.425MHz FM

All Amateurs are of course very welcome to join the fun in any of these nets!

Note that as at 10th October, GB3EX is suffering from temporarily reduced sensitivity & output power.

Exeter ARS History

The club was formed on the 12th September 1920. Then known as Exeter & District Wireless Society. A number of well known amateurs of the pre-WWII period came from the society. Amongst them was

  • Herbie Bartlett G5QA who became the president of the R.S.G.B. in 1955.
  • Rev. A. B. Trewin G2AT the vicar of Exminster.
  • F. W. Saunders G3MU.
  • Sir J. Ambrose Fleming M.A., D.Sc, FRS the inventor of the Thermionic Diode which lead to the development of valve technology was the most famous member. He was granted an experimental license in 1905. In 1926 he became the president of the Exeter & District Wireless Society and was Vice-president of the wireless society of London in November 1913. He later retired to Sidmouth where he died in 1945..
  • Thomas Smith a former member back in 1939 was the town RSGB representative for Exeter for many years in the 1950s

After the war in 1947 the members met and renamed the club to the Exeter Amateur Radio Society as it is known today. A more detailed history of the club is being created here.

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Full details at the RSGB web site. Type in Exeter and click on Select. On the map click on Exeter ARS.

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