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"Physical" meetings have resumed.

All meetings are now held in the Newcourt Community Association Centre at 6.30 pm (until 8.30pm).
EX2 7FN or NGR SX959901
(The Newcourt area is close to Exeter Ikea).

Note that this a change not only in venue but also the meeting day (Tuesdays NOT Wednesdays as previous).

Note that the 2022 rally will be held at America Hall Pinhoe Exeter as in previous years.

Coffee Mornings

You can catch up with some of us (numbers vary) at Bills in Gandy Street for our coffee mornings. Every Tuesday from 9:30am (ish) to 11:00am (ish). Everyone chatting about amateur radio, how to put the world to rights, well anything and everything really.


The Club runs a regular Net as follows:-

Net When Frequency
GB3EW Repeater Net Tuesdays at 7.45 p.m. local time See Repeaters Page

All Amateurs are of course very welcome to join in.

Note that the previous "regular" nets on 4m (Mondays & Thursdays) and 2m (Saturdays) are no longer controlled by Phil, 2E0PCJ and as such are no longer run by the society.

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.

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