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FRARS Facilities

Summary of the facilities on offer at FRARS

Written by: G0NZO ( Jules Smith ) Sunday, 25 February 2007

FRARS has a wide range of facilities on offer to members.

Although these facilities are important to the club, the clubs biggest asset is its members and their activities in amateur radio and wireless networking. These facilities at FRARS merely provide a way of enabling this.

HF Station

Fully equipped HF station, ideal for that long distance QSO to just about anywhere around the world. Available to club members on club nights.

VHF/UHF Station

Fully equipped VHF/UHF operating station, ideal for contesting or for the casual QSO. Available to members on any club night.


Fully equipped electronics workshop with soldering, testing and measuring facilities to aid in radio project construction and fault-finding.

Coffee bar

On most club nights the kettle is boiling and there is tea and coffee for all.

Meeting / Training Room

The main club room is large enough to seat in the region of 35 people. There are tables available for working, and the room is equipped with white-board and OHP/AV projector facilities.

Social Club with Licensed Bar

FRARS membership inculdes access to the Cobham Sports and Social club, in whose grounds we are situated. Facilities include bowling, meeting rooms, a licensed bar, and sports facilities.

Antennas and Contesting

FRARS has three masts, carrying an assortment of large arrays for HF through to microwave bands. Many of these are permenantly sited, for casual operation, with one mast being rigged with antennas for the club's ever changing contest program. For off-site events, the club also owns several large mobile/portable masts which are ideal for contesting, plus a newly commissioned radio caravan.

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