Hilderstone Amateur Radio and Electronics Club

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Club members receiving the shield

Welcome to the Hilderstone Amateur Radio and Electronics club website!

The club has 32 licensed amateur radio enthusiasts and one short wave listener in Italy.

We have a wide variety of interests including construction of electronic projects, using computers in amateur radio and entering contests. We are keen to advance our knowledge of radio communications as well as passing on that knowledge to local schools and organisations.

We have been awarded club of the year in our region by the Radio Society of Great Britain for 2013, 2014, and 2015! Three years running, and now second place National large club of the year 2015.

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Tim Peake


In 2016 we helped Wellesley House school in Broadstairs with their amateur radio contact with Tim Peake while he was in orbit on the International Space Station. To watch the event visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMCMoHxPYs8. The school also features in the video GB1SS, schools speaking to Tim Peake, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByEf1xlWZyE


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The shield


Here is a sample of some of our activities:

  • Fundraising with the SOS Radio week at Margate Lifeboat Station
  • Helping the Brownies on Thinking Day on the Air
  • Taking part in special event amateur radio stations such as Museums on the Air
  • Introducing the FUNcube satellite to schools.

We meet at 19.00 on the the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Crampton Tower Museum in Broadstairs.

We encourage new members to learn more about amateur radio, electronics or computing so come along and meet us. You will be sure of a warm welcome.