Special Events & Contests

Hilderstone Radio Society operate special events which occur at some time during the weekend, and may go on over the week if there is sufficient interest.

Operating Events

These operating events go on throughout the summer months, and involve setting up and operating a Amateur Radio station in a range of locations which include:

  • The Whitemill at Sandwich
  • RAF Manston
  • Monkton Nature Reserve
  • The RNLI station in Margate

Buildathon Events

The Buildathon events take place at Crampton Towers, and consist of building an electronic project which can be used ether for the club, or for individual use.

The equipment to build the projects is provided, along with some tuition on how to solder electronics components correctly, and support if you make a mistake while building the project.


There are many contests that take place throughout the year which the club sometimes participates in. Contesting is another facet to the hobby and can be fast paced and exciting.