About the Dragon Amateur Radio Club

the Canolfan Esceifiog Community Centre, Lon Groes, Gaerwen, Anglesey. LL60 6DD home of the Dragon Amateur Radio Club

The Dragon Amateur Radio Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays in the month at 7pm in the Canolfan Esceifiog Community Centre, Lon Groes, Gaerwen, Anglesey. LL60 6DD.  (please see the club calendar for dates)
The premises are comfortable, have tea making facilities and convenient parking and good disabled access. 

If you are a licensed ham or just have a general interest in radio and wish to come along to a meeting you will be made most welcome, indeed the only requirement to join is to have an interest in radio communication and wanting to learn more about this amazing hobby.

We have members from all walks of life, young and old, all interested in the various aspects of radio and wishing to learn more about the hobby, how to improve their stations and become better operators. 

Maybe you have been thinking of sitting the Amateur Radio Examination but are not sure how to proceed. There are three levels of license, the foundation license, the intermediate license and the full license, we have members who will be pleased to teach all you need to know to obtain these licenses. There are even members at the Club who can you to teach you or perfect your morse code.

For more information on training please select the “Training” tab above.

 The Club has its own callsign – GW4TTA – and a good assortment of equipment, including a number of transceivers covering all the amateur bands.

One of the many interesting things that happens at the Club are Special Events, these involve setting up a working radio station somewhere, complete with antennas and often portable generating equipment.  This gives the younger member the opportunity to learn many new skills and enjoy a day out with like-minded people.  Typical of these Special Events is the  International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend which takes place in August from the Coastguard Lookout at Penmon and is always a favourite with the members. 

The Club also runs a Special Event from the old long wave transmitting station at Waunfawr.  It was from here that the first contact between this country and Australia took place.

Members are kept up to date about what is happening at the Dragon Amateur Radio Club by email and Facebook, this includes details about talks, demonstrations and Special Events etc.  They can also keep in touch via the Club nets:-

Thursday at 19:00 UTC – on GB3AN and Wires X room 86178

Saturday at 20:00 UTC on 144.320 SSB

Sunday at 19:00 UTC on 145.550 FM

QSL Information

The Club does not normally collect qsl cards – unless it’s from a very rare station, neither do we send out cards.  If however you require our card please send us one and mark it accordingly and we will ensure you receive our card.  Cards are normally handled through the RSGB Bureau.  

Whenever practical we endeavour to upload logs to Logbook Of The World shortly after an event.


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