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Misc Links

QRZ web site

Radio Society of Great Britain

American Radio Relay League


GB3TR 2 Metre Repeater Site at Barton, Torquay showing the 40ft mast against a dramatic morning sky backdrop (by G1FON)



Tars meets every Friday evening at 7:30pm

Tars HQ is located at:
The Teignbridge District Scout HeadQuarters
The Burdett Building, Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot,
TQ12 1LJ

Anyone interested in Amateur Radio is welcome to come along.
There is a full calendar of events throughout the year, every month there is a formal meeting followed by a guest speaker or some special attraction

Training for the Foundation and Intermediate licences is available
If you are interested in taking the Radio Amateurs Examination look at our TRAINING page for details
The club has radio equipment at HQ which members are encouraged to use on club nights

Tars Annual Communications Fair

The Annual Communications Fair will be held at Newton Abbot Racecourse
on Sunday September 14th 2014
to book your table contact Mike G1TUU on 01803 557941
Email to or write to TARS Rally, TORBAY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY, c/o Peter Tanner Engineering, Unit 1 Burke Road, Totnes, Devon. TQ9 5XL

Radio Amateur Licence

Next Courses:

Advanced - Although at present we are not offering courses, we are a registered centre for the Advanced examination. An examination is to be held on Thursday January 30th 2014 at 6.30pm. If you would like to take advantage of this, please complete the application form and send, with a cheque for £60 (which includes the room hire and examination fee) payable to The Torbay Amateur Radio Society before January 2nd 2014. Payment may also be made by PayPal or BACS (please email for bank details). If paying by PayPal, please add an additional £2 to cover the PayPal charges, and is payable to We reserve the right to postpone the availabilty of sitting this exam should insufficient numbers apply.
For further information, please contact Pam Helliwell.

Foundation Course:A course is to be held March 22/23 2014. Please submit an application form together with your payment of £60 (payable to Torbay Amateur Radio Society) to cover the cost of the venue and the exam fee and may be made by cheque, PayPal or BACS (please email for bank details). If paying by PayPal, please add an additional £2 to cover the PayPal charges.

Further details will be posed here as they become available.

Candidates participating in a Foundation Course and Examination held by The Torbay Amateur Radio Society will be eligible for one year complimentary Membership of the Society.

Further information on the above can be obtained from the Training Officer

Application forms and full payment must be received at least 4 weeks prior to the start of courses. Please make cheques payable to Torbay Amateur Radio Society

The picture below shows all the candidates with their pass slips from the Foundation Course held over the weekend August 18/19 2012. Well done to all.

foundation course august 2012

Left to right: Gareth Owens, Paul Jackson, Paul Moore, Roger Wilcox, M1ARW, G3LHJ, Malcolm Cook, John Perry

Radio Amateurs Licence Examination Training
Torbay Amateur Radio Society can provide all the necessary training for you to study and pass the examinations for the Foundation Licence and then follow on with the Intermediate Licence

Contact the Tars Training Officer

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