To promote and explore the hobby of amateur radio. Providing quality training for all amateurs and in all aspect of the hobby.

Welcome to Ripon and District Amateur Radio Society

We are a friendly club based in the picturesque city of Ripon, North Yorkshire. We meet weekly at our underground bunker every Thursday night at 1930 (local time!); please take a look at our contact page for directions.

We are an active club and members take part in a whole range of activities including :-

  • SSB Field Day
  • Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
  • Mills on the Air
  • Club Championships

We can provide training and examination facilities for all three stages of the amateur radio license; these are Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. We are also able to provide testing for the US FCC exams in conjunction with Darley ARC.

Why not call in and see us!

73 and hope to see you soon.


Latest News

Congratulations to our six Intermediate candidates who all passed their exams this month. The hard work, study and support from the Ripon & District ARS made this great success with another 100% pass rate. Maintaining the pace, members are now progressing towards the Advanced qualification.
Their 2E0 call signs are now registered - Congratulations, and look forward to hearing you all on the air again soon.


Latest Blog Content

Almost QRN'd out
A post by andyripley
23/08/2015 - 18:21

22nd August 2015. The Yorkshire Dales. It's 2100hrs. We're stuck in a field with a thunderstorm going on around us.

The Hills Are Alive! (First SOTA activation)
A post by morganrushton
16/08/2015 - 17:26

I became interested in radio earlier this year after a 20 odd year sabbatical and decided to take the exam and gain my licence to operate

Training & Exam Success!
A post by davidsilkstone
16/08/2015 - 17:26

Thanks to Ripon and District Amateur Radio Society, six Club members passed their Intermediate exam on 9th August 2015, including me!