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

In the hills again - SOTA Activation - G/NP-010 Pen-Y-Ghent
A post by morganrushton
17/10/2015 - 09:30

I managed to activate Pen-Y-Ghent last weekend whilst out walking with friends.

Cancelling those excuses
A post by andyripley
14/10/2015 - 17:23

There's something to be said for a sunspot minimum, or upcoming one.

Antenna Surgery - Saturday 3rd October 2015
A post by morganrushton
03/10/2015 - 14:24

A few club members popped round to help Mike G4IUF sort a few missing elements on his beam this morning.