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                                         FRARS Headquarters in Wimborne Dorset


G4RFR -    Radio Flight Refuelling      (QSL OK via Bureau or direct,  eQSLs received will be confirmed)

G4R      -     Contest Call                (QSL Direct only, NO Bureau or eQSL)

Locator information  GRID IO90AS   WAB SZ09  

G4RFR is the main callsign of the Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society (FRARS)

a radio club located in the county of Dorset on the south coast of the U.K.

Membership is open to all in the surrounding area with an interest in

radio communication. The club is affiliated to the RSGB.

So why the name Flight Refuelling ?

FRARS was founded in 1982 by employees of Flight Refuelling Ltd. The name

was adopted by founder members of the society. When the company's name

changed from Flight Refuelling Ltd. to Cobham plc some years later, members

decided to retain the original name as it was well known to U.K. radio amateurs.

The club's 30th anniversary was celebrated in 2012 with the special call GB2FRA.   

The society is affiliated to the Cobham Sports and Social club at Merley near

Wimborne. Our headqurters are in the Social Club grounds.

See www.frars.org.uk for club activities, news and events.

Note: The story and achievements of Sir Alan Cobham, founder of Flight Refuelling Ltd,

now Cobham plc, are detailed on QRZ.com under the call GB80COB.

So what does the club do ?

Members enjoy separate HF and VHF shacks, workshop facilities and

a fully equipped meeting room. The club is active on all bands from 1.8 MHz to 24 GHz,

and takes part in many contests ranging from HF ....


The club's TH6DX HF antenna


To microwave,,,,


Microwave Field Day at Bell Hill


Field days are held on the surrounding Dorset hills, amongst glorious 'Hardy's

Wessex' countryside. We even manage to win some of the contests we

enter. Contest certificates awarded to FRARS are on display in our main club room.



We occasionally team up with others for field day contests, such as

our friends from the Bracknell club, to maximise resources and avoid QRM !


VHF NFD (with the Bracknell club) Cerne Abbas Dorset


In association with the South Coast Repeater and Beacon Group (http://www.scrbg.org/ )

we help to run and support local microwave beacons. The beacons hold several distance records.

We hold regular Foundation and Intermediate training courses during the year.

We also hold a very popular Hamfest rally and car boot sale every August.

Looking for bargains at FRARS Hamfest Rally

So if you have read this far, many thanks for taking an interest and 73 from us all at the club.

As a bonus, especiallyif you are interested in communication and aviation history, why not

take a look at Cobham plc's 80th year anniversary webpage which has a video of Sir Alan

Cobham from the 1930's and information about the company he founded and the technological

innovations developed along the way.

follow the link to http://www.cobham.com/80th-anniversary.aspx


ate John G4POF 13.2.2012


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WA2BQU 2014-09-28 20m SSB FN21pc United States FRANK A LUCIA
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G6UUR 2014-08-03 40m SSB IO92cj England SAM WHITEHEAD
2W0KEQ 2014-07-27 40m SSB IO81lo Wales Kevin Mogford
WA2BQU 2014-05-18 20m SSB FN21pc United States FRANK A LUCIA
NU4JJ 2014-05-14 15m SSB EM66mb United States JON JOHNSON
IU1AAH 2014-03-29 20m SSB JN44vc Italy Enzo BASILE
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