About The Club

The club has a membership which covers a wide range of radio activities. From contest work to Morse the club will try and cover it all. Membership is open to all from swl to rare DX. It is also open to non licensed! Growing in size the club has a regular core of members and the weekly meetings are growing week on week.

The Mill and antennas.

A brief history

Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society (DADARS) is the latest incarnation of a radio club which has a varied and colourful background.

Some time ago Dudley Amateur Radio Club (DARC) was formed and at its height a splinter group was formed which became Hillcrest Amateur Radio Society (HARS), which was based at Hillcrest Community School in Netherton. Following a forced eviction the club found itself at Summerhill School in Kingswinford. Once here the club changed its name to reflect the move and became Kingswinford and District Amateur Radio Society (KADARS).

After some time at Summerhill the club once again moved to its present home at “The Windmill”. To reflect its move to what was a former DARC QTH and also due the to geographical location the present name was adopted, Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society.


At the 2020 AGM it was agreed that for the coming year the subscriptions be set below.

  • Normal member, £25 per annu
  • Student member, £10 per annum (Under 18’s must be accompanied by an Adult
  • Concessionary member, £15.00 per annum

Subscriptions run from January to December.
Please contact Tony for further details and also for the breakdown of pricing should you wish to join part of the way in to the year.

The Committee

The committee structure is thus:

  • Chairman; Kevin, M0kCC
  • Vice Chairman; Richard, M0YYC
  • Treasurer; Tony, M0TBA
  • Secretary; Keith, M0wyz
  • Exam Secretary; Mark M5SW
  • Committee members; Richard M0RHK,, Rich M0YYC, Mark M0GUC, Stephen 2E0FNP, Pete M6PDJ
  • Contest Secretary Richard, M0RHK

Please note that DADARS is not connected with Dudley Amateur Radio Club (1961).