ODARS taking part in Marconi Day at the History of Science Museum, Oxford, April 2022.
Oxford & District Amateur Radio Society (ODARS) is a group of amateur radio enthusiasts, we meet twice monthly at a private social club about one and a half miles from Oxford City centre, If you are a visiting amateur or short wave listener, or just have an interest in learning more about this interesting hobby, you will be made most welcome at our meetings. Our society was formed in 1923 with the first officers being the President Mr W.F. Beesley, Hon Treasurer Mr J. Piggot G2WA, and Hon Secretary Mr V. T. Terner.
The majority of our members are licensed amateurs, meetings provide the opportunity to interact socially and to exchange ideas and information over a drink in a pleasant environment. Usually we try to arrange a special evening where a club member or visitor will give a talk/presentation on a topic of interest to members.
During the year we organise social events, and twice a year we take part in competitions that require us to operate a radio station for 24 hours, in the field, under canvas.
ODARS 6m net: 13.30hrs local time weekdays on 50.257MHz upper side band.
We meet at 7.30pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Gladiator Club (see below) and on the 3rd Tuesday of the month on Zoom.
The Gladiator Club
263 Iffley Road,
Getting to the Gladiator Club
By Car. There are a few parking places at the club itself, and there are a number of on-street spaces in Percy St., Daubeny Road and on Iffley Road. There is no charge for parking in the evening.
Bus. The number 3 bus from the city centre stops nearby.
Bicycle: There is no dedicate bicycle parking at the Gladiator Club but a few Sheffield bicycle stands at various points along Iffley Road.