Northwest Amateur Radio Club
The Northwest Amateur Radio Club (NARC) is a relatively
young club which started life in the 'Butterfingers Cafe' in Leigh
back in December of 2004. It was here that founder members Robin Seddon, Joe
Shaw and Paul Seddon first got together and from there the 'NARC' was born.
The club quickly took off and the
club's first real home was Upper Morris Street
Working Men's Club at Scholes where it has grown over the last couple of years to become
over fifty members strong with twenty five or so regular attendees at our
Tuesday evening meetings.
Realising the need to get 'on the air' the club needed to
source out a new venue where there would be less restriction on antennas. As
a result we are now well established at Standish Community Centre.
To date, the club has run several special event stations and takes
Amateur Radio in to local schools and Scout groups. The club has particular
close ties with St John Fisher RCHS. The club has also successfully ran several
Novice and Intermediate
courses for new members wishing to become licensed.
The interests of our members varies from simple 2 metre
operations, through HF and outdoor operations to the likes of slow scan
television and computing.
We're sure to have something for everyone. From the person
who is interested in becoming a Radio Amateur, to the seasoned expert. So
don't forget to come along and meet us at our regular Tuesday meetings where
you will be made most welcome.