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Welcome to Northampton Radio Club

The Northampton Radio Club is one of the oldest clubs in the country, founded in 1913, so in 2013 we celebrated 100 years of amateur radio in Northampton. We are open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio at any level and we can provide support, training courses and examination facilities at our Club meeting place for those wishing to obtain or upgrade a transmitting licence. We can also provide training and practice for the Morse Proficiency Certificate. The club is active in contests both on HF and VHF/UHF, construction, rallies, special event stations and social activities.

Training & Exams

We offer training and exams for the Foundation, Intermidiate and Advanced licenses including practical assessments all year round. Our training sessions are usually run on a Thursday starting from 8pm at Northampton with dates to suit the candiate however we can offer some flexability depending on the candiates needs. Candidates do not need to be or become members of the club. For more information contact our training team using the form available here or see our training and blog pages

Privacy Policy Update

We have updated our Privacy Policy so that it falls inline with the General Data Protection Regluations being introduced in May 2018. Please click here to view / download the pdf version of the document.

Club Evenings & Events

We host a club evening every Thursday from 8:00pm at the Obelisk Center, Northampton. Club evening are open to all members, potential members, license candidates or anyone interested in Amateur Radio. In addition we also host various theme nights such as quiz, movie, rig nights and more.

For events we are hosting or participating in please see our club calendar for more information

Membership Open

Our membership is open to all, new & exisiting candiates can join by simply completing the form found here


Category Price
Adult £30.00
Child (Under 18) £10.00
Family £45.00
Club Nets

Listen in or take part in the Club Morse Practice Sessions on 145.3625 MHz at 7pm on Monday nights.

After the morse, join in The Club Net at 8pm sharp on GB3NH

Output frequency: 430.8750 MHz  RX Frequency: 438.4750 MHz 77.0hz ctcss.

Call Signs

We have two club call-signs, G3GWB and G8LED, plus the contest call G8N. The Club will have VHF (144MHz) and HF (80m to 10m) stations established at the Obelisk Centre and we have an out of town facility available to club members in a rural and electrically quiet location close to Northampton.


We meet at 8pm on Thursdays at The Obelisk Centre, Obelisk Rise, Kingsthorpe Northampton, NN2 8UE