(With all additions and corrections to 2016)
A big thank you to several people who have given corrections or additional information. Unfortunately the file has been copied, made a PDF and displayed on the the Official CDARC site, which is fine, I am unable to amend the anotations on the official site though. My apologies to the people who have taken the trouble to contact me and can't see the changes or informatoion updated on that site. Some are listed below, with links to their memories and additional information, for others I have tried to amend the anotations, I hope correctly. This site should show the latest information.
Allan Papworth G3WUW, who from club Cambeam, joined club around 1965. Allan's memories More from Allan Yet more of Allan's memories
Chris Patterson, eldest grandson of Colin C H Washtell G3CJY. Chris' memories
Michael Andre Phillips remembers old university teacher and friend, the late Dr. Basil Briggs. Andre VK5AAP & ZL3AW Follow up from Andre. More from Andre
John Worsnop G4BAO several memories. G4BAO on Pye Group Castle Camps More on Castle Camps More from John
Welcome to the Cambridge & District Amateur Radio Club contesting and outdoor activities history site. The club now has a professionally run web site at CLUB WEB SITE LINK visit there for more recent event and activities. This site, amateur in comparison, is more of a record of the great times we had in the field, as such it is very much a work in progress, and will be updated from time to time. (last updated December 2012, see year 2000) If you can help with more or can identify any of the people, especially from the early years then please contact me.
History of club members on the Canals and Inland waterways, now 29 years and 30 trips (2016), still much to do too but more complete than this site. www.canals.dmkradio.net
Both sites are owned and maintained by David G6KWA, the content is Copyright © G6KWA. However material from either site may be used provided an acknowledgement is made. Some of the photographs were taken by others but it is believed that their sources have been acknowledged and that permission was given to post them on the site. Please contact me straight away if you feel this is not the case.
I really enjoy CDARC and have been privileged to serve on several committees. I have been awarded the Granville Trophy 3 times for services to the club, oddly, the Davy lamp for a best talk and several of the special trophies over the years. My main role was to organize field and contesting weekends and social outdoor events, which I feel are at the heart of Club life.
The Cambridge area is very active with radio clubs and contest groups, many of their current members having been members of CDARC and inspired by events, activities and talks at CDARC.
CAMB-HAMS Granta Contest Group Cambridge University Wireless Society G4ZAP/P the A1 Contest Group