Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society

The Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society (http://www.rnars.org.uk/) promotes and fosters Amateur Radio activity by serving and ex-members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.  It liaises with the Radio Societies of the other UK Services and with other Navies throughout the world.

The Society was founded in 1960 and the Inaugural Meeting was held on 25th June in the Cinema of HMS Mercury, East Meon, Hampshire.
The Headquarters of the Society is in HMS Collingwood, Fareham, Hampshire.
Membership is open to all Radio Amateurs with an interest in maritime affairs but particularly those who have served or are serving in:
• Royal Navy
• Royal Marines
• Women’s Royal Naval Service
• Royal Naval Reserve
• Royal Naval Auxiliary Service
• Merchant Service
• Sea Cadet Corps
• Nautical Training Corps
• Coastguards
• RNLI
• Ministry of Defence in a civilian capacity
• Commonwealth & other Navies
Groups & Clubs as well as individuals can join the Society.
The Society provides members with:
• A Newsletter published three times a year and posted or delivered electronically
• Our own QSL Bureau
• Local and DX nets
• Participation in national and international naval contests
• Our own area representative scheme
• Access to our well equipped HQ Shack in HMS Collingwood
The Society has members all over the world with members and groups in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the USA.