Angel of the North Amateur Radio Club

Ofcom EMF Ruling

In the last month the radio regulator Ofcom has published its final decision on an EMF consultation.

The General Notice of variation to radio communication licenses is here. Its a PDF document that can be opened and read in a browser or via PDF reader.

Ofcom say; “This new licence condition would require licensees to comply with international guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) for the protection of the general public.”

Virtual Anarc

We now have virtual club nights using video conferencing. The secretary has sent out information in an email bulletin. If you want to join in please contact the secretary for an invite. The secretary’s contact details are on this page.

Meanwhile, our Foundation Licence classes have gone virtual. If you want to join a class please let the secretary know.

The weekly ANARC net is also still running. Join us on Tuesday’s for that.


UK Government advice is that public meetings of more than two people, not in the same household, should not take place. Therefore the club is not meeting right now.

Stay at home. Government Advice Website.

Radio amateurs are in a good position to retain regular contact. The repeater website at has all the information on the 4 local repeaters running on 2m and 70cm.

The club will be running it’s regular net on GB3HA at 20:00 hours on Monday nights.

GB3HA Corbridge
Receive 145.750
Transmit 145.150
CTCSS 118.8
Analogue + Digital

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Anarc

The Angel of the North Amateur Radio club will no longer meet on Mondays. The club will be closed due to the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. This closure has no time period due to the nature of the crisis.

As amateur radio is all about communication we will be shifting our ‘Net meetings on the air to 8pm on Mondays via the GB3HA repeater on 145.750mhz. Repeater details can be found here.

Social media will continue to used as well as email to communicate to members.

On Monday 23rd March there will be an amateur radio exam at the club at 7.30pm. Only candidates and invigilators will be present. This is a one off event . No club members will be admitted.


The club is out and about this morning at Gateshead Central Library.

The Raspberry Pi Jam is an electronics event for the community and young people. We are there transmitting and talking about amateur radio.