Celebrating 100 years of Amateur Radio in Guildford

In 1918 a group of enthusiasts interested in the new hobby of Amateur Radio formed a group in Guildford and named it the Guildford Wireless Alliance and there has been at least one Amateur Radio society in Guildford ever since. Now 100 years later, the Guildford & District Radio Society, Wey Valley Amateur Radio Group and the Guildford Repeater group are pleased to celebrate 100 years of Amateur Radio in Guildford.


We ran a Special Event Station over the August Bank Holiday 25th to 27th August 2018, and worked as many stations as possible.We were active on HF, VHF using CW, SSB and and digital modes, with our special event callsign GB1GWA. We also operated DMR on the Guildford repeater GB7GF.

GB1GWA HF station


We invited all local amateurs to visit our Special Event Station at the Guildford Model Engineers HQ, London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1TU. We had a visit from Mayor, who was able to use our HF station to speak with the Major of Freiburg.

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