The Club began as the Sutton-in-Ashfield District Radio Society in 1936, the membership fee was 2/6d plus 6d per week subs.
Meeting were held on Sunday mornings from 10.30 to 12.30.
Morse classes were started in the December 1936, these being advertised in the Notts. Free Press newspaper.
The war years curtailed the activities of the society, only sporadic meeting throughout the conflict.
After the war the society meeting were held at the Swan Hotel, and in coming together with the members of the Mansfield branch of the Radio Society of Great Britain, and became the Mansfield Amateur Radio Club.
Membership has fluctuated and at times reached 40 members.
The venue has also changed a number of times, from the Swan Hotel it moved to various public houses, the next one being the Denman's Head, then the Hope & Anchor, The New Inn, The Victoria Social Club, Westfield Folk House, The Polish Club, The Debdale Sports Club, The Intake Club, The Maltings, William IV Pub and now at its present venue the Linden Social Club.
The society meets “As required - usually the second Monday of the month”
at The Linden Social Club, Chesterfield Road, Mansfield on Mondays at 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm
Enter via the security front door and look for us sitting to right side of the door
Membership is now less than ten members and most evenings there are only 4 - 6 present
Most of us are not active ‘on the air’ due to personal reasons.
As we do not have any “shack” facilities, radio activities are limited to Field Days, demonstration radio events set up at local places
(e.g. Papplewick Pumping Station, Dukes Wood Oil Museum & Pleasley Pit).
Membership currently costs £ 10.00 per year.