Salop Amateur Radio Society



The club competition awards will be given at the Telepost Club on the 16th October 2020

A quantity of used equipment has been kindly donated to the club to be sold with proceeds going to club funds. A full list is on the for sale page.

I hope that the last few months have been kind to you.
First, the Telepost Club is now allowing us to use the facilities, EVERY FRIDAY. They have implemented a few changes, in accordance with ‘social distancing’ regulations, etc., and have a Card Machine for ‘contactless payment’ available, to make things a little easier.
We hope to see as many of you as possible, over the coming weeks/months.

Notice is hereby served that the A.G. M. will be Postponed Due to current circumstances.

Notice will be served with the new date when possible

Club fees are due in October 2020.  They have been reduced to £15.00. 

Please continue to support the club. 

Please keep an eye out on the website, and your email, for any developments.

SARS Club Nets:

Due to the Club meeting resuming on a Friday night at the Telepost club the SSB net on a Thursday have been discontinued.

 The Monday and Wednesday nets will continue

Times:- Monday Afternoon 1400 Hrs @ 144.230 Mhz SSB.

Due to local QRM the Wednesday Night net is moved to 144.230 SSB

Wednesday Night 2000Hrs @ 144.230 Mhz SSB.

Yours G8 DIR for SARS.

Salop Amateur Radio Society is a group for Radio and Electronics enthusiasts in and around the county of Shropshire (Salopia).



We are a friendly and active group meeting weekly on a Thursday evening in Shrewsbury for the many events, courses and projects that the club provides. (see the calendar and courses info for details!)

Those who may be interested in club history can find a brief narrative of the past 50 plus years here. We look forward to seeing you, please check the calendar to see what’s on and drop in to see us. Click on the ‘Join’ section, to download a membership form.

If you are already a shortwave listener or scanner enthusiast you can usually find us on a TUESDAY afternoon on CW from 16:30, 144.070 MHz, and on WEDNESDAY evening on our “Club On Air Net” on 433.375MHz (RB15) via the GB3LH Repeater at around 20.00 clock time.


For those who are new to SARS – come on down to a meeting or two, see what we are about, then join up if you like what you find.



Dates can change at short notice due to circumstances beyond our control – this list is updated frequently and should be considered as the “most correct” source of information. Please check before travelling.


Check hear for the latest SARS news and announcements.

Club Competitions

 The club has a number of competitions that are open to members.

Drop Me a Line

SARS meet at The Telepost Club, Railway Lane, Abbey Foregate. Meetings are at 8pm most Thursdays

SFI [High is good]

>70 Bad
80-90 Low
90-100 Average
100- 150 Good
>150 Ideal

SN (sunspots) [High is good]
<50 Bad
50-75 conditions attenuated
75-100 Good
100 – 150 ideal
>150 exceptional
The A Index [Low is good]
1 – 6 is Best
7 – 9 is OK
11+ is BAD
The K Index [Low is good]
0 or 1 is BEST
2 is OK
3 or more is BAD
XRay [Low is good]
B: Very Low
C: Moderate
M: Moderate to high
X: High to extreme