Salop Amateur Radio Society

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 MONDAY afternoon on 144.230 at 14.00 and WEDNESDAY evening on our “Club On Air Net” on 144.230 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