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Mark MW0MAU our treasurer will be participating in a charity cycle ride in July.
Can you help Mark reach his target?

Mark's story

Please help me raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society. My Mother-in-Law is a sufferer and seeing her battle this terrible disease has made me determined to complete this challenge.

My challenge is a London to Paris cycle ride, 300 miles in 4 days. Leaving Blackheath in London on July 25th and arriving in Paris July 29th”.

For further information on how to donate and for updates please visit:

You can also donate by texting MTOP61 followed by 5, 10, 20 etc. to 70070


We have just had confirmation that Mark has completed his cycle ride and is now in Paris, the club would like to be the first to congratulate you.

Well done Mark 73 de GW6GW

Belong... Believe... Achieve...

Our NEW location is

Islwyn High School
NP12 0NU

Directions from the old school (Oakdale Comprehensive) If you are on the road, the school on your left, continue along this road, you will come to a right hand bend, (About 0.6 mile) follow this around, the first left turn is Waterloo (About 120 yards from large bend) , take this left turn.

Continue down the hill which is quite steep.
About (1/4 mile)
ISLWYN HIGH is on your LEFT, you can't miss it.
Take the in road there is a large car park at the front of the school.

Club room is via the main reception then first door on the right.

The 45th "Welsh Radio Rally 2018" will be held on Sunday 7th October 2018 at Rougemont School Newport

See our Rally Page for directions

10am - 4pm

Entry £2.50

Our club frequency is 144.575MHz
give a call out you may be surprised who is listening

Welcome to the web pages of Blackwood and District Amateur Radio Society GW6GW. We are located at Islwyn High School in the village of Oakdale near the town of Blackwood in South Wales. We hold our club meetings on Friday evenings during school terms from 1900 to 2100 local time. Activities within the club include Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced and Morse classes, video shows and various special events throughout the year which include rally, BBQ, field activities, Mills on the air and more. As the school is closed during the summer months due to school holidays we change venues from mid July to September by holding our meetings at Gelligroes Mill Pontllanfraith with the kind permission of the owner Mr David Constable who is also runs The Candle Workshop.
Please visit our
Local History page for details of The Mill.

If you are interested in becoming a Radio Amateur or if you are just interested in communications in general then pop along to the school and see what its all about.

Below are our current QSL card

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Updated 27th August 2018

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