MNØVFW

MID-ULSTER AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

MNØVFW


Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club Membership


You can  join the MUARC by attending one of our meetings, dropping into the club shack, speaking to one of our members or by clicking the button above.


Associate Membership is open to individuals who live abroad.



James Park, Mahon Road, portadown

Above is a map picture of where our shack is within Turkingtons construction on the Mahon Road, Portadown

Membership 


Membership  free of £20 is paid annually to the clubs treasurer in September.  

Non members may join at any time, however membership cannot be completed without either your details or dues.


Junior Membership (Under 18's or 25 if in full time education)


Membership  for junior members and those in full time education is free


Associate Membership 


Associate Members have limited membership within the club and as such do not pay a fee.  

Only the persons details need to be submitted, when they first join and then annually each September.


MUARC History


1965


The MUARC was founded back in 1965 in Portadown, Co. Armagh, although it was then known as the Mid-Ulster RSGB Group.


1982


In 1982 a constitution was drafted and the Club became RSGB affiliated - and it then became known by its current name.


In the same year, the Club acquired the callsign GI3VFW - which was that of Stanley Eakins SK. 

The special-event callsign was GN3VFW


2005


During the 2005/6 season the Club made an application for funding under the 'Awards For All' Lottery Grant scheme, and was successful in securing £4550 for field equipment and training materials.

2007

Early 2007 saw the delivery of the first consignment of field equipment bought using our grant money.


2008


In December 2008 the club was again awarded lottery funding to purchase a display trailer to promote amateur radio to the wider community, and revived delivery of this in January, when the trailer was officially launched by the Mayor of Craigavon, in Brownlow Resource Centre, with a live link through Echolink to Harvey KB2EA in New York.


2010


In March 2010 the club welcomed the issuing of a new call sign - MN0VFW.  The change had been decided by members at a previous meeting due to administrative difficulties, and that GI3VFW would be kept as our historical call sign, due to its significant and long history with the club.


2013


The Club win the Region 8 club of the year and reaches the finals of the RSGB Club of the year. The club finally clinch third place in the large club category.


2014


The Club win the Region 8 club of the year and reaches the finals of the RSGB Club of the year where they finish joint 2nd in the large club category.


2015


Mid-Ulster Amateur Radio club celebrate 50 years. 

A variety of events, activations, special event stations,  and other activities mark the clubs 50th anniversary.

The Club sees three of its youth members travel to the Breacon Beacons to take part in the RSGB DXpedition.

One of the clubs youth members is elected onto the RSGB as youth representative for Northern Ireland. The youth also host the RSGB YOTA (Youngsters On The Air) callsign in December.

The club finishes celebrating it's 50th anniversary by activating the special callsign, GB50MU (50th Mid Ulster) for the entire month of December.