MN0VFW
Grid Square: IO64sj
ITU Zone: 27
CQ Zone:14
IOTA: EU-115

MID-ULSTER
AMATEUR RADIO CLUB 

MNØVFW

MUARC History

CLUB SUCCESSES

2016
  • 3rd, RSGB Club of the Year -UK National Finals, 
  • winner, RSGB Club of the Year -Region 8, (Northern Ireland).


2015
  • winners, ARRL 10m multi operator, low power SSB Contest Northern Ireland

    2014
  • 2nd, RSGB Club of the Year -UK National Finals.
  • 2014, winner, RSGB Club of the Year -Region 8, (Northern Ireland).


2013

  • 3rd, RSGB Club of the Year -UK National Finals

winner, RSGB Club of the Year -Region 8, (Northern Ireland).


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.


2018

The new club meeting / training rooms were completed.