If you're new to amateur radio or looking to take either the intermediate or advanced exams, we have both experienced tutors and a place to sit the exams. Tuition can be tailored to suit your and other students skills. We regularly take newcomers through the foundation licence and have a set of self learning tools set up through G3ZPD's teaching materials. 


A relatively newcomer to contesting, MX0WRC have shown their credentials by regularly topping the leader board in their class for the VHF NFD contest. The field day allows us to make good use of the unique geography on Corney Fell. Regular Tuesday night UKAC VHF contests are popular and now the IO84 square is one of the 'wanted' squares our stations, regardless of size, are popular with others.

Special Event Stations

SOS Radio week, held in January, allows us to make use of our RNLI stations along the coast. With our friends at Furness ARC we operate the popular LBC (Life Boat Cumbria) stations that draw in a significant amount for charity. Railways and Museums on the air offer us a chance to make use of L'al Ratty and our club shack to get the club on the air. We've supported events for the Titanic, RSGB Centenary and RAF.


DXpeditions are held annually to one of the islands that surround the coast. We've activated several of the Scottish Western isles like Arran, Barra and Skye as well as Tanera Mor (Summer Isles). Normally operating as MS0WRC we activate these IOTA islands with friends from the Sands Contest Group and further afield. Over the years we've developed a good range of hardware and operators who have notched up over 100,000 qso's

Workington & District Amateur Radio Club was formed in 2004. We meet at the Helena Thompson Museum on alternate Monday nights at 19:00 hrs. The club was set up to promote Amateur Radio in West Cumbria and welcomes members and guests from around the world. We have a wide range of resources that are available for members to make use of both in the shack and via our website.

If you'd like to get involved with the club then come along to a meeting or get in contact with us and we can see how we can help you. Get involved with the club via our forums or give away a few points on a UKAC contest night. 

Our club net is on a Sunday at 11:00 hrs with a call being put out on 14.500 Mhz and QSY to a free frequency, normally 145.750 Mhz so if you miss the start then have a search round on a Sunday morning and either listen in or call to get involved.