Rugby  Amateur Transmitting  Society      [RATS]


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The Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society provides a meeting point for all radio amateurs and shortwave listeners in the Rugby area.  Within the club there are people with a wide range of interest in all fields of Amateur Radio, computing and electronics.

LATEST: The 2020 RATS Rally has been cancelled due to the continuing Covid-19 situation.

If you want to know more about the RATS or its activity, please contact Steve (G8LYB) at :

What is Amateur Radio?

Who we are and how to find us

Club Events & Calendar

Other Events

RATS Annual Radio Rally 2020

Merchandise from RATS

VHF NFD 2012

Rally Photos 2010

Rally Photos 2011

Rally Photos 2013

Club Photo Gallery

In Memoriam

GB3ME - Rugby Repeater  active

GB7ME -Digital Repeater  active

MB7VR - APRS Digipeater  active

Recent Activity Reports

Membership Information

Ascom Information

Constructors’ Page

TX Factor

Sales & Wants

Other Club Links


We established our new Clubhouse, in conjunction with 12th Rugby Scouts, in the Autumn of 2013.  Since then many new members have completed courses at the club and successfully obtained their Foundation and Intermediate Licences.  We also have had several Full Licence successes!  Well done all.

With a membership now approaching 60, we are able to invest in new ‘toys’ and facilities to benefit all.

The club meets on Saturday afternoons from 14:00 to 18:00 and Tuesday evenings from 20:00 in order to take part in the RSGB UKAC events.

Google Calendar for the current month now added to Club Events.

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Please direct any comments or problems to Ted G7BQM

(Webrat) email:

Last Website update 28 July 2020