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 and experience in all fields of amateur radio, computing and electronics.

Currently, we run Foundation and Intermediate Amateur Radio courses and examinations and hope to add Full licenses to this in the near future.

The Society meets at its new Clubhouse in Brownsover from 14:00 - 18:00 on Saturday afternoons and from 20:00 on Tuesday evenings.  We also take part in the weekly Tuesday evening UKAC.

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

The full address of the RATs clubhouse is:

12th Rugby Scout Headquarters

Boughton-Leigh Community Junior School

Wetherell Way



CV21 1LT

Maidenhead Locator : IO92JJ

WAB Square            : SP57

The Society holds three club callsigns, G3BXF, which was granted in 1948; G4APD and G7APD.  Until recently we have provided facilities for members to operate on all bands from the old clubhouse at Rugby Radio Station and take part in contests.


Our clubhouse room, built in conjunction with a local Scout group, enables us to continue multi-band operations as before.   The club also owns a very comprehensive range of test equipment.

The club runs the Rugby 70 cms repeater GB3ME.  This has good coverage in the local area - please see details of this repeater on the GB3ME page.

Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome to attend any of the club meetings.  Please see “Membership Information” for more details.


Updated 18 May 2020