The club exists to promote and further the technical and social aspects of Amateur Radio and Electronics in the community by providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas through formal talks, training, visits, field events, competitions, group discussions and social events. Our history can be traced back to the Norwood and South London RSGB Group in January 1952 with the previous club name (Crystal Palace & District Radio Club) first appearing in January 1956. The club callsign G2LW is activated at meetings, field days, the club net and special events.
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The club has a written constitution and is managed by an annually elected committee consisting of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and up to four ordinary members. Accounts are audited by a member who is not an elected officer or committee member.
Membership is open to any person who is interested in amateur radio or a related electronic subject and wishes to take part in and contribute to club activities. Members pay an annual subscription and a meeting fee - see lower down this page for details.
If you would like to join contact us, or just turn up at a meeting.
A monthly talk given by a person knowledgeable in their field (or sometimes a social event). Recent talks can be found here
A monthly newsletter containing information on club activities, future events, technical items from members, or other publications,
Details of special interest groups - packet, computing etc.
Access to our electronics and radio 'gurus' for help on just about anything electronic
Discussion groups to table and resolve members problems or items of special interest
Formal lectures/talks of a generally technical nature
A weekly club net, currently at 8:00pm each Wednesday on 145.525MHz (S21) or the nearest free simplex channel
Technical and novice assistance and Morse classes as required
Occasional surplus equipment sales
Visits to members shacks
Construction contest after the Annual General Meeting
One or two annual social events
The club is affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) and its activities are regularly publicised via the RGSB News Service GB2RS, in Radio Communication a number of consumer electronic magazines, local newspapers, Croydon Council's web page and the library system. Contact is maintained with a number of adjacent clubs by the exchange of newsletters and diaries of events.
Visitors are always welcome for a charge of £1 which includes a cup of tea or coffee
The costs of running the club are currently divided into two parts - an annual subscription which covers the newsletter and various infrastructure costs, and a meeting fee which covers the meeting room rent and refreshments. These charges are reviewed annually by the committee and agreed by members.
Currently the annual subscription is £12.00 and the meeting fee is £1.00 per meeting attended, paid at the meeting. Additional family members who do not require a newsletter will pay a reduced annual subscription of £4.00.