British Railways Amateur Radio Society (BRARS) was formed in 1966 by a few railwaymen with a common interest
in amateur radio. We are affiliated to a much larger
organisation named FIRAC
- Fédération Internationale des Radio Amateurs Cheminots (International Federation of Railway Radio Amateurs). FIRAC was founded in Hamburg in 1964.
aim of both ourselves and FIRAC is to promote friendship amongst people who
have a common interest in both railways and radio. With this in mind,
each year one of the FIRAC member countries hosts an International Congress
somewhere in Europe for members to meet up and put a face to the voice. In addition BRARS
aims to hold a hotel based Spring Meeting on one weekend every year.
This Meeting enables our members to relax in an informal manner to chat and visit a variety of railways and suchlike.
Our magazine is entitled Rails and Radio. It is sent by
post to every member. It carries radio and railway related articles written by our members along with news from the BRARS committee. We aim to publish Rails and Radio every quarter.