Society was formed in 1966 by a few railwaymen with a common interest
in amateur radio. The Society has continued to grow with the present
membership currently around 70. We are part of a much larger
organisation called FIRAC. The Federation International Radio Amateur
Cheminot, was founded in Hamburg in 1964 and currently the membership
worldwide is around 2500 from 23 countries.
aim of both organisations 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 member countries hosts the International Congress
where members meet up and put a face to the voice. Additionally BRARS
holds a Spring Meeting in a different part of this country each spring.
This allows the members to relax in an informal manner with their wives
and families. Sightseeing tours are arranged at the selected venue.
Society a produces a quarterly newsletter to keep members informed of
forthcoming activities in both our own Society and Firac. The
newsletter carries stories sent in by members and is the vital link for