About the Vintage Radio Group

The Vintage Radio Group
(MX0VRG)  is a 'special interest group' now affiliated to the well-known and innovative Phoenix Amateur Radio Club in the UK. The group undertakes a range of vintage radio activities and participaties widely in PARC activities while using vintage amateur radio equipment.

The group currently uses a Yaesu FT-101ZD and a Kenwood TS-830S, each with more-or-less contemporary accessories, especially a Decca KW-107 Supermatch and original microphones, plus a Datong FL3 Auto Notch Filter. An Icom IC-735, an early compact, all solid state,  radio is also available for use (more info).

The group also promotes Vintage Radio Weekends, which are open to all vintage radio enthusiasts, and take place regularly throughout the year, usually in January, March, May, July, September, October and December, although any weekend can
be a vintage weekend! Many of the VRW activities coincide with other Phoenix ARC and Youth Hostels ARG events.

In addition to the Amateur Radio transceivers, members also have: Eddystone 730, 740, 840 communications receivers, plus several domestic radios made by Pye, Philips, Bush and RGD of various vintages - all British made, along with much 'wreckage' accumulated over many decades.

PARC-VRG produces a free, self-service, high resolution downloadable certificate for participants in the Vintage Radio Weekends. If you would like a copy, click on the image and then save it. You will find space to add your own callsign over the world map.

VRW Award Download

The Vintage Radio Group (MX0VRG) is a 'user group', not a collectors' club. Enquiries about membership should be sent to PARC:

The short url for this website is

Yaesu FT-101ZD

Kenwood TS-830S

Heathkit SB303

Foundation & Intermediate Licensees

Hybrid radios are fun and may be 'desirable' additions to the shack, BUT please be aware that hybrid transceivers will only operate correctly at full output power - usually 100W - therefore they are not appropriate for use by UK
Foundation & Intermediate licence holders except under the supervision of a Full Licence holder (and using the Full Licensee's Call Sign).

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