News for England South West – 29 June 2014

| June 27, 2014

We start with news from Torbay Amateur Radio Society that an Intermediate course is planned for August. Training will take place on the weekends of the 9th/10th and 16th/17th, with the exam on the 17th. More information is available online at

Now for clubs that have several events this week. Trowbridge and District Amateur Radio Club has a club table at the West Rally today. On Wednesday there’s a presentation by Peter Chadwick, G3RZP, in which he analyses the results of 133 transmitter product reviews going back to the 1970s and charts the degradation in HF transmitter intermodulation performance since the move to solid state. Next Saturday and Sunday sees participation in VHF National Field Day. Details from Ian, G0GRI, on 01225 864 698, evenings and weekends.

Exeter Amateur Radio Society has its club net on Monday on 3.675MHz from 7.45pm. The 2m net is on Tuesday on 145.575MHz from 7.45pm. Contact Nick, M0NRJ, on 01363 775 756.

Cornish Radio Amateur Club is holding a committee meeting on Wednesday. On Thursday it’s the main club meeting and next Saturday sees setting up for the rally at Penair School, Truro, which takes place next Sunday. Details from Steve, G7VOH, on 01209 844 939.

On Wednesday Thornbury and South Gloucestershire Amateur Radio Club is visiting BRCMAC with John, G6RAZ. Next Saturday and Sunday sees participation in VHF National Field Day. Contact John Rowden, M0HFH, on 07743 697 063.

South Bristol Amateur Radio Club has a briefing for VHF National Field Day on Thursday, and is taking part in the event itself next Saturday and Sunday. Details from Andrew Jenner, G7KNA, on 07838 695 471.

Poole Radio Society is running its Advanced course and an activity night on Friday. Next Saturday and Sunday sees participation in VHF National Field Day. Contact Bill Coombes, G4ERV, by email to

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday 30 June Bristol RSGB Group is holding its early Christmas party. Details from Robin Thompson, G3TKF, by email to

On Monday 30 June Weston-super-Mare Radio Society is holding a club night. Contact Paul, G3SDH, on 01761 221 206.

On Wednesday Devon and Cornwall Repeater Group is at the Engine House, Compton Park, Callington from 2pm. All are welcome. Details are online at

On Wednesday 2 July Exmouth Amateur Radio Club is looking at antenna theory and designs. Contact Mike, G1GZG, on 01395 274 172.

On Thursday 3 July Saltash & District Amateur Radio Club is having an operating night. Contact Mark Chanter, 2E0MGC, on 01752 215 546.

On Thursday 3 July Yeovil Amateur Radio Club is having a barbecue at Ham Hill. Details from Rodney Edwards, M0RGE, on 01935 825 791.

On Friday 4 July Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society commences its VHF National Field Day three day event at Minterne Hill, Cerne Abbas, in a joint effort with the Bracknell Club. More information from John, G4POF, by email to

Category: News for England South West and Channel Islands