News for England South-West – 24 January 2016

| January 22, 2016

The team that runs the Bath-based distance learning course also runs local classroom courses. The next classroom Advanced course starts on Wednesday 3rd of February and will run 7-9pm every Wednesday up to the exam on Tuesday 5th of July. The course will cost £87.50 including the textbook, room hire and exam. These courses are sponsored by the City of Bristol RSGB Group to keep the costs as low as possible. Anyone interested in attending should contact Steve Hartley, G0FUW, via email to

Today and next Sunday the SouthWest Cluster is holding an experimental net on the DMR Network, Slot 2, Talk Group 950, from 6pm, operating simultaneously on GB7AA, GB7BS, GB7FI, GB7TC, GB7JB, GB7SD and GB7DR and, when internet connections are established to the sites, GB7CW, GB7KT and GB7MJ . The organisers wish to note that the SouthWest Cluster network is independent of the DMR-marc network.

Today and next Sunday North Bristol Amateur Radio Club is holding an open net on GB3BS from 7pm. The AGM is on Friday from 8pm. Details from Mat, G7FBD, via email to

On Monday Exeter Amateur Radio Society is holding an antennas show and tell evening. Tuesday sees the regular net on 145.575MHz from 7.45pm. Contact Nick, M0NRJ, on 01363 775 756.

On Monday the New Forest Amateur Radio Society is discussing getting started in amateur radio, plus there will be a demo of datamode operations and a talk on antennas. The meeting is at 7.30pm in the Charter Room at The Lymington Centre, formerly Lymington Community Centre. The cost is £2 for club members and £4 for non members. For details email

On Monday Bristol RSGB Group is holding its AGM. Contact Robin Thompson, G3TKF, via email to

On Monday Weston Super Mare Radio Society is having a natter night. Details from Paul, G3SDH, via email to

On Thursday Riviera Amateur Radio Club is running a special event station for SOS Radio Week. For more information email

On Thursday South Bristol Amateur Radio Club is holding an open house and on the air night. Details from Andrew Jenner, G7KNA, on 07838 695 471.

On Thursday Yeovil Amateur Radio Club is on the air. Details from Rodney Edwards, M0RGE, on 01935 825 791.

On Friday Torbay Amateur Radio Society is having a project night and construction cup. For more information contact Dave, G6FSP, by email to

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