News for England South-West – 17 July 2016

| July 15, 2016

We start with advance notice that RadCom columnist Steve White, G3ZVW will be hosting an inter club construction contest entitled Desert Island Challenge at the Sidmouth Amateur Radio Society on Tuesday 26th July. All clubs in the area are invited to contact Steve directly via email to

Now for clubs that have several events this week. North Bristol Amateur Radio Club has an open net on GB3BS from 7pm tonight and next Sunday. Friday sees preparations for the Filton Festival activities, which takes place next Sunday. Details from Mat, G7FBD, via email to

Torbay Amateur Radio Society is having a club night tonight. Next Sunday there’s a talk on Stover Canal Phase 1 by Roger Harding. For more information contact Dave, G6FSP, by email to

Thornbury and South Gloucestershire Amateur Radio Club is having a project night on Wednesday. Friday sees a club net. For information, email

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday Appledore and District Amateur Radio Club is having a radio activity night with Steve, G6SQX. Contact Alan Fisher, M6CCH, on 01237 422 833.

On Tuesday Exeter Amateur Radio Society has its net on GB3EW at 7.45pm. Contact Nick, M0NRJ, on 01363 775 756.

On Wednesday Burnham-on-Sea Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Contact Brian, G4RGY, on 01278 683 645.

On Wednesday Exmouth Amateur Radio Club is having an operating night and barbecue. Contact Mike, G1GZG, on 01395 274 172.

On Thursday Cornish Radio Amateur Club is holding a club evening. Details from Steve, G7VOH, on 01209 844 939.

On Thursday Riviera Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. For details, email

On Thursday Saltash and District Amateur Radio Club is having a talk by M0WMB on building a Slim Jim antenna. Contact Mark Chanter, M0WMB, on 01752 215 546.

On Thursday South Bristol Amateur Radio Club is holding its summer barbecue. Details from Andrew Jenner, G7KNA, on 07838 695 471.

On Thursday Sutton & Cheam Radio Society is having a talk on fault finding by Leslie Butterfields, G0CIB. Contact John, G0BWV, on 0208 644 9945.

On Thursday Yeovil Amateur Radio Club has Morse practice with G3MYM. Details from Rodney Edwards, M0RGE, on 01935 825 791.

Finally, we understand that Andover ARC will be active on the HF bands from Great Cumbrae IOTA EU-123 as GS0ARC/P from 29 until 31 July.

Category: News for England South West and Channel Islands