News for England North – 18 October 2015

| October 16, 2015

We start with an advance notice of a Digital Radio User Guidelines session to be staged on 7 November by the UKFM Group (Western). The meeting will take place at the Warrington ARC and will include user friendly advice and hands on equipment, plus a question and answer session. For more information, or to reserve a place, contact Paul Carter, G7ODJ, on 07847 094 805 or email

Now for news from clubs that have several events this week. Angel of the North Amateur Radio Club is planning for its rally on Monday, setting up on Friday and running the Fog on the Tyne Rally on Saturday. Enrolment for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced classes are available. Details from Contact Nancy Bone, G7UUR, on 01914 770 036.

Stockport Radio Society is holding an Advanced tutorial on Monday. On Tuesday there’s an antenna party with Glenn Bates. Next Saturday and Sunday sees the club entry in the CQWW SSB 48 hour contest. More information from Heather Stanley, M6HNS, on 07506 904 422.

Mexborough & District Amateur Radio Society is holding a debrief on Tuesday following GB5OPR celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary. Friday sees preparations for the Christmas party. Details from Darrell, G0FUO, on 07887 423 221.

Halifax & District Amateur Radio Society has an open net on Wednesday on 145.400MHz from 7.30pm. Thursday sees a joint net with RAFARS on 145.350MHz from 7pm. Contact Martin, M0GQB, on 01422 341 317.

Sheffield & District Wireless Society is having a talk and demo of spectral purity on Wednesday. Sunday sees a club stand at the Great Northern Hamfest. Contact Krystyna, 2E0KSH, on 07884 065 375.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday Humber Fortress DX ARC commences an Advanced course that will run for about six months. There are a few places left. For more information contact John Cunliffe via email to

On Monday Sheffield Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Details from David, G6DCT, via email to

On Monday Thornton Cleveleys Amateur Radio Society is receiving its Chairman’s report. More information from John E Rodway, G4FRK, o 01253 862 810.

On Tuesday Chester & District Radio Society is watching videos on mast erection and an introduction to VOACAP by Keith, GW0OKT. Contact Bruce Sutherland, M0CVP, on 01244 343 825.

On Wednesday Denby Dale Radio Club is holding its AGM from 8pm in Pie Hall. Contact Darran, G0BWB, on 07974 423 227.

On Wednesday Mid-Cheshire Amateur Radio Society is holding a committee meeting. Contact Peter Paul Fox, G8HAV, on 01606 553 401.

On Thursday Bishop Auckland Radio Amateur Club is having a talk on Wires-X and System Fusion, alongside Foundation and Advanced training. More information from Mark, G0GFG, on 01388 747 497.

On Thursday Ripon & District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night. Contact David Cutter, G3UNA, on 01423 860 778.

On Thursday South Manchester Radio and Computer Club is having a talk on Royal- and Merchant Navy Morse operating by Alan, 2E0RDV & Peter, G3XGE. Details from Ron, G3SVW, on 01619 693 999.

On Friday East Cleveland Amateur Radio Club is having an open discussion evening. For more information contact Alistair, G4OLK, on 01642 475 671

Category: News for England North East, News for England North West