News for the Midlands – 11 January 2015

| January 9, 2015

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association is taking part in the 80m AFS CW contest today. On Thursday members will be bringing something new, something old from their shack. Next Saturday sees the 80m AFS SSB contest. More information from Derek Thom, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has its 6m open net today and next Sunday on 50.135MHz from 7.30pm. Monday will see the ongoing Foundation and Intermediate training, a discussion on updating the club calendar plus a check of the club equipment. The 4m open net is on Tuesday on 70.475MHz from 7.30pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Wythall Radio Club has its club net on 145.225MHz at 8pm tonight and next Sunday. The Tuesday Morse class is at 7.45pm, followed by a committee meeting. The regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30pm on Friday. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has its net on Monday at 8pm on 145.375MHz and 7.16MHz. Friday sees the annual dinner, 7.30 for 8pm. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Northampton Radio Club runs an open net on 145.4625MHz from 8pm on Monday. On Thursday there’s a bring-and-buy, to which all are welcome. A bar and soft drinks are available. Details by email from

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society has its 4m net around 70.425MHz on Monday from 7pm. On Wednesday club call GX3ZME is on the air alongside a committee meeting. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 432MHz UKAC on Tuesday, alongside radio operation and projects. Next Saturday sees a practical session building a Morse practice oscillator with Steve, G8LYB. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

South Birmingham Radio Society has its regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am on Tuesday. Training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL are on Thursday. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Midland Amateur Radio Society is holding a committee meeting and training classes on Wednesday. Next Sunday the club is at the Red Rose Rally. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

Salop Amateur Radio Society Club holds its CW net on Wednesday at 4.30pm on 144.070MHz then the club net at 8.30pm on GB3LH. On Thursday there’s a video evening. Email for details.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is having a talk on visiting and operating in Ireland by Brian, G4CIB. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

On Monday RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its net on 145.325MHz at 8pm. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

On Tuesday Hinckley Amateur Radio Society is taking part in the 70cm UKAC and holding an antenna workshop. Details from John, M0JAV, on 07836 731 544.

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is holding an open forum on antennas. More information from Chris, 2G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Malvern Hills RAC is having a talk on 1Hz & up by John, G3OCW. Contact Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society is having mini talks from 2pm. Details from Don, G4CYG, 01926 424 465.

On Friday Melton Mowbray Amateur Radio Society is having a quiz night. Contact Brian, M0YBX, on 07772 659 622.

On Friday Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group is holding a surplus sale. Details from Ken Frankcom, G3OCA, on 01332 720 976.

On Saturday Central Radio Amateur Circle is holding a group meeting. More information from Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07906 905 071.

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