News for England Midlands – 10 May 2015

| May 8, 2015

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is taking part in Mills on the Air today from Shepshed Watermill. On Tuesday there’s a screening of The TX Factor. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has GB4NHM on the air today for Mills on the Air from New Hall Mill, Sutton Coldfield. Its 6m open net is on 50.135MHz from 8.30pm tonight and next Sunday. Monday sees a club meeting and there’s an open net on 70.475MHz FM from 7.30pm on Tuesday. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Midland Amateur Radio Society is at the BVWS Vintage Communications Fair today at Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, CV31 1XN. Wednesday sees a committee meeting and training classes. Contact Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

Wythall Radio Club has a club net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL at 8pm tonight and next Sunday. The Tuesday Morse class is at 7.45pm, followed by a committee meeting. Wednesday sees the RSGB 80m Club Championship DATA contest from 8pm and the regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30pm on Friday. Next weekend sees the 24 hour RSGB 144MHz contest commencing on Saturday and the RSGB Backpackers 144MHz contest from 1200 on Sunday. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is having a talk Monday on all you ever want to know about QSL cards but were afraid to ask by Brian, G4CIB. The club net is on Wednesday from 7.30pm on 145.550MHz, plus there’s an evening visit to the SARA base at Sharpness. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its club net on Monday from 8pm on 145.325MHz. Thursday sees a talk on drones and photography by Mark Wingard. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

South Birmingham Radio Society is holding a committee meeting on Monday. The regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am on Tuesday, and visitors are welcome. Training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL are on Thursday. Friday sees work sorting out equipment for Field Day. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 432MHz UKAC on Tuesday, alongside radio operation and projects. Mike, G8CTJ invites members to build a valve amplifier on Saturday. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

Bromsgrove and District Amateur Radio Club is having a data night on Wednesday and a club night on Friday. Contact Dave, M6DKT, on 07584 025 156.

Salop Amateur Radio Society Club holds its CW net on Wednesday at 4.30pm on 144.070MHz and the club net on GB3LH from 8.30pm. The Foundation and Intermediate exams also take place on Wednesday. On Thursday there’s a junk sale. Email for details.

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is holding a surplus sale on Wednesday. Next Saturday and Sunday sees portable operating on 6m in Little Wenlock Village Hall Field. Contact John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Nuneaton and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Thursday from 9.30pm on 145.475MHz. On Friday there’s a bring-and-buy sale. Contact Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club is having a natter night. Contact A. Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

On Monday Stratford-upon-Avon and District Radio Society is holding its AGM and surplus sale. Contact Clive, G0CHO, on 01608 664 488.

On Tuesday Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association is making slow CW transmissions from 8pm on 3540-3550kHz. Details from Derek Thom, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

On Tuesday Derby and District Amateur Radio Society is holding a committee meeting. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

On Tuesday Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society is discussing forthcoming special events. Details from Carl Roberts, M0ZCR, by email to

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society is having a day out in Warwick, including lunch. Contact Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Wednesday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society is having an informal evening. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, 07969 062 859.

On Thursday Leicestershire Repeater Group is holding its AGM from 8pm prompt at The Greyhound Inn, Main Street, Botcheston, LE9 9FF. Contact Geoff, G4AFJ on 01455 823 344 for more information.

On Friday Coventry Amateur Radio Society has the 1st Round G4ZMC Trophy at Sowe Common. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

On Friday Derbyshire Spire Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Peter, M6DPF, on 07847 806 378.

On Friday Melton Mowbray Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on using DDS for VCOs. Contact Brian, M0YBX, on 07772 659 622.

On Friday Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group is having part 2 of the talk on filters. Details from Ken Frankcom, G3OCA, on 01332 720 976.

On Saturday Central Radio Amateur Circle has a group meeting. Contact Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07906 905 071.

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