News for England Midlands – 17 May 2015

| May 15, 2015

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has its 6m open net on 50.135MHz from 8.30pm tonight and next Sunday. Monday sees an open net on 145.250MHz FM from 7.30pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Wythall Radio Club is taking part in the RSGB 144MHz and Backpackers contests today. The club net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL is at 8pm tonight and next Sunday. The Tuesday Morse class is at 7.45pm, followed by a visit from IARU Region 1 President, Don Beattie, G3BJ. On Thursday the club is taking part in the RSGB 80m Club Championships CW leg. The regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30pm on Friday. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society has its second DF hunt counting towards the DF Trophy on Monday. The club net is on Wednesday from 7.30pm on 145.550MHz. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

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

Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association is holding a lunch on Tuesday and making slow CW transmissions from 8pm on 3540-3550kHz. The Spring Challenge wrap-up is on Thursday. Details from Derek Thom, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 1296MHz UKAC on Tuesday, alongside radio operation and projects. Saturday sees a video on vintage electronics by Mike, G8CTJ. 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. On Thursday there’s a natter night. Email for details.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its club net from 8pm on 145.325MHz. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

On Monday South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club is holding a junk sale. Contact A. Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

On Monday Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society is holding a VHF SSB evening. For more information contact Peter D. Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

On Tuesday Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society is having a casual evening with M0RSD on the air. Details from Carl Roberts, M0ZCR, by email to

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is on the air on 23cm from Markfield. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society is holding training classes and planning social events. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

On Wednesday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society is having a presentation on the work of RAYNET by Alan Clark, M0NLR, North Lincolnshire RAYNET County Controller and Jim Wheeldon, M0JHW. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 07969 062 859.

On Wednesday Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is conducting portable operations in Little Wenlock Village Hall Field. Contact John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

On Thursday Nuneaton and District Amateur Radio Club has its net from 9.30pm on 145.475MHz. Details from Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

On Friday Coventry Amateur Radio Society is holding its Portable Challenge. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

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

On Friday Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group has a surplus sale. Contact Ken Frankcom, G3OCA, on 01332 720 976.

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