News for England Midlands – 12 June 2016

| June 10, 2016

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Worksop Amateur Radio Society is taking part in the Backpackers Contest today. Tuesday sees a club night and the UKAC. On Thursday there’s a technical talk on antenna modelling by John, M0JAV. Details from Paul, M0PJA, on 0789 062 6684.

Wythall Radio Club has its net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL from 8pm today and next Sunday. The Intermediate course continues on Monday. Tuesday sees a Morse class, club night and committee meeting. The regular nibbles night in the shack is on Friday. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has its Monday open net from 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and/or 7.16MHz ± QRM. On Thursday there’s an open net from 8pm on 50.175MHz SSB. Friday sees the second round of the G4ZMC Portable Competition Trophy at Hatton Locks. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society has a DF hunt on Monday. The club nets are on Wednesday and Thursday, starting on 145.500MHz at 7.30pm and then moving to 145.550 or the nearest clear channel. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

South Birmingham Radio Society is holding a committee meeting on Monday. Tuesday sees the regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am. Thursday has training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. On Friday there’s a review of rally visits and socials. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting on Monday. On Tuesday there’s an open net on 70.475MHz FM from 7.30pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association holds a QRS CW net around 3540-3550kHz from 8pm. On Thursday there’s a talk on ATUs by Peter, G3RZP. Details from Derek Thom, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

On Tuesday Rugby ATS is taking part in the 432MHz UKAC. Saturday sees a Foundation exam plus the shack on the air. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

Salop Amateur Radio Society has its club CW net on Tuesday from 4.30pm on 144.070MHz. Wednesday sees the club net on GB3LH from 8.30pm. On Thursday there’s a mobile DF competition. For details, email

South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society has its club net on 145.525MHz at 8pm, Wednesday evenings. On Friday there’s a talk on the UKAC and VHF/UHF contesting by Andrew, M0NRD. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 0796 906 2859.

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is on the air on 6m on Wednesday and is making preparations for NFD. Next Saturday and Sunday sees participation in the 6m contest from IO82NN using contest callsign G3Z. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

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

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

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is looking at Morse keys. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Malvern Hills RAC has a visit to BBC Wychbold. Contact Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society is discussing technical topics. Contact Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society has the shack on the air with a special call sign. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

On Friday Melton Mowbray Amateur Radio Society is discussing vertical antennas. Contact Brian, M0YBX, on 0777 265 9622.

On Saturday Central Radio Amateur Circle has a group meeting, plus the shack on the air. Contact Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07948 027 994.

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