News for England Midlands – 17 September 2017

| September 15, 2017

We start with clubs that have several events this week.

Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association has a net from 8.30am this Sunday and next Sunday on 50.220MHz USB. On Tuesday there’s a lunch meeting and then, from 8pm, the slow CW net around 3540-3550kHz. Thursday sees a talk on the Suriname DXpedition by Derek, G4BVY. Contact Derek, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

Wythall Radio Club has its regular net at 8pm this Sunday and next Sunday on 145.225MHz or GB3WL. On Tuesday there’s a Morse class then a talk. The regular nibbles night in the shack is on Friday from 7.30pm. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has an open net on Monday from 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and/or 7.16MHz SSB ± QRM. Thursday sees an open net from 8pm on 50.175MHz SSB. On Friday there’s a net on 145.375MHz instead of the usual meeting. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is having a talk on overhead power lines on Monday by ‘Mac’ MacDonald. The main club nets are on Wednesday from 7.30pm on 145.475MHz FM and 432.220MHz USB. On Thursday there’s a net on 145.475MHz from 7.30pm, often then moving to 80m SSB. Friday sees a net from 7.30pm on 432.220MHz USB. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

Lincoln Short Wave Club is holding a committee meeting on Monday and formal club meetings on Wednesday and Thursday. Saturday sees preparations for the National Hamfest. Contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group has a shack night on Monday. On Thursday it’s the club net from 8pm on 145.325MHz and on Saturday there’s planning evening and club night. Contact Paul, G1SGZ, via email to

South Birmingham Radio Society is having a ragchew on Monday. Tuesday sees the regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am and on Thursday there are training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 23cm UKAC on Tuesday. Next Saturday sees a talk on army tactical comms. 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 and on Thursday there’s a quiz night. For details, email

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order.

On Monday South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club is holding a junk sale. Contact A. Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 01246 456 625.

On Monday Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has an open net on 145.250MHz from 7.30pm. Details from Robert Bird, via email to

On Monday Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on 475kHz experiments Colin, G1IVG and Andy, G0SFJ. For more information contact Peter D. Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

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

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society General is holding a general meeting with shack on the air and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

On Wednesday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society has its net via GB3GR. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 0796 906 2859.

On Wednesday Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk A Web Server in a Match Box by Richard Wilkinson. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

On Thursday Nuneaton and District Amateur Radio Club has its net from 9.30pm on 145.475MHz. Contact Neil Yorke, M0NKE, via email to

On Thursday Solihull Amateur Radio Society is having a radio workshop evening and airing GX3GEI. For details, email

On Friday Bromsgrove and District Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Contact John, G4OJS, on 0788 9678 303.

On Friday Spalding and District Amateur Radio Society is having part two of the talk on Lincolnshire’s part in WWII Arnhem operations. Contact Graham Boor, G8NWC, on 0775 461 9701.

Next Saturday and Sunday Staffordshire Portable Amateur Radio Club is taking part in Railways on the Air from Amerton Railway. Contact Lynn Briggs, M6LIN, on 0192 244 9668.

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