News for England South-East – 30 September 2018

| September 28, 2018

We start with news from clubs with several events this week.

This Sunday and next Sunday, Hastings Electronics and Radio Club has a net on 144.575MHz from 11am. Contact Gordon, M3YXH on 01424 431 909.

This Sunday, Loughton and Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society continues operating GB2RGM for Railways on the Air weekend, and Thursday sees a net from 8pm on 144.725MHz. Details from Dave, M0MBD on 0798 016 5172.

The Radio Society of Harrow holds a net this Sunday and next Sunday at 12 noon on 1938kHz LSB. This Sunday, they’ve also an outdoor event at Old Redding car park from 2 to 5pm. On Friday there’s an EGM at Lincolnsfields Centre, starting at 8pm. Further information from Linda, G7RJL via email to

Surrey Radio Contact Club has a net this Sunday and next Sunday on 1905kHz at 9.30am. On Monday it hosts an autumn surplus equipment sale. On Thursday there’s a net on 70.300MHz at 8pm, and Friday sees another net on 145.350MHz, also at 8pm. Enquiries to John, G3MCX on 020 8688 3322.

Essex Ham has a net on GB3DA from 8pm on Monday, with chatroom and audio feed at Tuesday marks the start of the online Foundation course—visit for details. Next Sunday sees the Essex YL Net on GB3DA from 8pm. Contact Pete, M0PSX via email to

Fort Purbrook Amateur Radio Club hosts an open net on Monday from 8pm on 145.275MHz. On Friday it holds its AGM in the marquee on top of the fort. Next Saturday and Sunday is their field weekend, including an RSGB DX contest, and a 23cm Trophy contest. Full details from Chris, G3WIE via email to

Peterborough and District Amateur Radio Club has an HF net on Monday from 8pm on 1.980MHz, and on Tuesday there’s a VHF net on 145.400MHz at 8pm. More from Alan, G8XLH via email to

Southdown Amateur Radio Society has its monthly meeting on Monday at 8pm, where Bob Downhill will be speaking on GEE nav alternative. On Wednesday there’s lots going on: an FM net on 145.275MHz at 8.30am, a Hailsham shack meeting at 10.30am, a cafe meeting at 12.30pm, and a CW net on 144.060MHz at 7pm. Further information from Tom, M6ONX via email to

Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society will be operating at the shack on Tuesday and next Saturday from 9am to 2pm. Enquiries to Martin, M0MJU via email to

Chippenham and District Amateur Radio Club hold their regular weekly meeting on Tuesday from 7.30 to 9pm, while on Thursday they start the Foundation course with an induction evening from 7 to 9pm—a chance to meet other candidates and the trainers in an informal setting, to ask questions and learn about the course content. For more details, email

Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club has a 2m SSTV net on Tuesday at 7.30pm on 144.500MHz. Thursday sees a FM net on 145.500MHz from 7.30pm. Contact Gordon, M0WJL via email to

Bromley and District Amateur Radio Society holds a net on Wednesday from 9pm on 145.500MHz. Next Sunday sees day one of the Foundation course. More from Andy, G4WGZ, on 01689 878 089.

Crystal Palace Radio and Electronics Club has a net on Wednesday at 8pm on 145.525MHz, ± QRM. On Friday there’s a talk introducing power supplies, by Bob Burns, G3OOU. Contact Bob on 01737 552 170.

Now we return to the usual listing in date order.

On Monday Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society host a talk The Trials and Tribulations of Community Radio Broadcasting, by Mick Bannister, Ops Director at Secklow Sounds Ltd. More from Phil, G4FVZ, on 0780 263 6998.

On Tuesday Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society has a club net from 8pm on 145.375MHz. Contact Edwin, G0LPO on 01376 324 031.

On Tuesday North Kent Radio Society holds its regular club meeting from 8pm. Enquiries to Stephen, G8JZT via email to

On Wednesday Bracknell Amateur Radio Club has an open net from 8pm on 145.375MHz. Details from David, M0XDF via email to

On Wednesday Fareham and District Amateur Radio Club is holding a club night and bar. Further info from Chris, G7MFR on 0781 749 8772.

On Wednesday Norfolk Amateur Radio Club hosts a Skype talk by Bob Heil. More details from Chris, G0DWV on 01603 898 308.

On Thursday Shefford and District Amateur Radio Society celebrates its 70th anniversary and would like to hear from all current and past members to help mark the anniversary. Please contact David, G8UOD on 01234 742 757, or check their website at

On Thursday Cray Valley Radio Society holds a junk sale. Details from Dave, G8ZZK on 07739 549 822.

On Thursday Hammersmith Amateur Radio Society has a club net on 144.700MHz FM from 8pm. Email Selim, M0XTA, via

On Thursday Harlow and District Amateur Radio Society hosts an introduction to the Intermediate course at 7pm. It will run every Tuesday evening over 10 weeks. Enquiries to Jackie, 2E0SIJ via email to if you are interested in enrolling or even just taking your practicals and exam.

On Thursday Lowestoft District and Pye Amateur Radio Club has a regular club evening. For more, email

On Friday Thames Amateur Radio Group hosts a talk Isolated DXing, given by guest speaker John, G4LTH, Vice-Chair of Acorns (Thurrock ARC). It starts at 7.30 for 8pm and will be a presentation on his experience of operating portable in remote locations. Contact Patrick, G8JLM on 01621 855 461.

On Friday Horndean and District Amateur Radio Club is having a natter night. Contact Stuart, G0FYX on 02392 472 846.

On Friday Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society has a radio night. More from Peter, G4AKG on 01444 239 371.

On Friday Silverthorn Radio Club has a club night at 7.30pm. Enquiries to Robbie, M0HVC on 0742 913 1105.

On Friday Whitton Amateur Radio Group has its club night, with HF and VHF on the air, from 8pm. Contact Ian, G0OFN on 0795 620 3495.

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