News for England South-West – 26 June 2016

| June 24, 2016

We start with news that Roy, G8CKN has decided to retire from reading and presenting the GB2RS News. He started broadcasting at the beginning of the 2 metre FM service 37 years ago, adding simultaneous 70cm FM and 23 cm ATV transmissions for the last 21 years with worldwide internet video streaming from 15 years ago. A replacement or replacements are required to take over the current transmissions on 2m FM, 70cm FM via GB3BN, 23cm analogue or 70cm digital ATV via GB3HV and internet streaming via If any one would like to take over as a GB2RS newsreader in the Hampshire or central southern England area please contact the GB2RS News Manager, Ken Hatton, G3VBA, on Assistance will be given to set up these transmissions and some equipment may also be available.

This Sunday and next North Bristol Amateur Radio Club has an open net on GB3BS from 7 to 8pm. Details from Mat, G7FBD, via email to

On Wednesday Thornbury and South Gloucestershire Amateur Radio Club has an evening of 10 minute shack talks with Paul, M0ZMB. On Friday there is a club net. For information, email

On Thursday South Bristol Amateur Radio Club plans to contact those operators on Lundy during an open house and on the air night. Next weekend the club is taking part in VHF National Field Day and the GB2BLE team return from Lundy Island. Details from Andrew Jenner, G7KNA, on 07838 695 471.

On Monday Bristol RSGB Group has a talk by Chris Rennie, M0ORO on optical communications. Details from Robin Thompson, G3TKF, by email to

On Monday Weston-super-Mare Radio Society is having a construction, operating and natter night. Details from Martin Jones, G7UWI, on 01934 613 094.

On Tuesday Exeter Amateur Radio Society has a net on GB3EW at 7.45pm. Contact Nick, M0NRJ, on 01363 775 756.

On Thursday Yeovil Amateur Radio Club is on the air. Contact Rodney Edwards, M0RGE, on 01935 825 791.

On Sunday Torbay Amateur Radio Society is having a club night. For more information contact Dave, G6FSP, by email to

Category: News for England South West and Channel Islands