News for England South-West – 18 June 2017

| June 16, 2017

We start with news that Weston-super-Mare Radio Society has this year introduced a series of five two metre DF hunts. Spearheaded by Jim Bryant, M0JWB, they will be held on a Monday club night or a Sunday afternoon, and start from a hilltop lay-by just outside Weston, NGR ST359579. The fox will be hiding somewhere within a 16km radius and make two minute transmissions every 10 minutes. Frequencies and other details will be announced at the meeting point. After the final transmission and the location announcement a buffet supper will be provided for all participants in a nearby hostelry. It is hoped that members from other radio clubs in the area will participate in this event and there is a £50 prize for the overall winner of the series. The dates and further details can be obtained from club secretary Martin Jones, via email to

Now for clubs that have several events this week. Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society is holding a session on home beer brewing today. Wednesday sees a social evening with videos and next Sunday sees preparations for VHF National Field Day. Contact John, G4POF, on 0758 250.

Thornbury and South Gloucestershire Amateur Radio Club is on the air on Wednesday. The regular VHF net is on Friday. Next Saturday and Sunday sees activities for Museums on the Air. Contact Mark, 2E0RKM, on 0777 629 2813.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday Appledore and District Amateur Radio Club is having a talk by Terry, G4CHD on antenna design, including a demo of MMANA. Details from Alan Fisher, M6CCH, on 01237 422 833.

On Monday Weston-super-Mare Radio Society has the second round of its DF hunt. Contact Martin Jones, G7UWI, on 01934 613 094.

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

On Thursday South Bristol Amateur Radio Club is having an open house and on the air night. Details from Andrew Jenner, G7KNA, on 07838 695 471.

On Thursday Yeovil Amateur Radio Club has Morse practice with G3MYM. Details from Rodney Edwards, M0RGE, on 01935 825 791.

On Friday North Bristol Amateur Radio Club is having a relax and chat evening, plus preparing for Westrally. Details from Mat, G7FBD, via email to

On Friday Poole Radio Society is having an activity night. For details, email

On Friday Torbay Amateur Radio Society is having an operating night. Contact John, via email to

Category: News for England South West and Channel Islands