News for England South-West – 28 May 2023

| May 26, 2023

The Online Amateur Radio Community runs a 40m slow-to-medium speed CW net every Monday evening at 7pm. All are welcome to join in. For more information see On the first and third Saturdays of the month, the group holds a virtual social night called ‘The Rubber Duck’ on Zoom. For more information, see

The Online Radio Club has a virtual radio club night at 7.30pm every Thursday via Zoom. It is suitable for all radio enthusiasts regardless of individual skill level. Go to the website for the meeting link.

Ham Radio Network has a talk on the theme of An Evening with… on Monday. See the website to find out more.

On Sundays, Appledore and District Amateur Radio Club has a net on 1.860MHz from 9.30am, followed by an SSB net on 144.260MHz at 10.30am. The club has weekday nets taking place from 4pm on 145.450MHz, except Wednesday when the net moves to 144.260MHz between 8 and 9pm. On Monday, there is a net via GB3DN at 11am. There is another net on Friday from 11am via GB3DN and on 145.450MHz at 8pm. John, G3JKL

On Tuesday, Blackmore Vale Amateur Radio Society will be meeting at The New Remembrance Hall, Charlton, Shaftesbury from 7.30pm. On Wednesday, there are club nets on 28.360MHz at 8pm and 70.425MHz at 9pm., visit the website for more information.

On Tuesday, from 7.30pm, Bristol RSGB Group will be meeting at BAWA Health and Leisure Club, 589 Southmead Road, Bristol, BS34 7RG. The group will be discussing a paper by Professor Cathryn Mitchell, M0IBG and her colleague Dr Robert Watson, entitled ‘The Rise and Fall of TOPCAT – a very British story in the age of small satellites’. Paul Roberts, G0OER,

On Tuesday, the Cornish Radio Amateur Club will be meeting. Steve, G7VOH, 01209 844 939,

On Sundays, Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society has a club night from 7pm. Wednesday sees another club night from 7pm. The Society holds a Morse Academy every Thursday night from 7pm. Also on Thursdays, there are nets on 70.400MHz from 7pm, and 145.375MHz from 8pm. Sue,

Guernsey Amateur Radio Society has a net on Tuesday from 8pm on 145.525MHz. On Thursday the DMR net is from 8pm on GB7GY on talk group 23515, time slot 1. All are welcome to join in. On Friday, the club meets at the Bunker, Beau Sejour Leisure Centre from 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. Phil, GU0SUP, 07781 151 747

On Tuesdays, Isle of Avalon Amateur Radio Club has a net on 433.475MHz from 8pm. The net moves to 145.475MHz on Wednesdays from 8pm. A 10m net on 28.405MHz is held on Thursdays from 8pm. The club meets on Fridays at Ivor’s Paddock from 6pm. Matt, 2E0FNT, 0730 554 9614

The Jersey Amateur Radio Society clubroom is now open on Friday evenings from 8pm. An old footpath has been reinstated to gain access from the Meteorological Radar Tower to Mast B. Please be very careful as the ground is uneven. You will need a torch if it is dark. Mike, GJ0PDJ on 07797 718390

Newquay and District Amateur Radio Society meets at Trevisker Saint Eval Community Centre, 750 Orion Drive, Wadebridge at 7pm on the second Wednesday of each month. Visit the website to find out more.

On Monday, Mid Somerset Amateur Radio Club will be meeting at the Quarter Jack, Wells from 2.30pm. Chris Lavis G6HIQ, 07944 801540

North Bristol Amateur Radio Club, in partnership with South Bristol Radio Club, is holding a special event to commemorate the loss of flight 777a on the 1 June 1943. The flight was en route from Portugal to Whitchurch Airport, now defunct, in Bristol. The event has been granted the rare callsign GB80AGBB. The station will be active from 10am until 5pm from the 30 May to the 3 June on the 20 and 40m bands and on the Southwest DMR Cluster Talk Group 950. Contact can also be made via the FreeDMR Network on Talk Group 777. For more information visit the GB80AGBB page on or email

The Cornish Poldhu Amateur Radio Club is holding another Open Day on Saturday the 3 June from 10am. The club welcomes anyone who has an interest in amateur radio, or those who are already licensed, to join in for the day. At 11am there will be a talk and live demonstration of PEANUT by Richard, G4WKW involving an online contact with Hobart, Australia. The talk will be followed by a discussion. There will be an opportunity to operate the club station, have a chat and learn more. The club has a superb site on the cliffs overlooking Poldhu Cove and Mounts Bay, with a tri-band HF beam and multiple dipoles. The location is close to the Poldhu Cove beach and has a café – an ideal location for the family while you indulge your radio passion. Go to Poldhu Cove and follow the signs to the Marconi Centre, where there is a large free car park. For more information, please call Terry, G4CDY on 0776 468 1843.

On Sundays, Poole Radio Society has a net around 28.375MHz SSB from 10am. On Mondays there is a net on 145.375MHz at 8pm. The net moves to 70.375MHz at 7pm on Tuesdays. On Thursday, the Society will be meeting, from 7.30pm, to enjoy a talk on Grid Dip Oscillators. On Fridays there is a Zoom meeting at 7.30pm.

Radio Operators Cornwall holds its Operators Net every Thursday around 145.425 FM. All are welcome to join in and shortwave listener reports are always appreciated. Covering all of Cornwall and into South Devon, the net has a focus on portable operations, but mobile and fixed stations are equally welcome. For more information visit the website or email

On Thursday, Riviera Amateur Radio Club will be meeting at the Precinct Centre, Torquay from 7.30pm. Steve Crask G7AHP,

Saltash and District Amateur Radio Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Burraton Community Centre. New members and visitors are welcome. Mark, 07810 548 448.

On Thursday, South Bristol Amateur Radio Club has an ‘Open House and On the Air Night’ from 7.30pm. Andy Jenner, G7KNA, 07838 695 471,

On Monday, Swindon Amateur Radio Club will be holding a net via GB3WH. On Wednesday, the net moves to 70.400MHz FM. Viv, M0IEP, 07799 838 866

On Sundays, Torbay Amateur Radio Society has nets on 14.270MHz at 9.30am and 145.575MHz at 12pm. On Monday, there are nets on 3.663MHz at 10.30am, 1.982MHz at 8pm and 50.155MHz at 8.30pm. On Wednesday, the Society has nets on 14.270MHz from 9.30am and 3.663MHz from 10.30am. The Society will be meeting on Friday from 7.30pm. The 3.663MHz net will continue at 10am on Saturday.

On Thursday, Yeovil Amateur Radio Club will be operating from Ham Hill Country Park.

Category: News for England South West and Channel Islands