News for England South-West – 7 April 2024

| April 5, 2024

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. The Club’s Friday nets take place from 11am via GB3DN and on 145.450MHz at 8pm. John, G3JKL,

On Tuesday, Bath and District Amateur Radio Club has a net on 70.475MHz from 7.30pm. On Thursday members are meeting online via Zoom.

Join Callington and District Amateur Radio Society members for a chat on GB3JL every Monday from 8pm. Guests and visitors to southeast Cornwall are always welcome on the net and at the Engine House Café every Wednesday from 1.30pm. See the Society’s website for further details. Peter, G8BCG, 07801 413 241

Exeter Amateur Radio Society meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in the month at America Hall in the Sunnylands room, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 8PX. Meetings are held at 7pm and new members are always welcome. More details are available on the website

On Sundays and Wednesdays, Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society has club nights 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 on 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, Talk Group 23515, time slot 1. All amateurs 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 Wednesday, Holsworthy Amateur Radio Club has a net via the GB3DN repeater from 7.30pm. Visit the website for further details.

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

On Monday, Mid Somerset Amateur Radio Club is meeting at the Baptist Church Rooms in Shepton Mallett from 7.30pm.

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.

The North Bristol Amateur Radio Club meets every Friday at Page Community Association, Page Road, Staple Hill, Bristol, BS16 4NE. Meetings start at 7pm and talks start at 8pm. The Club welcomes all members and non-members. Visit the website for further details, Dave, G7BYN on 07533933831

Poldhu Amateur Radio Club will have a technical meeting on Tuesday 9 April at 7pm in the Marconi Centre at Poldhu Cove. The presentation will be a recreation of Dud Charman, G6CJ’s famous ‘Aerial Circus’ and will use scale models to demonstrate the characteristics of common antennas such as dipoles, verticals, Yagis, and helicals. This is one of the ways HF antennas were developed before computer simulation. The presentation will be given by Terry Giles, G4CDY and there will be plenty of time for people to experiment with the antennas. The Centre can be found by driving to Poldhu and then taking the road to the left of the Cove and following the signs. Further news from Poldhu is that the new 2m DMR repeater GB7PC is now operational. This will form part of the extensive SW Cluster. Full details can be obtained from, or by visiting the website, or by emailing

On Sundays, Poole Radio Society has a net around 28.375MHz using SSB from 10am. On Mondays there is a net on 145.375MHz at 8pm. The net moves to 70.375MHz at 7pm on Tuesdays. This Thursday, the 4 April, sees the Society’s ‘Construction Corner’ activity taking place. For more information visit the website

The Radio Operators Cornwall South West Operators Net is held at 7.30pm via GB3NC on the first Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome to join in. Visit the website to find out more.

On Sundays, Riviera Amateur Radio Club has nets on 29.150MHz FM from 11am, 51.490MHz from 11.30am and via GB7TQ from 8pm. On Wednesdays, there are nets on 70.475MHz from 7.20pm, and on 145.245MHz from 8pm.

On Wednesday, Saltash and District Amateur Radio Club has a net via the GB3PL repeater from 7.30pm. Mark Chanter, M0WMB, 07810 548 445

Listen out for South Bristol Amateur Radio Club which is taking part in the Airfields on the Air event today, the 7 April.

Thornbury and South Gloucestershire Amateur Radio Club meets every Wednesday from 7.30pm at The Chantry, Thornbury. The Club has daily nets via the GB3ZB repeater from 10.30am. The Friday net is on 145.450MHz from 8pm. Terry, M0TJX, 07889 208 090

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. Tuesday sees members meeting at 7.30pm, followed by a net on 3.663MHz from 9.15pm. On Wednesday, the Society has nets on 14.270MHz from 9.30am and on 3.663MHz from 10.30am. The Society meets on Fridays from 7.30pm. Saturday sees a net on 3.663MHz from 10am.

Weston Super Mare Radio Society is having meeting at Weston Super Mare Social Club on Monday from 7.30pm. The Society’s Thursday net takes place via the GB3WB repeater from 8pm. Visit the website to find out more.

Category: News for England South West and Channel Islands