News for England South-West – 21 April 2024

| April 19, 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 at Farmborough Memorial Hall from 7.30pm.

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. The Society’s next club Meeting is on Wednesday 1 May, from 7pm at Callington Town Hall. See the Society’s website for further details. Peter, G8BCG, 07801 413 241

Special Event Station GB0CCD will be on the air from the Callington Community Day on Saturday 27 April. Callington Amateur Radio Society will be operating via the QO-100 satellite, the HF bands and local repeaters, demonstrating amateur radio to the general public. The event, in the Town Hall, New Road, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 7BD, is free to all. Visit the website for details. Peter, G8BCG, 07801 413 241

On Saturday, the Cornish Radio Amateur Club will be active for International Marconi Day.  Visit the website for more information.

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,

On Wednesday, Gordano Amateur Radio Group is meeting at The Ship, 310 Down Road, Portishead from 8pm. Visit the website for details.

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 to find out more.

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 for more inormation.

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 details. Dave, G7BYN on 07533933831

The 25 April 2024 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Guglielmo Marconi. The Poldhu Amateur Radio Club manages the Marconi Centre at Poldhu and will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Marconi’s birthday by operating the Centre’s club station using the callsign GB2GM. The Marconi Centre will be open from 9am to 5pm to welcome visitors and a representative will give a talk on Marconi’s achievements. Visitors are invited to exchange greetings with the stations that are contacted. On Friday 26 April Poldhu Amateur Radio Club is welcoming Radio Operators Cornwall to continue the celebrations. Radio Operators Cornwall members will be operating the Centre’s station GB2GM until late, predominantly on the 20m band. The Marconi centre will be open for visitors during the day and visiting amateurs are welcome to operate in the evening.

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.

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

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. On Wednesday, at 7.30pm, Terry, M0TJX will be giving a talk entitled ‘April Snippets’. 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.

On Monday, Weston Super Mare Radio Society is meeting at Weston Super Mare Social Club from 7.30pm. Thursday sees a net via the GB3WB repeater from 8pm. Visit the website for details.

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