News for England North – 2 September 2018

| August 31, 2018

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week.

This Sunday, Oldham Radio Club has D-Star net on REF 14B from 9.30am, and on Wednesday there’s a 2m FM net from 8pm. Thursday sees a club night and Intermediate course, and on Saturday they are participating in the Churches on the Air event. Next Sunday it’s the turn of their C4FM net, FCS004-55, from 9.30am. Contact Mike, M1CVL, on 0740 276 3203.

Wirral Amateur Radio Society continues with day two of the SSB Field Day weekend this Sunday. On Tuesday it’s having a natter night from 7pm, when the Foundation course also continues. Wednesday sees an SSB Field Day post-mortem at 7pm. On Thursday G3NWR is on the air for ATV; call in on 144.750MHz to arrange contacts. Next Saturday there’s a working party upgrading their lighting for energy efficiency as well as field testing LED lamps. Full details from Bill, G4YWD, on 0780 488 4245.

York Radio Club is holding a breakfast meeting this Sunday at 10am. On Wednesday it has a net on 145.450MHz at 8pm, and Thursday sees their club night, again at 8pm. Further info via email to

Angel of the North Amateur Radio Club is on the air on Monday and continues its Foundation and Intermediate courses. Next weekend it will be operating a special event station from 10am to 3pm at The Bowes Railway, Gateshead NE9 7QJ, as part of the Heritage Weekend. They will be setting up from 8.30am in the guard’s van on the platform, as part of the guided tour. Entry is free. The suggested frequencies are two, 40 and 80m. For more information contact Nancy, G7UUR, on 0799 076 0920.

Hornsea Amateur Radio Club is holding a committee meeting on Wednesday, and on Saturday they are taking part in Churches on the Air. Details from Gordon, G3WOV, on 01377 240 573.

Now we return to the usual listing in date order.

On Monday, Macclesfield and District Radio Society has a shack on the air night. More from Greg, M0TXX, via email to

On Monday Sheffield Amateur Radio Club has a club night. Further info from David, G6DCT, via email to

On Monday Thornton Cleveleys Amateur Radio Society hosts a barbecue at the farm, from 6.30pm. If the weather is bad, it will hold a natter night at the club instead. Contact John, G4FRK, on 01253 862 810.

On Monday the Western FM Repeater Group has its AGM at 7.30pm in the North Cheshire Radio Club venue at Morley Green Social Club, Wilmslow SK9 5NT. Enquiries to Julian, M0JPW, on 0792 171 0850.

On Tuesday night Chester and District Radio Society is taking part in the UK Activity Contest. Full details from Bruce, M0CVP, on 01244 343 825.

On Tuesday Stockport Radio Society has a club meeting. More from Heather, M6HNS, on 0750 690 4422.

On Wednesday the Radio Amateur Old Timers’ Association holds its AGM and annual get-together to mark its diamond jubilee. The event opens at 11am with the AGM starting at 1.15pm. The venue this year is the Brunswick Inn in central Derby, very near the main railway station. For enquiries contact Ian, G4EAN via email to

On Wednesday Durham and District Amateur Radio Society has a club night from 6:30pm. Details from Michael, G7TWX, on 0782 692 4192.

On Wednesday Hambleton Amateur Radio Society has a club night. Contact John, M6BHP, on 0798 000 3293.

On Wednesday Sheffield and District Wireless Society holds its AGM and election of club officers for 2018-19. Full details from Krystyna, 2E0KSH, on 0788 406 5375.

On Thursday Bishop Auckland Radio Amateurs Club runs its normal club night and training courses. Further information from Gail, M3GBB on 0191 372 0473.

On Thursday Ripon and District Amateur Radio Society has a club night. More from David, G3UNA, on 01423 860 778.

On Thursday South Manchester Radio and Computer Club hosts a talk Bits from the Intermediate Syllabus, by Ron, G3SVW, who is the club contact on 01619 693 999.

On Thursday Spen Valley Amateur Radio Society has a talk Auroras by Doug, G4DZU. Details from Russell, G0FOI, on 01274 875 038.

On Friday East Cleveland Amateur Radio Club meets for a radio magazines evening. For more information contact Alistair, G4OLK, on 01642 475 671.

On Friday Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club will not be holding a meeting. For details of future events and their recent change of venue visit

On Friday Wakefield and District Radio Society meets for its weekly social evening from 7pm. Contact Charles, M0OXO, on 0790 050 0775.

On Saturday Quantum Amateur Radio and Technology Society sees Christ Church, Coventry, celebrate its 60th anniversary. To coincide with both Churches on the Air and Heritage Open Day they will be running a VHF phone and HF FT8 special event station, using the call sign GB6CCC. Visitors are welcome. Further details are available at

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