News for England North – 19 January 2020

| January 17, 2020

We start with a reminder that all UK amateurs are required to revalidate their licence with Ofcom at least every five years. If it has been a while since you did that, go to or email The process doesn’t take very long.

Advance news now from Humber Fortress DX ARC. They will start a new Foundation course on Monday, 3 February. For more information, email

Now for clubs that have more than one event this week.

South Manchester Radio and Computer Club has a net this Sunday and next Sunday from 10.30am on 3,637kHz SSB. On Tuesday there’s a net from 8pm around 145.475MHz and Thursday sees a talk The Developments in the Radio Control of Models by Geoff Garside. Details from Ron, G3SVW, on 01619 693 999.

Wakefield and District Radio Society runs the 2E0IPC Memorial Open Net on 144.600MHz FM this Sunday and every Sunday from 10.15am, just after the local 2m GB2RS News broadcast. Details from Charles, M0OXO, on 0790 050 0775.

Stockport Radio Society has a C4FM Fusion net on Monday from 7.30pm on 144.725MHz. On Tuesday there’s a Morse class and radio night. Next Saturday and Sunday see the Foundation course parts one and two. Contact Heather, M6HNS, on 0750 690 4422.

Wirral Amateur Radio Society has their construction competition and an equipment sale on Tuesday. Wednesday is a film night plus more on the construction competition, and on Thursday it’s the regular ATV on-air and construction evening. Details from Bill Davies, G4YWD, on 0780 488 4245.

Halifax and District ARS meets at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Mytholmroyd, from 7pm on Tuesday. On Wednesday there is an open net on GB3HD from 7pm and on Thursday there is a joint net with RAFARS on 145.350MHz from 7pm. Contact Martin, M0GQB, on 01422 341 317.

York Radio Club has its net on 145.450MHz from 8pm on Wednesday. Thursday sees a club night with training from 8pm. For details see

Now to clubs with one event this week.

On Monday Macclesfield and District Radio Society is having a social night. For details, email

On Monday Thornton Cleveleys Amateur Radio Society is having a talk Damp Reporting and Rectification Procedures by Lyndon, M6HVD. Contact John, G4FRK, on 01253 862 810.

On Tuesday Chester and District Radio Society is having a practical soldering demonstration by Bill, G6ATO. Contact Bruce Sutherland, M0CVP, on 01244 343 825.

On Wednesday Hambleton Amateur Radio Society is holding its AGM. Details from John Earland, M6BHP, on 0798 000 3293.

On Wednesday Mid-Cheshire Amateur Radio Society is having a film night. Contact Peter, G8HAV, on 0791 931 5547.

On Wednesday Newsham Amateur Radio Training Centre has a club night with Foundation and Morse training. Details from John, 2E0DCV, on 01912 371 729.

On Thursday Bishop Auckland Radio Amateur Club has a club night and training evening from 7pm.

On Thursday Hull and District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on ladders by Keith, self-styled Professor of Ladderology. Contact Tony, G0WJK, on 01430 423 837.

On Thursday Keighley Amateur Radio Society has a food night at The Old Silent Inn, Stanbury. Details from Geoff Priestley, G7JZM, on 0777 489 1641.

On Thursday Spen Valley Amateur Radio Society has a shack meeting. Details from Russell, G0FOI, on 01274 875 038.

On Friday East Cleveland Amateur Radio Club meets for a night on the air. For more information contact Alistair, G4OLK, on 01642 475 671.

On Friday Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. For details, email

Category: News for England North East, News for England North West