News for England North – 2 August 2020

| July 31, 2020

Guidance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic is changing rapidly and on an area-by-area basis as this bulletin was being written. We strongly advise you to check with organisers before considering whether to take part in any events, and above all to observe all local and national restrictions including social distancing.

Bishop Auckland Radio Amateur Club has a club net on Sundays from 7.30pm via GB7CY, using digital mode only. On Thursday the net is on GB3CD from 7.30pm.

Central Lancs Amateur Radio Club has an open net on Sundays from 11am on 1.940MHz. Most days see a CQ and brew from about 2.30pm around 70.450MHz. On Tuesday it’s the club net from 7.30pm around 70.450MHz. Details from Peter, G3UCA on 01772 494 474.

Chester and District Radio Society has a net from noon on Sundays, beginning on 145.500MHz. Tuesday sees a net from 3pm around 145.5MHz and on Friday there’s a net beginning on 144.330MHz at 9.30pm. Contact Bruce, M0CVP, on 01244 343 825.

Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society has a net around 3.715MHz from 9.30am on Sundays, followed by a net on the GB3IM repeater network at 11.30am, following the GB2RS News. Tuesdays sees a net on GB3IM from 7.30pm. For details of the weekly meeting, email

South Manchester Radio and Computer Club has daily Morse practice and tuition available via Skype and email. There’s a net on Sundays from 10.30am around 3,637kHz. Tuesday and Thursday see a net from 7.30pm around 145.475MHz. On Wednesday there’s a net from 8pm on 51.530MHz. More information from Ron, G3SVW on 0161 969 3999.

Southport and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Sundays from 7.30pm, starting on 145.500MHz then moving to a free channel. Monday sees a Zoom meeting. Details from Brian, M0SSN, on 0777 169 5525.

Stockport Radio Society has a daily CW net at 4pm between 3.563 and 3.565MHz. On Monday there’s a net on 433.525MHz starting at 7.30pm. The Tuesday net is around 145.375MHz starting at 7.30pm and a Webex talk on RFID transmitters with Dave, G8KBB at 8.15pm. Contact Heather Stanley, M6HNS, on 0750 690 4422.

Thornton Cleveleys Amateur Radio Society has a net on 145.425MHz from 7.30pm on Monday and 8pm on Thursday. Contact John, G4FRK, on 01253 862 810.

Hull and District Amateur Radio Society has a net on Monday from 7pm around 145.350MHz. On Wednesday and Friday there’s a Zoom meeting at 8pm. Thursday sees a net from 8.30pm around 145.325MHz. Contact Tony, G0WJK, on 0794 464 8924.

Ripon and District Amateur Radio Society has nets on GB3HG from 7.30pm on Monday and 8pm on Thursday. Details from David, G3UNA, on 01423 860 778.

York Radio Club has a net on Wednesday from 8pm on 145.450MHz—for details see

Halifax and District Amateur Radio Society has a net on Monday at 7pm on 144.390MHz USB, an open net from 7pm on Tuesday via GB3WY, and a net on GB3HD from 7pm on Wednesday. Thursday sees a SSTV net on 144.525MHz from 1pm and a joint net with RAFARS on 145.350MHz from 7pm. Contact Martin, M0GQB on 01422 341 317.

Macclesfield and District Radio Society has a net on Monday from 7.30pm on 145.325MHz, possibly supplemented by a Zoom meeting. For details, email

Guisborough Amateur Radio Enthusiasts Group is starting a new SSTV net across the north-east. It will take place on Wednesdays from 8pm on 144.500MHz FM. Email M7OJA on for further information.

On Thursday Keighley Amateur Radio will meet at a new venue, the Flappit Pub, Flappit Springs, Cullingworth. Social distancing rules apply. Details from Geoff, G7JZM, on 0777 489 1641.

On Thursday Spen Valley Amateur Radio Society has a net on 28.750MHz from 8pm. Details from Russell, G0FOI, on 01274 875 038.

On Friday, East Cleveland Amateur Radio Club is meeting for the first time after lockdown at the New Marske Institute Club, 29 Gurney Street, New Marske, Redcar TS11 8EG. The institute is a two metre social distancing venue. Meeting from 7pm for a social pint and chat. For more information contact Alistair, G4OLK, on 01642 475 671.

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