News for England North – 19 March 2023

| March 17, 2023

On Wednesday, from 8pm to 9pm, George, MM0JNL, will be hosting a Technical and Support Net via GB3BT. The net is open to anyone, within range, who has any radio-related issues and needs assistance or guidance. This is a peer-support net, the aim of which is to provide support to fellow amateurs.

Barnsley and District Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting and social evening from 7pm on Monday. On Thursday, there is a net on 144.5625MHz or 3.787MHz from 7pm. David, G4TMZ,

Bishop Auckland Radio Amateur Club will be meeting at the village hall in Stanley Crook on Thursday evening from 7.30pm onwards. Anyone who is wishing to study or take their exams, please visit the club website.

On Sundays, everyone is welcome to join in with Bury Radio Society’s net on 144.550MHz FM at 8pm. On Tuesday, the Society will be meeting at Hollins Social Club, BL9 8BA from 7.30pm. Lynda, G6QA,

On Tuesday, Chester and District Radio Society will be having an interactive discussion evening focussed on, among other things, baluns, ununs and common mode chokes. Bruce, M0CVP, 01244 343 825

Durham and District Amateur Radio Society meets on Wednesdays from 6.30pm.

On Wednesday, East Ardsley Radio Society will be meeting from 7pm. On Friday there will be another meeting from 7pm.

On Sunday evening, East Cleveland Amateur Radio Club joins the open Teesside net around 145.425MHz from 8 to 9pm. Alistair, G4OLK, 01642 475 671

Every Sunday, Gilmore Radio Club has a CW net on 144.064MHz from 4pm. Today, the 19th, the club has a CW net on 28.080MHz from 7.30pm. On Tuesday, there is a net around 145.375MHz from 7.30pm. Heth, M6HNS, 0773 503 6267

Guisborough and District Amateur Radio Club meets on Monday from 7.30pm at the Guisborough Conservative Club for a social get together and natter. Everyone is welcome. Ron,

On Tuesday, the Halifax and District Amateur Radio Society will hear a short presentation by Max Townend, G4SDX on the ‘T Match Antenna Matching Unit’. The talk will cover the basic theory, why this design is so popular, and how to get the best out of it. Meetings start at 7pm at Elim Pentecostal Church, Ryburn Street, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3AZ. The club holds regular evening nets from Monday to Thursday, starting at 7pm.,

Hartlepool Amateur Radio Club has a net on 433.550MHz on Tuesday from 8pm and a club meeting on Friday from 7pm at Hartlepool Scout Centre. All are welcome. Stan, G7VGM,

Hornsea Amateur Radio Club has a CW net on 1.869MHz from 8pm, and SSB from 8.30pm, on Mondays. On Wednesday, members will be meeting from 7.30pm for the club’s annual dinner. On Friday, there will be a net around 145.450MHz from 8pm. Everyone is welcome to join in with club nets. John, G3XYF,

Houghton-Le-Spring Amateur Radio Club has an SSTV net on Sundays from 8pm on 144.700MHz FM. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday there will be Morse tuition and practice from 8pm on 144.700MHz FM. On Tuesday, there is a meeting from 6pm at Dubmire Royal British Legion Club. Thursday sees a CW net on 144.060MHz from 8.30pm. On Friday there is a net on 145.450MHz FM for general chat from 9pm. George, M5GHT, 0191 548 8995

Hull and District Amateur Radio Society has a net via GB3HS and an open meeting on Zoom from 7pm on Monday. Richard, M0RKK,

Last week, a most informative and entertaining talk was given to The Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society at the Tromode Sea Cadet Hall by Brian King. The subject was the Wreck of the British Brig of War HMS Racehorse which sank off Langness 200 years ago with the loss of nine lives. The event inspired Sir William Hillary to encourage the UK Government to create what became the RNLI. The Society’s nets are on the GB3IM repeater network after the 11am GB2RS news bulletin and talk-in Wednesday night at 6.40pm. The Sunday nets are on 3.715MHz and 7.115MHz at 9.30am and 10pm. Club news and events are on the website and Facebook.

Keighley Amateur Radio Society meets on Thursday from 8pm at the Old Silent Inn, Stanbury. Joe, G0RLY, 07817 201108.

On Wednesday, Leyland and District Amateur Radio Club will be on the air around 145.300MHz from 7.30pm. Phil, 2E0DGP,

On Monday, Macclesfield and District Radio Society will be taking part in an activation of Teggs Nose Country Park. Greg, M0TXX,

On Monday, Merseyside Amateur Radio Society will be taking part in a DX Quiz from 7.30pm at Mel Inn, Hawthorne Road, Bootle, L20 6JJ. Paul, G0WRE,

Oldham Radio Club has a net today and next Sunday on XLX305A at 9.30am. The 8pm net on Wednesday is on 145.500MHz FM before changing frequency. Mike, M1CVL, 0740 276 3203

On Sundays, Otley Amateur Radio Society has a net on 145.450MHz and via GB3WF from 7.15pm. On Tuesday, there will be a club night at Clifton Village Hall from 7.30pm. On Friday, there is a net on 144.350MHz SSB and via GB3WF from 8pm.

Scarborough Amateur Radio Society meets on alternate Monday evenings. The doors open at 7pm and meetings start at 7.30pm. Visitors and new members are most welcome.

On Wednesday, Sheffield and District Wireless Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting and awards evening from 7.30pm. David Hayes, M0GDX,

On Wednesday, South Cheshire Amateur Radio Society will be enjoying a talk entitled ‘Getting out with portable radio’.

On Tuesday, Stockport Radio Society will be holding an online social event via Webex. The Teatime Morse Net will take place on 3564kHz from 4pm on Wednesday. Thursday sees a net via GB3MR from 7.30pm. Next Saturday and Sunday, the Society will be taking part in the CQ WPX SSB Contest from Common Barn Farm.

Thornton Cleveleys Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays on 1.969MHz from 11am. On Monday, the Society will be discussing NARSA Rally arrangements. There will be a D-Star net on Tuesday at 7.30pm. On Thursday, there will be 2m net on 145.400MHz from 7.30pm. John, G4FRK, 01253 862810

Warrington Amateur Radio Club meets on Sundays from 2pm. On Tuesday, members will be meeting at the clubroom, and via Zoom, from 8pm. Dave, G8KBB,

On Monday, Wearside Electronics and Amateur Radio Society will be meeting from 6pm at Herrington 2nd Scout Headquarters, Crow lane, Herrington, Sunderland, SR3 3TE.
The Society has a fully dedicated shack with HF, 6m, 2m and 70cms with C4FM and DMR digital modes. Tea and coffee are available as well as disabled access and toilet facilities.

Wirral Amateur Radio Society is moving to a new location at Hooton Park Trust. The address is: The Hangars, Airfield Way, Hooton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 1BQ. The site was formerly the RAF Air Base at Hooton Park for 610 Squadron. On Sunday the 26th of March the Society will be operating Special Event Station GB2HP for Hooton Park Trust’s Open Day. The Society will be running a Foundation licence training course in June. Visit for details of how to register. Bill Davies, G4YWD, 0780 488 4245,

York Radio Club has an AM net on 144.550MHz at 8.30am on Tuesday. Wednesday sees a club net on 145.450MHz at 8pm. On Thursday there will be a club night.

The Online Radio Club has a virtual radio club night at 7.30pm every Thursday via Zoom. It is suitable for all radio enthusiasts regardless of individual skill level. Go to the website for the meeting link.

Ham Radio Network has a talk on the theme of An Evening with… on Monday. See

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