News for England Midlands – 4 May 2014

| May 2, 2014

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Wythall Radio has its club net on 145.225MHz at 8pm tonight and next Sunday. On Monday there’s the 80m Club Championship Contest – SSB leg at 8pm. Tuesday sees a Morse class from 7.45 and at 8.15 there’s a free ‘n’ easy evening alongside the 144MHz UKAC Contest. Friday sees a nibbles night in the shack from 7.30 and on Saturday it’s Mills on the Air from 9am at Avoncroft Museum. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has its club net on Monday and Friday from 8pm on 145.375MHz. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Northampton Radio Club is running a demonstration station on Monday at The Northampton Society of Mechanical Engineers on Bank Holiday Monday at Delapre Park, plus there’s a net on 145.4625MHz at 8pm. Thursday sees a meeting at the club field in Ravensthorpe from 7:30pm. Details from John, G4CZB, on 01604 832 584.

RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday on 145.325MHz at 8pm. Thursday sees a talk, The Camera Never Lies, by Dave, M0KDD. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

South Birmingham Radio Society has its regular coffee morning in the shack on Tuesday from 11am. On Thursday there are training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL and on Friday there’s work dismantling surplus equipment. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society is running an open net on Monday on 145.250MHz from 7.30. Next Sunday GB4NHM will be on the air at New Hall Mill for Mills on the Air. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Central Radio Amateur Circle is taking part in the 144MHz UKAC on Tuesday and there’s a group meeting on Thursday. More information from Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07906 905 071.

Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society is taking part in the 2m UKAC on Tuesday. Next Saturday sees a talk on SOTA by G3CWI, and Saturday and Sunday see open days for Mills on the Air weekend. Details from Carl Roberts, M0ZCR, by email to

Lincoln Short-Wave Club is taking part in the 144MHz UKAC on Tuesday from 7.30pm in the shack. Wednesday sees shack activities and a natter night. The simplex net is on Thursday from 8pm on 145.375MHz and Saturday sees the regular Surgery and new licensee mentoring. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is on the air and having a natter night on Tuesday. Next Saturday and Sunday GB2WMS will be on the air from Shepshed Watermill. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 144MHz UKAC on Tuesday, alongside radio operation and projects. Saturday sees a talk on using SDR receivers like Softrock on the IF of the TS-2000X and SDR Hunter all band receiver by Neil, G3RIR. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

Friskney and East Lincolnshire Communications Club has a M3+M6 group net on GB3FR on Wednesday from 7.30pm, plus a Top Band net on 1.946MHz± from 10pm. The open AM net is on Thursday on 144.550MHz from 8pm. Friday sees a group sked on 145.450MHz from 8pm. More information from Ron, G7ZRT, on 0753 4624 559.

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is putting GX3ZME on the air and holding a committee meeting on Wednesday. Next Saturday and Sunday sees GX3ZME on the air in the field. Contact Mike, G3JKX, on 01952 299 677.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Sunday 4 May Spalding and District Amateur Radio Society is at the Dambusters Hamfest. Contact Graham Boor, G8NWC, on 0775 760 832.

On Monday 5 May Aldridge and Barr Beacon Amateur Radio Club is closed. Contact Albert, G0KFS, on 01922 614 169.

On Monday 5 May Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society has a picnic and operating day at Crickley Hill. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

On Tuesday 6 May Derby and District Amateur Radio Society is holding a junk sale. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

On Wednesday 7 May Midland Amateur Radio Society is holding an open meeting and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

On Wednesday 7 May South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society holds its net on 145.525MHz at 8pm. Contact Nigel, M0CVO, on 01476 402 550.

On Thursday 8 May Leicestershire Repeater Group 40th is holding its AGM at 8pm in The Plough Inn, Burroughs Road, Ratby, LE6 0XZ. Details at

On Friday 9 May Bromsgrove and District Amateur Radio Club is having an HF night. Contact Chris, M0BQE on 01905 776 869.

On Friday 9 May Hucknall Rolls Royce Amateur Radio is holding a club meeting followed by an on the air night and maintenance session. Details from Neil, M0NJJ, by email to

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