News for England Midlands – 17 August 2014

| August 15, 2014

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Rugby ATS is running the RATS Rally today at Princethorpe. On Tuesday it’s the 1296MHz UKAC, alongside radio operation and projects. Next Saturday sees a post-mortem for the rally. Details from Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

South Birmingham Radio Society is at the Rugby ATS Radio Rally today. Monday sees a sorting-out of equipment for the Telford rally. The regular coffee morning in the shack is at 11am on Tuesday. Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society is at the Rugby Rally today with a club table. Monday sees a club night and construction evening building a CW oscillator. For more information contact Peter D Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

Wythall Radio Club 9am is visiting the Rugby Rally today. The club net is on 145.225MHz at 8pm tonight and next Sunday. On Tuesday there’s a Morse class at 7.45 and a free ‘n’ easy and on the air evening from 8.30pm. The regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30 on Friday. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has its club net at 8pm on Monday on 145.375MHz and also, this week only, on Friday. Next Sunday it’s the Party in the Park with GB4PIA, for People in Action, at The Miners Welfare Park, Bedworth. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Lincoln Short-Wave Club is holding a committee meeting on Monday and taking part in the 1296MHz UKCC on Tuesday. Wednesday sees a formal meeting. The simplex net is on Thursday on 145.375MHz from 8pm. Next Saturday there’s the usual mentoring and surgery and next Sunday sees a National Hamfest meeting at Newark showground from 8pm. Contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Bromsgrove & District Amateur Radio Club continues its Intermediate course on Wednesday and is having a club night on Friday. Contact Dave, M6DKT, on 07584 025 156.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday Aldridge & Barr Beacon Amateur Radio Club is holding a general discussion. Contact Albert, G0KFS, on 01922 614 169.

On Monday Northampton Radio Club is having a natter night including a debrief on the 2m DF hunt, plus holding a Foundation exam. Details from John, G4CZB, on 01604 832 584.
On Monday RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its net on 145.325MHz at 8pm. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

On Monday Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society is holding an open net on 145.250MHz from 7.30pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

On Tuesday Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society is having a social evening and open discussion. Details from Carl Roberts, M0ZCR, by email to

On Tuesday Loughborough & District Amateur Radio Club is operating 6m portable from the Hill Hole Nature Reserve car park on Hill Lane, Markfield. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society is having a planning weekend social at the farm with BBQ and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

On Wednesday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society is having an informal evening. Contact Nigel, M0CVO, on 01476 402 550.

On Wednesday Telford & District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on Digital Mobile Radio and repeaters by M3AWY & GW1SYG. Contact John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

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