News for England Midlands – 24 August 2014

| August 22, 2014

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Coventry Amateur Radio Society has its Party in the Park today with GB4PIA, for People in Action, at The Miners Welfare Park, Bedworth. The club net is on Monday on 145.375MHz at 8pm. Friday sees a radio workshop evening, concentrating on 6m and VHF. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Lincoln Short Wave Club is holding a National Hamfest meeting at Newark showground from 8pm today. Monday sees GB2CWP at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. On Tuesday there’s the 50MHz UKCC and Wednesday sees a talk on noise sources by Kevin Avery, G3AAF. The simplex net is on Thursday on 145.375MHz from 8pm. Next Saturday there’s a talk aimed at new licensees on building simple antennas by Steve, M5ZZZ. Contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Wythall Radio Club has its club net on 145.225MHz at 8pm tonight and next Sunday. On Monday there’s a curry night at the Monsoon from 6.30. Tuesday sees a Morse class at 7.45 and a free ‘n’ easy and on the air evening from 8.30pm. On Thursday the 80m Club Sprint SSB is from 8pm and the regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30 on Friday. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

South Birmingham Radio Society has its regular coffee morning in the shack at 11am on Tuesday. Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. On Friday the trailer gets loaded with goods for the Telford Rally, which the club is attending on Sunday the 31st. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 50MHz UKAC on Tuesday, alongside radio operation and projects. Next Saturday there’s a practical project session. Details from Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

Bromsgrove and District Amateur Radio Club continues its Intermediate course on Wednesday and is also having a data night. Next Sunday sees a club night. Contact Dave, M6DKT, on 07584 025 156.

Midland Amateur Radio Society Shack is on the air on Wednesday, along with a ragchew and training classes. Next Sunday sees the Telford Hamfest at the Enginuity Centre, Coalbrokedale, Telford TF8 7DU. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is having a QRP evening on Wednesday with John, M0JZH on the village field, weather permitting. Saturday sees preparations at Enginuity. The Telford Hamfest takes place at the Enginuity Centre, Coalbrokedale, Telford TF8 7DU, from 10am next Sunday. Contact John Humphreys M0JZH, on 07824 737 716,

Friskney and East Lincolnshire Communications Club is holding a M3+M6 group net on GB3FR from 7.30pm on Wednesday. On Friday there’s an HF net on 3.747MHz from 7pm and a VHF net on 145.450MHz at 8pm. More information from Ron, G7ZRT, on 0753 4624 559.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday Northampton Radio Club is having a natter night including a debrief on the 2m DF Hunt, plus a Foundation exam. Contact John, G4CZB, on 01604 832 584.

On Monday RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club is holding its net on 145.325MHz at 8pm. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

On Monday Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society is meeting at Sutton Coldfield Rugby Club from 7.15pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

On Tuesday Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society is putting M0RSD on the air. Details from Carl Roberts, M0ZCR, by email to

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is holding a 6m portable night from Albert and Andrew’s allotment in Whitwick. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Wednesday Malvern Hills RAC is holding an informal meeting. Details from Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

On Wednesday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society is holding its net on 145.525 from 8pm. Contact Nigel, M0CVO, on 01476 402 550.

On Thursday Central Radio Amateur Circle is having a group meeting. Contact Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07906 905 071.

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