News for England Midlands – 7 December 2014

| December 5, 2014

We start with news that Wythall Radio Club, situated south-west of Birmingham near J3 of M42, will be holding a Foundation Course at their club room on Monday evenings from 8pm onwards, commencing on the 26th January for 6 weeks, with the practical assessments being carried out on Saturday 14th February. The exam will be on Monday 3rd March. Simultaneously, for those who cannot make to a classroom course and are looking for home study, Wythall Radio Club will be running an online Foundation course commencing around same time and, for those who can take the exam at Wythall, culminating in an examination on Monday 3rd March. Those participating in the online Foundation course will have to find a club local to them who can provide practical assessment and exam facilities, although these can be provided at Wythall if required. If you are interested in either Foundation course, please register your interest with Chris, G0EYO via email to

Now for clubs that have several events this week. Rugby ATS has its Christmas lunch today at the Barley Mow, Newbold. Tuesday sees the 432MHz UKAC, alongside other radio operation and projects. On Saturday there’s a talk by Ian on the latest developments with the Raspberry Pi. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

South Birmingham Radio Society is getting ready for Christmas party today. The regular coffee morning in the shack is from 11am on Tuesday. Training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL are on Thursday and the Christmas party is next Sunday at 7.30pm. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has its 6m open net today and next Sunday on 50.135MHz from 8.30pm. Monday sees the AGM and Christmas party. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Wythall Radio Club is taking part in the RSGB 144MHz Affiliated Societies contest today and has its club net on 145.225MHz at 8pm tonight.

The Advanced exam is on Monday. The Tuesday Morse class is at 7.45pm followed by a committee meeting and preparing for the Christmas party.

The regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30pm on Friday. Saturday sees the Christmas party. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has its net on Monday at 8pm on 145.375MHz and 7.16MHz. Friday sees an introduction to the 2015 project. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its club net on 145.325MHz from 8pm. Thursday sees the Christmas dinner. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

Telford & District Amateur Radio Society has its 4m net around 70.425MHz on Monday from 7pm. On Wednesday there’s the Christmas dinner. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association has its Christmas lunch on Tuesday and is practicing slow CW from 8 until 9pm on 3.540-3.550MHz. Thursday sees the AGM and social evening. Contact Derek Thom, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

Derby & District Amateur Radio Society is holding committee meetings on Tuesday and Saturday. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

Lincoln Short-Wave Club is taking part in the UK Activity Contest on Tuesday. Wednesday sees a natter night and G5FZ on the air. The club net is on Thursday on 145.375MHz. Next Saturday sees the regular surgery and mentoring. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Salop Amateur Radio Society Club holds its CW net on Wednesday at 4.30pm on 144.070MHz then the club net at 8.30pm on GB3LH. On Thursday there’s a mince pies and social evening. Email for details.

South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society has its last main meeting of the year on Wednesday and its Christmas buffet on Saturday. Contact Nigel, M0CVO, on 01476 402 550.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society has its Christmas meal at the Dog at Over. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

On Monday Stratford Upon Avon District Radio Society is having a test equipment evening with Clive. Contact G0CHO, on 01608 664 488.

On Monday Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society is holding its Christmas Dinner. For more information contact Peter D Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

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 & District Amateur Radio Club is having its Christmas quiz. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Malvern Hills RAC is holding its Christmas meeting. Details from Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society has its Christmas meeting from 2pm. Contact Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society has its Christmas party, a committee meeting and is holding a Foundation examination. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

On Thursday Northampton Radio Club is having a club night. Contact John, G4CZB, on 01604 832 584.

On Friday Hucknall Rolls Royce Amateur Radio Club has its weekly meeting followed by a quiz with Paul, G4CMX. Details from Neil, M0NJJ, by email to

On Friday Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group is holding a programme planning meeting. Details from Ken Frankcom, G3OCA, on 01332 720 976.

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