News for England Midlands – 28 December 2014

| December 23, 2014

This broadcast covers club events for the two weeks from today until Sunday 11 January.

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has its 6m open net on 50.135MHz SSB from 7.30pm today and on the next two Sundays. Tomorrow and next Monday see an open net on 145.250MHz from 7.30pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Wythall Radio Club has its club net on 145.225MHz at 8pm tonight and on the next two Sundays. On Monday there’s a curry night at the Monsoon from 6.30pm. The Tuesday Morse class is at 7.45pm followed by a discussion on the future of amateur radio led by Chris, G7DDN and Mark, G4FPH. The regular nibbles night is in the shack on this Friday and next Friday. Tuesday 6 January sees a remote presentation by Chris, GM3WOJ . Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has its net at 8pm on 145.375MHz and 7.16MHz on both Mondays. The 1st Round G2FDC 2m DF Trophy starts at 10am on New Year’s Day. Friday the 9th sees a video night. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is closed this Monday. The first meeting of the New Year is on Monday 5 January. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its club net on 145.325MHz at 8pm on both Mondays. Thursday 8 January sees the club AGM. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association is having a slow CW session on Tuesday from 8 to 9pm on 3540-3550kHz. Sunday 11th sees the 80m AFS CW contest. More information from Derek Thom, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

Derby and District Amateur Radio Society is closed on Tuesday 30 December and holding a junk sale on Tuesday 6 January. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

Lincoln Short Wave Club is taking part in the UK Activity Contests this Tuesday and is closed on New Year’s Eve. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club has a club net on 2m this Tuesday. Next Tuesday sees a welcome back meeting and natter night. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 70MHz UKAC on Tuesday, alongside radio operation and projects. Next Tuesday sees the 144MHz UKAC plus radio operation and projects. On Saturday 10 January there’s an introduction to simple power supply design by Mike, G8CTJ. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

South Birmingham Radio Society is having coffee and leftovers from the Christmas party on Tuesday. The club is closed on New Year’s Day, but the shack is open on the 2nd. Monday the 5th sees the start of sorting surplus item for rally sales. The regular coffee mornings in the shack restart on Tuesday 6th at 11am, and Thursday 8th sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. Work in the shack resumes on Friday 9 January. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Midland Amateur Radio Society is closed on New Year’s Eve and has an open meeting on Wednesday the 7th, with the training classes and the shack on the air. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

Salop Amateur Radio Society Club has its CW net from 4.30pm on 144.070MHz followed at 8.30pm by the voice net on GB3LH on New Year’s Eve and the following Wednesday. Thursday the 8th sees a natter night and committee meeting. Details by email to

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is closed on New Year’s Eve. Monday the 5th sees a 4m net around 70.425MHz from 7pm and on Wednesday the 7th there’s a club forum to discuss the year ahead. Details from John Humphreys M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Hucknall Rolls Royce Amateur Radio Club is having a fuddle evening [sic – Ed.] this Friday. Next Friday sees a talk by Kevin, 2E0CID on industrial PID 3 term controllers. Details from Neil, M0NJJ, by email to

Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group Shack is having a natter night this Friday. Next Friday sees a DF project. Details from Ken Frankcom, G3OCA, on 01332 720 976.

Central Radio Amateur Circle is holding a group meeting next Sunday. Tuesday the 6th sees the UKAC 2m Contest from Barr Beacon. On Thursday the 8th there’s another group meeting. More information from Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07906 905 071.

Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society is holding a committee meeting this Tuesday. Details from Carl Roberts, M0ZCR, by email to

Hinckley Amateur Radio Society is taking part in the 2m UKAC and having a general chat on Tuesday the 6th. Details from John, M0JAV, on 07836 731 544.

South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society is holding its prize giving on Wednesday the 7th, followed by its AGM. Contact Nigel, M0CVO, on 01476 402 550.

On Friday 9 January Hereford Amateur Radio Society is having a curry night. More information from Rod, M0JLA, on 01432 356 079.

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