News for the Midlands – 1 February 2015

| January 30, 2015

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has its 6m open net today and next Sunday on 50.135MHz from 8.30pm. The 2m net is on Monday on 145.250MHz, plus or minus. Visitors are welcome. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Wythall Radio Club has its club net on 145.225MHz at 8pm tonight and next Sunday. On Monday it’s the RSGB 80m Club Contest SSB from 8pm, alongside the Foundation course. The Tuesday Morse class is at 7.45pm, followed by a working party preparing for the rally and 144MHz UKAC. The regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30pm on Friday. 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. The construction competition is on Friday. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is having a demonstration of direction finding and suitable antennas on Monday. Next Sunday it’s the Harwell Rally. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

South Birmingham Radio Society is holding an open meeting in the shack on Monday and has its regular coffee morning from 11am on Tuesday. Training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL are on Thursday. Friday sees a sorting-out of rally stock. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society has its 4m net around 70.425MHz on Monday from 7pm. On Wednesday there’s a committee meeting and GX3ZME on the air. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Central Radio Amateur Circle is taking part in the 2m UKAC on Tuesday from Barr Beacon, 7pm onwards. Thursday sees a group meeting. More information from Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07906 905 071.

Lincoln Short Wave Club UK Club is taking part in the RSGB UKCC on Tuesday. Wednesday sees shack activities and G5FZ on the air. The repeater net via GB3LM is on Thursday from 8pm. Saturday sees brunch bacon and sausage butties for sale in the shack. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 144MHz UK Activity Contest on Tuesday, alongside radio operation and projects. Next Saturday sees a talk on DIY ideas for 2m antennas by Ian, M0IJS. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

Bromsgrove and District Amateur Radio Club is having a data night on Wednesday and a club night on Friday. Contact Dave, M6DKT, on 07584 025 156.

Salop Amateur Radio Society Club holds its CW net on Wednesday at 4.30pm on 144.070MHz and the club net on GB3LH from 8.30pm. On Thursday there’s a natter night and committee meeting. Email for details.

Nuneaton and District Amateur Radio Club has its club net from 9.30pm on Thursday on 145.475MHz. Friday sees a social meeting at The Chase, Higham Lane, Nuneaton. Details from Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its club net on 145.325MHz from 8pm. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

On Monday Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society has its club net on 145.275MHz. For more information contact Peter D. Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

On Tuesday Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association is practicing slow CW from 8-9pm on 3540-3550kHz. Details from Derek Thom, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is having part two of the talk on taking the strain by Brian, G8BUB. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

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

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

On Friday Hucknall Rolls Royce Amateur Radio Club has its weekly meeting plus quiz night. Details from Neil, M0NJJ, by email to

On Friday Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group is holding its AGM. Contact Ken Frankcom, G3OCA, on 01332 720 976.

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