News for England Midlands – 22 February 2015

| February 20, 2015

We start with news form clubs that have several events this week. Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has its 6m open SSB net today and next Sunday on 50.135MHz from 8.30pm. Monday sees an open meeting at Sutton Rugby Club. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Wythall Radio Club has its club net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL at 8pm tonight and next Sunday. On Monday there’s a curry night at the Monsoon and the Foundation course continues. The Tuesday Morse class is at 7.45pm, followed by a rally working party and preparation evening. The regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30pm on Friday. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Telford & District Amateur Radio Society has its 4m net around 70.425MHz on Monday from 7pm. On Wednesday there’s a talk on railway signalling by G6UDX. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has its net on Monday at 8pm on 145.375MHz and 7.16MHz. Friday sees a radio workshop evening and equipment check night. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

South Birmingham Radio Society is holding a contests planning meeting on Monday and has its regular coffee morning from 11am on Tuesday. Training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL are on Thursday. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

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

Lincoln Short-Wave Club UK Club is taking part in the RSGB UKCC on Tuesday. Wednesday sees a talk on radio communications in the First World War, written by Elaine Richards, G4LFM and presented by Steve Burke, M5ZZZ. The club net is on Thursday from 8pm on 145.375MHz. Saturday sees shack activities and G5FZ on the air. Next Sunday is the shack brunch, with bacon butties available. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Bromsgrove & 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, followed by a club net on GB3LH at 8.30pm. On Thursday there’s a talk on building a homebrew 3-D printer by Neil, M6TVS. Email for details.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday, RadCom Editor Elaine Richards, G4LFM and Ben Allen, M0BZE will be talking about the Development of Wireless, as part of the Legacy of War talks organised by the Bedford Royal British Legion. Tickets are still available, telephone 01234 718 112 for details. The talk will be available for clubs as part of the Dip into the Archives series after 23 February – email for details.

On Monday Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society is on the air. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

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 Stratford Upon Avon & District Radio Society is having the fourth of the RSGB Dip into the Archives talks, looking at aerials. Contact Clive, G0CHO, on 01608 664 488.

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

On Tuesday Derby & District Amateur Radio Society is on the air. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

On Tuesday Loughborough & District Amateur Radio Club is holding a practical evening. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on software defined radio. Contact Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society is having an open meeting, discussing rally visits and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

On Thursday Nuneaton & District Amateur Radio Club has its club net on 145.475MHz at 9.30pm. Details from Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

On Friday Hucknall Rolls Royce Amateur Radio Club is having an operating evening and project catch-up night. Details from Neil, M0NJJ, by email to

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

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