News for England Midlands – 1 March 2015

| February 27, 2015

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Lincoln Short Wave Club has its shack brunch today, with bacon butties available. Tuesday sees the RSGB UKCC and on Wednesday there are shack activities with G5FZ on the air. The repeater net is on GB3LM from 8pm on Thursday and next Saturday sees the regular surgery session. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has its 6m open SSB net today and next Sunday on 50.135MHz from 8.30pm. The 2m open net is on Monday on 145.250MHz, plus or minus. Next Sunday sees a trip to the Wythall rally. 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. Monday sees the Foundation exam and the RSGB 80m CC Data at 8pm. The Tuesday Morse class is at 7.45pm, followed by the final rally preparation evening and the 144MHz UKAC. The regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30pm on Friday. Next Saturday sees preparation for the rally, which takes place next Sunday. 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 a talk on the history of Caludon Castle or Spion Kop. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

South Birmingham Radio Society is sorting out its rally stock on Monday and has its regular coffee morning from 11am on Tuesday. Training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL are on Thursday. On Friday the trailer will be loaded, and Sunday sees the club stand at the Wythall Rally. 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 will be on the air. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Central Radio Amateur Circle is taking part in the UKAC 2m contest on Tuesday from Barr Beacon. Thursday sees a group meeting and next Sunday there’s a trip to Wythall Rally. More information from Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07906 905 071.

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.

Midland Amateur Radio Society is holding an open meeting on Wednesday, alongside shack on the air and training classes. On Thursday there’s a review of contests available, plus training classes. Next Sunday sees a trip to the Wythall rally. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

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

Nuneaton and District Amateur Radio Club holds its net on Thursday from 9.30pm on 145.475MHz. Friday sees a social meeting. Contact Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is making a visit to police HQ, for which pre-booking is required. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

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

On Monday South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club is having a talk by Ray Drink. Contact A. Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

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 making slow CW transmissions from 8 to 9pm on 3540-3550kHz. Contac Derek Thom, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

On Tuesday Derby and  District Amateur Radio Society is holding a junk sale. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

On Tuesday Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society is taking part in the 2m UKAC and continues its Advanced course. Details from Carl Roberts, M0ZCR, by email to

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is holding an open forum on test equipment use. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Rugby ATS is taking part in the 2m UKAC, alongside radio operation and projects. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

On Wednesday Banbury Amateur Radio Society is holding its AGM from 7.45pm at 169 Bloxham Road, Banbury. Contact John, G8OZH, on 07774 525 818.

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

On Friday Hucknall Rolls Royce Amateur Radio Club is having a talk by Nigel. Details from Neil, M0NJJ, by email to

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

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