News for England Midlands – 8 March 2015

| March 6, 2015

We start with news that the M0OCT ARS is running a Foundation course in the Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire area, starting on Saturday 11 April and running for three weeks, with the exam on 25 April. For more information, including details of distance learning for the Advanced exam, email

Now for news from clubs that have several events this week. Lincoln Short Wave Club is taking part in the UKCC on Tuesday. On Wednesday there are shack activities with G5FZ on the air. The club net is on 145.375MHz from 8pm on Thursday and next Sunday sees shack activities and G5FZ on the air. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Midland Amateur Radio Society Club is visiting the Wythall Radio Rally today. On Wednesday there’s a committee meeting and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

South Birmingham Radio Society has its club stand at the Wythall Rally today. Monday sees a rally debrief and a committee meeting. The regular coffee morning in the shack is from 11am on Tuesday. Training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL are on Thursday and Friday sees work in the shack. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society is attending the Wythall rally today. There’s a club meeting on Monday and Tuesday sees the open net on 70.475MHz FM from 7.30pm. Next Sunday the 6m open net is on 50.135MHz from 8.30pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Wythall Radio Club is running the Wythall rally today and there’s a club net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL at 8pm tonight and next Sunday. The Tuesday Morse class is at 7.45pm, followed by a committee meeting. 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. Friday sees a construction night for the 2015 project. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its net on 145.325MHz from 8pm on Monday. Thursday sees a talk by Mike Hunter, 2E0YYY, on Summits on the Air. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 2m UKAC on Tuesday, alongside radio operation and projects. On Saturday there’s a talk by Steve, G8LYB on PowerPole DC connectors. 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. On Thursday there’s a calibration night with Ken, G8DIR. Email for details.

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society has its 4m net around 70.425MHz on Monday from 7pm. Wednesday sees the main construction competition. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Sunday 8 March Central Radio Amateur Circle is at the Wythall rally. More information from Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07906 905 071.

On Monday 9 March Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is having an HF show and tell evening, followed by an on the air session. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

On Monday South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club is holding a club meeting, Contact A. Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

On Monday Stratford-upon-Avon and District Radio Society is having a practical evening in the shack. Contact Clive, G0CHO, on 01608 664 488.

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 committee meeting. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

On Tuesday Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society continues the Advanced course, having a natter night and is on the air. Details from Carl Roberts, M0ZCR, by email to

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is looking at QSL cards and QSLing. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Malvern Hills RAC is holding an antenna measurement workshop. Contact Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society is holding its AGM. Details from Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

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

On Friday Hucknall Rolls Royce Amateur Radio Club is having a talk on history of analogue computers by Kevin, 2E0CID. Details from Neil, M0NJJ, by email to

On Friday Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group is looking at 3D printing. Details from Ken Frankcom, G3OCA, on 01332 720 976.

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