News for England Midlands – 19 April 2015

| April 17, 2015

We start with news that South Manchester Radio and Computing Club is changing its meeting place from 23 April. The new venue is the Woodheys Club, 299 Washway Road, Sale, M33 4EE. This is on the A56 between Manchester and Altrincham. Technical Forum meetings are on Monday evenings and formal meetings are at 8pm every Thursday. Enquiries to

Now for clubs that have several events this week. Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has its 6m open net on 50.135MHz from 8.30pm tonight and next Sunday. Monday sees an open net on 145.250MHz FM from 7.30pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Wythall Radio Club has a club net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL at 8pm tonight and next Sunday. The Tuesday Morse class is at 7.45pm, followed by the Easter contest results. On Thursday the club is taking part in the RSGB 80m Club Championships data leg. The regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30pm on Friday. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Aldridge and Barr Beacon Amateur Radio Club has Morse tuition on Monday. Thursday sees a special event station on the air for St George’s Day. Contact Albert, G0KFS, on 01922 614 169.

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

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society has its first DF hunt counting towards the DF Trophy on Monday. The club net is on Wednesday from 7.30pm on 145.550MHz. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

Lincoln Short Wave Club UK is holding a committee meeting on Monday and taking part in the UKCC on Tuesday. On Wednesday there is a formal meeting. The repeater net via club net is on Thursday from 8pm on 145.325MHz and next Saturday sees shack activities and G5FZ on the air. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 1296MHz UKAC on Tuesday, alongside radio operation and projects. The AGM is on Saturday. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

South Birmingham Radio Society has its regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am on Tuesday, and visitors are welcome. Training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL are on Thursday. Friday sees work in the shack. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

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 shack night with G3SRT on the air. Email for details.

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is having a presentation on small microprocessors in radio including the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Friday sees the start of three days operating GB8MD for Marconi Day. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

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

On Monday South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio is holding its AGM from 7.30pm. Contact A. Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

On Monday Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society is holding a VHF SSB evening. For more information contact Peter D. Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

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

On Tuesday Derby and District Amateur Radio Society is having an illustrated talk on Ambergate Hydro by Ian Jackson. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

On Tuesday Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society continues its Advanced course alongside a social evening and an open discussion. Details from Carl Roberts, M0ZCR, by email to

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is on the air on digital modes. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society is holding training classes and reviewing rally visits and contests. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

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

On Friday Derbyshire Spire Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Peter, M6DPF, on 07847 806 378.

On Friday Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group is having a talk on rural India by Ken Frankcom. Details from Ken Frankcom, G3OCA, on 01332 720 976.

On Sunday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society members will be operating the GB5ROC special event station from the Royal Observer Corps post on the Buckminster Estate in Leicestershire. Details from Andrew, M0NRD, on 07969 062 859.

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