News for England Midlands – 26 April 2015

| April 24, 2015

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. 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 today. On Wednesday there’s an informal evening. Details from Andrew, M0NRD, on 07969 062 859.

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has its 6m open net on 50.135MHz from 8.30pm tonight and next Sunday. Monday sees a club meeting. 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. Monday sees a curry night at the Monsoon from 6.30pm. The Tuesday Morse class is at 7.45pm, followed by a beginners’ guide to RTTY by Lee, G0MTN. The regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30pm on Friday and the RSGB 432MHz Trophy contest is on Saturday from 3pm. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society has its construction competition on Monday. The club net is on Wednesday on 145.550MHz from 7.30pm. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday from 8pm on 145.325MHz. On Wednesday there’s a visit to the Whisby Energy From Waste facility at 1.30pm. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

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

Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society is having a casual evening and putting M0RSD on the air on Tuesday and also continues its Advanced course. Friday sees the Advanced exam. Details from Carl Roberts, M0ZCR, by email to

Lincoln Short Wave Club is taking part in the UKAC on Tuesday. On Wednesday there is a used equipment sale in Aisthorpe Village Hall LN1 2SJ at 8.15. The club net is on Thursday from 8pm on 145.325MHz. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 50MHz UKAC on Tuesday, alongside radio operation and projects. On Saturday there’s a talk on using tetrode and pentode valves by Mike, G8CJT. 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 fox hunt. Email for details.

Nuneaton and District Amateur Radio Club has its club net on Thursday from 9.30 on 145.475MHz. Friday sees an out-and-about evening. Contact Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday 27 April Coventry Amateur Radio Society has its club net at 8pm on 145.375MHz & 7.16MHz. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

On Monday 27 April South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club is holding a meeting. Details from A. Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

On Monday 27 April Stratford-upon-Avon and District Radio Society is having a talk on aspects of telecommunications in the Great War by John, G1AWJ. Details from Clive, G0CHO, on 01608 664 488.

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 28 April Derby and District Amateur Radio Society is on the air. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

On Tuesday 28 April Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is having a practical evening. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday 28 April Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society is having a technical topics and homebrew evening. Contact Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Wednesday 29 April Midland Amateur Radio Society is having an open meeting and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

On Wednesday 29 April Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is having a transceivers-themed show and tell evening. Contact John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

On Friday 1 May Derbyshire Spire Radio Club is having a club night. Contact Peter, M6DPF, on 07847 806 378.

On Friday 1 May Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group is continuing the DF Doppler build. Details from Ken Frankcom, G3OCA, on 01332 720 976.

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