News for England Midlands – 3 May 2015

| May 1, 2015

We start with news from 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. Next Sunday GB4NHM will be on the air for Mills on the Air from New Hall Mill, Sutton Coldfield. 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. On Monday it’s the RSGB 80m Club Championship SSB at 8pm. The Tuesday Morse class is at 7.45pm, followed a free ‘n’ easy evening and the 144MHz UKAC Contest. The regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30pm on Friday. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is operating from Crickley Hill from 1 to 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, followed by a club net on 145.550MHz from 7.30pm. The club net is on Wednesday from 7.30pm on 145.550MHz. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

South Birmingham Radio Society is closed on Bank Holiday Monday. The 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 sorting out equipment for Field Day. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Central Radio Amateur Circle is taking part in the UKAC 2m Contest on Tuesday from 7pm at Barr Beacon. Thursday sees a group meeting. More information from Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07906 905 071.

Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society is taking part in the UKAC 2m Contest on Tuesday and holding a night on the air. Next Saturday and Sunday is Mills on the Air. Details from Carl Roberts, M0ZCR, by email to

Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is having a Trio equipment night on Tuesday. Next Sunday sees activities from Shepshed Watermill for Mills on the Air. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 144MHz UKAC on Tuesday, alongside radio operation and projects. General radio activities are on Saturday. 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.

Midland Amateur Radio Society is holding an open meeting on Wednesday, with the shack on the air and training classes. Next Sunday sees a visit to the BVWS Vintage Communications Fair at Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. 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 and the club net on GB3LH from 8.30pm. On Thursday there’s a the final session of the Foundation course and a natter night. Email for details.

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 closed. Contact A. Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

On Monday Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society is 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 8pm on 3540-3550kHz. Details from 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 Wednesday Banbury Amateur Radio Society is having presentations by Adrian, M0RDI and Gordon, G4EBF. Details are online at

On Wednesday Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is putting GX3ZME on the air and holding a committee meeting. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

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 8 May Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group is having a talk on amateur satellites by Iain Young, G7III. Details from Ken Frankcom, G3OCA, on 01332 720 976.

Next weekend Leicester Radio Society will be operating GB2WWM from Wymondham Windmill tea rooms on both days for Mills on the Air. More information from Alex, G8FCQ, on 07531 201 640.

Also next weekend South Notts Amateur Radio Club will be operating from Greens Mill and Science Centre for Mills on the Air. Contact Rob Bush, G6PKY, via email to

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