News for England Midlands – 31 May 2015

| May 29, 2015

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Central Radio Amateur Circle is at the Black Country Radio Rally today. Tuesday sees participation in the UKAC 2m Contest at Barr Beacon from 7pm. On Thursday there’s a group meeting. Details from Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07948 027 994.

South Birmingham Radio Society is at the Black Country Radio Rally today and has its regular coffee morning from 11am on Tuesday. Training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL are on Thursday. Friday is dedicated to sorting out the shack. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

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 145.200MHz from 7.30pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Wythall Radio Club is taking part in the CQ WPX CW contest and making a trip to the Black Country Rally today, followed by the club net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL at 8pm tonight and next Sunday. On Monday the Intermediate course continues, alongside the RSGB 80m Club Championship data leg. Tuesday is a free ‘n’ easy evening, plus the 144MHz UKAC Contest. The regular nibbles night is in the shack from 7.30pm on Friday. Next Saturday sees a trip to Martin Lynch’s open day plus the start of the HF CW Field Day contest, which concludes at 8pm on Sunday. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society is watching the RSGB HF Propagation by Steve Nichols 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 is taking part in the UKAC on Tuesday. Wednesday sees shack activities and G5FZ on the air. The repeater net is on Thursday from 8pm on GB3LM. Saturday sees a brunch plus an antenna workshop to build a 23cm Yagi. Next Sunday there’s a club trip to the Spalding rally. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 144MHz UKAC on Tuesday, alongside radio operation and projects. Saturday sees a talk on frequency standards by Steve, G8LYB. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

Salop Amateur Radio Society Club has its CW net on Wednesday from 4.30pm on 144.070MHz, followed by the club net on GB3LH from 8.30pm. Thursday sees a natter night and committee meeting. Details by email to

Bromsgrove & District Amateur Radio Club is having a data night on Wednesday and a club night on Friday. Contact Dave, M6DKT, on 07584 025 156.

South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society is having an informal social meeting on Wednesday. Next weekend the club is taking part in the RSGB HF CW National Field Day. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 07969 062 859.

Nuneaton & District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Thursday from 9.30pm on 145.475MHz. On Friday there’s a social out & about. Contact Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

Spalding & District Amateur Radio Society commences its 50th Anniversary Activity Month using GB4OO on Thursday. Sunday 7 June sees the annual rally at Gleed School, Spalding PE11 2EF. Details from Graham Boor, G8NWC, on 01775 760 832.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on Jaipur, tigers and the Taj Mahal on Friday by M0CAR. Next Sunday sees GB4YAD on the air for Youth Aviation Day supported by the Coventry Gliding Club at the Gliding Centre, Husbands, Bosworth LE17 6JJ. More information from Adam Gilmore, via email to

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 & District Amateur Radio Club is having a rally planning night then talk on aerials by Ray Dring. Contact A Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

On Monday 1 June Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society has its net on 145.275MHz. For more information contact Peter D Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

On Tuesday 2 June 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 2 June Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society is taking part in the 2m UKAC and having a night on the air. Details from Carl Roberts, M0ZCR, by email to

On Tuesday 2 June Loughborough & District Amateur Radio Club will be active on 2m from Markfield. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Wednesday 3 June Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Amateur Radio Society holds its HF net from 7.30pm. Contact Trev, M0TPX, on 07972 232 757.

On Wednesday 3 June Midland Amateur Radio Society is holding an open meeting with training classes and the shack on the air. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

On Wednesday 3 June Telford & District Amateur Radio Society is holding a committee meeting and putting GX3ZME on the air. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

On Friday 5 June Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group is putting items on eBay. Details from Ken Frankcom, G3OCA, on 01332 720 976.

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