News for England Midlands – 27 December 2015

| December 23, 2015

This edition of the local news covers the two week period until Sunday, 10 January.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is closed on Monday, 28 December. On Monday, 4 January members are showing pictures of shack equipment. On Wednesday, the 6th, there’s a club net, starting at 7.30pm on 145.550MHz and then moving over to other bands. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its net on both Mondays on 145.325MHz from 8pm. Details from Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has its open net on both Mondays on or about 145.250MHz from 7.30pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is closed on Tuesday, the 29th, and has a 2m net on Tuesday, 5 January. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

South Birmingham Radio Society has its regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am on both Tuesdays. The club is closed on New Year’s Day, then working in the shack on Monday, 4 January. On Thursday, the 7th, there are training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL and on Friday, the 8th, there’s a boys-and-their-toys evening. Details from Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, via email to

Midland Amateur Radio Society is closed on 30 December. On Wednesday, the 6th, there’s an open meeting with the shack on the air and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

Salop Amateur Radio Society Club has its CW net on Wednesday, 30 December from 4.30pm on 144.070MHz, followed by the club net from 8.30pm GB3LH and again the following Wednesday. There’s no meeting on New Year’s Eve, but on Thursday, the 7th, there’s a natter night and committee meeting. For details email

South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society is holding a club net on Wednesday, 30 December from 8pm on 145.525MHz. The AGM is on Wednesday, 6 January. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 07969 062 859.

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is closed on the 30th. On Wednesday, the 6th, there’s a committee meeting plus club call GX3ZME will be on the air on HF. Contact John, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Nuneaton and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on both Thursdays from 9.30pm on 145.475MHz. More information from Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

Wythall Radio Club is having a nibbles night in the shack from 7.30pm on New Year’s Day and the following Friday. The club net is on 145.225MHz or GB3WL on Sundays. Tuesday, the 5th, sees a Morse class plus free-‘n’-easy evening and the 144MHz UKAC Contest. Sunday, 10 January sees the RSGB Affiliated Societies CW contest from 2pm to 6pm. For more information contact Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Lincoln Short Wave Club has its Saturday Surgery and G5FZ on the air on 2 January. On Tuesday, the 5th, it’s the UK Club Contest, then on the 6th there are shack activities and G5FZ on the air. The club repeater net via GB3LM is on Thursday, the 7th, from 8pm, while the 9th sees a Saturday Surgery and G6COL on the air. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has an open net on Monday, 28 December from 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and/or 7.16MHz plus or minus QRM. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association is working slow CW from 8pm on Tuesday, 5 January from 3540-3550kHz. Details from Derek Thom, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

On Friday, 8 January Hereford Amateur Radio Society is holding a curry night. Contact Rod, M0JLA, on 01432 356 079.

Southport and District Amateur Radio Club will commence a new eight week Foundation course on Monday, 25 January.

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