News for England Midlands – 7 February 2016

| February 5, 2016

We start with news that Leicestershire Repeater Group is conducting a survey to see whether to implement one of the digital FM systems on either GB3CF or GB3LE. The survey is available online at and as many people in the local area as possible are invited to air their views.

Now for news from clubs that have several events this week. Worksop Amateur Radio Society has a Young Persons’ Foundation course plus an Advanced course tonight and next Sunday. There’s a club night on Tuesday. Thursday sees a technical night with construction, CW tuition and radio operation. Contact Paul, M0PJA, on 07890 626 684.

Wythall Radio Club is taking part in the RSGB 432MHz Affiliated Societies AFS contest this afternoon, and has its club net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL tonight and next Sunday. Tuesday sees a Morse class plus a committee meeting and the 80m Club Championships Data leg. The regular nibbles night in the shack is on Friday from 7.30pm. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has an open net on Monday from 8pm on 145.375MHz and/or 7.16MHz ± QRM. On Friday there’s a 2m net instead of a meeting. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

South Birmingham Radio Society has a committee meeting on Monday. The regular coffee morning in the shack is on Tuesday from 11am. Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8WOL and on Friday there’s a session sorting rally stock. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, via email to

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting on Monday. Tuesday sees an open net on 70.475MHz FM from 7.30pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Lincoln Short-Wave Club is taking part in the UK Club Contests on Tuesday. On Wednesday there’s a talk by Peter Kendall, M0EJL on the Sun’s effects on Propagation. Thursday sees the club simplex net on 145.325MHz from 8pm. On Saturday there are shack activities plus G6COL on the air. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Nuneaton & District Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the 70cm UKAC on Tuesday. Thursday sees the club net on 145.475MHz from 9.30pm. On Friday there’s a pint and chat evening. More information from Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society is having a club net on Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 7.30pm on 145.550MHz and then possibly changing to other bands. For details contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

Midland Amateur Radio Society has as committee meeting and training classes on Wednesday. Next Sunday sees a visit to the Harwell Rally at Didcott Leisure Centre. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

Salop Amateur Radio Society Club has its CW net on Wednesday from 4.30pm on 144.070MHz then its main club net from 8.30pm on GB3LH. Thursday sees a shack night with G3SRT on the air. For details, email

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

On Monday Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society has an informal and general operating evening. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

On Monday South Normanton Alfreton & District Amateur Radio Club is having a natter night. Details from A Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

On Monday Stratford upon Avon & District Radio Society is having talks on the operating principles of the Internet of Things and high power, high efficiency, transmitting valves. Contact G0CHO, on 01608 664 488.

On Tuesday Loughborough & District Amateur Radio Club has a 2m club net. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Malvern Hills RAC is having a talk on Strowger technology by Tony, G1OZB. Contact Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

On Tuesday Melton Mowbray Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on software for hardware. Details from Brian, M0YBX, 07772 659 622

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society is having a DVD afternoon. More information from Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Wednesday Telford & District Amateur Radio Society is having an Under a Fiver competition. Contact John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

On Saturday Central Radio Amateur Circle has an Intermediate class. Details from Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07948 027 994.

On Sunday Spalding & District Amateur Radio Society is holding a junk sale at Bromley Hall, Pode Hole. More information from Graham Boor, G8NWC, on 01775 760 832.

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