News for England Midlands – 21 February 2016

| February 19, 2016

We start with 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 with participation in the UKAC. Thursday sees a technical night with construction, CW tuition and radio operation. Contact Paul, M0PJA, on 07890 626 684.

Wythall Radio Club has its club net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL tonight and next Sunday. Tuesday sees a Morse class plus a committee meeting and preparation for Hamfest. 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 talk on dongles and things by G7III. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting on Monday. Tuesday sees a DMR open net on GB7FW slot/local2 from 7.30pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is having an informal and general operating evening on Monday. There are club nets 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.

Lincoln Short Wave Club is taking part in the UK Club Contests on Tuesday. On Wednesday there’s a visit to the Lincoln Astronomical Society. 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 and District Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the 6m UKAC on Tuesday. Thursday sees the club net on 145.475MHz from 9.30pm. More information from Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

South Birmingham Radio Society has its regular coffee morning in the shack on Tuesday from 11am. Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. On Friday there’s a curry and stew evening in the dining room, Hampstead House Headquarters, starting at 7.30pm. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, via email to

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

On Monday Stratford upon Avon & District Radio Society is having a talk and demonstration on demystifying Smith charts by Giles, G0NXA and Harri, G1EIX. Contact Clive, G0CHO, on 01608 664 488.

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

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

On Tuesday Malvern Hills RAC is having an informal evening. Details from Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society has its net on 145.275MHz. More information from Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society is holding a general meeting, ragchew and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

On Wednesday Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is working on winter projects. Contact John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

On Saturday Central Radio Amateur Circle is holding its Intermediate class. Contact Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07948 027 994.

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