News for England Midlands – 20 March 2016

| March 18, 2016

Sunday, the 20th, Midland Amateur Radio Society has a visit to the Wythall Radio Rally and on Wednesday there is a general meeting with the shack on the air and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

Sunday, the 20th, South Birmingham Radio Society Club has a stand at the Wythall Rally. On Monday it’s time to unload the trailer and a rally debrief. Tuesday there is a coffee morning in the shack from 11am to 1pm and visitors are welcome. On Thursday there are training classes with Dave Murphy, G80WL and Friday is the opportunity to check club equipment for field day. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Sunday, the 20th, Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society is at the Wythall rally. On Monday there is an open net on 145.250MHz ± from 7 30pm, all are welcome to join in. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Sunday, the 20th, Worksop Amateur Radio Society is running a Full licence training session from 6.30 to 8.20pm and on Tuesday there is a club night including taking part in the UK Activity Contest. On Thursday it’s a technical night with construction, CW tuition, radio operation and data modes. More details from Paul, M0PJA on 07890 626 684.

On Monday Coventry Amateur Radio Society has an open net at 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and or 7.16MHz ± QRM. On Friday it’s the visit of the RSGB President, Dr John Gould, G3WKL. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363 for more information.

On Monday Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society has a talk on aviation engineering by Mike, G0UWU. Then on Wednesday there’s a net at 7.30pm on 145.500MHz before moving to 145.550MHz or the nearest clear channel. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime for more details.

On Monday Lincoln Short Wave Club is holding a committee meeting and on Tuesday is taking part in the UK Activity Contest. Wednesday is a formal club meeting. A net on 145.325 at 8pm will take place on Thursday and the club is open on Saturday for shack activities and G6COL will be on the air. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO on 01427 788 356.

On Monday RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has a club net on 145.325MHz at 8pm. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250 for more.

On Monday South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club has a junk sale. More details from A. Lawrence, 2E0BQS on 0115 930 7322.

On Monday Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society is holding a test night so bring your equipment to test. For more information contact Peter D. Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

On Tuesday Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association is holding a QRS CW session between 3.540 and 3.550MHz at 8pm to 9pm. Details from Derek Thom, G3NKS on 01242 241 099.

On Tuesday Derby and District Amateur Radio Society is holding its Annual General Meeting. Contact Richard Buckby, by email, to

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is holding an evening of vintage computers and club members are encouraged to bring in their old equipment. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society is holding a used equipment and book sale and exchange. Details from Don, G4CYG on 01926 424 465.

On Tuesday Nuneaton and District Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the 6m UK Activity Contest and on Thursday there’s a club net on 145.475MHz at 9.30pm. Information from Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, by email, to or

On Wednesday Malvern Hills Radio Amateur Club has an informal evening. More details from Dave, G4IDF on 01905 351 568.

On Wednesday Salop Amateur Radio Society Club has a CW net at 4.30pm on 144.070MHz and a club net at 8.30pm on GB3LH. On Thursday there is a talk on CHIRP, software for programming your radio by Eamonn, M0MEB. Details by email to

On Wednesday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society Club is holding a net on 145.525MHz at 8pm. Details from Andrew, M0NRD on 07969 062 859.

On Wednesday Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is having a practical evening making a Slim Jim antenna for 2m. More information from John Humphreys, M0JZH on 07824 737 716.

On Saturday 26 March Central Radio Amateur Circle is holding a Foundation course session from 12.30pm to 1.45pm. Details from Martin Hallard, G1TYV on 07948 027 994.

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