News for England Midlands – 3 April 2016

| April 1, 2016

Now for news from clubs that have several events this week. Telford & District Amateur Radio Society is conducting portable operations from Wappenshall today using the callsign GX6ZME/p. Wednesday sees a committee meeting and GX3ZME on the air on HF. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Worksop Amateur Radio Society continues its Advanced training course tonight and next Sunday. On Tuesday there’s a club night with participation in the UKACs and Thursday sees a technical evening. More information from Paul, M0PJA, on 07890 626 684.

Wythall Radio Club is taking part in the RSGB RoLo 80m SSB contest today, plus there’s the club net from 8pm on 145.225MHz or GB3WL tonight and next Sunday. Monday sees the 80m Club Championships CW, and there’s a Morse class plus club night on Tuesday. The regular nibbles night in the shack is on Friday and on Saturday afternoon there’s a Foundation exam. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has an open net on Monday from 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and/or 7.16MHz ± QRM. The 6m open net is on Thursday from 8pm on 50.175MHz SSB. On Friday there’s a committee forum and surplus equipment sale. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

On Monday Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society is closed. There are nets on Wednesday and Thursday from 7.30pm, starting on 145.500MHz and then moving to other frequencies. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

South Birmingham Radio Society has work in the shack on Monday. The regular coffee morning in the shack is on Tuesday from 11am. Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. On Friday there’s a session checking the club aerials and equipment. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, via email to

Lincoln Short-Wave Club is taking part in the UK Club Contests on Tuesday. The club net is on Thursday from 8pm on GB3LM. Saturday sees shack activities plus G6COL on the air. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

On Wednesday Salop Amateur Radio Society Club has its CW net from 4.30pm on 144.070MHz, followed by its voice net on GB3LH from 8.30pm. On Thursday there’s a natter night and committee meeting. For details, email

Central Radio Amateur Circle has a group meeting on Thursday. On Saturday there’s shed work, and next Sunday sees a visit to the Blackpool Radio Rally. Contact Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07948 027 994.

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. Details from Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

On Monday South Normanton Alfreton & District Amateur Radio Club is holding its AGM. Details from A Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

On Monday Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has an open net on 145.250MHz from 7.30pm. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

On Monday Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society has an on-air sked on 70cm. For more information contact Peter D Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

On Tuesday Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association has a slow CW net on 3540-3550kHz from 8pm. More information from Derek Thom, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

On Tuesday Derby & District Amateur Radio Society is holding a junk sale. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

On Tuesday Loughborough & District Amateur Radio Club is having a talk on early transistor portables by Ian, G8SNF. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society has an open meeting and training classes plus the shack on the air. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 07808 078 003.

On Wednesday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society has its net on 145.525MHz at 8pm. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 07969 062 859.

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