News for the Midlands – 1 May 2016

| April 29, 2016

We start with a search for a new Deputy Regional Manager for Leicester and Rutland, RSGB Region 131. If you have a few hours to spare, are willing to work as a team and, preferably, live in this area, you are the sort of person we are looking for. Most of the duties will be arranged around the time you have to spare. People skills will be an advantage. For more information, please contact Region 13 Manager Jim Stevenson, G0EJQ, on 0750 006 1306, or via email to

Now for news from clubs that have several events this week. Wythall Radio Club has its club net from 8pm on 145.225MHz or GB3WL tonight and next Sunday. Monday sees the 80m Club Championships SSB from 8pm. On Tuesday there’s a Morse class plus a club night and free-and-easy evening. The regular nibbles night in the shack is on Friday. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is operating outdoors at Crickley Hill on Monday because the school is closed. Wednesday sees a club net, starting at 7.30pm on 145.550MHz. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

South Birmingham Radio Society is closed on Monday. Tuesday see the regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am. On Thursday there are training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. On Friday there’s a session sorting equipment for outside events. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has an open net on Tuesday from 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and or 7.16MHz ± QRM. Thursday sees an open net from 8pm on 50.175MHz SSB. On Friday there’s a session on simple construction of aerials. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Lincoln Short-Wave Club is taking part in the UK Club Contests on Tuesday. Wednesday sees shack activities and G5FZ on the air. On Thursday there’s a club net via GB3LM from 8pm, and on Saturday there’s the regular surgery plus G5FZ 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 2m UKAC on Tuesday. The club net is on Thursday from 9.30pm on 145.475MHz. On Friday there’s a social pint and chat evening. Details from Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 2m UKAC on Tuesday. Next Saturday sees the shack on the air and the start of the Foundation course. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

On Tuesday Salop Amateur Radio Society Club has its CW net from 4.30pm on 144.070MHz. Wednesday sees the club voice net on GB3LH from 8.30pm. On Thursday there’s a pedestrian DF competition because the club room is not available. For details, email

Central Radio Amateur Circle has a group meeting on Thursday. Saturday sees shed work and a group meeting. Details from 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 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 a net on 145.275MHz FM. For more information contact Peter D. Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

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

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is holding an open forum on propagation. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

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

On Wednesday Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is holding a committee meeting and putting the club call GX3ZME on the air on HF. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

On Friday Hereford Amateur Radio Society is having an update on Fusion and DMR repeaters by Matt, G8XYJ and Dave, G4OYX. Contact Rod, M0JLA, on 01432 356 079.

On Friday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society is having a demonstration of internet linking and setting up a personal hotspot by Sean Burton, 2E0ENN, plus there will be a demonstration of the Icom IC-7300. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 07969 062 859.

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