News for England Midlands – 22 May 2016

| May 20, 2016

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Central Radio Amateur Circle is at the Black Country Radio Rally Mark 2 today. Next Saturday sees equipment testing. Contact Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07948 027 994.

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is operating portable today from Eaton Manor. Wednesday sees backpack portable operations on the LWVH field. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Worksop Amateur Radio Society is taking part in the 1st 144MHz Backpackers Contest from 1100 to 1500UTC today. On Tuesday there’s the UKAC and a club night. Thursday sees a technical night with construction plus CW tuition and radio operation. Friday to next Monday sees the camping and canoeing weekend. Details from Paul, M0PJA, on 07890 626 684.

Wythall Radio Club has its net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL from 8pm tonight and next Sunday. On Tuesday there’s a Morse class from 7.30pm plus a Free and Easy evening. 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 its open net from 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and/or 7.16MHz ± QRM on Monday. On Thursday there’s an open net from 8pm on 50.175MHz SSB. Friday sees a portable challenge at The Club House. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

South Birmingham Radio Society has work in the shack on Monday. Tuesday sees the regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am. Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has its 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

Lincoln Short Wave Club is taking part in the UK Club Contest on Tuesday. Wednesday sees a visit to RAF Scampton Air Museum. Thursday sees the club net on 145.375MHz from 8pm. On Saturday there are shack activities and G6COL is 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. The club net is on Thursday from 9.30pm on 145.475MHz. Details from Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 50MHz UKAC on Tuesday, alongside other radio operation and projects. Foundation training continues on Saturday, plus the shack is on the air. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

Salop Amateur Radio Society has its club CW net on Tuesday from 4.30pm on 144.070MHz. Wednesday sees the club net on GB3LH from 8.30pm. On Thursday there’s a talk and demo on radio controlled drones by Malcolm, G0EBD. 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, on 07971 166 250.

On Monday Stratford-upon-Avon & District Radio Society is in the shack. Contact Clive, G0CHO, on 01608 664 488.

On Tuesday Derby and District Amateur Radio Society is having a technical talk on the ionosphere. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

On Tuesday Hinckley Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is holding an antenna workshop. Details from Mark, 2E0SBM, on.778 992 9730

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is on air from the club, on HF. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society is holding a DVD evening. Details from Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Wednesday Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society has its net, starting on 145.500MHz at 7.30pm and then moving to 145.550 or the nearest clear channel. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

On Wednesday Malvern Hills RAC is having an informal evening. Contact Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society has training classes and continues its planning for the 85th birthday celebrations in June. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

On Friday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society has its club net on 145.525MHz at 8pm. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 0796 906 2859.

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