News for England Midlands – 14 August 2016

| August 12, 2016

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Wythall Radio Club Wythall has its 50th Year Carnival Special Event today, along with its club net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL at 8pm today and next Sunday. On Tuesday there is a Morse class and club meeting. Friday sees the regular nibbles night in the shack. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has its open net on Monday from 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and/or 7.16MHz ± QRM. On Thursday there’s an open net from 8pm on 50.175MHz SSB. Friday sees the third round of the G4ZMC Portable Trophy at Newbold On Avon, Parkfield Road. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

On Monday Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society has a meeting on the air because the school is closed. Wednesday sees the club net, commencing at 7.30pm on 145.500MHz. Thursday sees another net commencing at 7.30pm on 145.550MHz, then deciding what to do and where to move to. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

Lincoln Short-Wave Club is holding a committee meeting on Monday and taking part in the 23cm UKCC on Tuesday. Wednesday sees a formal meeting and on Thursday there’s the club simplex net on 145.375MHz from 8pm. Saturday sees shack activities plus G6COL on the air. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

South Birmingham Radio Society is sorting rally stock on Monday. Tuesday sees the regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am to 1pm, and visitors are welcome. Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL and on Friday there’s a session cleaning the trailer. Next Sunday sees a club presence at Rugby Radio Rally and Car Boot Sale. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society has an operating evening on Monday from Prince Rupert’s View Point. All day next Sunday is at the Rugby Radio Rally. For more information contact Peter D Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 1296MHz UKAC on Tuesday, along with other radio operation. Saturday sees setting up at Princethorpe, and on Sunday it’s the RATS Rally at Princethorpe. Set your satnav to CV23 9QF, as roadworks mean access changes, described in the main news. 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 fox hunt #4, Mobile. For details, email

Worksop Amateur Radio Society is having a club night on Tuesday and taking part in the 23cm UKAC. On Thursday there’s a technical night with construction, Morse training, radio operation and data modes. Details from Paul, M0PJA, on 0789 062 6684.

Midland Amateur Radio Society has training classes on Wednesday, plus planning for the Farm Field event in September. On Sunday the club is at the Rugby Radio Rally. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

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

Nuneaton & District Amateur Radio Club has a club net on 145.475MHz on Thursday from 9.30pm. On Friday there’s a talk on digital PSK31 at 7.30pm. Details from Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday 15 August RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its net on 145.325MHz from 8pm. Contact 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 Tuesday Loughborough & District Amateur Radio Club has a talk from Tim, M0ZRR on his route to the Advanced licence. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society has a barbecue at Fred’s. Details from Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Wednesday Telford & District Amateur Radio Society is preparing for Telford Hamfest. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

On Saturday Central Radio Amateur Circle has a group meeting with the shack on the air. Contact Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07948 027 994.

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