News for England Midlands – 21 August 2016

| August 19, 2016

We start with clubs that have more than one event this week. Midland Amateur Radio Society is at the Rugby Radio Rally today. Wednesday sees the shack on the air and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

Rugby ATS is at the RATS Rally at Princethorpe today. Tuesday sees radio operation and participation in the 50MHz UKAC. On Saturday there’s a rally post mortem and shack tidy-up. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

South Birmingham Radio Society is at the Rugby Radio Rally today. Tuesday sees the regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am and Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. On Friday it’s time to clean the trailer for the Telford Rally. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Wythall Radio Club has its net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL from 8pm today and next Sunday. On Tuesday there’s 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 a radio workshop and next Sunday there’s a club stand at the Rugby Radio Rally. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society has a net on Monday because the school is closed. Wednesday sees the normal club net from 7.30pm, initially on 145.500 then move to 145.550 or nearest clear channel. On Thursday there’s another net from 7.30pm, starting on 145.550MHz then deciding what to do and were to move to. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has a 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 50MHz UK Club Contest on Tuesday. On Wednesday there’s a Hamfest update and Thursday at 8pm sees the club simplex net on 145.375MHz. On Saturday there are shack activities with G5FZ on the air. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Nuneaton & District Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the 6m UKAC on Tuesday. Thursday sees a club net on 145.475MHz from 9.30pm. Details from Neil Yorke, 2E0NEI, via email to

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. Thursday is a shack night with G3SRT on the air. For details, email

Worksop Amateur Radio Society is having a club night on Tuesday and taking part in the 6m 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.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. Today, Sunday, Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society is at the Rugby Radio Rally all day. For more information contact Peter D Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

On Monday RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its net on 145.325MHz from 8pm. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

On Tuesday Loughborough & District Amateur Radio Club is on the air on 6m. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

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

On Wednesday Telford & District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on GNU radio by M0HMO. 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.

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