News for England Midlands – 28 August 2016

| August 26, 2016

We start with clubs that have more than one event this week. On Monday Coventry Amateur Radio Society has its open net 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 Great Egg Race. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Wythall Radio Club has its net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL from 8pm today and next Sunday. On Monday there’s a curry night and 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.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is operating at Crickley Hill on Monday instead of holding a club meeting. On Wednesday there’s a club net from 7.30pm, initially on 145.500 then moving to 145.550MHz or the nearest clear channel. Thursday sees another net from 7.30pm, again starting on 145.550MHz then deciding what to do and where to move to. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

South Birmingham Radio Society is closed on Monday. Tuesday sees the regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am, and Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. Friday and Saturday will be spent packing the trailer for the club stand at the Telford Hamfest next Sunday. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Lincoln Short Wave Club is taking part in the 70MHz UK Club Contest on Tuesday. Wednesday sees a talk by Brian, M0YBX on antenna modelling with MMANA-GAL software. On Thursday it’s the club net via GB3LM from 8pm. Saturday sees the regular surgery and G6COL on the air, plus SSB Field Day at RAF Ingham, which continues into Sunday. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 70MHz UK Club Contest on Tuesday alongside other radio operation. On Saturday the shack is on the air for the 144MHz Trophy contest. 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 and on Thursday there’s a natter night and committee meeting. For details, email

Worksop Amateur Radio Society is having a club night and taking part in the UKAC on Tuesday. 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. Sunday sees a club visit to the Telford Radio Rally. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is making last minute preparations on Wednesday for the Hamfest. The Telford Hamfest takes place next Sunday from Engenuity, Coalbrookdale Telford. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Central Radio Amateur Circle group meeting has a group meeting on Thursday. On Saturday there’s a group meeting with the shack on the air. Sunday sees the UKAC 144MHz. Contact Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07948 027 994.

Nuneaton and District Amateur Radio Club has its club net on Thursday from 9.30pm on 145.475MHz. On Friday there’s a social pint and chat at Harvester, Nuneaton. Contact Neil Yorke, M0NKE, via email to

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 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 and District Amateur Radio Club is holding a practical evening. 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.

Next Sunday Spalding and District Amateur Radio Society has a barbecue and fun day at the caravan. Contact Graham Boor, G8NWC, on 01775 760 832.

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