News for England Midlands – 23 October 2016

| October 21, 2016

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Worksop Amateur Radio Society continues its Intermediate course tonight and next Sunday. On Tuesday it’s the UK Activity Contest plus a club night, and on Thursday there’s a technical night with construction, Morse training, radio operation and data modes. Details from Paul, M0PJA, on 0789 062 6684.

Wythall Radio Club has its net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL from 8pm tonight and next Sunday. The Intermediate course is on Monday and on Tuesday there’s a Morse class and club night. 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 evening. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society has a net on Monday because the school is closed. Wednesday sees the regular net from 7.30pm, initially on 145.500MHz then moving to 145.550 or the nearest clear channel. Thursday sees another net starting at 7.30pm on 145.550MHz. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime only.

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting on Monday. Tuesday sees a DMR open net from 7.30pm on GB7FW slot/local2. More information from Robert Bird, by email to

Lincoln Short Wave Club is taking part in the 50MHz UK Club Contest on Tuesday. Wednesday sees a used equipment sale, and on Thursday it’s the simplex net on 145.375MHz. Saturday sees shack activities 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 6m UKAC on Tuesday. Thursday sees the club net on 145.475MHz at 9.30pm. Contact Neil Yorke, M0NKE, via email to

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 50MHz UK Activity Contest on Tuesday, alongside other radio operation. Saturday sees the HF shack on air and project activities. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

Salop Amateur Radio Society has its club CW net on Tuesday from 4.30pm on 144.070MHz. On Wednesday there is a club net from 8.30pm on GB3LH and Thursday sees a calibration night. For details, email

South Birmingham Radio Society has a coffee morning in the shack on Tuesday from 11am to 1pm. Visitors are welcome. Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday Leicester Radio Society has a Morse class plus a night on the air. Contact Alex, G8FCQ, on 07531 201 640.

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

On Monday South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club is having a natter night. Details from A. Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

On Monday Stratford upon Avon and District Radio Society is having a quiz night run by Ron, M6AGT. Contact Clive, G0CHO, on 01608 664 488.

On Tuesday Derby & District Amateur Radio Society is on the air. Contact Richard Buckby, 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 Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society is planning the programme of events for 2017. Contact Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Tuesday Worcester Radio Amateurs Association has an opportunity to build a CW decoder using a tone detector and Arduino controller. More details from Pete Badham, G0WXJ, on 0787 297 0276.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society is holding its AGM review with the shack on the air and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

On Wednesday Telford and District Amateur Radio Society has its soup and a roll Halloween social. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

On Friday Bromsgrove and District Amateur Radio Club is having a data night. Contact Dave, M6DKT, on 07584 025 156.

On Friday Hucknall Rolls Royce Amateur Radio Club is holding an EGM. For details, email

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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