News for the Midlands – 18 December 2016

| December 16, 2016

A GB2RS bulletin will be prepared for next Sunday, Christmas Day, but it may not be read in all areas. The script will be uploaded to the RSGB website on Friday, and it will contain local news up to 8 January. It can be found, as usual, at

Now for news for clubs with several events this week. Worksop Amateur Radio Society is holding its Intermediate exam today. On Tuesday there’s a club night and the UKACs. Thursday sees 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 today and next Sunday. Tuesday sees a Morse class and club meeting. Friday sees the regular nibbles night in the shack and on Saturday the club Christmas contest starts at 8pm. 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 an open net on 145.375Mz instead of the normal meeting. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Lincoln Short Wave Club has a committee meeting on Monday and a formal meeting on Wednesday. The club net is on Thursday from 8pm on 145.375MHz. The club is closed on Saturday. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

South Birmingham Radio Society has work in the shack plus an equipment check on Monday. Tuesday sees the regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

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 on Thursday there’s a mince pies evening. For details, email

Now we return to the listing in date order. On Monday Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is closed. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

On Monday Leicester Radio Society Christmas is having a bring and share evening. Details from Sandra Morley, G0MCV, on 0793 027 4044.

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. More information from A Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

On Monday Stratford upon Avon and District Radio Society has its club net on 145.275MHz FM from 8pm. Contact Clive, G0CHO, on 01608 664 488.

On Monday Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has an open net on 145.250MHz from 7.30pm. Contact Robert Bird, via email to

On Tuesday Derby and District Amateur Radio Society is having a fish and chip supper. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is having a quiz with mince pies. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society is closed. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

On Wednesday Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on homebrew construction techniques by Neil Simmonds. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

On Saturday Central Radio Amateur Circle is closed. Contact Martin Hallard, G1TYV, on 07948 027 994.

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