News for England Midlands – 19 February 2017

| February 17, 2017

News first of a Foundation Course planned on the Isle of Man. Planned for 5 and 12 March from 9am to 1pm and again on 4 April from 9am to 12 noon, with the exam from noon to 1pm. It will be held at the Code Club, Barrule House, Ronaldsway Estate, Ballasalla, Isle of Man IM9 2AA. Any one who wishes to attend the course should contact Nigel, GD6AFB by email to or phone 01624 620 469.

Next details of a GB2RS news broadcast time change. The DATV news reading via GB3VL has changed from 8pm to 7.30pm.

Now on to clubs that have several events this week. Wythall Radio Club has its net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL from 8pm tonight and next Sunday. On Tuesday there’s an overview of the Red Pitaya by John, G3VRF and Friday sees the regular nibbles night in the shack. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has an open net on Monday from 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and or 7.16MHz ± QRM SSB. Thursday sees an open net from 8pm on 50.175MHz SSB and on Friday there’s a talk by Ian, G7III. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Leicester Radio Society has a talk on by Owen Jones about his exploits underwater. Thursday sees the start of the Foundation course plus a natter night. Contact Sandra Morley, G0MCV, on 07930 274 044.

South Birmingham Radio Society is preparing its rally stand on Monday. Tuesday sees the regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am and Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting on Monday. On Tuesday there’s an open net on 145.250MHz from 7.30pm. Contact Robert Bird, via email to

Hinckley Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is taking part in the 23cm UKAC on Tuesday. On Thursday there’s a talk by Reg, G8VHI, on VHF maritime mobile. Details from Bob, G8BFF, on 07928 769 767.

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 video night. For details, email

On Wednesday Tamworth Amateur Radio Society has its club net via GB3TA on Wednesday and a club night on Thursday. Contact Richard, 2E0LLE, on 0787 521 7124.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is having four 10 minute talks by members. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

On Monday RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its net on 145.325MHz from 8pm. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 0797 116 6250.

On Monday South Normanton Alfreton and District Amateur Radio Club is holding a junk sale. More information from A. Lawrence, 2E0BQS, on 0115 930 7322.

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

On Monday Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society is having a handheld re-programming night. For more information contact Peter D. Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is having a Bakelite appreciation evening. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society is holding an open discussion on possible rally visits and social events. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

On Wednesday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society has its net on GB3GR. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 0796 906 2859.

On Wednesday Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is holding a bowls evening with the LWVH Bowls Club. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

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