News for England Midlands – 12 March 2017

| March 10, 2017

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Burton Amateur Radio Club has a net from 10am on 145.575MHz today and next Sunday. Wednesday sees a club night, and on Thursday there’s a net from 8pm on 145.575MHz. Details from Mike Lewis, 2E0EZG, via 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 committee meeting, plus preparations for Hamfest. Friday sees the regular nibbles night in the shack. Next Sunday it’s the 32nd Wythall Hamfest. Details from Chris, G0EYO, on 07710 412 819.

On Monday Coventry Amateur Radio Society has an open net from 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and or 7.16MHz SSB ± QRM. Thursday sees an open net on 50.175MHz SSB from 8pm. Friday sees a digital radio workshop. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Leicester RS has a Morse class and informal operating night on Monday. Thursday sees the Foundation course. Details from Sandra Morley, G0MCV, on 0793 027 4044.

RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its net on 145.325MHz from 8pm on Monday. On Friday there’s a club night. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 07971 166 250.

South Birmingham Radio Society has a review of contests for this year on Monday. Tuesday sees the regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am. Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL. Friday and Saturday see rally preparations, and the club has a stand at the Wythall rally on Sunday. 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 70.475MHz FM from 7.30pm. Next Sunday club members will be attending the Wythall Rally. Contact Robert Bird, via email to

Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association has a QRS CW session on Tuesday from 8pm on 3540-3550kHz. Thursday sees the Constructional Contest. Contact Derek, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

Hinckley Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is taking part in the 70cm contest on Tuesday. Thursday sees the 6m contest, Morse and other training classes. Contact Bob, G8BFF, on 0792 876 9767.

Nuneaton and District Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the 70cm UKAC on Tuesday and the 6m UKAC on Thursday. Thursday also sees the club net from 9.30pm on 145.475MHz. On Friday there will be a screening of the RSGB VHF Propagation video. Contact Neil Yorke, M0NKE, via email to

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 70cm UKAC on Tuesday. Saturday sees the shack on the air on HF and VHF. 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. On Thursday there’s a natter night. For details, email

Lincoln Short-Wave Club is having a club night on Wednesday with G5FZ and G6COL on the air. Thursday sees the club net on 145.375MHz from 8pm. Next Saturday there’s a workshop and mentoring session, plus G5FZ on the air. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society has its net on GB3GR on Wednesday. On Friday there’s a quiz night. Next Saturday and Sunday sees special event station GB0WM on the air for Woolsthorpe Manor, birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, for British Science Week. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 0796 906 2859.

Midland Amateur Radio Society has training classes and a discussion of the social calendar on Wednesday. Next Sunday sees a visit to the Wythall Radio Rally. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

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

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is having a bring-along-something-old evening on Wednesday. On Saturday it’s the LWVH RTTY Contest. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is having an informal and general operating evening. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

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 talk on electrical safety by John, G1AWJ. Contact Clive, G0CHO, on 01608 664 488.

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club has its annual dinner. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Malvern Hills RAC is having a look at Arduino. Contact Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society is holding its AGM. Contact Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Thursday Solihull Amateur Radio Society has its net on 145.450MHz from 8pm. Contact Paul, G8AYY, on 0121 628 7383.

On Friday Melton Mowbray Amateur Radio Society is having a talk by Phil, G4LWB on SDRPlay and SDRUno. Contact Phil, G4LWB, on 01664 567 972.

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