News for England Midlands – 14 May 2017

| May 12, 2017

We start with news that the Eagle Radio Group has successfully commissioned MB7AMP in the Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea area. It is an ALLSTAR Gateway operating on 430.0375MHz  with a TCCSS access of 71.9Hz. More information on the club is available via its website,

Now for clubs that have several events this week. Burton Amateur Radio Club concludes its Mills on the Air operations operating as GB3NFC from Claymills Pumping Station today. Also today and next Sunday there’s a net from 10am around 145.575MHz. On Wednesday there’s a club night and Thursday sees a club net from 8pm around 145.575MHz. Contact Mike Lewis, 2E0EZG, via email to

Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association has a net on 50.220MHz USB from 8.30am today and next Sunday, plus Intermediate and Advanced exams today. Tuesday sees a lunch meeting then a QRS CW net around 3540-3550kHz from 8pm. On Thursday there’s an auction of Silent Key equipment. More details from Derek, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

Leicester Radio Society is working on the mast and antennas today. On Monday there’s a Morse class followed by film night. Details from Sandra Morley, G0MCV, on 0793 027 4044.

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has an event at New Hall Mill today. On Monday there’s an open net on 145.250MHz from 7.30pm. Contact Robert Bird, via email to

Solihull Amateur Radio Society concludes its GB2SMP Mills on the Air operation today. On Thursday there’s a talk on Lowland Rescue. For details, email

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 club meeting. 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 SSB ± QRM. Thursday sees an open net from 8pm on 50.175MHz SSB and on Friday it’s the G4ZMC Trophy portable competition at Sowe Common. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society has its construction competition on Monday. Wednesday sees a club net starting on 145.500MHz then moving to another channel. On Thursday there’s a club net on 145.550MHz. Next Sunday sees a trip to Bletchley Park. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group concludes its Mills on the Air operation at Heage Windmill today. Monday sees a shack night. On Thursday it’s the club net on 145.325MHz and Friday sees a talk on wire antennas. Contact Paul Gamble, G1SGZ, via email to

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

South Birmingham Radio Society is discussing arrangements for contests on Monday and has its regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am on Tuesday. Thursday sees training classes with Dave Murphy, G8OWL and on Friday there’s a session checking aerials and feeders. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email to

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 23cm UKAC on Tuesday. Next Saturday the HF & VHF shack will be on the air, alongside an exam session. 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 Friday there’s a natter night. For details, email

Spalding & District Amateur Radio Society is visiting the Museum of Technology on Wednesday. Friday sees an open evening with a members’ show and tell session. Contact Graham Boor, G8NWC, on 0775 461 9701.

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

On Wednesday Telford & District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on one valve super regenerative receivers by G0GTN. Next Sunday sees special event station GB1EMC on the air from Eaton Manor. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Nuneaton & District Amateur Radio Club has its net on 145.475MHz from 9.30pm on Thursday. Friday sees a digital on the air night. Details from Neil Yorke, M0NKE, via email to

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society is taking part in Mills on the Air today. Contact Graham, 2E0GIJ, on 0783 120 1407.

On Monday Stratford upon Avon & 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 talk on DMR and All Star. For more information contact Peter D Rivers, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

On Tuesday Derby & District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on the building of the Crystal Palace TV mast. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

On Tuesday Grantham Amateur Radio Club is holding a shack night from 6pm. Contact Kevin, G6SSN, on 07793 142 483.

On Tuesday Loughborough & District Amateur Radio Club is operating 23cm portable from Markfield. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society is having a general meeting with the shack on the air alongside training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

On Wednesday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society has its net via GB3GR. The normal Friday meeting is cancelled. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 0796 906 2859.

On Friday Melton Mowbray Amateur Radio Society is holding its annual construction contest. Contact Phil, G4LWB, on 01664 567 972.

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