News for England Midlands – 11 June 2017

| June 9, 2017

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Burton Amateur Radio Club has a net from 10am around 145.575MHz today and next Sunday. 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 from 8.30am today and next Sunday on 50.220 USB. On Tuesday there’s a QRS CW net around 3540-3550kHz from 8pm. Friday sees a constructional projects meeting. Contact Derek, G3NKS, on 01242 241 099.

Wythall Radio Club has its net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL from 8pm today and next Sunday. Today also sees a plug and play day from 10am, weather permitting. On Tuesday there’s a Morse class, club night and committee meeting. Friday sees the regular nibbles night in the shack and next Saturday there’s a plug and play day, weather permitting. 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 second round of the G4ZMC portable competition at Hatton Locks. Next Saturday sees GB4CTM active for Museums on the Air from Coventry Transport Museum. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 07958 777 363.

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society is holding a committee meeting and informal meeting plus general operating or finalising the DF hunts. Saturday see GB4GLM on the air from Gloucester Life Museum for Museums on the Air. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

Leicester Radio Society has a Morse class and committee meeting on Monday. Tuesday sees the 70cm contest on FM from 7-8pm and SSB from 8-10.30pm, in which G5UM will be active. Next Saturday and Sunday sees GB0APS on the air at Abbey Pumping Station for Museums on the Air weekend. Contact Sandra Morley, G0MCV, on 0793 027 4044.

Nunsfield House ARG has a shack night on Monday and its net on 145.325MHz from 8pm on Thursday. Friday sees a talk on rarefied AC by Tony, G3KAG. Contact Paul, G1SGZ, via email to

South Birmingham Radio Society is sorting stock for the next rally 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 equipment and aerials. 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 Saturday sees Water Orton Carnival. Contact Robert Bird, via email to

Nuneaton and District Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the 70cm UKAC from 8pm on Tuesday. Thursday sees the club net from 9.30pm on 145.475MHz. On Friday there’s a planning meeting for VHF NFD and a Minos demonstration at 7.30pm. Contact Neil Yorke, M0NKE, via email to

Rugby ATS is taking part in the 70cm UKAC on Tuesday. Next Saturday sees the HF and VHF shack on the air and project activities, plus a talk on the history of Rugby Radio Station from 1923 to 2007 by its retired manager, Malcolm Hancock. 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 the second DF fox hunting competition. For details, email

Staffordshire Portable Amateur Radio Club is meeting on Tuesday at Bolehall Manor. Next Saturday and Sunday sees Museums on the Air from Amerton Railway. Contact Lynn Briggs, M6LIN, on 0192 244 9668.

Worksop Amateur Radio Society is having club nights on Tuesday and Thursday. For details contact Sue, M6XAK, on 01777 707 992.

Lincoln Short Wave Club has a nibbles night in the shack on Wednesday and putting G5FZ on the air. The net via GB3LM is on Thursday. Next Saturday sees the shack open and G5FZ on the air, plus activity for Museums on the Air at East Kirkby. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society has its net via GB3GR on Wednesday. Friday sees a club meeting. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 0796 906 2859.

Tamworth Amateur Radio Society has its net via GB3TA on Wednesday. On Thursday there’s a presentation on amateur satellite communications by Dave Johnson, G4DPZ of AMSAT-UK. Contact Richard, 2E0LLE, on 0787 521 7124.

Telford and District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on DMR by G4VZO, the Shropshire DMR cluster keeper. Next Saturday and Sunday sees the 50MHz Trophy. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday Stratford-upon-Avon and District Radio Society is watching the RSGB Radio Propagation video on VHF and higher, followed with a Skype Q&A. Contact Clive, G0CHO, on 01608 664 488.

On Tuesday Derby and District Amateur Radio Society is holding a committee meeting. Contact Richard Buckby, by email to

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

On Tuesday Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club is holding a junk sale. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Malvern Hills RAC is having a presentation on the RSGB by Region 5 Manager Martyn, G3UKV. Contact Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society is having a technical topics evening. Details from Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society is holding a committee meeting and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

On Thursday Solihull Amateur Radio Society is having a club meeting. Email for details.

On Friday Spalding and District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on global warming by Dr A. J. Gilfillan, G0FVI. More information from Graham Boor, G8NWC, on 0775 461 9701.

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