News for England Midlands – 12 January 2020

| January 10, 2020

We start with a reminder that all UK amateurs are required to revalidate their licence with Ofcom at least every five years. If it has been a while since you did that, go to or email The process doesn’t take very long.

Now for clubs that have more than one event this week. Burton Amateur Radio Club has a net on 145.575MHz from 10am today and next Sunday. On Wednesday there’s an open club night and Thursday sees an open net on 145.575MHz from 8pm. Details from Rob, G6EIH, on 0781 214 6333.

Kettering & District Amateur Radio Society has a breakfast meeting today and next Sunday. On Tuesday there’s an evening meeting and Thursday sees the net from 7pm on 145.300MHz FM. Details from Ed, M0TZX, 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 committee meeting, Morse class, workshop and free & easy evening. More information from Chris, G3YHF, on 0795 839 5904.

Coventry Amateur Radio Society has nets on Monday from 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and 7.175MHz SSB. Wednesday sees a DMR net from 8.30pm on Talk Group 2345974, then on Thursday a net on 50.175MHz SSB from 7pm. On Friday there’s a demo of the NANO VNA. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 0795 877 7363.

Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society has a talk about Heathkit on Monday by Brian Woodcock, G4CIB. On Wednesday there’s a club net from 7.30pm on 145.475MHz FM, and on Thursday another club net starting at 7.30pm on 145.475MHz, then moving to 80m SSB. Friday sees a club net from 7.30pm on 432.220MHz SSB. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

Leicester Radio Society has a Morse class and committee meeting on Monday. Friday sees the club net from 7.30pm on 145.325MHz. More information from Sandra, G0MCV, on 0793 027 4044.

Midland Amateur Radio Society has its net on Monday from 7.30pm on 145.425MHz. Wednesday sees training classes and a committee meeting. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group has a shack night on Monday. Thursday sees the club net from 8pm on 145.325MHz and on Friday there’s a presentation on ADIF files & Grid Tracker by Peter, G6KUI. For details, email

RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday from 8pm on 145.325MHz. On Friday there’s a talk on magnetic loops by Jeff, G6GLW. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 0797 116 6250.

Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting on Monday. Tuesday sees an open net on 70.475.00MHz from 7.30pm. Details from Robert Bird, via email to

Malvern Hills RAC is having a talk on Tuesday by Don, G6CMV on the Elecraft family. On Wednesday it’s the net on 145.350MHz FM from 8pm. Contact Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

Rugby ATS has activities and contests on Tuesday from 8pm to 10pm and on Saturday from 2pm to 6pm. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

Worksop Amateur Radio Society has a club night and is taking part in the 70cm UKAC on Tuesday. Wednesday sees a 2m datamodes evening, then on Thursday it’s the 4m UKAC. Details from Paul, M0PJA, on 0789 062 6684.

South Birmingham Radio Society has its regular coffee morning in the shack from 11am on Tuesday. Friday sees work in the shack. Contact Gemma, M6GKG, by email to

Lincoln Short-Wave Club has a ten minute talk night on Wednesday. On Thursday there’s a net from 8pm via GB3LS. Saturday sees the shack open from 9am for activities. Contact Pam, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Telford & District Amateur Radio Society is following up on its winter project on Wednesday. Next Sunday it’s the Foundation course. Contact John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 0782 473 7716.

Now for clubs with one event. On Monday Stourbridge & District Amateur Radio Society has an on air & informal evening. Contact John, M1EJG, on 01562 700513.

On Tuesday Loughborough & District Amateur Radio Club is holding an open forum on large wire antennas. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Thursday Solihull Amateur Radio Society is having a club night & on the air, taking part in the GMT Contest. For details, email

On Friday Melton Mowbray Amateur Radio Society is having a talk by Duncan on Arduino. Details from Phil, G4LWB, on 01664 567 972.

On Saturday Central Radio Amateur Circle has a meeting and contest training. Text 0794 802 7994 for info.

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