News for England Midlands – 15 March 2020

| March 13, 2020

The situation with the Covid-19 virus is changing rapidly. You should check before travelling that the activities announced here are taking place. This listing is correct as of 12 noon on Friday the 13th of March.

We start with clubs that have several events this week.

Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association has its net on 50.220MHz SSB from 8.30am today and next Sunday. Tuesday sees a club lunch booked with G3YJE with a slow Morse session around 3455kHz from 8pm. On Thursday there is a Constructors’ Exhibition. For details, email

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

Rugby ATS has activities and contests today and next Sunday from 2pm to 6pm, and also on Tuesday from 8pm to 10pm. There is a daily net, Monday to Friday, on 144.275MHz SSB from 8.30am. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 01788 578 940.

Worksop Amateur Radio Society has club meetings with UKAC activities today, on Wednesday and next Sunday. Tuesday sees a datamodes evening. Contact Paul, M0PJA, on 0789 062 6684.

On Monday Central Radio Amateur Circle has a club net at 7.30pm on 145.375MHz. On Saturday there’s a general meeting. More details by text to 0794 802 7994.

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 club night. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 0795 877 7363.

Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society has an informal meeting on Monday. 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, which then moves 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 at 7pm followed by film night on Monday. On Wednesday the Foundation course continues and Friday sees the club net from 7.30pm on 145.325MHz. More information from Sandra, G0MCV, on 0793 027 4044.

On Monday Lincoln Short-Wave Club is holding a committee meeting and Wednesday sees a formal meeting. On Thursday there is a club net on GB3LS at 8pm. The club shack is open from 9am with various activities taking place, or just pop down for a coffee and a natter on Saturday. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO, on 01427 788 356.

Midland Amateur Radio Society has its net on Monday from 7.30pm on 145.425MHz. Wednesday sees a general meeting with the shack on the air and training classes. 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 they are watching the latest TX Factor video. For details, email Paul, G1SGZ at

RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday from 8pm on 145.325MHz. On Friday there’s a club meeting at the shack. Contact Bob, G3VCA, on 0797 116 6250.

South Normanton Alfreton & District Amateur Radio Club is having a junk sale on Monday. On Tuesday it’s the club net from 6.45pm on 145.475 or 145.450MHz. For details, email Alan, M0OLT at

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

On Wednesday Telford & District Amateur Radio Society Memories of an (almost!) ex regional rep with G3UKV. On Saturday there is a Train the Trainers session. Contact John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 0782 473 7716.

Now to clubs with one event this week.

On Monday Stourbridge & District Amateur Radio Society is holding its Annual General Meeting. More information from John, M1EJG on 01562 700513.

On Monday Stratford upon Avon & District Radio Society has a net on 145.275MHz FM at 8pm. Contact Clive, G0CHO, on 01608 664 488 for further details.

On Monday Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has an open net, starting on 145.250MHz from 7.30pm. Details from Robert Bird, via email to

On Monday Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society is having a Military and Homemade Rigs night plus finishing the antenna project. For more information contact Peter, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

On Tuesday Loughborough & District Amateur Radio Club has an Internet video night. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Wednesday Malvern Hills RAC has a net on 145.350MHz FM at 8pm. Contact Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

On Thursday Solihull Amateur Radio Society is analysing contests. More from Stu, G4KUR, by email to

On Friday Melton Mowbray Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting. Details from Phil, G4LWB, on 01664 567 972.

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