News for England Midlands – 2 August 2020

| July 31, 2020

With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, we are now including meeting details where we have been given them. However, this information should be regarded as optimistic, and we strongly advise you to check with organisers well before travelling. Above all, please observe any national or local restrictions, including social distancing.

The Leicester area is in need of another part time news reader. Sunday morning readings take place via the local repeater GB3CF at 9am on 2m, on a rota basis. This is all with assistance from the Leicestershire Repeater Group. If you are an RSGB member, hold a Full Licence and feel you can help with the rota readings, please drop an email to

Burton Amateur Radio Club has an open net on Sundays from 10am on 145.575MHz. Monday sees a slow CW exercise from 7pm on 14.055MHz. Provisionally, on Wednesday a club night is planned for 7.30pm. Thursday sees open net from 8pm on 145.575MHz FM. Details from Rob, G6EIH, on 0781 214 6333.

Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association has daily nets at 8.10am on 145.4MHz and GB3CG followed by a net at 8.40am on 28.450MHz. On Sundays there is a net on 50.220MHz. Tuesday sees slow CW on 3540 to 3545kHz from 8pm. More information from Derek, G3NKS by email to

Loughborough and District Amateur Radio Club has nets on Sundays and Tuesdays from 7.30pm around 145.425MHz. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society has weekday nets on 144.275MHz from 8.30am. More from Steve, G8LYB on 01788 578 940.

Wythall Radio Club has a net on Sundays from 8pm on GB3WL or 145.225MHz. Tuesday sees an on-air meeting on GB3WL or 145.225MHz from 8.30pm. 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. On Wednesday there’s a DMR net from 8.30pm on talk group 2345974, and Thursday sees a net from 7pm on 50.175MHz SSB. Friday sees a net on 145.375MHz at 8pm instead of the normal meeting. Check details with John, G8SEQ, on 0795 877 7363.

Lincoln Short Wave Club has a net on Tuesday on GB3LM at 9.30am and a Zoom meeting on Wednesday. On Thursday the 2m net starts at 8pm. More from Pam, G4STO on 01427 788 356.

Melton Mowbray Amateur Radio Society has a net on 145.225MHz at 8pm. On Wednesday the net moves to 28.4MHz at 8pm. Details from Phil, G4LWB, on 01664 567 972.

Midland Amateur Radio Society has open nets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7.30pm on 145.425MHz. More information on the club’s Facebook page or contact Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group has a net on 433.450MHz from 8pm on Monday. Thursday sees a net on 145.325MHz from 8pm and on Friday there’s a Zoom meeting from 8pm. For info, email

On Monday Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society has a net at 7.30pm on 145.275MHz. For more information contact Peter, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105.

Salop Amateur Radio Society has a net on 144.230MHz SSB on Monday from 2pm, and Thursday from 8pm. Note that 144.775MHz FM will be monitored, for those not having SSB. On Tuesday there’s a CW net on 144.070MHz at 4.30pm. Wednesday sees a net from 8pm on GB3LH. For details, email

Gloucester Amateur Radio and Electronics Society has a net on Wednesday from 7.30pm on 145.475MHz FM. Thursday sees a net from 7.30pm on 145.475MHz FM, which moves to 80m SSB. On Friday there’s a net from 7.30pm on 432.220MHz SSB. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY, on 01242 699 595, daytime.

On Monday Stourbridge and District ARS has a net on 145.325MHz from 8pm. Contact John, M1EJG, on 01562 700 513.

On Monday Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has an open net starting on 145.250MHz at 7.30pm. Tuesday sees a DMR open net on frequency slot/local 2 GB7FW Birmingham from 7.30pm. Details from Robert Bird, via email to

On Monday and Wednesday, Tamworth Amateur Radio Society has a net starting on GB3TH before moving frequency from 8pm. More information from Robbie, G0GUH on 0779 457 6938.

On Tuesday South Birmingham Radio Society has a virtual coffee morning from 11am using Zoom. More information from Gemma, M6GKG by email to

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

Central Radio Amateur Circle has a Skype meeting on Wednesday at 7pm and on Saturday a general meeting is planned. For info, text to 0737 552 3259.

On Wednesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society has a net from 8pm on 145.275MHz. Details by email to

On Thursday, Kettering and District Amateur Radio Society has a net from 7pm on 145.300MHz FM. Check details with Ed, M0TZX, via email to

On Thursday Solihull Amateur Radio Society has a net on 145.450MHz from 8pm. For details, email

On Friday Spalding and District Amateur Radio Society has a net around 145.300MHz from 7.30pm. Contact Graham, G8NWC, on 0775 461 9701.

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