News for England Midlands – 9 August 2020

| August 7, 2020

As lockdown restrictions gradually change, we are now including meeting details where we have been given them. However, this should be regarded as subject to change, and we strongly advise you to check with organisers well before travelling. Above all, please observe any national or local restrictions, including social distancing.

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. On Wednesday, a club night is provisionally 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 USB. Tuesday sees slow CW around 3540kHz from 8pm. More information via 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 SSB 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 a Zoom meeting or net 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. Contact John, G8SEQ, on 0795 877 7363.

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.

Melton Mowbray Amateur Radio Society has a net on 145.225MHz from 8pm on Monday. On Wednesday, there’s a net on 28.400MHz from 8pm. Details from Phil, G4LWB, on 01664 567 972.

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

On Monday, Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has an open net starting on 145.250MHz at 7.30pm. Tuesday sees an open net on 70.475MHz from 7.30pm. Details from Robert Bird, via email to

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

Lincoln Short Wave Club has a net on Tuesday on GB3LM at 9.30am. Wednesday sees a Zoom meeting from 7.30pm. On Thursday, the 2m club net starts at 8pm. More from Pam, G4STO on 01427 788 356.

On Tuesday, Malvern Hills RAC has a talk on meteor scatter by Don, G6CMV. Wednesday sees a net on 145.350MHz FM from 8pm. Contact Dave, G4IDF, on 01905 351 568.

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.

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

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

On Monday, Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society is holding its AGM via Zoom. Contact Peter, G4XEX, on 01858 432 105 for more information.

On Tuesday, South Birmingham Radio Society has an online coffee morning from 11am using Zoom. Details from Martin, M0JZT, via email to

On Wednesday, Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society has a net from 8pm on 145.275MHz. Details from Don, G4CYG, on 01926 424 465.

On Wednesday, Telford and District Amateur Radio Society has a Webex meeting with guest Steve Hartley, G0FUW speaking on The G-QRP Club. Contact John, M0JZH, on 0782 473 7716.

On Thursday, Kettering and District Amateur Radio Society has a net from 7pm on 145.300MHz FM. Details from 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 an open net around 145.300MHz. Contact Graham, G8NWC, on 0775 461 9701.

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