News for Wales – 18 April 2021

| April 16, 2021

There has been a problem with the GB3CM repeater in Wales for a few weeks now. Now the Covid-19 travel restrictions have been lifted, the technical team has visited. They found an ongoing fault condition associated with the aerial. Whilst GB3CM is now back on air, it is operating with lower-than-normal transmitter power output, which will continue until such time as the aerial fault can be sorted out.

Carmarthen Amateur Radio Society has an 80m SSB net from 2.30pm every Sunday. There’s a 2m FM open net from 8pm every Tuesday and Thursday via GB3FG. On Wednesdays there’s an FM or Fusion net from 7.30pm via GB3CM, which may still be operating at low power. Contact Andy, GW0JLX, on 0776 828 2880.

Newport Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 10am around 3.705MHz. On Tuesday there’s a net on 144.700MHz from 8pm. Thursday sees a Zoom meeting, using details posted here  Contact Mike, GW8MER, on 0782 595 5140.

On Monday Cleddau Amateur Radio Society plans a Zoom meeting. Contact Heinz, MW0ECY, on 0774 804 7008.

On Monday Dragon Amateur Radio Club is looking at why we bother with old ham gear. Saturday sees activities for International Marconi Day. For details, email

On Tuesday Rhondda Amateur Radio Society has its net on GB3BC from 7pm, moving to around 7.090MHz at 8pm and followed by a Zoom meeting at 8.30pm. Next Saturday sees a net around 3.700MHz from 11am. Contact John, GW4BUZ, on 01443 432 542.

On Tuesday Wrexham Amateur Radio Society has a talk by Dave Roberts, GW8NZN on Marconi’s life and achievements. Details from Mark Harper, MW1MDH, via email to

North Wales Radio Society is having a discussion night on Thursday. Contact Liz, GW0ETU, on 0776 019 0355.

Category: News for North Wales, News for South Wales