News for Wales – 21 May 2023

| May 19, 2023

The UK-wide Online Amateur Radio Community’s Discord server runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The server has multiple channels covering every conceivable interest within amateur radio. Activities include: a weekly slow-to-medium speed CW net, a fortnightly Zoom social, called ‘The Rubber Duck’, and a multi-platform digital bridge, that is available across multiple networks including DMR, Echolink, D-Star, and Allstar. All of this can be accessed for free. For more information, see

The Online Radio Club has a virtual radio club night at 7.30pm every Thursday via Zoom. It is suitable for all radio enthusiasts regardless of individual skill level. Go to the website for the meeting link.

Ham Radio Network has a talk on the theme of An Evening with… on Monday. See the website for more information.

The next meeting of Aberdare and District Amateur Radio Society will be held on Friday 26 May at Hirwaun YMCA Hall, CF44 9RB from 6pm. Ian Miles 2W0IWM,

Aberkenfig and District Amateur Radio Club has its weekly meeting on Wednesday from 7pm at Tondu Railway Club, Station Approach, Bridgend. The club has recently been approved as an RSGB Examination Centre for those wishing to study and take their amateur radio exams. Brian, GW4DVB,

On Thursday, Aberystwyth and District Amateur Radio Society will be on the air on 145.500MHz, before changing frequency to around 145.350MHz, from 8pm.

Barry Amateur Radio Society will be having a club night at Sully Sports and Social club from 7.30pm on Tuesday. There will be a club net on 144.550MHz from 8pm on Wednesday. On Friday there will be a Zoom meeting from 7pm hosted by Glyn, GW0ANA. Steve, 2W0VOG, 07900 560 080

Carmarthen Amateur Radio Society is holding four regular nets this week: an experimental D-STAR Digital Net on XLX490 B, or, if that is not connecting for any reason, try XLX235 C, on Tuesday starting at 8pm; a 2m FM net on GB3FG on Thursday starting at 8pm; a 70cm FM net on GB3CM on Wednesday starting at 7.30pm; and an 80m SSB net, conditions permitting, on Sunday starting at 2.30pm. Andy, GW0JLX on 07768 282 880

On Tuesday, Cleddau Amateur Radio Society is meeting for a beach barbecue. On Saturday, members will be meeting to undertake mast maintenance. Heinz, MW0ECY, 07748047008

Cwmbran And District Amateur Radio Society has a club night every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm at Henllys Village Hall, NP44 6JZ. New and old members are always welcome. The Society has a fully-equipped shack for member use which also houses the GB3YA repeater which is owned and maintained by the club. For more information contact Ken Smith on 07411 595 103 or visit the website to find out more.

On Sundays, Dragon Amateur Radio Club has a net around 145.550MHz from 7pm. On Monday, the club will be meeting on Zoom for a natter night, from 7.30pm. On Thursday there will be a net via the GB3AN repeater from 7pm.

Highfields Amateur Radio Club meets at Rhiwbina Recreation Club, Lon Y Dail, Cardiff CF14 6EA at 7pm every Tuesday. The club has access for disabled visitors. The group has nets on GB3WB from 9.30pm to 10.30pm most nights of the week.

On Sundays, Newport Amateur Radio Society has an HF net around 3.705MHz at 10am. On Tuesday there is a net on 145.375MHz at 8pm. On Thursday there is a club and Zoom meeting from 7pm. You can find out more by visiting the website

The North Wales Amateur Radio Group has a net through GB3OR today and next Sunday from 8pm. On Tuesday, the Group is meeting at Mochdre Village Hall from 7pm. Jack’s Net takes place through GB3OR from 8pm on Wednesday. Sandra, MW6ACZ,

Phoenix Amateur Radio Club Cymru has now moved to its new premises at, Griffithstown Community Hall, Victoria Street, Griffithstown, Pontypool, NP4 5HH. The club meets every other week on a Monday evening between 7 and 9pm. The next meeting will be on Monday 29 May 2023 at the new location. The club has a D-STAR net on DCS002B on a Tuesday evening from 8pm. There is an HF net on Wednesday evening on 1.938MHz LSB at 7.30pm. Contact Chris, 2W0OGY on 07473630005 for more information.

On Monday, Saint Tybie Amateur Radio Society will be meeting at the Portacabin adjacent to Saron Hall. On Friday, the Society will be meeting from 7pm.

Uskside Amateur Radio Club meets every Wednesday from 6 to 8pm at the Bowls Centre, Glebelands Stadium, Bank Street, Newport, NP19 7HF. New members are welcome. On Mondays, the club has a net via GB3YA from 7.30pm.

Category: News for North Wales, News for South Wales