News for Wales – 4 June 2023

| June 2, 2023

The Online Amateur Radio Community runs a 40m slow-to-medium speed CW net every Monday evening at 7pm. All are welcome to join in. For more information see On the first and third Saturdays of the month, the group holds a virtual social night called ‘The Rubber Duck’ on Zoom. 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 further details.

The next meeting of Aberdare and District Amateur Radio Society will be held on Friday 9 June 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 is an approved RSGB Examination Centre for those wishing to study and take their amateur radio exams. Brian, GW4DVB,

On Thursday, Aberystwyth and District Amateur Society will be meeting at Sarnau, near Cardigan, 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 having an illustrated talk entitled ‘The creation of our multimodal digital reflector, XLX490, and what you can do with it’ by Roger, GW4OBA on Tuesday 6 June starting at 7pm. There is also a short committee meeting being held beforehand at 6.30pm. So, there is no digital net that Tuesday evening. Three other regular nets are being held: a 70cm FM net on GB3CM on Wednesday starting at 7.30pm; a 2m FM net on GB3FG on Thursday starting at 8pm; and an 80m SSB net on Sunday starting at 2.30pm. Andy, GW0JLX on 07768 282 880

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

On Sundays, Dragon Amateur Radio Club has a net around 145.550MHz from 7pm. On Monday, the club will be meeting at Canolfan Esceifiog, Gaerwen, Anglesey from 7pm. On Thursday there will be a net via the GB3AN repeater and Wires X room 86178 from 7pm. visit the website to find out more.

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 Friday, Holy Island Amateur Radio Club has a net on 145.300MHz from 7.30pm. Cath Thorley, GW4CVT,

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. Visit the website for further informaion.

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 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.

Rhondda Amateur Radio Society has now moved to Ystrad, Rhondda, Sports Centre CF41 7SY, where there is a greater availability of car parking space, and better access to main bus route stops. The club anticipates that the move will make it easier for residents, both local to Rhondda and beyond, to access it. At present, the club is involved in getting its  equipment and learning sessions up and running. This is an ideal time for new members to become involved. So, if you think you would like to try amateur radio, or one of its many facets, please give John a ring on 01443 432 542, or simply turn up at one of the club meetings to find out more. Radio knowledge isn’t required, but it is surprising how quickly you can learn ‘on the job’ with a friendly bunch of radio amateurs to guide you.

On Monday, Saint Tybie Amateur Radio Society will be having a club night at the portacabin next to Saron Hall, Saron, Ammanford, SA18 3LN. On Friday, there will be a club meeting from 7pm. Gareth, GW4JPC,

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.

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