News for Wales – 24 September 2023

| September 22, 2023

The 48th Welsh Radio Rally will take place on Sunday 1 October. The venue will be Llanwern High School, Hartridge Farm Road, Newport, South Wales. NP18 2YE. The doors will be open for visitors from 8am for traders, and from 10am for visitors. Entry is £3. Free parking, bring and buy and refreshments will be available. For more information email

The next meeting of Aberdare and District Amateur Radio Society will be held on Friday 29 September 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 Radio Society has a net starting on 145.500MHz from 8pm. Visit the website for details.

On Tuesday, Barry Amateur Radio Society will be meeting to enjoy a talk by Robert, GW0RQC on SOTA chasing. 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

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, with an Echolink connection via GB3YA-R, which are both owned and maintained by the club. Why not join the Monday evening net on 145.712.5MHz, CTCSS 94.8, with a 600kHz split, from 7.30pm. Ken Smith, 07411 595 103, Visit the club website for details.

On Sundays, Dragon Amateur Radio Club has a net around 145.550MHz from 7pm. On Monday, there will be a ‘Zoom Night’ from 7pm. On Thursday there will be a net via GB3AN and Wires X room 86178 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. There are nets on GB3WB from 9.30pm to 10.30pm most nights of the week. During the summer, the club also has a regular net on 2m SSB. On the 3 October, the club will be hosting a talk about SOTA activation. Kevin Nicholls, MW0KXN is a seasoned SOTA activator and will be giving a presentation describing his setup, valuable lessons he has learned, and sharing some photos of recent trips. Please arrive at 6.30pm. The talk will begin at 7pm and last around two hours.

Today, 24 September, Holy Island Amateur Radio Club is active for Railways on the Air. Tuesday sees a club night at the Boathouse Hotel in Holyhead. On Friday, the club has a net on 145.300MHz from 7pm. Cath Thorley, GW4CVT,

On Sundays, Newport Amateur Radio Society has an HF net around 3.705MHz at 10am. On Tuesday, there will be a net on 145.375MHz from 8pm. On Thursday, there will be a meeting at the Society’s clubhouse, and via Zoom, from 7pm. Visit the website to find out more.

On Tuesday, North Wales Amateur Radio Group will be meeting at Mochdre Village Hall from 7pm. Sandra, MW6ACZ,

Rhondda Amateur Radio Society has now moved to Ystrad, Rhondda Sports Centre, CF41 7SY. More information about the Society can be found by visiting the website John, GW4BUZ, 01443 432 542

On Monday, St Tybie Amateur Radio Society will be meeting at the portacabin adjacent to Saron Hall, SA18 3LN from 7pm. On Friday, there will be a net on 3.739MHz from 11am. Gareth, GW4JPC,

Uskside Amateur Radio Club meets every Wednesday from 6 to 8pm at the Indoor Bowls Centre, Glebelands Stadium, Bank Street, Newport, NP19 7HF. The club also meets on the first Saturday of the month at 9.30am, at the same address, for breakfast and general chat. For more information, contact the club secretary via email at

On Thursday, Wrexham and Marches Amateur Radio Society will be meeting for on-air activities. Mark Harper, MW1MDH,

Category: News for North Wales, News for South Wales