News for England South East – 29 June 2014

| June 27, 2014

We start with news from Chelmsford ARC that the sixth Chelmsford Amateur Radio Skills Night held recently was a great success. Nearly 50 people were in attendance, which is a record for the Skills team. More information on this and further events are at

Now for clubs that have several events this week. Felixstowe and District Amateur Radio Society is looking at transatlantic radio on Monday with Steve, M1ACB. Next Sunday sees GB2FX on the air from Landguard Museum, Felixstowe. More information from Paul, G4YQC, by email to

On Tuesday and Saturday Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society is at the shack. Contact Dan Adkins, M0HOW, on 01424 882 008.

Radio Society of Harrow is having a social evening on Tuesday. Thursday sees a talk on the research and development of the Mini-Beam antenna by Mike, G0JMI. Contact Linda, G7RJL, on 0208 386 8586.

On Wednesday 2 July Norfolk Amateur Radio Club is having the second part of the talk on crossing the Atlantic single handed by Richard Bennett, M0EAZ. Next Sunday the club is at the Barford Rally. Details from Chris Danby, G0DWV, on 01603 419 204.

Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club is having a discussion evening on Wednesday. The monthly breakfast meeting is on Sunday at 9am at the Goring Café. Details from John, G8FMJ on 01273 593 232

On Thursday Shefford and District Amateur Radio Society has a visit to Smiths Metals, hosted by Steve, M0DYR. Next Saturday and Sunday sees participation in VHF National Field Day. Contact John Burnett, 2E0OAK, on 07860 804 793.

Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society is preparing for VHF NFD on Friday and taking part in the contest itself next Saturday and Sunday. Details from Sue Davis, G6YPY, on 01273 845 103.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Tuesday 1 July Andover Radio Amateurs Club is having a talk by George Dobbs, G3RJV, from 7.30pm. All are welcome. Contact G4YVM by email to

On Tuesday 1 July Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on the launching and tracking of 434MHz balloons by M6EDF at Oaklands Museum. Contact Martyn, G1EFL, on 01245 469 008.

On Wednesday 2 July Bracknell Amateur Radio Club has its club net on 145.375MHz from 8pm. Contact Andy, M0HAK, via email to

On Wednesday 2 July Southdown Amateur Radio Society is operating at the Hailsham shack. Details from John, G3DQY, on 01424 424 319.

On Thursday 3 July Cray Valley Radio Society is having a talk on kite antennas by Roger, G4ROJ. Contact Richard, G7GLW, on 07831 715 797.

On Thursday 3 July Hilderstone Radio and Electronics Club is holding an Intermediate exam. Contact Chrissie Turner, via email to

On Thursday 3 July Horndean and District Amateur Radio Club is having a natter night and social activities evening. Contact Stuart, G0FYX, on 02392 472 846.

On Friday 4 July Crystal Palace Radio and Electronics Club is having an evening of short talks. Contact Bob, G3OOU, on 01737 552 170.

On Friday 4 July Thames Amateur Radio Group is having a talk on the history of broadcast radio by John Hawthorn, 2E0ESX and Mark Sanderson, M0IEO. Details are online at

On Friday 4 July Whitton Amateur Radio Group is having a presentation on the FUNcube satellite by David Bowman, G0MRF. Details on the web at

On Saturday 5 July Farnborough and District Radio Society commences its weekend event at the club contest site for VHF NFD. Contact Neville, G4SPD, on 01252 404 816.

Category: News for England East and East Anglia, News for England South and South East, News for London and Thames Valley