News for England South East – 5 October 2014

| October 3, 2014

We start with news from Capel Battery Contest Group, associated with Maidstone YMCA ARS, who are seeking new members for next year’s Field Day contests. Entries are currently made in VHF NFD, HF SSB and the 144MHz Trophy contest. If enough CW ops come forward then HF NFD could be added. Support is available, as is a good site at Capel Battery, overlooking Folkestone. No previous contest experience is necessary. Contact

The RSGB is joining Bedford and District Royal British Legion in February with a lecture on the developments in wireless technology during and after World War One. Before then, there are many other interesting lectures as part of Bedford British Legion’s commemoration of WWI. The next is on 20 October when Steve Fuller speaks about the Bedfordshire Regiment during the Great War. Talks take place at The Great Hall, Bedford School, MK40 2TU from 7.30pm.

Now for clubs that have several events this week. Lowestoft and District PYE Amateur Radio Club has a CW net on 28.050MHz at 8.30pm and an FM net on 29.140MHz at 9pm today and next Sunday. Tuesday sees a net on 145.450MHz at 9pm and Saturday sees the AGM at the Kirkley Bowls Club, Carlton Road, Lowestoft. Contact Tim Ward, 2E0TJW, on 07810 481 182.

Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club has its monthly breakfast club today. The AGM is on Wednesday. Details from Gordon Hutchinson, 2E0GTG, on 07801 599 470.

Hilderstone Radio and Electronics Club is having a natter night on Thursday. Next weekend sees GB2WSW on the air for World Space Weekend at Thanet Observatory. Contact Chrissie Turner, via email to

Reading and District Amateur Radio Club is having a talk on frequency management on Thursday by RSGB President Dr John Gould, G3WKL. On Saturday the Foundation course continues. Details from Pete, G8FRC, on 01189 695 697.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Sunday Bromley and District Amateur Radio Society commences its Foundation course. Contact Andy, G4WGZ, on 01689 878 089.

On Monday Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society is planning for Railways on the Air and having a natter night. For more information contact John, M5AJB, on 01787 460 947.

On Monday Burnham Beeches Radio Club is having a surplus sale. Contact Dave, G4XDU, on 01628 625 720.

On Tuesday Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society is at the shack operating GB1FBS. Details form Dan Adkin, M0HOW, on 01424 882 008.

On Tuesday Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society is holding its AGM. Contact

On Wednesday Bracknell Amateur Radio Club is having a talk on CQWW Contests by Dave, G3YMC. Details from Andy, M0HAK, via email to

On Wednesday Darenth Valley Radio Society is preparing to operate JOTA station GB1CHS for 1st Crockenhill Scouts. Contact Mike, G8AXA, on 01689 856 935.

On Wednesday Harwich Amateur Radio Interest Group is having a talk by Roger Humm. Contact Michael Topple, 2E0GUI, via email to

On Wednesday Southgate Amateur Radio Club is holding a planning meeting for 2015. Contact Mr K. Mendum, G8RPA, via email to

On Thursday Echelford Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on the Raspberry Pi by Chris Howard, M0TCH. Contact John, G4GSC, on 01784 451 898.

On Thursday Edgware and District Radio Society is having a round table discussion on portable operation and other adventures, led by Steve, G0PQB. More information from Mike, G4RNW, on 02089 500 658.

On Thursday Verulam Amateur Radio Club is having a social evening with the GB3VH Repeater Group from 7.30pm at the Rose and Crown, Sandridge. Contact Peter, G4HSO, on 01438 833 066.

On Friday Cambridge and District Amateur Radio Club is holding a constructors’ evening. Details from David, M0ZEB, on 01353 778 093.

On Friday Itchen Valley Amateur Radio Club is having a talk on optical fibre technology by Colin North, G4GBP. Contact Quintin Gee, M1ENU, on 023 8078 7799.

On Friday Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society is having a radio night. Contact Sue Davis, G6YPY, on 01273 845 103.

On Friday Wimbledon and District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on kit construction by Eric, G0KRT. Details from Kim Brown, G6JXA, on 07812 735 507.

On Saturday Newbury and District Amateur Radio Society is running a special event station at Thatcham Arts and Leisure Show. Details from Rob, G4LMW, on 01635 862 737.

On Sunday Felixstowe and District Amateur Radio Society is running a classic vehicles special event station. More information from Paul, G4YQC, by email to

On Sunday Harwell Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on the role of radio amateurs in World War One by Dr Elizabeth Bruton. Details from Malcolm, G8NRP, on 01235 524 844.

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