News for England South East – 22 February 2015

| February 20, 2015

We start with an announcement by Maidstone YMCA ARS that due to the long expected redevelopment of the YMCA site at Tovil, it will be in the short term without a permanent location. For details of times and temporary venues please see or email The club will move into the new Community Centre at Tovil when it is built.

Now for clubs that have several events this week. Horsham Amateur Radio Club is holding a morning fox hunt today. On Thursday there’s a social evening at The White Horse Inn, Maplehurst. Contact Adrian, G4LRP, on 07714 664 957.

Surrey Radio Contact Club Sunday has its Top Band net today and next Sunday on 1905kHz from 9.30am. The 2m net on Friday is on 145.350MHz ±25kHz at 9pm. Contact John, G3MCX, on 020 8688 3322.

Worthing & District Amateur Radio Club is putting G3WOR On the air from 7.30pm on Wednesday. Saturday sees Foundation training and the exam, whilst next Sunday there’s the regular breakfast club from 9am. Contact Gordon Hutchinson, 2E0GTG, on 07801 599 470.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order. On Monday, RadCom Editor Elaine Richards, G4LFM and Ben Allen, M0BZE will be talking about the Development of Wireless, as part of the Legacy of War talks organised by the Bedford Royal British Legion. Tickets are still available, telephone 01234 718 112 for details. The talk will be available for clubs as part of the Dip into the Archives series after 23 February – email for details.

On Monday Eastbourne Electronics & Radio Club is having an antennas theory and workshop night with Al, G4RUL. Contact Peter, via email to

On Tuesday Dorking & District Radio Society is having a hands-on introduction to the Arduino by Andrew Vine, M0GJH. Contact David Browning, M6DJB, via email to

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

On Wednesday Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society is at the shack. Contact Dan Adkin, M0HOW, on 01424 882 008.

On Wednesday Crawley Amateur Radio Club is having a presentation on DC to light by Chris Saunders, G4ZCS, followed by a Q and A session. Visitors are welcome. More information from John, G3VLH, on 01342 714 402.

On Wednesday Darenth Valley Radio Society is having a talk on JT65 & JT9 by Mike, G8AXA. Contact Mike, G8AXA, on 01689 856 935.

On Wednesday Hastings Electronics and Radio Club is holding its AGM followed by a Bring Your Thing session. Contact Gordon, on 01424 431 909.

On Wednesday Newbury & District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on remote operation by Geoffrey Dobson, G8OFQ. Details from Rob, G4LMW, on 01635 862 737.

On Wednesday Norfolk Amateur Radio Club is having a visit by RSGB President John Gould, G3WKL. Details from Chris Danby, G0DWV, on 01603 419 204.

On Thursday Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society is running a training and Morse class at Danbury Village Hall. Details from

On Thursday Echelford Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on remote controlled ham radio over the internet by Justin, G4TSH. Contact John, G4GSC, on 01784 451 898.

On Thursday Edgware & District Radio Society is having a talk on cypher machines by John, G7GCK. More information from Mike, G4RNW, on 02089 500 658.

On Thursday Hilderstone Radio and Electronics Club is watching the latest TX Factor video. Contact Chrissie Turner, via email to

On Thursday Reading & District Amateur Radio Club is having a talk on the Solar Orbiter by Chris Brockley-Blatt of Mullard Space Science Laboratory. Details from Pete, G8FRC, on 01189 695 697.

On Thursday Shefford & District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk about the history of the local rail network in Bedfordshire by Richard Crane. Contact John Burnett, 2E0OAK, on 07860 804 793.

On Friday Cambridge & District Amateur Radio Club is having a talk on thermal Imaging by David, G0LRD. Details from David, M0ZEB, on 01353 778 093.

On Friday Itchen Valley Amateur Radio Club is holding a Members’ forum. Contact Quintin Gee, M1ENU, on 023 8078 7799.

On Friday Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society is revisiting Q codes with G6YPY. Contact Sue Davis, G6YPY, on 01273 845 103.

On Friday Wimbledon & District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on nursing in the twentieth century by Jane Cook. Details from Kim Brown, G6JXA, on 07812 735 507.

On Saturday Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club is running a 2m activity day from 1pm to 4pm. The goal is to get people talking on 2m and also to encourage the newly licenced amateurs to join in. Contact Nick, G4HCK, on 07785 391 005.

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