News for England South-East – 18 December 2016

| December 16, 2016

A GB2RS bulletin will be prepared for next Sunday, Christmas Day, but it may not be read in all areas. The script will be uploaded to the RSGB website on Friday, and it will contain local news up to 8 January. It can be found, as usual, at

We start with an advance notice that Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society will be having a talk on Tuesday, 3 January by Jane Humphreys OBE, the former Head of Spectrum Policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). For details, see

Cambridge and District Amateur Radio Club has club nets today from 8.30am on 144.180MHz USB, 10.30am on 7.0875MHz LSB or 3.620MHz LSB, and 11.30am on 145.550MHz FM. On Wednesday there’s a club net from 8pm on 145.550MHz FM. The club is closed on Friday. Contact Ian, M0HTA, via email to

Surrey Radio Contact Club has its regular net on 1905kHz from 9.30am today and next Sunday. Monday sees a talk on the Components Bank by Pat, G4FDN and a talk on the Equipment Loan Scheme by Maurice, G4DDY, plus a chat and fix-it session with John, G8MNY and a pre Christmas get-together. Thursday sees a net on 70.300MHz from 8pm and Friday sees a net on 145.350MHz, also from 8pm. Contact John, G3MCX, on 020 8688 3322.

Southdown Amateur Radio Society has its usual complex mix of nets and meet-ups on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. For details, contact John, G3DQY on 01424 424 319.

Now we return to the listing in date order. On Monday Basingstoke Amateur Radio Club is having a talk on Baldock Radio Station and the Ofcom auction. Contact Peter, G0KQA, on 01256 414 454.

On Monday Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society is having a natter night. Details from Edwin, G0LPO, on 01376 324 031.

On Monday Essex Ham has its net on GB3DA from 8pm, with chatroom and live audio feed at Contact Pete, M0PSX, via email to

On Monday Felixstowe and District Amateur Radio Society is having its Christmas noggin video and mince pies. More information from Paul, G4YQC, by email to

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

On Wednesday Chertsey Radio Club is hosting GB16YOTA for Youth on the Air with 6th Staines Scouts. Activity will be on HF, DMR and satellites. Details form James Conduit, M6FLT, via email to

On Wednesday Fareham and District Amateur Radio Club is holding its Christmas jolly at the clubhouse from 7.30pm. For details, email Chris Jenkins-Powell, G7MFR, via

On Thursday Loughton and Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm on 144.725MHz. Details from Dave De La Haye, M0MBD, on 0798 016 5172.

On Thursday Norfolk Coast Amateur Radio Society is closed. For details email Steve, G3PND, via

On Thursday Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club has an open 2m FM net from 7.30pm. Contact Gordon, 2E0ELI, via email to

On Friday Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society is closed. Contact Sue Davis, G6YPY, on 01273 845 103.

On Friday Thanet Radio and Electronics Club has its club net on GB3DA. For information, email

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