News for England South-East – 17 September 2017

| September 15, 2017

We start with clubs that have several events this week.

On Sunday, Bromley and District Amateur Radio Society starts its Foundation course. Tuesday sees short talks from Alan, G0HIQ and Andy, G4WGZ. The club net is on Wednesday from 9pm, starting on 145.500MHz. Contact Andy, G4WGZ, on 01689 878 089.

Coulsdon Amateur Transmitting Society has nets on Sunday, Wednesday and next Sunday from 11am on 145.400MHz ± QRM and from 5pm on 3.700MHz ± QRM. Details from Andy Briers, G0KZT, via email to

Radio Society of Harrow has its club net on 1938kHz LSB from 12 noon this Sunday and next Sunday. Monday sees a net on 145.500MHz or 145.350MHz FM from 8.15pm. Next Sunday there’s an outdoor event from 2pm at Old Redding car park. Details from Linda, G7RJL, via email to

Surrey Radio Contact Club has a net on 1905kHz from 9.30am today, Thursday, and next Sunday. On Monday there’s a chat-and-fix-it evening with John, G8MNY. Thursday sees a net on 70.300MHz from 8pm and on Friday there’s a net on 145.350MHz from 8pm. Next Sunday there’s a net on 1905kHz from 9.30am. Contact John, G3MCX, on 020 8688 3322.

Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club is operating for Air Ambulance week from Monday to next Sunday. On Tuesday it’s the autumn social evening from 8pm, and Thursday sees the 2m open net from 7.30pm. Contact Gordon, M0WJL, via email to

Loughton and Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society has its net on Thursday from 8pm on 144.725MHz. Next Saturday and Sunday sees GB2RGM on the air on HF and VHF from Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey for Railways on the Air, where there is a narrow gauge railway that was used to transport explosives around the site. There is no public access during the activation. Details from Dave De La Haye, M0MBD, on 0798 016 5172.

Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society is spending Friday evening preparing for Haywards Heath Town Day, which takes place on Saturday. Contact Dennis Conway, M0YDC, on 0747 630 1044.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order.

On Sunday Thames Amateur Radio Group is operating a special event station at Hadleigh Country Park today from 9am to 4pm. Details from Patrick Higham, G8JLM, on 01621 855 461.

On Monday Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society is holding a skills night at Danbury Village Hall. For more information, email

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

On Tuesday Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm on 145.375MHz. Details from Edwin, G0LPO, on 01376 324 031.

On Tuesday Verulam Amateur Radio Club is planning for CQ Worldwide, plus having a talk on beacons, the reverse beacon network and DX Cluster. Contact Greg Beacher, M0PPG, on 01582 413 345.

On Wednesday Bracknell Amateur Radio Club has an open net from 8pm on 145.375MHz. More details from David, M0XDF, via email to

On Wednesday Bury St Edmunds Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on station earthing and PME. For details, call 01359 259 518.

On Wednesday Crystal Palace Radio and Electronics Club has its net from 8pm 145.525MHz ± QRM. Contact Bob, G3OOU, on 01737 552 170.

On Wednesday Norfolk Amateur Radio Club is having a talk on digital modes, DMR, Fusion, etc. by Mark, G0LGJ. Contact Chris Danby, G0DWV, on 01603 898 308.

On Wednesday Southdown Amateur Radio Society has a net on 145.275MHz from 8.30am, a cafe meeting at 12.30 and a CW net on 144.060MHz from 7pm. Contact John, G3DQY, on 01424 424 319.

On Wednesday Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club is holding its construction competition. Contact Al, M0OAL, via email to

On Thursday Colchester Radio Amateurs has talks by members about their other hobbies. Contact Tony, 2E0FTQ, on 0783 177 4669.

On Thursday Cray Valley Radio Society is having a talk on the magnetron by Mike Underhill, G3LHZ. Contact Dave Lee, G8ZZK, on 0773 954 9822.

On Thursday Shefford and District Amateur Radio Society has part two of the talk High Altitude Ballooning by Andrew Garrett, M0NRD. Contact John Burnett, via email to

On Friday Horsham Amateur Radio Club starts its weekend away in North Wales. Details from Alistair, G3ZBU, on 07855 268 666.

From Friday to Sunday Southgate Amateur Radio Club is taking part in Railways on the Air. For details, contact Keith, G8RPA, via email to

On Saturday and Sunday Huntingdonshire Amateur Radio Society is taking part in Railways on the Air, operating GB0NVR from Nene Valley Railway. More details from David, M0VTG, via email to

On Saturday and Sunday Felixstowe and District Amateur Radio Society is running a Foundation course. More information from Paul, G4YQC, by email to

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