News for England South-East – 29 July 2018

| July 27, 2018

We start with a request from Shefford and District Amateur Radio Society, which celebrates its 70th birthday in October. They would like to hear from all current and past members to help mark the anniversary. Please contact David on 01234 742 757, email or check

Loughton and Epping Forest ARS is running a weekend Foundation course over 23 and 24 September. The course takes place at All Saints House in Chigwell Row, Essex. For details, contact Marc Litchman, M0TOC, on 0748 480 4135 or via email to

Now for news from clubs that have several events this week.

Chippenham and District Amateur Radio Club is holding its rally, electronics fair and car boot sale this Sunday from 9am at Kington Langley Village Hall and Fields, Kington Langley, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 5NJ. Entry is £2. Tuesday sees an intermediate training course and a regular club meeting. Contact Brian via email to

Radio Society of Harrow has its net this Sunday and next Sunday from 12 noon on 1938kHz LSB. This Sunday also sees an outdoor event at Old Redding car park from 2 to 5pm. Monday sees a net on 145.500MHz at 8.15pm. More information from Linda, G7RJL, via email to

Surrey Radio Contact Club has a net on 1905kHz from 9.30am this Sunday and next Sunday. On Thursday there’s a club net on 70.300MHz and on Friday they’re on 145.350MHz, both nets starting at 8pm. Further details from John, G3MCX, on 020 8688 3322.

On Monday Essex Ham has a net on GB3DA from 8pm, with a chatroom and audio feed at Saturday sees the YL net on GB3DA from 8pm. Next Sunday they start the online Foundation course. Contact Pete, M0PSX, via email to

Bromley and District Amateur Radio Society holds its club meal on Tuesday. On Wednesday it’s the club net from 9pm, starting on 145.500MHz and QSY. Further info from Andy, G4WGZ, on 01689 878 089.

Crystal Palace Radio and Electronics Club has its net on Wednesday from 8pm on 145.525MHz ± QRM. Friday sees the summer social and buffet. For more details contact Bob, G3OOU, on 01737 552 170.

Southdown Amateur Radio Society holds its Hailsham Shack meeting on Wednesday at 10:30am. On Wednesday it has  its FM Net on 145.275MHz from 8.30am; a cafe meeting at 12.30, and a CW net on 144.060MHz from 7pm. Saturday sees its club barbecue  starting at 12 noon. Next weekend also sees activities for the 432MHz Low Power Contest. Details from Tom, M6ONX, via email to

Loughton and Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society has its net on Thursday from 8pm on 144.725MHz. On Friday there’s a talk 999 Emergency Public Safety Comms by Steve Shorey, G3ZPS. Saturday sees an informal evening at All Saints House from 7pm. Details from Dave De La Haye, M0MBD, on 0798 016 5172.

From Thursday to next Monday, celebrating five decades of offshore broadcasting, Martello Tower Group is operating GB5RC from MV Ross Revenge, home to Radio Caroline since 1983. It’s in the Blackwater Estuary, near Mersea Island and Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex. Operation will be on 80m, 40m, 20m, 17m and 10m, SSB and various datamodes. For further information contact Keith, G6NHU, via email to

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order.

On Monday Fort Purbrook Amateur Radio Club has its open net from 8pm on 145.275MHz. Email Chris, G3WIE, via for more information.

On Monday Peterborough and District Amateur Radio Club runs a net at 8pm on 1.980MHz. Contact Alan Ralph, G8XLH, via email to

On Tuesday Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society holds a club net from 8pm on 145.375MHz. More from Edwin, G0LPO, on 01376 324 031.

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

On Wednesday Fareham and District Amateur Radio Club is holding a club night and bar meeting. Contact Chris Jenkins-Powell, G7MFR, on 0781 749 8772.

On Wednesday Norfolk Amateur Radio Club is having a talk Contesting for Little Pistols by Dan Zeitlin, K2YWE. More from Chris Danby, G0DWV, on 01603 898 308.

On Thursday Cray Valley Radio Society is giving a talk DXing for Beginners by Fred, G3SVK. Further info from Dave Lee, G8ZZK, on 0773 954 9822.

On Thursday Hammersmith Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm on GB3LW. Email for details.

On Thursday Lowestoft District and Pye Amateur Radio Club has a club evening. Enquiries to

On Friday Horndean and District Amateur Radio Club is having a natter night. Contact Stuart, G0FYX, on 02392 472 846.

On Friday Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society has an on-air night. Contact Peter, G4AKG, on 01444 239 371.

On Friday Silverthorn Radio Club has a club night from 7.30pm. Further details from Robbie, M0HVC, on 0742 913 1105.

On Friday Thames Amateur Radio Group is discussing data modes, led by Jon, M0KGX and Huw, M0LHT. For more info contact Patrick Higham, G8JLM, on 01621 855 461.

On Friday Whitton Amateur Radio Group has a social meeting from 8pm in the bar at Whitton Community Centre, Percy Road, Twickenham, TW2 6JL. Contact Ian, G0OFN, on 0795 620 3495.

Next Sunday Colchester Radio Amateurs are running Foundation training, plus a 6m net on 50.225MHz. More from Tony, 2E0FTQ, on 0783 177 4669.

Next Sunday Hilderstone Radio and Electronics Club is taking part in the RSGB 2m low power contest from 2 to 8pm. Details from Ian, 2E0DUE, via email to

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