News for England South-East – 12 August 2018

| August 10, 2018

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week.

This Sunday and next Sunday the Radio Society of Harrow has its club net on 1938kHz LSB from 12 noon, and Monday sees another club net starting on 145.500MHz at 8.15pm. Contact Linda, G7RJL, via email to

Surrey Radio Contact Club has a net on 1905kHz this Sunday and next Sunday from 9.30am. Thursday sees a net on 70.300MHz from 8pm, and on Friday it’s on 145.350MHz from 8pm. More from to John, G3MCX, on 020 8688 3322.

Lowestoft District and Pye Amateur Radio Club holds an informal/operating evening on Monday, and Thursday sees a club open night. Enquiries via email to

Colchester Radio Amateurs hold a 70cm net on Tuesday at 7pm on 433.425 FM, and a Top Band net at 7.45pm on 1.925MHz. On Wednesday there’s a 2m net on 145.350MHz from 7pm, and Thursday sees an 80m net on 3.685MHz from 7pm, and they hold a meeting at the Observatory. Next Saturday and Sunday they will operate GB6NT, from Naze Tower, Walton CO14 8LE, for ILLW. They will be operating across the bands on Phone, FT8, CW and PSK, from early Saturday morning through to Sunday 4pm. They will post updated frequencies on their Facebook page. Further info from Garry, M0MGP, on 0774 031 8521.

Crystal Palace Radio and Electronics Club has its net on Wednesday at 8pm on 145.525MHz ± QRM and on Saturday they’re going to see Angels One Five at the David Lean Cinema. Contact Bob, G3OOU, on 01737 552 170.

Loughton and Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society has its net on Thursday from 8pm on 144.725MHz. Next Saturday and Sunday, as part of International Lighthouse/Lightships on the air Weekend, they will be operating a QRV special event station, GB0TBW, from Trinity Buoy Wharf. Details from Dave, M0MBD, on 0798 016 5172.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order.

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

On Monday Felixstowe and District Amateur Radio Society is operating from the Aviation Museum. More from Paul, G4YQC, via email to

On Monday the Hog’s Back Amateur Radio Club is hosting a talk by Ray, G4LUA, The Oscilloscope and Its Uses. Additional info from Ray, G4LUA, on 0118 981 4174.

On Monday West Kent Amateur Radio Society holds its regular club meeting—this time an informal natter night with potential for some on-air operating, from 8pm. Further details from Keith, G4JED, on 01732 446 331.

On Tuesday Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society tells the story of RAF Ridgewell. Contact Edwin, G0LPO, on 01376 324 031.

On Tuesday Chippenham and District Amateur Radio Club holds its Intermediate training course and regular club meeting. Enquiries via email to

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

On Wednesday Bromley and District Amateur Radio Society has its net from 9pm, starting on 145.500MHz. Contact Andy, G4WGZ, on 01689 878 089.

On Wednesday Fareham and District Amateur Radio Club is having a club night and bar. Details from Chris, G7MFR, on 0781 749 8772.

On Wednesday Norfolk Amateur Radio Club hosts a talk on the American Radio Relay League by Bob, NQ1R. Further info from Chris Danby, G0DWV, on 01603 898 308.

On Wednesday Southdown Amateur Radio Society has an FM Net on 145.275MHz from 8.30am, a cafe meeting at 12.30pm and a CW Net on 144.060MHz from 7pm. Details from Tom, M6ONX, via email to

On Thursday Cray Valley Radio Society is holding a talk by Pete Sipple, M0PSX, A Beginners’ Guide to Raspberry Pi for Amateur Radio. Enquiries to Dave, G8ZZK, on 0773 954 9822.

On Thursday Hammersmith Amateur Radio Society has its club net on GB3LW from 8pm. Info via email to

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

On Friday Mid-Sussex ARS has a radio night and table-top sale. More from Peter, G4AKG on 01444 239 371.

On Friday Whitton Amateur Radio Group holds a social meeting in the bar from 8pm. For further information contact Ian, G0OFN, on 0795 620 3495.

Next Saturday and Sunday Hilderstone Radio and Electronics Club will be operating for International Lighthouses on the Air from Joss Bay, GB1NFL. Contact Ian, 2E0DUE, via email to

On Saturday North Kent Radio Society will operate the ILLW club station G4CW at Crossness Lighthouse, S.E. London. The club will be running HF and 2m stations from the banks of the River Thames near to Thamesmead/Abbey Wood (TQ478815) and beside the Crossness lighthouse/beacon. More details from Stephen, G8JZT, on 0798 575 3370.

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