News for England South-East – 19 August 2018

| August 17, 2018

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

This Sunday Colchester Radio Amateurs continue into their second day operating their special event station, GB6NT, at Naze Tower, Walton, for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. They will be operating across the bands on phone, FT8, CW and PSK through to 4pm. On Tuesday they hold a net on 433.425 FM from 7pm, and a Top Band net on 1.925MHz at 7.45pm. Wednesday sees a net on 145.350MHz at 7pm. Contact Garry, M0MGP, on 0774 031 8521.

This Sunday Loughton and Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society continues operating its special event station, GB0TBW, from Trinity Buoy Wharf, as part of International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. Thursday sees the net from 8pm on 144.725MHz. Next Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday they are holding a field weekend at the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker. Details from Dave, M0MBD, on 0798 016 5172.

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

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

Bromley and District Amateur Radio Society has its club meeting on Tuesday. On Wednesday there’s a net on 145.500MHz from 9pm. For more details contact Andy, G4WGZ, on 01689 878 089.

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. Next Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday they are at the Festival of Transport. Further info from Tom, M6ONX, via email to

Hammersmith Amateur Radio Society has a club net on Thursday on GB3LW from 8pm. Friday sees a club night with radio operating. Contact Selim, M0XTA, on 0751 090 0731.

Next Saturday, Sunday and Monday Guildford and District RS, Wey Valley ARG, and the Guildford Repeater Group will be celebrating 100 years of amateur radio in Guildford, running a special event station over the Bank Holiday weekend on HF, VHF and digital modes, and possibly DMR on the Guildford repeater GB7GF. Visitors are welcome at the Guildford Model Engineers HQ, London Road, Guildford GU1 1TU. Enquiries to Timothy, G7JYQ, on 020 8241 9396, or via

Now we return to the usual 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 Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society is completing final preparations for their rally on Sunday, the 26th. They also notify a venue change to the upstairs room at the Irish Centre, Manor Fields, Watling Street, Bletchley MK2 2HX. Further details from Phil, G4FVZ, on 0780 263 6998.

On Tuesday Braintree and District Amateur Radio Society has a club net from 8pm on 145.375MHz. More from 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 Tuesday Newbury and District Amateur Radio Society has a video presentation by Dr Joe Taylor, K1JT, Data Modes including JT65, WSPR and FT8. Details from Rob, G4LMW, on 0797 088 5614.

On Tuesday North Kent Radio Society is hosting a musical appreciation night. Contact Stephen G8JZT, on 0798 575 3370.

On Tuesday Verulam ARC holds its annual fox hunt. More from Greg, M0PPG, on 01582 413 345.

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

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

On Wednesday Darenth Valley Radio Society Radio is on the air and having a natter night. Details from Mike, G8AXA, on 0788 415 7776.

On Wednesday Fareham and District ARC is having a club night. Enquiries to Chris, G7MFR, on 0781 749 8772.

On Wednesday Farnborough and District Radio Society has a natter night. More from Mel, M0JMR, via email to

On Wednesday Hastings Electronics and Radio Club is holding a construction contest at 7.30pm at the Taplin Centre. Details from Gordon, on 01424 431 909.

On Wednesday Norfolk Amateur Radio Club hosts a talk by Hank, W6SX, Antennas for Little Pistols. Contact Chris, G0DWV, on 01603 898 308.

On Thursday Huntingdonshire Amateur Radio Society has a talk on radio astronomy by Jason, M0YJW. Further info from David, M0VTG, via email to

On Thursday Lowestoft District and Pye ARC is having a club night. Enquiries to

On Friday Cambridge and District Amateur Radio Club presents a club TX Factor video, shown by David, M0ZEB, at 7.30pm. More from Richard, G4AWP, on 0770 229 5300.

On Friday Mid-Sussex ARS is having a natter night. Contact Peter, G4AKG, on 01444 239 371.

Finally, on Friday Whitton Amateur Radio Group holds a social meeting, in the Whitton Community Centre bar, Percy Road, Twickenham from 8pm. Enquiries to Ian, G0OFN, on 0795 620 3495.

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