News for England South East – 26 August 2018

| August 24, 2018

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Today and next Sunday Hastings Electronics and Radio Club holds a morning net on 144.575MHz from 11am to noon. Enquiries to Gordon, M3YXH, on 01424 431 909.

Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society is holding a field weekend at the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker today and Monday. Thursday sees its net on 144.725MHz from 8pm. Details from Dave, M0MBD, on 0798 016 5172.

Radio Society of Harrow holds a net today and next Sunday at 12 noon on 1938kHz LSB, and from 2pm to 5pm today there’s an outdoor event at Old Redding car park. Monday sees a club net starting on 145.500MHz at 8.15pm. Next Saturday and Sunday sees SSB Field Day and the Intermediate course. Contact Linda, G7RJL, via email to

Southdown Amateur Radio Society is at the Festival of Transport today and tomorrow. On Wednesday it 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. More from Tom, M6ONX, via email to

Surrey Radio Contact Club has a net today and next Sunday on 1905kHz from 9.30am. Thursday sees a net on 70.300MHz from 8pm, and on Friday there’s a net on 145.350MHz from 8pm. For further details contact John, G3MCX, on 020 8688 3322.

On Monday Essex Ham has a net on GB3DA from 8pm. Saturday sees the Essex YL net on GB3DA at 8pm, and on Sunday it’s the start of the online Foundation course. Contact Pete, M0PSX, via email to

Lowestoft District & Pye Amateur Radio Club has an informal/operating evening on Monday. Thursday sees a club night. More information via email to

Bromley & District Amateur Radio Society has a club meal on Tuesday, and on Wednesday there’s a net on 145.500MHz at 9pm. Further info from Andy, G4WGZ, on 01689 878 089.

Chippenham & District Amateur Radio Club holds its Intermediate training course and regular club meeting on Tuesday. Next Saturday and Sunday it’s SSB Field Day at Green Road, Corsham SN13 9PW. Contact for details.

On Tuesday Colchester Radio Amateurs hold a net on 433.425MHz FM from 7pm, and a Top Band net on 1.925MHz from 7.45pm. On Wednesday they’ve a net on 145.350MHz from 7pm, and Thursday sees a net on 3.685MHz from 7pm. Enquiries to Garry, M0MGP, on 0774 031 8521.

Fort Purbrook Amateur Radio Club holds its club meeting on Friday. Next Saturday and Sunday sees SSB Field Day and the 144MHz contest. Contact Chris, G3WIE, via email to

Next Saturday and Sunday Cambridge & District Amateur Radio Club is taking part in SSB Field Day and the 2m Trophy Contest. More from Richard, G4AWP, on 0770 229 5300.

Now we return to the usual listing in date order. As mentioned in the main news, a joint special event station is being run today to celebrate 100 years of amateur radio in Guildford. Visitors are welcome at the Guildford Model Engineers HQ, London Road, Guildford GU1 1TU. Enquiries to Timothy, G7JYQ, on 020 8241 9396.

Hog’s Back Amateur Radio Club is closed on Bank Holiday Monday.

On Monday Felixstowe & District Amateur Radio Society has a holiday season club net on 145.400MHz at 8pm. More information from Paul, G4YQC, by email to

On Monday Huntingdonshire Amateur Radio Society is holding its August Bank Holiday Annual Rally at the Ernulf Academy, St Neots, as mentioned in the main news. Further details from David, M0VTG, via email to

On Tuesday Braintree & District Amateur Radio Society is having a natter night and watching TX Factor 18. More from Edwin, G0LPO, on 01376 324 031.

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

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

On Wednesday Fareham & District Amateur Radio Club has a film night. Details from Chris Jenkins-Powell, G7MFR, on 0781 749 8772.

On Wednesday Norfolk Amateur Radio Club is having an informal evening and Bright Sparks session. Contact Chris Danby, G0DWV, on 01603 898 308.

On Thursday Hammersmith Amateur Radio Society has a club net on GB3LW from 8pm. For more details email

On Friday Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society has a fox hunt. Contact Peter, G4AKG, on 01444 239 371.

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

On Friday Whitton Amateur Radio Group hosts a social meeting at 8pm in the bar of the Whitton Community Centre. Enquiries to Ian, G0OFN, on 0795 620 3495.

On Saturday Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society will be operating at the shack from 9am to 2pm. Details from Martin, M0MJU, via email to

Next Saturday and Sunday Farnborough & District Radio Society is having SSB field activities and a barbecue. Further info from Mel, M0JMR, via email to

Next Saturday and Sunday Hilderstone Radio and Electronics Club is participating in the RSGB 2m Trophy and SSB National Field Day. Contact Ian, 2E0DUE, via email to

Next Sunday South Essex Amateur Radio Society is running GB2CTM at Canvey Island Transport Museum. For more information contact Terry, G1FBW, on 0798 607 0040.

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