News for England South-East – 14 October 2018

| October 12, 2018

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

This Sunday and next Sunday, Hastings Electronics and Radio Club has a net on 144.575MHz from 11am. Contact Gordon, M3YXH on 01424 431 909.

The Radio Society of Harrow has a net this Sunday and next Sunday at noon on 1938kHz LSB. On Monday there’s a net from 8.15pm, mostly on 145.350MHz FM. Friday sees a talk Wireless Equipment on the Titanic by Colin, G1IGA. Further details from Linda, G7RJL via email to

Surrey Radio Contact Club has a net this Sunday and next Sunday on 1905kHz at 9.30am. Monday sees a chat, fix-it and skills session led by John, G8MNY. On Thursday there’s a net on 70.300MHz at 8pm, and Friday sees another net on 145.350MHz, also at 8pm. Enquiries to John, G3MCX on 020 8688 3322.

Essex Ham has a net on GB3DA from 8pm on Monday, with chatroom and audio feed at Next Saturday and Sunday they are participating in Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) at Belchamps. More from Pete, M0PSX via email to

Peterborough and District Amateur Radio Club has a net on Monday from 8pm on 1.980MHz, and on Tuesday there’s a net on 145.400MHz at 8pm. Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday they are operating for JOTA with Market Deeping Scouts. For details, email Alan, G8XLH via

Bromley and District Amateur Radio Society is having a construction evening on Tuesday, with a session on SDR. On Wednesday it holds a net on 145.500MHz from 9pm. Next Sunday sees day two of the Foundation course and exam. To find out more, contact Andy, G4WGZ on 01689 878 089.

Chippenham and District Amateur Radio Club has a presentation on contesting on Tuesday at 7.30pm. The Foundation course continues on Thursday. Enquiries by email to

Colchester Radio Amateurs has a net on Tuesday from 7pm on 433.425MHz FM, followed by a Top Band net on 1.925MHz from 7.45pm. Wednesday sees a net on 145.350MHz from 7pm, and on Thursday it’s the AGM, at the Wilson Marriage Centre, Colchester. Doors open at 7pm for refreshments. Further information from Garry, M0MGP, on 0774 031 8521.

Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club is having an introduction to DMR by Gary, M6GPM on Tuesday. Thursday sees a net on 145.500MHz FM from 7.30pm. Contact Gordon, M0WJL via email to

Farnborough and District Radio Society will be active for JOTA next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, operating GB0GUN from Bisley. Enquiries via email to Mel, M0JMR, via

Southgate Amateur Radio Club will be participating in JOTA next Saturday and Sunday. Full details from Keith, G8RPA, via email to

Harlow and District Amateur Radio Society will be opening its doors to Scouts and Guides for JOTA next Saturday and Sunday. Email Jackie, 2E0SIJ via to find out more.

Now we return to the traditional listing in date order.

On Monday Fort Purbrook Amateur Radio Club has an open net from 8pm on 145.275MHz. Email Chris, G3WIE on

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

On Tuesday Brede Steam Amateur Radio Society will be operating at the shack from 9am to 2pm. For further information, email Martin, M0MJU on

On Tuesday North Kent Radio Society meets at 8pm. Email Stephen, G8JZT, via

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

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

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

On Wednesday Norfolk Amateur Radio Club is having an informal evening, with Morse in the computer room. Further details from Chris, G0DWV on 01603 898 308.

On Wednesday Southdown Amateur Radio Society has an FM net on 145.275MHz at 8.30am, a cafe meeting at 12.30pm, and a CW net on 144.060MHz from 7pm. Email Tom, M6ONX for more via

On Thursday Cray Valley Radio Society has a talk by Tony, G4WIF QRP Operating Techniques and Projects. To find out more, call Dave, G8ZZK on 0773 954 9822.

On Thursday Hammersmith Amateur Radio Society has a club net on 144.700MHz FM from 8pm. Email Selim, M0XTA, via

On Thursday Loughton and Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm on 144.725MHz. Details from Dave, M0MBD on 0798 016 5172.

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

On Thursday Shefford and District Amateur Radio Society has its autumn junk sale. Contact David, G8UOD on 01234 742 757.

On Friday Horndean and District Amateur Radio Club has its AGM. Contact Stuart, G0FYX, on 02392 472 846.

On Friday Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society is having a radio night and table top sale. Additional info from Peter, G4AKG on 01444 239 371.

On Friday Silverthorn Radio Club is having a club night. More from Robbie, M0HVC on 0742 913 1105.

On Friday Thames Amateur Radio Group is holding a TARget Nite of practical radio projects from 8pm. To find out more, call Patrick, G8JLM on 01621 855 461.

On Friday Whitton Amateur Radio Group has its club night, with HF and VHF on the air. Contact Ian, G0OFN on 0795 620 3495.

Next Saturday Hilderstone Radio and Electronics Club will operate a JOTA and JOTI special event station, GB1SJM, from Durban Road, Margate. Email Ian, 2E0DUE via

Next Sunday Chertsey Radio Club will running a mission zero astro pi training session, teaching children how to use the SenseHat and get their Python code run on the International Space Station early next year. Egham Raspberry Jam is hosted by Gartner UK at their HQ in Staines, Middlesex and is a great opportunity to share projects and learn new skills. Chertsey RC will be demonstrating several radio related projects during the day, which runs from 2 to 5pm at Gartner UK, The Glanty, Staines-upon-Thames TW20 9AW. Full details from James, M0JFP via email to

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