News for England South-East – 2 February 2020

| January 31, 2020

Sad news to start this week. Chesham and District Amateur Radio Society are sad to report the death of Shirley, G4HES, on 25 January, aged 84. Many amateurs will remember her from her involvement with RAIBC, and getting many through the RAE together with her late husband Ron, G3NCL. For those requiring further information, please contact Jeremy on 07982 183 413.

Just a reminder that all UK amateurs are required to revalidate their licence with Ofcom at least every five years. If it has been a while since you did that, go to or email The process doesn’t take very long.

We continue with clubs that have more than one event this week.

This Sunday and next Sunday, Burnham Beeches Radio Club has a net, initially on 145.500MHz, then QSY to .275 if clear, at 10.30pm. Monday is an on-the-air operating evening. Contact Greg, G4EBY, via email to

Radio Society of Harrow has the shack open from 10am to 3pm this Sunday, Thursday and next Sunday. On Tuesday the breakfast meeting is at 9.30am at Carpenters Park Garden Centre. Friday sees a club night. Details from Linda, G7RJL via email to

Worthing and District Amateur Radio Club has a net this Sunday and next Sunday on 80m from 7.30 to 8.30am. The next on Monday is from 7.30pm on 145.425MHz. On Tuesday there’s a tea and chat night. Thursday sees a net from 11am on 40m. For details, email

Fort Purbrook Amateur Radio Club has an open net on Monday from 8pm on 145.275MHz. On Friday there’s an open net from 7.30pm on 433.450MHz, later moving to GB3IW. Contact Rod, G4SPS, via email to

On Monday Southdown Amateur Radio Society has a talk Operating the Icom 7300 by Steve Sims, G8NFZ. Wednesday sees an FM Net on 145.275MHz 8.30am, the Hailsham Shack meeting at 10.30am, the cafe meeting at 12.30pm and a CW Net on 144.060MHz at 7pm. More from Tom, M6ONX by email to

Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club has a 2m SSTV net on Tuesday from 7.30pm on 144.500MHz, plus a CW net at 8pm on 28.050MHz. Thursday sees a net from 7.30pm, starting on 145.500MHz FM. For details, email

Now to the clubs with one event in the week.

This Sunday, South Essex Amateur Radio Society is at the Canvey Rally 2020—more from Terry, G1FBW, on 0798 607 0040.

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

On Monday, 3 February Surrey Radio Contact Club has a talk Digital Voice Comms by Mike, G6PTY. Contact John, G3MCX, on 020 8688 3322.

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

On Tuesday Camb-Hams has its net on GB3PI from 8pm. For details, see

On Tuesday Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society is having a club night at Oaklands. Details from Jon, M0KGX, by email to

On Wednesday Bracknell Amateur Radio Club has a net at 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and moves to DMR on the Brandmeister Talkgroup 23529 at around 8.40pm. More information from David, M0XDF, by email to

On Thursday Cray Valley Radio Society is looking at M2000A—20 years on with Paul, G3SXE and Bob, M0MCV. Details from Dave, G8ZZK, on 0773 954 9822.

On Thursday Shefford and District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk from the construction winners. More information from David, G8UOD on 01234 742 757.

On Friday Crystal Palace Radio and Electronics Club is holding its annual general meeting. Contact Bob, G3OOU, on 01737 552 170.

On Friday Horndean and District Amateur Radio Club has a club meeting. Contact Stuart, G0FYX, on 02392 472 846.

On Friday Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society is holding a radio night. More from Stella, M6ZRJ, by email to

On Friday Silverthorn Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Colin, 2E1FQE, on 07973 350 421

On Friday Thames Amateur Radio Group has a talk on bee keeping by Mark, M0ICH. Contact Patrick, G8JLM, on 01621 855 461.

On Friday 7 Whitton Amateur Radio Group has its shack on the air on HF and VHF. Contact Ian, G0OFN, on 0795 620 3495.

On Saturday Marsham Amateur Radio Society is operating HF and VHF at 1pm. Contact Steve, on 0758 130 5310.

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