News for England South-East – 22 March 2020

| March 20, 2020

As mentioned in the Main News, many clubs have notified us that they are suspending meetings due to the Covid-19 outbreak. As the government advice is to refrain from social gatherings, we have only included the details of regular nets as well as those newly created in place of club meetings. Several clubs have suggested keeping an ear on your local repeater to chat with anyone who is self-isolating or just wanting a chat.

Medway Amateur Receiving and Transmitting Society has cancelled all activities until further notice. More information will be found at

Echelford Amateur Radio Society has cancelled all forthcoming meetings and events until further notice. More information from Phil, M1GWZ, via email to

Crystal Palace Radio & Electronics Club committee has reluctantly decided to suspend meetings and will be in touch with members from time to time with updates. The club net will continue on Wednesdays from 8pm on 145.525MHz.

Surrey Radio Contact Club has suspended all meetings until further notice. Check for updates.
Radio Society of Harrow has a club net today and next Sunday from 2pm on 145.350MHz FM. Details from Linda, G7RJL via email to

Bredhurst Receiving & Transmitting Society is stopping all social gatherings but will be holding a club net on Tuesday evenings on GB3DA from 7.30pm. More information will be posted at

Shefford & District Amateur Radio Society will not be holding club evenings for the foreseeable future. There will be a club net instead from 8pm, starting on 145.500MHz and then moving to a clear channel. For updates see

Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society has cancelled its schedule until further notice. Further details will be published on the club website,

Worthing & District Amateur Radio Club has its 80m net today and next Sunday from 7.30am. Monday sees a net on 2m from 7.30pm. On Thursday it’s the 40m net from 11am. For details, email

Fort Purbrook Amateur Radio Club has an open net on Monday from 8pm on 145.275MHz. Contact Rod Beggs, G4SPS, via email to

Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club has a net on Tuesday from 7.30pm on 144.300MHz SSB. Thursday sees a net from 7.30pm on 145.500MHz FM. For details, email

Hilderstone Radio Society has cancelled all club meetings & special event stations for at least the next twelve weeks. This includes the EGM, planned for the 9th April. Notification of normal resumption of activities will be announced in due course. A net will operate from 7pm in GB3EK in lieu of meetings. Members are also invited to maintain a listening watch on GB3EK from 7pm each night for informal chatter or help calls. For more information email

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

On Tuesday Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society has its net on 3756kHz from 8pm. Contact Jon, M0KGX, via email to

On Wednesday Bracknell Amateur Radio Club has its net from 8pm on 145.375MHz FM, moving to DMR on Brandmeister Talkgroup 23529 at around 8.40pm. For details, email David, M0XDF, via

On Wednesday Southdown Amateur Radio Society has a net from 8.30am on 145.275MHz and a CW net from 7pm on 144.060MHz. For details, see

On Friday Harwell Amateur Radio Society has nets from 8.30pm on 1.845MHz, then from 8.45pm on 3.710MHz, Contact John, G6LNU, on 01235 223 250.

On Friday Thames Amateur Radio Group has its net via GB3DA from 8pm. Contact Patrick, G8JLM, on 01621 855 461.

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