GB2RS NEWS   Courtesy of Radio Society of Great Britain:

Sunday 23rd of July 2017

The news headlines:

  • Youngsters on the Air flag handed to the RSGB
  • Ofcom’s licensing portal offline until Monday
  • New 23cm IARU Region 1 record claimed


Last weekend, the IARU Region 1 International Youth meeting took place at the HAM Radio exhibition in Friedrichshafen. An enthusiastic group of young people and youth workers attended. Then on Saturday afternoon the official YOTA flag was brought to the RSGB accompanied by the loud cheering of a group of youngsters. With a ceremony at the RSGB booth, the flag and Morse key where handed over from the Austrian youngsters to the British youngsters. YOTA UK is only 2 weeks away when we are looking forward to welcoming more than 80 participants from around 30 IARU member societies.

Ofcom has informed the RSGB that over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of July their payment system is getting upgraded. As a result of this the online licensing portal will be down until Monday the 24th of July at 6am.

Terry M0VRL reports that on the 14th of July he completed a QSO of 2662km, from IO70PO to IL28FC, with Pedro EA8AVI in the Canary Islands that breaks the UK and Region 1 23cm tropo records. Terry runs an Icom IC-910X, a Gemini 23 power amp and a 67 element Wimo Yagi. Pedro runs an Icom 910X to a 23 element Tonna Yagi. Reports of 51 both ways were exchanged on SSB. The QSO was completed at 2021UTC with an exchange of reports and locators.

Paul Whatton, G4DCV has been appointed as Chair of the RSGB’s Training and Education Committee . Paul previously held the post of Vice Chair within TEC and is the Project Leader for the Train the Trainers scheme, which recently trained its 200th tutor.

On the 28th July, Ofcom will be opening the radio monitoring station at Baldock to visitors as part of the IET’s Engineering Open House Day. It’s part of the IET’s engineer a better world campaign to showcase engineering as a career. Places are limited so people need to book a place. Further information can be found at

The Orkney 5MHz Beacon, GB3ORK, is back on the air on 5290kHz after repairs and an upgrade by Andy, G4JNT. Its new synthesiser now transmits JT9A, in addition to the original sequence of stepped power levels. On 50MHz, the Mid-Cornwall Beacon, GB3MCB, has been reconfigured to join the IARU Region-1 Synchronised Beacon Program. It sequentially transmits on its new frequencies of 50.005 and 50.443MHz, sending both CW and the PI4 digital mode. For the shared 50.005 frequency, its callsign is modified to GB3MCB/S to assist reception reports.

Ofcom have updated their guidance notes relating to the UK Amateur Radio Licence. The new edition dated July 2017, replaces the previous April 2016 version and includes changes associated with the introduction of the new Ofcom online licensing system last summer. The document should be read in conjunction with the licence, and is intended to help licensees understand and comply with the licence terms and conditions. The 26 page, 240KB pdf document can be downloaded from the Ofcom website at

DXCC card checking will be available at the National Hamfest in September this year. Thanks to the UK Six Metre Group who will be hosting Fred, G4BWP on their stand.

This year's International Air Ambulance Week will take place between the 9th and 17th of September, with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world. Registration will be mandatory and all stations taking part will be issued a registration number which will be listed on this website. The registered number needs to be quoted by each station regularly. Register at

The latest 2016 RSGB Convention lecture to be added to the RSGB Members' area is The new world of amateur satellites by Graham Shirville, G3VZV. You'll find this, other convention lectures and a host of other exciting videos in the RSGB video portal  The 2016 Convention lectures are a Members’ benefit, but the other videos are available for anyone to view.


And now for the details of rallies and events for the coming week

Today, the 23rd, the Finningley ARS Rally will take place at The Hurst Communications Centre, Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster DN8 5SX. Doors open at 10:30am. There is free parking and a large indoor /outdoor traders area. Hot food and drinks are available all day. Admission is £3. Contact Kevin, G3AAF on 07831 614640.

The Chippenham & District ARC Rally takes place on the 30th of July at Kington Langley Village Hall, Church Road, Kington Langley SN15 5NJ. Talk in will be on S22, 145.550MHz. There are disabled facilities and on site parking. Doors open 10am to 1pm. Entry is £2, with under 16s free. Car boot pitches are £6 for cars/vans payable on entry, tables inside £8 each. Access available from 7am for set up. Hot food and drinks are available on site. Details from Brian by email to

If you have any rally or event information you’d like to appear in future editions of GB2RS News, in RadCom and on the RSGB website, please email full details to


And now the DX news compiled from 425 DX News and other sources

A large team from Cockenzie and Port Seton ARC will be active from the Isle of Tiree, EU-008, from the 28th to the 30th of July. They will participate in the IOTA Contest as GM2T, and might be on the air as MM0CPS before the contest. QSL via GM4UYZ either direct or via the bureau, Club Log, Logbook of The World and eQSL.

Iain, G4SGX will be active as GM4U/P from the Isle of Jura, EU-008, from the 28th of July to the 1st of August. QSL via his home callsign.

P40X will be active from Aruba, SA-036 until the 5th of August. They will participate in the IOTA Contest. QSL via DL8UD, direct or via the bureau; the log will be uploaded to Club Log.

Dieter, DF2SD will be active as OZ/DF2SD from Fano Island, EU-125, until the 4th of August, including participation in the IOTA Contest. He will operate SSB and digital modes on the 6 to 80m bands. QSL via Club Log's OQRS, Logbook of The World and eQSL, or via his home callsign either direct or via the bureau.

Bill, VK4FW will be active holiday style as 3D2T from Viti Levu, OC-016, in Fiji until the 27th of July. He will operate mainly CW on 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 metres. QSL via his home callsign.

Juri, ES8GP will be active as ES0GP from Manilaid Island, EU-178, from the 24th to the 31st of July, IOTA Contest included. QSL via ES8GP, direct or via the bureau.


Now the special event news

Mid Ulster ARC will operate a special event station at Coney Island until the 30th of July. Operation will be from 9am to 5pm and the address is Maghery Country Park, Co Armagh BT71 6NS.

Until the 30th of July, a big Scout Jamboree will take place near the town Sonderborg in Denmark. The Scout Jamboree will be active with the special call sign OZ17SJ and the QSL Manager is OZ1ACB. No IRCs or paper cards please, use Club Log OQRS. More details at

GB1AFV will be operated by Scunthorpe Steel ARC starting the 30th of July commemorating the first use of wireless in a British armoured fighting vehicle at the 3rd Battle of Ypres on the 31st of July 1917. Based on the radio club’s room at the Appleby-Frodingham Sports Club, Brumby Hall, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire DN16 1AA, there’s lots of interesting information on

Chester & District RS will be running a Special Event Station, from the Visitor Centre at Llyn Brenig Reservoir on the 29th of July to publicise amateur radio and the work of Welsh Water. The callsign of the station will be GB2DWR.

South Essex ARS will put GB2BOX on the air from Boxted Airfield Museum, Langham Lane, Langham, Essex CO4 5NW for Airfields On The Air on the 30th of July. Admission to the museum is £3, children free.

GB4RME will operate from inside the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, Wales. The special event station will operate from the 30th of July until the 5th of August. More information available on


Now the contest news

On Tuesday the SHF UK Activity Contest runs from 1900 to 2230UTC using the 2.3GHz and up bands. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

On Thursday the data leg of the 80m Club Championships runs from 1900 to 2030UTC. The exchange is signal report and serial number.

The RSGB’s flagship HF contest, the IOTA Contest, takes place on the weekend of the 29 and 30th. Please note that this year there are changes to the rules, so make sure you check before entering. The 24 hour run starts at 1200UTC on the 29th. Using the 3.5 to 28MHz bands the exchange is signal report, serial number and IOTA reference.

On Sunday the 30th the UK Microwave Group contest runs from 0600 to 1800UTC. Using the 5.7 and 10GHz bands the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.


Now the radio propagation report, compiled by G3SVW, G3YLA and G4BAO on Friday the 21st of July.

Last week, space-weather was dominated by sunspot number 2665 that was twenty times larger than any recent sunspot - the largest since number 2529 in April 2016. It disappeared on Wednesday as the Sun’s rotation took it out of our view. Solar flux held at 92 before fading back to the low seventies.

Conditions were unsettled due to C2 and C3 flares. Strong geomagnetic storms occurred. The south-pointing Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field reached a maximum negative value of minus 23 nanotesla.

Maximum useable frequencies rose briefly to just over 24MHz for the longer paths. Stations in Japan were worked from Europe around mid-day on 18MHz. European and Russian activity was plentiful on 28MHz for most days in the week. Many stations in the International Beacon Project network were copied on 14 and 18MHz. It is always worth listening on their spot frequencies as indicators of conditions. At 2300UTC on Thursday the 14 and 18MHz bands were still open to USA. The W1AW Morse practice runs were copied on both bands. South America produced a contact from Peru on 14MHz at 2330.

NOAA is forecasting more of the very low solar activity we have become used to. Propagation we may enjoy is likely to be disrupted by further flares. Moderate geomagnetic storms continue to threaten. At the closing of this HF report there are no visible sunspots on our side of the sun and the solar flux is 70.


And now the VHF and up propagation news.

Last week saw record breaking Tropo from South West UK down to the Canary Islands with 144MHz and 432MHz QSOs and a claimed new 1.3GHz Region 1 record of 2662km. At this time of year, fortunately placed stations in the South West can couple in to the ducts caused by the ‘Azores High’ giving some super DX. The rest of the country did not fare as well but next week there may be some brief spells with a ridge of high pressure near to southern areas, but not looking like a strong feature. Tropo is an option, but relatively weak and typically found overnight and first half of the morning, before the sunshine warms out any overnight temperature inversion. A weak area of low pressure covers much of Britain at first with some scattered showers, possibly heavy and thundery will give options for more rain scatter on the GHz bands.

Sporadic-E has found new legs recently with some good openings across Europe and beyond. It is still within the prime time for Es and should provide days of activity well into August. As usual the best times are late morning and late afternoon and early evening.

Moon declination is positive but falling and goes negative on Friday, with losses increasing as the week progresses. We are still a week or more away from Apogee so use the early part of the week for best results on EME.

And that’s all from the propagation team this week.

Next, the Local News:

Please note that details of all RSGB-affiliated clubs and societies
can be found on the RSGB website, including email addresses
and website links where known.

[Note to Newsreaders: Please read the local news items appropriate to the service area of your transmission.]



This Sunday and next, Burton Amateur Radio Club has an FM net at10am around 145.575MHz. Wednesday is a club night and, on Thursday, the FM net is at 8pm around 145.575MHz. Details from Mike Lewis, 2E0EZG, by email, to

This Sunday and next, Cheltenham Amateur Radio Association has a Net at 8.30am on 50.220MHz USB. Tuesday sees a slow CW between 3540 and 3550kHz at 8pm. Information from Derek, G3NKS on 01242 241 099.

Today, the 23rd, Coventry Amateur Radio Society is at the 30th Signals Gamecock Barracks operating GB4BLC for the Bramcote Open Day. On Monday there’s an Open Net at 8pm on 145.375MHz FM and or 7.16MHz ± QRM SSB. Thursday sees a 6m Open Net at 8pm on 50.175MHz SSB. On Friday it’s the 3rd round of the G2FDC DF trophy meeting at the clubhouse. Contact John, G8SEQ on 07958 777 363.

This Sunday and next, Wythall Radio Club has its net on 145.225MHz or GB3WL from 8pm. On Tuesday there’s a Morse class and a club night. Friday sees the regular nibbles night in the shack. Details from Chris, G0EYO on 07710 412 819.

Gloucester Amateur Radio & Electronics Society has no meeting on Monday and the main 2m net on 145.475MHz is at 7.30pm on Wednesday. On Thursday the Net starts on 145.475MHz FM at 7.30pm then normally moves onto 80m SSB. On Friday there’s a 70cm net on 432.220MHz USB at 7.30pm. Contact Anne, 2E1GKY on 01242 699 595, daytime, for more information.

On Monday Leicester Radio Society has a Morse class and night on the air. Thursday you can drop in for a cuppa and chat between 12 noon and 5pm. On Saturday and Sunday the club is taking part in RSGB Islands on the Air contest. Full details from Sandra Morley, G0MCV on 0793 027 4044.

On Monday and Friday Lincoln Short-Wave Club has an open shack and G6COL is on the air. Wednesday sees a talk. On Thursday the Club Simplex net is on145.375MHz. For more information contact Pam Rose, G4STO on 01427 788 356.

On Monday Nunsfield House Amateur Radio Group has a shack night and the club net on 145.325 MHz is at 8pm on Thursday. On Friday it’s the Raspberry Pi Repeater Project part 2. More information from Paul Gamble, G1SGZ, by email, to

On Monday Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting with a DMR open net on the gb7fw slot/local2 from 7.30pm on Tuesday. Details from Robert Bird, by email, to

On Tuesday Loughborough & District Amateur Radio Club has a practical evening. More information from Chris, G1ETZ, on 01509 504 319.

On Tuesday Malvern Hills RAC has an informal meeting. Contact Dave, G4IDF on 01905 351 568.

On Tuesday Mid-Warwickshire Amateur Radio Society has an evening entitled Anything Goes – Fun Topics. Don, G4CYG on 01926 424 465 has all the details.

On Tuesday Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society has the HF and VHF shack on the air. At the weekend the club is using the IC-7300 and FT-101ZD for RSGB’s Islands On The Air contest. Contact Steve, G8LYB  on 01788 578 940 if you want more information.

On Tuesday Salop Amateur Radio Society has its club CW net from 4.30pm on 144.070MHz. Wednesday sees the club net on GB3LH from 8.30pm. On Thursday there’s a shack night with G3SRT on the air. For details, email

On Tuesday South Birmingham Radio Society has a coffee Morning in the shack, 11am to 1pm, visitors are welcome. On Friday there’s an aerials and equipment check. Contact Gemma Gordon, M6GKG, by email, to

On Tuesday Staffordshire Portable Amateur Radio Club has a club meeting and is out portable on Saturday, details of which are on the website. Lynn Briggs, M6LIN has more information on 0192 244 9668.

On Wednesday Midland Amateur Radio Society has the shack on the air, open meeting and training classes. Details from Norman, G8BHE, on 0780 807 8003.

On Wednesday South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society has a club net using the GB3GR repeater. Contact Andrew, M0NRD, on 0796 906 2859 for more information.

On Wednesday Spalding & District Amateur Radio Society has a visit to Spalding Gentlemen’s Society to see some of the collections in this museum. More from Graham Boor, G8NWC on 0775 461 9701.

On Wednesday Telford & District Amateur Radio Society has a talk by Richard Wilkinson. Details from John Humphreys, M0JZH, on 07824 737 716.

On Thursday Nuneaton & District Amateur Radio Club has a club net on 145.475MHz at 9.30pm/ More information from Neil Yorke, M0NKE, by email, to

On Thursday Solihull Amateur Radio Society has a club net on 145.450MHz at 8pm. More by email to

On Friday Bromsgrove & District Amateur Radio Club has a practical demonstration of WSPR lite, propagation and antenna tester with DXplorer software. Details from John, G4OJS on 0788 9678 7303.

On Saturday and Sunday, Dudley and District Amateur Radio Society is at the Seven Valley Railway. Graham 2E0GIJ has all the details on 0783 120 1407

Next Sunday, the 30th, Loughborough & District Amateur Radio Club has a club field day at Greenhill Lodge Farm planned, subject to the weather. More information from Chris, G1ETZ on 01509 504 319.





This Sunday and next, Denby Dale Radio Club has a club net via GB3HD at 10.30am. Wednesday is a night on the air. Saturday and Sunday the club will take part in the Islands On The Air Contest from Holy Island, Lindisfarne.  Details from Darran, G0BWB on 0797 442 3227.

This Sunday and next, South Manchester Radio and Computer Club has an HF Net on 3,636 kHz at 10.15am. On Thursday there’s a talk on Spectrum Analysers and their use by G4MVU. Details from Ron, G3SVW, on 01619 693 999.

This weekend Stockport Radio Society is running a Foundation class. On Tuesday there’s a Skills Night. Details from Heather Stanley, M6HNS on 07506 904 422.

On Monday Angel of the North Amateur Radio Club is on the air. Contact Nancy Bone, G7UUR, on 01914 770 036.

On Monday Bolton Wireless Club has a club night. For details, send an email to

On Monday Macclesfield & District Radio Society has a construction night on How to build a 20m trap with Greg, M0TXX. For details, email

On Monday Sheffield Amateur Radio Club has a shack night. Contact David, G6DCT, via email to

On Monday Thornton Cleveleys Amateur Radio Society has a talk on Ships of the Royal Navy by Ken, G3RFH. Details from John E Rodway, G4FRK on 01253 862 810.

On Tuesday Chester & District Radio Society has a Pie and Pint Night at the Plough in Waverton. Contact Bruce Sutherland, M0CVP on 01244 343 825.

On Tuesday Halifax & District Amateur Radio Society will be demonstrating PSK31 to its newer members using 144.525MHz or thereabouts and, because propagation from where they meet is problematical, they would be pleased to have QSOs with any other amateurs anywhere. The callsign will be G2UG and they should be active from just after 8pm until 9pm. Details from Martin, M0GQB on 01422 341 317.

On Tuesday Wirral Amateur Radio Society is holding a committee meeting. William Davies, G4YWD has details on 0780 488 4245.

On Wednesday Durham and District Amateur Radio Society has a club night with a Net at 7.30pm on 145.475MHz on Thursday. More information from Michael, G7TWX, by email, to

On Wednesday Sheffield & District Wireless Society has a technical and training evening. More from Krystyna, 2E0KSH on 0788 406 5375.

On Thursday Bishop Auckland Radio Amateur Club is holding training classes and a normal club night. Contact Gail, M3GBB on 0191 372 0473.

On Thursday Colburn & Richmondshire District Amateur Radio Society has a talk on the Richmond School Radio Club. Contact Colin Lyne, on 01748 876 391 for more details.

On Thursday Oldham Radio Club will be starting the Intermediate licence training at 8pm. Contact Peter, 2E0BZU on 07748164344 for information.

On Thursday Ripon & District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night. More information from David Cutter, G3UNA, on 01423 860 778.

On Friday East Cleveland Amateur Radio Club is having a  want it or fling it night. For more information contact Alistair, G4OLK, on 01642 475 671.

On Friday Wakefield & District Radio Society is holding a social with a natter night. In addition, the Foundation course, will continue. More details from Charles, M0OXO, by email, to




No news items have been received for Northern Ireland this week.



This week, Glenrothes & District Radio Club is closed for summer break. Contact Dougie, MM6KNR, by email, to for more information

Today, the 23rd, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is taking part in National QRP Day. On Thursday there’s a construction and on the air evening. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365 for more information.

On Monday and Wednesday, Perth & District Amateur Radio Group has a normal club night, all are welcome. Details from Ron Stratton, by email, to

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club has a talk. Details from Martin, 2M0KAU on 0776 370 8933.

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society has an operating evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB on 01506 433 846.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society has an informal pub night at 'wee' Bennet's Bar. Contact Mike Burgess, MM0MLB, via email to

On Thursday Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society has an evening of general amateur radio shenanigans. Details from Lyndsay Keogh, MM6KEO on 07786 885 566

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Lance, 2M0HEO has more information by email to

On Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night. Information from Kevin, 2M0KVM on 0772 509 6279

On Saturday and Sunday, Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the RSGB Islands On The Air Contest from the Island of Tiree. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.






A reminder that meetings for Horndean & District ARC are now held at Deverell Hall, 84 London Road, Purbrook, Waterlooville PO7 5JU starting at 7.30pm. Visitors are always welcome. Contact Stuart, G0FYX on 023 9247 2846 for more information.

This Sunday and next, Coulsdon Amateur Transmitting Society has nets at 11am on 145.4MHz ± QRM and at 5pm on 3.7MHz ± QRM. The net on Wednesday is at 9pm on 70.425MHz.  Andy Briers, G0KZT has details by email to

This Sunday and next Surrey Radio Contact Club has a net on 1905kHz at 9.30am. On Thursday the net is on 70.300MHz at 8pm, then on Friday on 145.350MHz also at 8pm. Contact John, G3MCX, on 020 8688 3322 for more information.

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

On Monday Peterborough & District Amateur Radio Club has a club net and Wednesday sees an events update and talk on CW by other means by Tony, G0IAG. Contact Alan Ralph via email to for more details

On Tuesday Braintree & District Amateur Radio Society has an aerial clinic. More from Edwin, G0LPO on 01376 324 031.

On Tuesday Dorking & District Radio Society is holding a South Downs evening. Contact David Browning, M6DJB, via email to for more information.

On Tuesday Leiston Amateur Radio Club is taking part in a VHF/UHF activity contest. Further details from  John, G4XVE, by email, to

On Wednesday Bracknell Amateur Radio Club has an open club net at 8pm on 145.375MHz. More details from David, M0XDF, by email, to

On Wednesday Bromley & District Amateur Radio Society has its net from 9pm, starting on 145.500MHz. Contact Andy, G4WGZ, on 01689 878 089.

On Wednesday Crawley Amateur Radio Club is looking at PCB production with Matt Nassau, M0NJX. More detail from Richard, G3ZIY on 01342 843 545.

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

On Wednesday Hastings Electronics and Radio Club has an evening on air operating and chatting. Details from Gordon, on 01424 431 909.

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

On Wednesday Southdown Amateur Radio Society has a net on 145.275MHz FM at 8.30am, a cafe meeting at12,30pm and a CW net on 144.060MHz at 7pm. John, G3DQY has all the details on 01424 424 319

On Wednesday Worthing & District Amateur Radio Club has a practical evening or workshop demonstration. Contact Al, M0OAL, via email to

On Thursday Dover Radio Club has an evening on How to do the 2m fox hunt plus a quiz night. More information from Aaron, 2E0FQR, on 0771 465 4267.

On Thursday Edgware & District Radio Society has a talk on A Days lecture at the Reform Club by Steve, G0PQB. More information from Mike, G4RNW, on 02089 500 658.

On Thursday Hilderstone Radio and Electronics Club is having a club night. Details from Ian, 2E0DUE, by email, to

On Thursday Huntingdonshire Amateur Radio Society is looking at MF Operations with Dave Humphries, G4ETG. More from David, M0VTG, by email, to

On Thursday Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm on 144.725MHz. On Saturday there’s an Intermediate licence practical assessment course and exam. Details from Dave De La Haye, M0MBD on 0798 016 5172.

On Thursday Norfolk Coast Amateur Radio Society has an evening of Morse for all. For details email Steve, G3PND, via

On Friday Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society has a walking fox hunt around Burgess Hill start at the Cyprus Road carpark. More information from Dennis Conway, M0YDC on 0747 630 1044.

Next Sunday, South Essex Amateur Radio Society is operating GB2BOX as part of Airfields on the Air from RAF Boxted. Details from Terry Howchen, G1FBW, on 07986 070 040.



On Sunday Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society has a social evening as well as preparing for the Hamfest rally on August the 13th. On Saturday and Sunday the club is taking part in th RSGB’s Islands On The Air contest as a multi-op station. Details from John, G4POF on 0758 250 6336.

On Tuesday Exeter Amateur Radio Society has a GB3EW VHF Repeater Net at 7.45pm. Wednesdays ees an evening on Software Defined Radio. Contact Nick, M0NRJ, on 01363 775 756.

On Thursday South Bristol Amateur Radio Club has an open house and on air night. Details from Andrew Jenner, G7KNA, on 07838 695 471.

On Thursday Yeovil Amateur Radio Club is on the air and problem solving. Details from Rodney Edwards, M0RGE, on 01935 825 791.

On Friday North Bristol Amateur Radio Club has a relax and chat evening as well as preparing for the Filton Festival. Details from Mat, G7FBD, via email to

On Friday Poole Radio Society has an activity night. More information can be had by sending an email to

On Friday Torbay Amateur Radio Society has a talk on Tales from the Underground by G7JHE. On Saturday the club is at the Torbay Hobbies Fair with a special event station. More information from John, G4VUD, by email, to G4VUD@TARS.ORG.UK






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