Midland Amateur Radio Society

G3MAR • RSGB Affiliated Amateur Radio Group • Birmingham, UK

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CANCELLED: Christmas Party

Due to the recent inclement weather conditions, we have had to take the difficult decision of cancelling this year’s Christmas Party.

Rather than nothing at all though, we are going to have a club net on or around 145.425 MHz FM instead so why not join in if you can.

There will be no Wednesday meetings on 20th or 27th December as the Society does not meet over the festive period but normal service will resume on 3rd January 2018.


On 6th December, MARS shall be welcoming Jason Bull, M0JPB, the West Midlands Regional Co-ordinator for RAYNET-UK to give a presentation to our group outlining the work that RAYNET-UK does.

Since 1953, RAYNET have been providing emergency communications using volunteer radio amateurs in situations varying from natural disasters and major incidents to safety communications for large-scale community events. If there is sufficient interest and demand, we may consider forming our own RAYNET group in the near future.

All are welcome – members and non-members – and the presentation shall begin at 19:00 on Wednesday 6th December. Non-members are requested to make a small contribution of £2 towards the cost of the facilities.

Business as Usual

You’d be forgiven for thinking that nothing is happening at MARS after browsing this site but that couldn’t be further from the truth. We have recently finished teaching an Intermediate Level course with a number of students having already passed the exam and have their 2E0 callsigns. We’ve had Foundation Level exam passes, video nights, impromptu presentations and much more.

If you have been thinking of visiting us to join in the fun or just find out more about amateur radio, please come along on any Wednesday evening where we guarantee a warm welcome. Please see www.midlandars.org.uk/meetings for more information on times and where to find us.

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