Welcome to MKARS the Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society.

With over 50 years of history and 100 members MKARS is one of the largest amateur radio clubs in Britain. Please feel free to visit us on our club nights or at any of the events in our diary.

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M.K.A.R.S. Radio Rally.

M.K.A.R.S. Rally Will Be Held On Sunday The 28th Of August.

At The Milton Keynes Irish Centre, Manor Fields, Fenny Stratford,

MK2 2HX. ( Opposite Dobbies Garden Centre)

We Look Forward To Seeing Your There.






Call for Intermediate course students


We are planning on running an Intermediate training course starting mid September.

If you are interested or know someone who is interested then please contact us at


Cheap & Cheerful Aerial

An off the cuff KISS presentation by Dave - G0GQP

"A cheap & cheerful aerial for 6 Meters."

It may even work !

Bring your own Popcorn....

MONDAY The 18th Of July At 8pm...

Club Meetings

As per the agreement at the AGM, club meetings now have  a donation of £1 per person.

Could we also ask everyone to sign in please. It helps  committee with numbers and membership.

Tuesday 30th August 70mhz UKAC Contest


MKARS are currently back to 13th in the UKAC weekly VHF/UHF Tuesday nights contests with 104 other clubs and groups and 606 individuals taking part.

Even though we are back at 13th we would welcome more members who would be willing to join the regulars to gain MKARS more points in what is the most popular radio event of any week. Dates can be found in the diary and full details in the VHF pages of the RSGB web site, or just ask any of the regular Contesters, myself included, G1MZD.

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Tony's 10m Band Report

The Moxon is now running fine but Ten Metres was in such poor shape that I hardly worked anything. Additionally I was in Stoke for Friday and Saturday so the opportunity was not really there. YB71RI (Malaysia) was still out there in various guises along with 5T2AI, (Mauritania)


Ham radio around the world balloon

The amateur radio CNSP-29 144 MHz APRS balloon, callsign K6RPT-12, has successfully completed three circumnavigations of the globe and is still flying


Radio hams active in Italian earthquake

IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie G3BJ reports on amateur radio involvement in the aftermath of the Italian earthquake and requests 7060 kHz is kept clear


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