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.
To find out more about MKARS and what we have been up to check out our news items below or subscribe to our news feed. For more information on our news and diary feeds please check out our feed information page.
We have now managed to arrange a training venue that will keep the costs to students low. The first course is planned to start on the 3rd Feb 2014.
More information on the Training page and on the Forum
For those of you that are not aware, both Christmas & New Years Eve fall on a Tuesday.
So there will be No Club Nights on either of those days..
Normal service will resume on Tuesday The 7th Of January 2014.
So From Myself & The Committee,
A Very Happy Christmas & A Healthy, Happy & Prosperous New Year To You All.
The MKARS Annual Radio Rally, Sunday, 25th August 2013 (Bank Holiday)
Milton Keynes MK17 0AT
This superb modern venue provides many new features that were just not possible at our previous location. With Bletchley Park still being close by, you could also combine a visit to our rally with BP and visit the National Radio Centre (NRC) as well.
Just look at what we can now offer!!!
FREE ON-SITE PARKING
LARGE INDOOR SPACE
CAR BOOT AREA
LARGE OUTDOOR SPACE (over 3x acres)
Main Hall - SOLD OUT
Gates Open At 10:00 AM
Talk In Station On 145.550 (S22, V44)
Please click on the 'Rally Info' icon on the left-hand side of this webpage for more information.
We are pleased to announce that we should now be able to take Paypal payments again.
Enter your name and call sign on the right hand side.
Apologies for any delay.
The Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society (MKARS), the resident radio club at Bletchley Park for nearly twenty years, will be leaving the Park as of the 1st January 2013. To mark this occasion MKARS will be holding a 'QSO party' on the weekend of the 15th-16th December.
All MKARS members and ex-members are invited to come and operate GB2BP from Generator House 2, our current premises at Bletchley Park, for the last time.
GB2BP and MKARS will in the future only be operational from Bletchley Park by invitation during 'radio related' events.
This is possibly your last chance to operate this charismatic call sign. Be a part of MKARS continuing proud history. If you do not normally attend MKARS events, this one is a 'MUST'. So put the Christmas shopping on the back burner and be there.
In the future you will be able to say 'I WAS THERE, my name is in the log'. Will has threatened to cook burgers and Dave is trying to obtain a 'Big Linear'.
Tea and coffee will be provided. Hopefully some beer as well.
The event will start early on Saturday morning, as soon as we can get on to The Park and finish when we have to leave, and the same again on Sunday.
We, MKARS, can walk out of Bletchley Park with our heads held high knowing that all those years ago, when Bletchley Park was on its knees, MKARS was one of the many local groups that helped make the Park into the great museum it is today. MKARS is a great club with a great future. Be a part of it!
We have not lost The Park, The Park have lost us.
The switchover to DAB had originally been penciled in for 2015 but the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey has avoided setting a deadline
Operators Mathias DJ2HD and Ulmar DK1CE, are active as V5/DJ2HD and V5/DK1CE from Namibia between now and January 18th (2014). This is just one part of their 4x4 trip through different African countries
Jason Rexroat KK4AJE of the University of Kentucky KySat-2 team brings news of the latest version of the amateur radio ground station telemetry decoder software