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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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.
With conditions improving on VHF/UHF during the summer months this Tuesday would be a good time to experience the activity on 70cms in the SSB portion of the band and gain points to MKARS. The regulars will be pleased to make contact with you.
When is there ever any real activity except in a UKAC ' there's not so why not give it a go!!
MKARS Members will be exhibiting and operating from the Jubilee Hall at Whaddon on Sunday the 8th of May at an event to Commemorate the 75 th Anniversary of the first SOE message sent by Georges Beque from a safe house near to Chateauroux in France and received by MI6 at Whaddon Hall.
The event is organised by The Secret War Museums and Learning Network ( a registered charity) will be staging an exhibition to show how important Whaddon was in WW2.
On Monday the 9th of May the call GB1SOE will be used by MKARS Members from Whaddon Hall using a MK 111 tx. and a HRO rx. on 40m CW to communicate with TM75SOE re inacting the first SOE message 75 years ago.
Further details and updates can be found on the Forum and QRZ.COM by Pete M0PJD.
We have pleasure in welcoming the 7 students who took the latest Foundation training course into the ranks of amateur radio after successfully completing the course and taking the exam.
These students are:-
The training Team Frank, Andy, Graham
Well Done MKARS we ended up 14th out of 132 clubs in the 2015 UKAC Tuesday nights contests. We did particulary well on 4m jumping from 13th to 10th following the final contest of the year. Andy 2E0VPX being the leading intermediate in the AR section on 4m.
Well done to all who took part and let's hope 2016 will be another good year for MKARS.
On 18 and 19 June 2016, the ACO (Air Cadet Organisation) will be organising and running a military style national radio exercise named ‘Exercise Blue Ham’, this will be one of the many events the organisation is holding to mark its 75th Anniversary of Formation during 2016-17
A sign of action by the FCC in the long-running campaign to scrap the USA's symbol rate restriction on HF amateur data transmissions
This year, 9 May is on Monday, but we will be also active the whole weekend 7 and 8 with the special callsigns: AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU, to commemorate the creation of the EU in 1950