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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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GB1SOE 5th/6th June for D Day Landings

GB1SOE will be operational again this time to commemorate the D Day landings 72 years ago On the 5th & 6th of June. On 40m CW.

Further details and updates can be found on the GB1SOE QRZ. com page.

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.

13th Unlucky ?

MKARS are currently 13th in the UKAC weekly VHF/UHF Tuesday nights contests with 96 other clubs and groups taking part.

So 13th is quite lucky but 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.

GB1SOE Operations by MKARS Members

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.

Foundation Course Passes

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:-

Dave Wittering

Antonio Vitiello

James Halford

Michael Lee

Reynold Lee

Radoslav Koziolek

Konstantino Stepanovs

The training Team Frank, Andy, Graham 

 

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