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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Dunstable Kite Festival

We have booked a pitch at the Dunstable Kite Festival. This is an opportunity to help us out with a Special Event Station. There are various stalls, tents and an arena where there are many different kite displays.

This is a great opportunity to show the general public what it is that we do and promote the club. It would be great to see as many people as possible as well as friends of the club who would be welcome to come visit.

The festival itself is free (although there is a small daily parking charge at Dunstable Downs).

Radio Club Day

Bring all your family and friends to Wendover Woods and join us as we have a day out with BBQ and Radios.

A Barbecue Pitch has been booked and we will be shortly putting in arrangements for food, drink and of course various modes of radio.

More information can be found on the forum:

VHF and UHF Contesting with Andy Mellett-Brown

Our next club meeting on the 6th April has been postponed for a week as it clashes with Easter Monday.

On the 13th April, Andy Mellett-Brown will be giving a talk on UKAC VHF and UHF contests. He will explain how easy it is to join in these contests, what they involve and particularly how friendly they can be (compared with HF contesting).

The club will meet the following Monday on the 20th April as normal.

Successful Intermediate Training course

MKARS has just completed another Successful Intermediate training course and we congratulate :-

Adam Castell

Bernard Jones

Chris Keszei

Derek Plummer

Jack Jackson

Mark Chamberlain

Mark Impey

Paul Garraway

Paul Sherratt

on passing the exam this evening. Welcome to being Intermediate level radio amateurs.

Many thanks to Andy Roberts and Graham Parry for their help in training and support, none of which would have been possible without the help of Will Fludgate(and better half!!) for the use of their premises.

Well done everybody.

We are running a Foundation course starting in January... If you would like to join the interesting world of Amateur Radio with all its different possibilities then let us know by going to the training pages and emailing us.

Frank Jackson M0JSZ

Club Net

Members and non members are welcome to join the MKARS Sunday Net on 145.400 FM from 20.00 local

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'Radio DARC' debuts on ham-operated shortwave outlet

The inaugural transmission of the 'Radio DARC' Amateur Radio program aired over the March 21-22 weekend on 6070 kHz


Amateur Radio in Ofcom Annual Plan

Ofcom has published its Annual Plan for 2015/16, setting out its priorities and work programme for the year to 31 March 2016


How to use an antenna analyzer

In this video Randy Hall K7AGE shows how to use an MFJ 259/269 Antenna Analyzer to check your antenna for SWR and resonance


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