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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Bring & Buy.....

Bring & Buy Night, Monday 21st Of July....

Now is your chance to clear out your shack..

Get rid of your unwanted & unused equipment & components..

But take care, because some of you will end up with an empty shack.

Visitors & guest's are welcome..

VHF National Field Day

VHF/UHF National Field Day, 5th & 6th of July.

Is Fast Approaching !

Volunteers are required to help with setting up the station,

on Friday Afternoon / Evening 15:00 On....                          Saturday Morning 09:00 On....

Further Info On The Forum Under NFD...

And also for operating & assisting with logging.

The Contest Begins At 15:00 B.S.T. 14:00 U.T.C. On Saturday.

And Ends At 15:00 B.S.T. 14:00 B.S.T. On Sunday.

Contact Dave - G1MZD, Dave - G0GQP or Alan M0MKT.

Location Of Field Day........

Oakwood Farm

Rowden Lane



LU7 0QD.

Take The A4146 By-Pass, Turn Off Right At The Roundabout Sign Posted Tring/Ivinghoe B488, After About 2 Miles Turn Off Right Sign Posted Mentmore/Ledburn.........

Go Under The Railway Bridge, Continue Until You Come To The "T" Junction, Turn Left Towards Mentmore...

At The Top Of The Hill On The Left, Is The Entrance To The Field.

There Will Be Two Traffic Cones Marking The Entrance !


September Intermediate Training course

We are now taking names for the Intermediate training course that will start in September. The course is limited to 10 places, so please get your names in early to avoid disappointment.

Frank M0JSZ

Upgrading XP to Linux Part II - The Workshop

After the popularity of the previous talk and multiple requests from members, we will be running Part II of the XP to Linux event as a workshop on June the 2nd.

Tux - The Linux LogoThe basic order of things will be a quick introduction, plus answering a few members questions (which unfortunately we didn't have much time for last time). Followed by an informal workshop where people can bring their own machines and we will try to help with any problems or even do some full Linux installs.

I will also bring a selection of desktops running the latest versions of Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, etc for members to have a play with. Plus Mike will demoing some of the radio software available.

If you didn't manage to make it last time this isn't a problem, although if you do have time it might be worth taking a quick look at the presentation so you get to understand a bit of the background about linux.

See you there!

New Meeting Place !


Club Meetings Will From Now On, Be Held On The 1st & 3rd Monday Of The Month....

At T.S. Invincible Bletchley Park.

19:00 - 21:30 / 7pm - 9:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you all...

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Goodbye HAMSAT-VO52 - Rest In Peace

AMSAT-India’s ham radio satellite VO-52, launched on May 5, 2005 ceased operation on July 11, 2014. During over 9 years, it proved to be a valuable communications resource for the amateur radio community


UK 434 MHz balloon reaches Alaska

A party balloon carrying a solar-powered 434 MHz transmitter launched by Leo Bodnar M0XER from Silverstone UK travelled east across Asia and has now reached Alaska


ILLW has another virgin lighthouse

Added to the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend held in three week's time is another virgin registration, this time from Portugal


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