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:

Club Night

Just A Reminder !

The Next Club Night Is On Monday The 11th Of May....

Hopefully The New Shack Will Be Open For Inspection...

Sunday Net

As from Sunday 10th of May the MKARS nett will be on our GB3MK repeater at 20.00 local. Hopefully the move will attract members to use the new Fusion repeater.

Be aware of the current 2minute timeout.

70th Anniversary Of VE Day


We will be operating a special event station from T.S. Invincible, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

This will take place on the 8th & 9th Of May from T.S.Invincible.

At 16:00 UTC we will attempt to contact the Radio group at Camp X on the shores of Lake Ontario.

This will be done using CW and WWII equipment, at other times the mode of operation will depend on operator availability.

We require operators, log keepers, tea makers etc..

Please come along and support your club, And help make this a special occasion.

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Morse Code in new book and on TV

The first telegraph message was sent by Samuel F.B. Morse from Washington to Baltimore on May 24, 1844. The 171st anniversary of his achievement saw Morse code featuring in both a science fiction book and TV show


29 MHz the forgotten band for ham radio satellites

Hans van de Groenendaaal ZS6AKV writes in the EngineerIT magazine about the potential for 29 MHz as a satellite uplink band


Waters and Stanton Open Day report

On May 24 the team at Waters and Stanton laid on another of their excellent open days


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