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Welcome to MKARS the Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society.

The club has nearly 60 years of history and an enthusiastic membership with very diverse interests. The club is particularly proud of the association with Bletchley Park and our successful training, for which we have introduced hundreds of members to the hobby.

Please feel free to visit us on our club nights or at any of the events in our diary.

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Weekly Club Net on GB3MK - Sundays 8pm

There is a weekly net on the clubs 70cm repeater GB3MK. All members and prospective members are welcome.

GB3MK scheduled downtime

Our 70cm repeater GB3MK will be off air from 5th November due to electrical circuit testing at MK Council. We will have it operational again as soon as possible when testing is complete.

Intermediate Course now full

All the places on the Intermediate course have now been filled.

The next course is planned for September 2018

Frank

M0JSZ

Foundation exam passes

We welcome into the world of amateur radio the following students who passed their Foundation exam this evening, they are:-

Christopher Glover

Drew Fitzsimmons

Graham Spiers

Huw Price

Jahveen Davis

James Jago

John Vincent

Patrick Wood

 

Frank M0JSZ

RSGB Contesting

Why not have a go at one of the RSGB contests? There are regular contests on the VHF bands. Registering your results is quite easy and will gain the club some valued points in the league tables. Contest dates are posted in the club diary on the left.

RSGB contest schedule here  Guide on submitting your contest log here

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Summary Record of IARU Administrative Council Meeting

The IARU have released published a Summary Record of the 42nd meeting of the Administrative Council which note "...no agenda items for new or harmonized spectrum allocations should be sought at WRC-19"

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Caution urged in using high duty cycle digital modes via satellite

As a result of on-the-air observation other satellite users planning to try FT8 or MSK144 modes via satellite are encouraged use caution using these modes and possibly avoid their use completely in light of problems

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Radio ham's HAARP experiment

The IEEE Spectrum reports on the Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmissions made from Alaska's HAARP facility by radio amateur Chris Fallen KL3WX

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