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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.

Intermediate course exam passes

 

This evening the following Intermediate course students passed the end of course exam. 

Alan Jackson

Drew Fitzsimmons

Graham Spiers

Jahveen Davis

Mark Slade

We congratulate you, The Intermediate tarining Team

Frank Jackson

Andy Roberts

Rupert Campbell-Black

Cooking with Antennas - video of Wills Presentation

For those who missed it the video recording of Wills (G1YYU) club night presentation on 20th Nov is now available for viewing online.

https://youtu.be/eUKeMSsvKAY

This is a guide on making loop antennas to a budget. The measurements needed to have a go yourself are shown at the end of the video. Have some fun over the Christmas period and see what you can do, there is a competition on 15th Jan clubnight, £5 per antenna to enter, £25 prize for the winner, which should cover most or all of the cost to make one or pay for your membership if not already a member.

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

Membership Cards

Following payment of membership at the AGM (or around that time) a couple of people have mentioned to me that they need a Membership card.

If this is the case, please could you send me a recent photo of yourself to membership AT Mkars.org.uk and I'll get one made up in the next few weeks.

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Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

Not the greatest of weeks but it did pick up for the ARRL 10m contest. But not for me, I could hardly hear a thing. Most popular DX HC8LUT (Galapagos Is) , PP5JR, PT3T (Brazil) and CW5W (Uruguay)

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No need to shout!

Portable radio specialist SOTABEAMS has started stocking speech processors for the FT-817

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1914 - 1918 Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society 'Lest we forget'

In 2016, one of our members Paul G1FJH, decided to research one of his relatives (Harry) who had lost his life in the trenches of the First World War...

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