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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What's on Your Workbench - March 19th

Thanks to all last night in presenting their projects. We had everything from medium wave loop antennas, to VOIP transceivers, and then xtals for a Storno transceiver, to two CW projects - one related to CW decoding and computer based/paddle sending, and the other to a Bletchley Park type project of a prototype demonstrator of a speculative dits and dahs multi-channel coded communication system that may have been trialed by the Germans in WW2. Our thanks to all for a thought provoking meeting and discussion. 

Construction Competition and Dates For Your Diary

The MKARS Club Construction Competion, with prizes, is set for Monday September 17th. More to come in the next few weeks.

Dates for the diary -

Martyn Baker, G0GMB, the NRC Co-ordinator, will be giving the Club a talk on Monday 21st May on how the NRC is developing, its future plans, at our Club House and then we'll make a visit to the NRC to look around, see the Demonstration Radio Station (GB3RS), which we can then operate (Please bring a copy of your license).

We have a presentation from Steve Thomas, the General Manager of the RSGB, is set for our Club night on Monday 9th July. Steve will talk about the Society, its role and how it is organised and how it is developing. We shall also be inviting members for other local clubs.

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.

January 2018 Foundation training course

If you have shown interest in the next Foundation training course that will start mid/end of January then you should have received an e-mail from MKARS. If you haven't received an e-mail or are interested in taking the course then please contact



Advanced Examination pass

I am pleased to announce that Antonio Vitiello 2E0VIT who studied and took his Foundation and Intermediate Exams with MKARS, has passed the Advanced exam after studying on the Bath distance learning course



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Tony's 10m Band Report

A better week, with Friday to Sunday being almost good! XR0YD (Easter Is.), TN5R (Congo), TY7C (Benin) and TJ2TT (Cameroon) unsurprisingly proved to be most popular


Force of 50

A presentation about experiences of the American Radio Relay Leagues’ 'Force of 50' who were sent to Puerto Rico last fall for hurricane recovery efforts, is planned in April


Radio is dead - long live Audio

'As we constantly move towards the future, radio itself is probably dead, but audio is not. We are living through a golden age of audio'


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