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.

MKARS RALLY - Sunday 27th August

Not to be missed the MKARS rally is known to be a good one, we had an excellent turnout last year with a good selection of traders and special interest groups. Buying, Selling or just socialising click the Rally Info link on the left for details.

Bring & Buy Clubnight - 3rd April

3rd April will be a special bring & buy event, the idea is you bring all the stuff you want to get rid of, some money, and you go home with different stuff. Plus the usual rag-chew in good company of course.

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

Foundation Training courses in 2017


Due to the high demand for training we will be running 2 Foundation courses this year, one starting on the 24th January and the other after Easter. We still have a few places available for the post Easter course.

If you have asked for a place on these courses you should get an e-mail in the next few days. If you do  not recive an e-mail then contact us on



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California’s Cellphone Driving Ban 'Too Broad'

CBS TV News reports on the campaign to have two-way radio operation excluded from Californian 'Distract Driving' statute AB 1785


'Ham Radio Operator of the Year' honored

KTVZ News Channel reports Bill Johnson N7RGB was named as 'Ham Radio Operator of the Year' by the High Desert Amateur Radio Group


Amelia Earhart search vessel contacts ISS

Tom Vinson NY0V on the research vessel R/V Mermaid Vigilance made contact with astronaut Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD /NA1SS on the International Space Station


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