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. 

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

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Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society




Getting ready for our varied and exciting programme in 2019

The Club has relocated to more suitable premises, and from January 2019 most of our meetings will be upstairs at the Irish Centre (Manor Fields, Watling Street, Bletchley, MK2 2HX).

Our club meetings from January 2019 will be on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month and all meeting will now start at 19.30. All our meeting details are loaded on to the diary page (see left menu column). Please note that we have one club meeting at the NRC at Bletchley in February. 

Please note that our monthly shack night for the foreseeable future will be held on the 3rdMonday of each month at our Bletchley Park shack, GB2BP, in T.S Invincible, Bld 55. 

At Shack nights we would like our newer members to come along & operate our station, using the call sign GB2BP. Partake in some logging, discuss operating technique, and generally get the feel for operating, ask questions about CW, HF, Digital Modes & any other radio related subjects. It would also be nice to see the new Intermediate licence holders to make an appearance, you will be able to operate (under supervision) GB2BP with 100 Watts! 


Our programme for the first three months of 2019 is as follows:

Monday 14thJanuary – "The Long Silence Falls" - 100 Years of Maritime Wireless- John Moyle, G1AWJ (Irish Centre)

Monday 21st January – Shack Night at Bletchley Park Shack.

Monday 28th January: Building a MI6 type WWII Wireless Station, GB1SOE, Peter Davies M0PJD and John Tether, G4JGG (Irish Centre).

Monday 11th February: Introduction to FT8 - the How’s and the Do’s - Martyn Baker G0GMB; to be held at Bletchley Park in the demonstration room at the NRC.

Monday 18th February : Shack Night at GB2BP

Monday 25th February: Staying Well Grounded - Shack Safety; Andy Roberts , M0GYK (Irish Centre)       

Monday 11thMarch – Update on Club Contesting – Tim Cowell G6GEI and Phil Gould G4FVZ (Irish Centre)

Monday 18thMarch – Shack Night at Bletchley Park shack – getting into HF for new operators

Monday 25thMarch – New Operators – Any Questions with MKARS Panel(Irish Centre)

Foundation Course 2019

The Foundation Course is now full

If you are interested please contact us on

Foundation course starting in January 2019

Starting mid January we are running another Foundation course. The course runs on Tuesdays from 7-9pm in the Milton Keynes area.

If you are interested please contact us on

RSGB Contesting

Why not have a go at one of the RSGB contests?

There are regular contests on the VHF/UHF bands.You dont need high power and big antennas, there are FM and SSB contests and it's a very polite and civilised activity.  Registering your results is easy and will gain the club some points, and a good way to test your setup. Contest dates are posted in the club diary on the left. If you want some guidance come and talk to Me (Tim G6GEI) or Malcolm (M0GXZ) one club night.

RSGB contest schedule here  Guide on submitting your contest log here

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