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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February Club Nights - Surplus Sale and IF Tapping!

We have an full programme for February.

On the Club Night of 5th February we have a suplus sale - there will be a flee market where club memebers can trade - swap, donate or buy all sorts of radio goodies. It's £1 for a place in the flee market. A little later in the evening we will have an auction of some of the club's surplus equipment. A list of the equipment available will appear on our forum shortly.

On the Club Night of 19th February Tim, G6GEI is giving a talk on adding a panadapter to your radio. He'll discuss the why and how to fit the panadapter display and then provide a demonstartion of his fitted unit.


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



Membership Survey

There is a survey for members on the MKARS Forum to help us understand what our members interests are and run the club  to meet those interests. It is in MKARS Members Only area of the forum under General Discussion.

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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New 'Celtic Knot' VHF-UHF Competition

The GMDX Group is sponsoring a new annual competition to promote VHF-UHF DX and contesting activity in the North and West of the geographical British Isles - and to give stations everywhere an opportunity to work those areas


Zhou Enlai student satellite to launch

The 2U CubeSat Zhou Enlai, developed with primary and middle school students, is expected to launch on Friday, January 19, 2018


Tony's 10m Band Report

Trying to concentrate on the positive side of Ten Metre activity is a tad difficult at the moment. For example Monday shows H91IT, H91TT and H91T. Only the first of these is a good call.


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