Above: Photos of Members taken in 1933 and 2022.
The December 2023 programme of events are listed below.
If you require further details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Evenings at the Society HQ (Address above)
1st December: Coding* - RogerL
8th December: Natter night
15th December: MARTS Christmas Party
22nd December: Natter night
29th December: No meeting, Club closed
* If you're not on the separate e-mail list for the coding project and would like to be added, drop me a line.
Please note that each meeting will commence with ongoing Morse code practice conducted by Steve.
You can also listen to GB2RS in Morse as well as configuring other Morse listening practice at the following site: https://bedsroad.org/gb2rs_news_as_cw.php
As always, please be aware that the programme is subject to change as circumstances dictate.
Club Evening Events
We are constantly looking for events or talks to take place on Friday evenings. If you have any suggestions for activities or would like to offer to give a talk or presentation (it does not necessarily have to be radio related), please let Roger know.
Thursday Morning Meets
The regular Thursday morning meetings continue from 10am at the Café located at Elm Court Garden Centre, ME7 3JQ.
N.B., as this is a casual arrangement, please make sure in advance that somebody else is attending to avoid being the only one there!
Don't forget to follow MARTS on X (formally Twitter) @g8mwa for current updates and news.
For members, there is also a club WhatsApp group available. Contact either Bob, Stu, or Roger if you wish to join.
Monday - Saturday from 0930hrs, daily morning nets on144.650MHz FM
Wed 6th Dec 20:00 GB7EX TG9, TS2
Wed 13th Dec 20:00 Zello "Marts 144.650"
Wed 20th Dec 20:00 Brandmeister TG2353
Sun 31st Dec 23:30 New Year's Eve net on 144.650MHz FM with GB6NU
All times above are BST.
The following dates are for contests in which individual stations can compete and make their own entries, but their scores contribute collectively towards the club's overall entry in the event. Why not have a bash in one (or more) and contribute to raising the club's profile and contest success?
Please look at the RSGB “General Club Scores” UKAC league table for position RSGB UKAC 2023
Tue 5th December 1900 - 1955 144MHz FMAC
Tue 5th December 2000 - 2230 144MHz UKAC
Tue 12th December 1900 - 1955 432MHz FMAC
Tue 12th December 2000 - 2230 432MHz UKAC
Thu 14th December 2000 - 2230 50MHz UKAC
Tue 19th December 2000 - 2230 1.3GHz UKAC
Thu 21st December 2000 - 2230 70MHz UKAC
All times shown are GMT.
For further details about RSGB contests visit: https://www.rsgbcc.org/
Medway Amateur Receiving & Transmitting Society (MARTS) was formed over 100 years ago in February 1922 and was originally known as the Gillingham Wireless League up until 1930 when it became the Medway Amateur Transmitters Society (MATS). The name was revised in 1947 after WW2 to welcome in the large number of ex-service personnel as Short Wave Listener’s (SWL’s) and the name has remained the same since. Further historical details of the society can be found at https://www.qrz.com/db/GB5MW
A biography regarding our principal founder William (Bill) Nutton G6NU (Naughty Uncle) can be found at https://www.qrz.com/db/GB6NU
We hold the Call signs G5MW ( Medway Wireless) that dates from 1932, G2FJA, a late 1930’s artificial antenna licence and G8MWA that dates from the 1970’s and was an old “B” licence originally limited to the VHF/UHF spectrum.
MARTS are an affiliated member the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). https://www.rsgb.org/main/
We hold VHF nets every weekday from 9-30am on 2m, 144.650 MHz FM using the call sign G2FJA, licensed non-members are welcome to join.
We compete in contests, arrange special events stations and can offer help for those interested in obtaining an Amateur Radio Licence