Medway Amateur Receiving
& Transmitting Society
Meetings held Friday’s @19:30 at Tunbury Hall, Catkin Close, Chatham Kent. ME5 9HP







MARTS 2022

                                                                                                                            Above: Photos of Members taken in 1933 and 2022.


The April 2024 programme of events are listed below.

If you require further details, please email


Friday Evenings at the Society HQ  (Address above) 


April 2024 Programme


   5th  April:      Armchair radio - Peter M0OFM

12th  April:      On air with G5MW - getting to know the Yaesu FTDX10

19th  April:      Natter night

26th  April:      Annual General Meeting


As always, please be aware that the programme is subject to change as circumstances dictate


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:



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. 

Note, as this is a casual arrangement, please make sure in advance that somebody else is attending to avoid being the only one there!

Club Nets


Monday - Friday from 09:30hrs, daily morning nets on144.650MHz FM


Wed   3rd April, 20:00  GB7EX TG9, TS2

Wed 10th April, 20:00  Zello "Marts 144.650"

Wed 17th April, 20:00  Brandmeister TG2353


Note Times above are BST now we have moved to British Summer Time!




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, or Stu, if you wish to join.


Club Contesting


The following dates are for contests in which individual members/stations can compete and make their own entries.

Their scores will also 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?


April 2024 Contesting Calendar


Tue    2nd April, 1800-1855: 144MHz FMAC

Tue    2nd April, 2000-2230:-144MHz UKAC

Mon   8th April, 2000-2130:- 80m Club Championship Contest - CW

Tue    9th April, 1900-1955:- 432MHz FMAC

Tue    9th April, 2000-2230:- 432MHz UKAC

Thu  11th April, 2000-2230:- 50MHz UKAC

Tue  16th April, 2000-2230:-.3GHz UKAC 

Wed 17th April, 2000-2130:- 80m Club Championship Contest - SSB

Thu 18th  April, 2000-2230:- 70MHz UKAC

Tue 23rd  April, 1930-2230:- SHF UKAC

Thu 25th  April, 2000-2130:-80m Club Championship Contest - Data


NOTE: All times shown above are BST now we have moved to British Summer Time!


Please look at the RSGB “General Club Scores” UKAC league

table for 2024 position RSGB UKAC 2024


For further details about RSGB contests visit:


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

A biography regarding our principal founder William (Bill) Nutton G6NU (Naughty Uncle) can be found at

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).

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