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 June 2024 programme of events are listed below.

If you require further details, please email


Friday Evenings Programme at the Society HQ  (Address above) 


Friday 7th June. Operating HF from the club


Friday 14th June South East 4X4 Response Presentation by Ozzie


Friday 21st  19 Sets by Geoff W  (Revised Program)


Friday 28th June. Briefing  and Advance working party Setup for Armed Forces at Dockyard/ Natter Night at Club


Saturday 29th June - ARMED FORCES DAY   using G5MW at Chatham Dockyard


Please note that each Friday 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:


New Committee from May 2024

Chair                 Stephen S

ViceChair          Mike H

Secretary          Colin F

Treasurer          Kevin E

Member            Tony W

Member            Alan D


2024-25 Annual Subs due from 1st June 2024

The Clubs subs are now due. Please pay ASAP.

There has been a good response so far, so thanks to all those that has paid.


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 on 144.650MHz FM


Wed 12th June, 20:00 GB7EX TG9 time slot 2

Wed 19th June, 20:00 Zello MARTS 144.650

Wed 26th June, 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?


June 2024 RSGB  UKAC/FMAC Contesting Calendar


Updated times all now BST, but please check RSGB web site!


Tue    4th June, 1900 - 1955:144MHz FMAC

Tue    4th June, 2000 - 2230:144MHz UKAC

Wed   5th June, 1800 - 2200:144MHz FT8 AC (4 Hour)

Wed   5th June,:2000 - 2200:144MHz FT8 AC (2 Hour)

Mon 10th June ,1900 - 2030: 80m Club Championship Contest - Data

Tue  11th June, 1900 - 1955: 432MHz FMAC

Tue  11th June, 2000 - 2230: 432MHz UKAC

Wed 12th June, 1800 - 2200  432MHz FT8 AC (4 Hour)

Wed 12th June, 2000 - 2200: 432MHz FT8 AC (2 Hour)

Thu  13th  June, 2000 - 2230: 50MHz UKAC

Mon 17th June, 1900 - 2030:  RSGB FT4 (80,40,20,15 &10M

Tue  18th June, 2000 - 2230:  1.3GHz UKAC 

Wed 19th June, 1900 - 2030: 80m Club Championship Contest - CW

Thu  20th June, 2000 - 2230: 70MHz UKAC

Tue  25th June, 2030 - 2230: SHF UKAC

Thu  27th June, 1900 - 2030: 80m Club Championship Contest - SSB


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 ALL contests and entry rules, please 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