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 May 2024 programme of events are listed below.

If you require further details, please email


Friday Evenings Programme at the Society HQ  (Address above) 


Friday 10th May Operating – 10 QSO on 20 challenge. (14 MHz is open during the evenings and it would be good if we could get some of the members working the US with the new rig.


Friday 17th May The work of the RSGB EMC Committee – Steve


Friday 24th May The year ahead – discussion forum – growth – training – mentoring – operating – talks – hospitality – junk sale et al.


Friday 31st May St. Maximillian Kolbe - The patron Saint of Amateur Radio - Peter


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:


New Committee from May 2024

Chair                 Stephen S

ViceChair          Mike H

Secretary          Colin F

Treasurer          Kevin E

Member            Tony B

Member            Alan D


2024-25 Annual Subs dues from 1st June 2024

A separate email will be sent to members towards the end of May summarising rates, (unchanged from 2023-4), electronic payment methods etc.


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   8th May, 20:00 GB7EX TG9 TS 2

Wed 15th May,20:00 Zello MARTS 144.650

Wed 25th May,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?


May 2024 RSGB  UKAC/FMAC Contesting Calendar


Tue    7th May, 1900-2055: 144MHz FMAC

Tue    7th May, 2000-2230:-144MHz UKAC

Mon 13th May ,2000-2130:- 80m Club Championship Contest - CW

Tue  14th May, 1900-1955:- 432MHz FMAC

Tue  14th May, 2000-2230:- 432MHz UKAC

Thu    9th May,  2000-2230:- 50MHz UKAC

Tue  16th May, 2000-2230:-.1.3GHz UKAC 

Wed 22nd May, 2000-2130:- 80m Club Championship Contest - Data

Thu  16th May, 2000-2230:- 70MHz UKAC

Tue  23rd May, 1930-2230:- SHF UKAC

Thu  20th  May, 2000-2130:-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