Congratulations to the following who recently passed their Foundation exam @ MARTS

Ian and James who both received full marks on their paper.

For Sale

2m/70cm dual band single coax beam just over a meter long (1040) and a meter wide. Ideal for portable or sticking in a loft. Price £20

Contact Nigel G0GDA

Amateur Radio examinations syllabus review

A complete review of the syllabus for all three levels of the amateur radio examinations has been completed. The draft of the new syllabus is now available for consultation together with a survey for any comments you may wish to make. Please click here to access the syllabus draft document and learn how to make your comments.

BBC midwinter transmissions

On Wednesday 21st June, the BBC midwinter transmissions will take place.  The expected timings and frequencies are as follows 


2130-2145 7360 kHz


2130-2145 – 6035 kHz


2130-2145 7230 kHz
2130-2145 5985 kHz

5985 kHz was the best Europen reception last year.

Bob, G1AZJ-SK sale
after the MARTS collection event on 2nd June 2017

Items not yet sold are on the pinboard. Please feel free to make an offer: the guide price reflects a value of similar goods as achieved on EBAY. You may wish to offer somewhat less, BUT this is not a fire sale - rather an opportunity to enjoy an item or two before they are found another home.

If you know of a deserving recipient who would likely  not be able to make a fair offer but it would really help them in the hobby please let us know: Bob would have liked to help anyone who could do with something he had but did not need anymore.
Proceeds will be split between Bob's estate and an appropriate Amateur Radio organisation.

Offers/enquiries by email to

Recall that you can make an offer without commitment to buy: if you don't like what you see on inspection, then do have it. If it doesn't work when you try it, tell us and we can discuss the next move.

Terry - G3VFC 13/06/2017

UKAC Scoring Workshop 

The UKAC workshop took place on the 3rd June to discuss their views on the UKAC scoring policy.

Click here to view the topic discussed.

Ofcom Find "no evidence" for Claims of Interference from VDSL Broadband.

The study itself is short and quite interesting to read (here), although its conclusions probably won’t put a complete end to the concerns expressed by some radio amateurs.

MARTS Morning Net
The club operates a morning net during weekdays from 0930hrs to about 1030hrs on 144.650Mhz. All are invited.

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