Meetings and Contests

WKARS Club Meetings – Updated 5 Jan 2022

Meetings of West Kent ARS at Bidborough Vilage Hall (map on About page) are normally held on the second Monday of the month. Currently they are still suspended but the intention is to resume them later in 2021 or early 2022.

The Society has continued to meet throughout the COVID-19 period using Zoom and MS Teams and this has worked as well as the limits of the technology allow. It is anticipated that virtual facilities will be offered for a period of months when meetings do resume in person for those Members who still need to isolate. Zoom meetings commence at 8pm, though access will be available from 7.30pm for any pre-meeting natter.

Next meetings:
10 Jan 2022 – Zoom – Auction of SK Items

Previous meetings:
4 Dec 2021 – Rose and Crown, Tonbridge – Society Christmas Dinner
13 Dec 2021 – Bidborough Village Hall – Christmas Social
8 Nov 2021 – Zoom – Show and tell – built or bought
11 Oct 2021 – Zoom – Mike M0RYK on QRP Portable Adventures
13 Sept 2021 – Zoom – Various presenters – Something new, can we help?
9 Aug 2021 – Zoom – Chris G6HTH on new club transceiver and equipment


In the meantime, Members and others interested may like to note that there remain local nets being run:

. each morning, Monday to Saturday, starting at 09:00 local time on 145.575 MHz FM

. on Monday evenings starting at 20:00 local time on 145.375 MHz FM and

. on Sunday mornings starting at 11:00 local time on 28.730 MHz SSB.

Any radio amateur is welcome to join any of these nets.