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Diary Dates

Future events - the next few months . . .


Monday 10th July

The 2nd meeting of the Mid-Somerset Amateur Radio Club at its new venue the 1st Shepton Scout Hall in Old Wells Road Shepton Mallet next to the football ground at 19.35. A temporary antenna erected and a test made to assess the radio reception conditions of the venue. All welcome. Don't arrive before 19.30 as there's another group using the hall until then. Also, if the access road gates are shut, please wait for a member of the committee to arrive to open them


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The Committee

Terry, M0ALZ


Graham Kimbell

Graham was first licensed in 1964. His career started at RAE Farnborough in defence electronics and computer simulation, and progressed to Logica where he was a project and commercial manager and IT consultant. He is interested in 4m and 6m - working DX, contests, homebrew construction and propagation. He is a corresponding member of the RSGB Propagation Studies Committee.

Jeff M0PRF

Vice Chairman

Jeff Petch-Harrison

Jeff has been madly keen on all things electronic for most of his life. His passion is 'steam radio' having collected and restored many stylish old valve sets. So it goes without saying that Jeff is an expert on fixing up old rigs!

David G8BFV


David Edwards

David has been licensed as G8BFV since 1969 just when the G8s were allowed on 2 metres. David has a BSc in Computer Science and has worked first as a Software Engineer and then a Systems Engineer since the mid 1970s. He is now semi-retired after a long career including several years at the now defunct Thales Wells site.

Paul M0DBV


Nick Bennett

Nick returns to the committee.

Brian G0FZI

Committee Member

Brian Hooper

Brian is a keen radio amateur preferring to work HF DX and 6 metres when the band is open. He was apprenticed at EMI in Wells where he worked as a prototype wireman for 30 years. Brian relaxes now by playing string bass with the Reunion Jazz Quartet. Brian is also an avid walker, although he tends to leave the rig at home!

Terry Thompson

Committee Member

Terry Thompson

Terry has spent most of his working life in the defence electronics industry having served an apprenticeship with EMI in Wells. He spent many years working on heavy ground radar in Europe and the Middle East and closer to home for the Westland Group and Bristol Aerojet. He's been keenly interested in ham radio since his early teens!