Snips – News For Scotland – 22nd November

The news headlines:

  • Spectrum Forum meeting details published
  • Help wanted for eclipse propagation tests
  • GB1NHS on the air over Christmas

GB2RS Script – HERE .

NEWS

Details of all known nets in Scotland are collated by RSGB Region 1 Regional Representative Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack GM4COX, and the West of Scotland ARS—they are published at wosars.club/radio-nets.

The GB2RS service is looking for newsreaders in the Scottish Borders and the Aberdeen area. There are also vacancies for standby readers in and around Elgin and Caithness. If you would like to volunteer then please contact Regional Representative Tony Miles by email on rr1@rsgb.org.uk. Newsreaders must be members of the RSGB.

Newsreader Rolfe, in Aylth, Scotland, who was the standby reader for the Perth area has recently become the primary reader. He has obtained good reports from the Dundee area for his 9am broadcasts, so filling the gap for a reader there. Gordon, 2M0PIJ from Clydebank has also been getting good reports for his newly introduced GB2RS broadcasts at 10am on DMR talk group 23559 in the west of Scotland.

CLUB NEWS (and Nets)

In the absence of club meetings, West of Scotland ARS has a daily net from 11am on 145.425MHz. Wednesday sees a net from 8pm on 433.425MHz, and on Friday, there’s an  open net on 145.425MHz, also from 8pm. More details at wosars.club.

The Viking Amateur Radio Net runs on Sundays from 6pm on 3660 or 3639kHz. Details are on their Facebook page.

Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a CW net on Sundays on 144.295MHz from 7pm, and on 145.450MHz FM from 7.30pm. There are daily nets around 7.035MHz from 10.15am, moving to 7.065MHz and 145.450MHz at 10.30am. Friday sees a Zoom meeting, which may include a presentation. For details, email derek.secaarg@gmail.com.

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz for a CW net. Tuesday sees a net on 145.475MHz FM from 7.30pm. For details, email klarcinfo@gmail.com.

Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 9pm on 28.475MHz. Wednesday sees the DMR Scotland net on talk group 23550 from 8pm, and on Friday there’s a private club Zello chat from 7pm, which later moves to 2m. Details at mlars.co.uk.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 7.30pm on GB3DG, which usually moves to Zoom at around 8pm. Thursday sees a net on GB3DG from 7pm. There is also an open RAYNET net daily on GB3DG from noon. See gm4riv.org.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club has nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG and GB3DD. There’s a Skype meeting on Tuesday. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU on 0776 370 8933.

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society has a net from noon on Sundays, this week on GB3OH as GB3FE is currently down. Monday and Thursday see nets on GB3OH and 145.550MHz from 7pm. Email secretary@gm6nx.com for further information.

The Loch Lomond Sunday net takes place on 144.9625MHz in the Vale of Leven and surrounding areas and via Echolink on gateway MB7 IBH-L from 8pm, moving to DMR talk group 23559 from 9pm. Contact Paul, MM3DDQ via email to mm3ddq@yahoo.co.uk.

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday from 8pm on 433.525MHz FM. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

Glenrothes and District Radio Club has open nets from 10am on 3.790MHz every day except Sunday. There are also nets on Tuesday and Thursday from 7.30pm on 145.425MHz. Morse training is available. Further details from Tam on 0775 352 6498.

Paisley Amateur Radio Club has a net on Mondays from 8pm on 144.550MHz and Zello. Tuesday sees a DMR net in room 4415 from 8pm. On Thursday there’s a net on 144.550MHz FM and on Zello from 7.30pm.

Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society has a net on Tuesdays from 7.30pm on 145.575MHz FM. Wednesday sees a net on DMR Scotland talk group 23550 from 8pm. Contact Cathie, 2M0DIB on 01506 433 846.

On Wednesday, Lothians Radio Society has a net on 144.350MHz SSB from 8pm. Email secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

Caithness Amateur Radio Society has nets on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2pm on 3.740MHz LSB, ±QRM. Details at qsl.net/ms0fnr.

Lomond Radio Club has a net on Thursdays from 7.30pm using MB7IBH and EchoLink. Contact gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

On Friday, Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club has a net from 7.30pm on 145.400MHz, and also on the BATC channel from 8pm. Email Bill, MM0SFB at gm0syv@btinternet.com.