Snips – News For Scotland – 5th September

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Some sad news first. John Rankin 2M0JCG from Saltcoats has recently become a Silent Key. He came to amateur radio in 2011 being a CB-er before that and spent 11 years in the British Army where he was no stranger to radio. He was a member of the Ayr Amateur Radio Club and Kilmarnock and Loudon Club. Out condolences go to his family.

With clubs beginning to meet face to face and enjoy other activities, please make sure you keep GB2RS up to date. We can now accept repeat information such as nets and meetings but you must let us know at least every three months that nothing has changed.

WoSARS this weekend from its new shack the club is taking part in the 144MHz Trophy portable operating weekend and the 24hr.SSB Field Day. Details at .

Dundee Amateur Radio Club; Tuesday now sees a Club evening. Martin, 2M0KAU, 0776 370 8933.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club; this weekend the club is taking part in the 144MHz Trophy portable operating contest. Norman, GM1CNH on 0774 094 6192.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society has a net on 144.350MHz SSB from 8pm. Email for further information.

Falkirk Amateur Radio Club continues to have its net via GB3FE from 8pm on Wednesday. Peter,

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society have resumed weekly meetings as of last week at 19:30 on Thursdays. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has resumed meetings on the first Friday of every month for a club night. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811 723.

In this constantly changing pandemic situation, details of club activities can be found on the individual club’s website. To have your net listed on the WoSARS website  ( or to report any changes, contact Tony, MM0TMZ by email to Remember also to keep GB2RS updated via email to Please note that the deadline for GB2RS submissions is 10am on Thursdays.


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