Snips – News For Scotland – 9th October

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NEWS FOR SCOTLAND & CLUB NEWS (GB2RS) Extracts inc Additions


The Caledonian Rally is an annual event that brings together 13- to 17-year-old Scouts and Guides from all over Scotland. This year the event takes place between the 14th and 16th of October. Inverness Amateur Radio Society will be running GB2CWR for the event as part of Jamboree on the Air. Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society members are helping with the station, but more experienced operators are sought, especially for set up and break down. Email


Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society meets on Wednesday to put the final touches in place for the Caledonian Rally involving up to 400 Scouts and Guides. Set up is from 10am on Friday with testing from 2pm. The station will be on the air from 9am on Saturday and Sunday.


Lothians Radio Society has a talk on Remote Radio by Brian, GM8BJF at Braid Hills on Wednesday at 8pm sharp. Brian will be talking about his remote radio setup controlled over the internet. Advance notice is also given that a Junk Sale will take place on the 19th at St. Fillans Church, 8 Buckstone Drive. Andy, MM0FMF,


Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society meets on Thursday for a junk sale. Visitors are welcome at the 25th Scout Group, Oakhill Crescent, Aberdeen from 7.30pm. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365.


The Dundee Amateur Radio Club is running a JOTA station on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The Club also holds open nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG. There is a club night on Tuesday. Martin, 2M0KAU, 0776 370 8933.


Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club will be visiting the National Hamfest this coming Friday and Saturday. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.


Details of club activities can usually be found on the individual club’s website. A summary of activities, Nets, Contacts and Links in Scotland can also be found at

To have your net listed on the WoSARS website or to report any changes, contact Tony, MM0TMZ by email to Please also keep GB2RS updated via email to


Kingdom Amateur Radio Society has nets on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 7pm on 144.750MHz. Steve, MM0SKX, 0771 105 9343.

Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz at 2.30pm for a CW net. There is a Q & A night via Zoom at 7.30pm on Monday. On Tuesday, there is a meeting at the club house and on Zoom at 7.30pm.

The Lomond Sunday Night net takes place today, the 9th. Early check-in is from 7.45pm. All the usual ways to join in are available, via Echolink MB7IBH-L and on 145.3375MHz locally across the Clyde Coast. Paul MM3DDQ

Stirling Amateur Radio Society meets at the Club House, Throsk, FK7 7XY, and  is open for projects and operating on Sundays. They also meet  at 7.30pm on Thursdays.

The Viking Amateur Radio Net runs on Sundays from 6pm on 3.660 or 3.639MHz. Details are on their Facebook page.


Ham Radio Network has a talk on the theme of An Evening with ???? … on Monday. See

DV Scotland has a multi-mode net on Monday from 8pm to 9.30pm using GM5DVS. This is via all DV Scotland Repeaters on Talk Group 23556. Time Slot 2. In addition, via Allstar HUB 53937 and Echolink MM1CXE. Details of how to connect are at

Paisley Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Mondays from 8pm on 144.550MHz and on Zello. Tuesday sees a DMR net in room 4415 from 8pm. On Thursday, there is an FM net on 144.550MHz and on Zello from 7.30pm. Stuart, MM0PAZ, 0742 665 0757.


Glenrothes & District Radio Club have Morse tuition on 145.425MHz from 7.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Check in from 7.15pm. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753.

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society meets on Tuesday at the Armed Forces Reserve Centre in Elgin from 7.15pm for a demonstration of web-based Software-Defined Receivers.

Largs & District Amateur Radio Club meets Once A Month on Tuesday nights in The Largs Museum, 2 Manse Court, Largs. All are welcome. Check for specific dates from James, GM0GMN

Livingston & District Amateur Radio Society has a club night at Crofthead on Tuesday from 7.30pm. On Thursday there is a net on 145.575MHz at 7.30pm. Cathie, 2M0DIB, 01506 433 846.


Caithness Amateur Radio Society has club nets at 2pm on Wednesday and Saturday on 3.740MHz. Club meetings happen in Skirza, near John O’Groats. Nigel, MM7BWT,

Galashiels and District Amateur Radio Society meets in the Focus Centre, Livingstone Place, Galashiels at 8pm on Wednesday. Jim Keddie,

Lomond Radio Club meets each Wednesday in the club rooms at the John Connolly Centre in Renton at 7.30pm. Simon, MM0XME,

Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a ragchew on talk group 23550 from 8pm to 10pm on Wednesday. On Thursday there is a net on 70.425MHz from 8pm. Friday sees the club meeting at Newarthill Community Education Centre, Newarthill, ML1 5JU from 7pm. Simon, 2M0LSG,

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will have its usual Solder Group meeting from 6pm on Wednesday at the Sauchiehall Street premises. The club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at its Rose Street Club Rooms. Jack, GM4COX,


The Online Radio Club has a virtual radio club night at 7.30pm every Thursday via Zoom. It is suitable for all radio enthusiasts regardless of individual skill level. Go to the website for the meeting link.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club and Dumfries & Galloway RAYNET run a Daily open net on GB3DG every day at noon. All are welcome. On Thursday, the net is on GB3DG from 7.30pm, then on Zoom from 8pm for a general evening. Oli, MM0YOS,


Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a meeting at Prestwick Community Centre from 7.30pm. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614.

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has its club night in the lounge bar of the Thorntree Inn on Friday. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811723 ..

Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club has a net from 7.30pm on 145.400MHz, and in addition on the BATC channel from 8pm. Bill, MM0SFB,



As mentioned in last Suday’s GB2RS, Due to ongoing technical issues, the Scottish Borders Repeater Group net on GB3BT has ceased for the time being. George, MM0JNL thanks everyone who joined the discussion net. Many technical issues were resolved thanks to the net members.


And just a reminder that the Galashiels Rally takes place on Sunday 30th October. Checkout more information – HERE.


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