NEWS FOR SCOTLAND & CLUB NEWS (GB2RS) Extracts inc Additions
MATCHING EQUIPMENT TO OWNER
Listeners will be aware of the sad news that Gavin Nesbitt, MM1BXF became a silent key just before Christmas. Gavin had an extensive workshop from which he repaired amateur radio equipment from around the UK. The West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society is endeavouring to reunite the equipment that Gavin was working on with its owners. If Gavin was working on your equipment, and you can demonstrate ownership and would like to collect it, please contact Ernie, from the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society, via email on email@example.com
AIDS TO LEARNING MORSE
On Tuesday, Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be meeting to discuss ‘Aids to Learning Morse Code’, with GM7LSI. www.mfars.club
TALK – TEST EQUIPMENT IN THE SHACK
On Wednesday, Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society will be enjoying a talk entitled ‘Test Equipment in the Shack’. Invernessradiosociety@gmail.com
On Wednesday, from 8 to 9pm, George, MM0JNL, will be hosting a Technical and Support Net on 145.325MHz, V26 (S13). The net is open to anyone, within range, who has any radio-related issues and needs assistance or guidance. This is a peer-support net, the aim of which is to provide support to fellow amateurs.
MF DIRECTION FINDING BEACONS
Again on Wednesday, Lothians Radio Society will be enjoying ‘MF D/F Beacons’ with Peter, GM4DTH. Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will be holding an Equipment Surgery and Operating Workshop on Thursday. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365
FURTHER NEWS ITEMS
As mentioned in the 4th Dec SNIPS, to celebrate the British Broadcasting Company establishing its first station in Scotland (Glasgow) 5SC – March 1923, a special event station GB5SC will be active from the BBC’s Glasgow facilities (4-6th March). WoSARS has been asked to assist. More information will follow in next Sunday’s (26th) SNIPS & GB2RS. In the meantime, you may wish to checkout this WoSARS TIMELINE entry and the GB5SC QRZ.com entry.
GLASGOW UNIVERSITY WIRELESS SOCIETY IN MARCH RADCOM
(Extract) “…. On 26 January 2023 some students from the University of Glasgow met and formed the Glasgow University Wireless Society. The Glasgow University Wireless Society Net takes places on Monday evenings around 145.525MHz from 6pm. Those who are interested in joining the Society can make contact by emailing: email@example.com A list of universities with amateur radio clubs can be viewed on the RSGB website via the following link: rsgb.org/university-corner ………….”
GMDX CONVENTION & DINNER
Advance notification now that the 4th annual GMDX CONVENTION AND DINNER will take place on Saturday the 15th of April 2023 at the King Robert Hotel, Stirling. Further details can be found at https://www.gmdx.org.uk/convention
OTHER CLUB NETS AND MEETINGS
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 wosars.club/radio-nets
To have your net listed on the WoSARS website or to report any changes, contact Tony, MM0TMZ by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also keep GB2RS updated via email to email@example.com
Dundee Amateur Radio Club will be holding open nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG. The next Club Meeting will be on the Tues 21st February. Martin, 2M0KAU, 07763 708 933
Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz using SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz at 2.30pm for a CW net. Also on Sunday, the club will have a quiz night on 145.475MHz. Check-in for the quiz is from 7.45pm for an 8pm start. On Monday there will be a question-and-answer night on Zoom at 7.30pm. The next club meeting will be held on Tuesday the 21st of February. Alternate Tuesdays see a natter night on Zoom at 7.30pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kingdom Amateur Radio Society has nets on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 7pm on 144.750MHz. Steve, MM0SKX, 0771 105 9343
The Lomond Sunday Night net takes place today. 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 email@example.com
Stirling Amateur Radio Society meets at the Club House, Throsk, FK7 7XY at 7pm on Thursday. The club is open for projects and operating on Sundays from 10am. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Viking Amateur Radio Net runs on Sundays from 6pm on 3.660 or 3.639MHz. Details are on their Facebook page. (Note – checkout their Facebook Page to if this group is still active?)
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 dvscotland.net
Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Society has a net on Monday at 8pm on 433.525MHz. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192
Glasgow University Wireless Society net will take place on Monday evening around 145.525MHz from 6pm. Michael 2M0GUI, email@example.com
Ham Radio Network has a talk on the theme of An Evening with ???? … on Monday. See hrn.world
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 and District Radio Club has Morse tuition on 145.425MHz FM from 7.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Check-in is from 7.15pm. Eric, GM4FQE, 01 333 450 753
Largs & District Amateur Radio Club meets on the Third Tuesday of every month and meets this coming Tuesday (21st) in The Largs Museum, 2 Manse Court, Largs. All are welcome. James, GM0GMN firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Mansfield.email@example.com
Galashiels and District Amateur Radio Society meets in the Focus Centre, Livingstone Place, Galashiels at 8pm on Wednesday. Jim Keddie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society will be on the air from 8pm via GB7BI or on BI Chat 475 if Highlands and Islands is busy.
Lothians Radio Society has its Viral Net on 144.350MHz USB at 8pm. Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, email@example.com
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,Secretary@mlars.co.uk.
Lomond Radio Club meets Thursday evenings in the club rooms at the John Connolly Centre in Renton at 7.30pm. Simon, MM0XME, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. onlineradioclub.org.
Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club and Dumfries and Galloway RAYNET run an open net on GB3DG every day at noon. All are welcome. On Thursday, the net is on GB3DG from 7.15pm, then on Zoom from 8pm. Oli, MM0YOS, email@example.com
Ayr Amateur Radio Group meets on alternate Fridays at Prestwick Community Centre from 7.30pm. The next club meeting will be held on Friday the 24th of February. On alternate Fridays there is a Zoom natter. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 461
Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club usually meets on the first Friday of the month for a club night in the lounge bar of the Thorntree Inn. The next club night will be the March meeting. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811723, www.cpsarc.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will have its usual Solder Group meeting from 6pm on Wednesday. The club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at its Rose Street club rooms. Checkout wosars.club/calendar for further information.