SNIPS – News For Scotland – 30th April

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Alex was a member of both the Paisley Amateur Radio Club & The West of Scotland ARS for many years, taking part in many aspects of the Clubs activities.

In WoSARS, he was an ex Chairman and Treasurer. The 1990’s saw Alex involved in the establishment of the Club’s Shack at Cochno. He also enjoyed contesting, IOTA and dxpeditions with fellow Club Members. Examples of Alex’s escapades with WoSARS can be found at

As well as amateur radio, Alex had a passion for model railways and models in general, with an early example of model airborne video around a WoSARS contest station here:

Alex was professional engineer, joining the then GPO/BT and retiring from a role in Safety Management.

Our sympathy goes out to Gillian and family.

His funeral will take place this coming Thursday 4th May, Woodside Crematorium, 46 Broomlands Street, Paisley, PA1 2NP at 1pm.

Edit (30/04/23)

To help those of you who cannot attend Alex’s funeral on the 4th May in person, his wife Gillian has arranged for the service to be streamed. The details are as follows:

Webcast Login PIN 280-7018

I hope to see you in person at Woodside Crematorium, Paisley on Thursday at 1pm.


Graham Auld- 2M0IJU
Paisley Amateur Radio Club ……………..”


Michael, GM5AUG has a new 80m GB2CW transmission on Sundays at 7.30pm around 3555kHz. This is intended for anyone who wishes to learn CW, at any level. Following the transmission, feedback for students will be available via Zoom.

Also, the 2M (144.600MHz) sessions continues on a Monday & Thursday nights at 2000hrs. For more information, please email and checkout (CALENDAR).


On Tuesday the 2nd of May at 7pm, Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be enjoying a talk by GM8HWZ entitled ‘PI Star MMDVM Hotspot’.  GM8HWZ/MM0TQH,


On Wednesday, from 8pm to 9pm, George, MM0JNL will be hosting a Technical andSupport Net via the GB3BT repeater. The net is open to anyone, within range, whohas 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.


On Thursday, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will be meeting for dinner to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365



The 2023 ASRA Rally at Braehead will be held on Sunday the 14th of May. There will be an RSGB bookstall, trader stands, bring and buy, and full catering on site. Free car parking will be available. For more information contact Stephen Kelly via


Cockenzie & Port Seaton ARC intends to have a Club activation on North Berwick Law (GM/SS-280) in the Summits on the Air (SOTA) programme, on Wednesday 17th May. For more information checkout this FLYER .


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


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 2nd May. Martin, 2M0KAU, 07763 708 933

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

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.


DV Scotland Phoenix Monday Night Net operates every Monday from 8pm to 9.30pm with MM3XGP. This is via all DV Scotland Phoenix Repeaters on Talk Group 23556, time Slot 2. In addition, via Allstar HUB 53937, D-Star reflector XLX600D and System Fusion Reflector 0-DVSPh. The Coast-to-Coast net takes place on Saturdays, from 9 to 10pm, with GM5DVS. Details of how to connect are at

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Society has a net on
433.525MHz from 8pm. Next weekend, the club will be enjoying UHF and microwave portable operating activities. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192

Glasgow University Wireless Society net will take place on Monday evening around 145.525MHz from 6pm. Michael 2M0GUI,

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club will be holding a radio
question and answer night on Zoom from 7.30pm. On Tuesday there will be a natter night at the club house from 7.30pm. Next Sunday, the 7th , there will be an SSN net on 3.720MHz from 2pm. Later on, next Sunday there will be a quiz on 145.475MHz from 7.45pm. The quiz is open to all amateurs.

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 the next meeting will be Tuesday 16th May in The Largs Museum, 2 Manse Court, Largs. All are welcome. 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,

Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society will be on the air.

Lothians Radio Society has its Viral Net on 144.350MHz USB at
8pm. Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF,

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 (check this out, it may longer be taking place (March 2023)). 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 at the Centre for Contemprary Arts, Sauchihall Street. Checkout .


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

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.


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 5th May. 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 5th May meeting. 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,

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society, the Club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at its Rose Street club rooms. For more information check out the Club’s website: Jack, GM4COX,

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club will meet at the AIRD Centre in Stranraer on Saturday the 20th of May from 11am to 3pm. Together with Dumfries and Galloway RAYNET group, there is an open net on GB3DG every day at noon. All are welcome. There is also a net on GB3DG every Thursday from 7.15pm, then joining with Zoom from 8pm. Oli, MM0YOS,

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