SNIPS – News For Scotland – 2nd July

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


Kilmarnock and Loudon Amateur Radio Club is in summer recess and now meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in its clubhouse at 34a Main Street, Crookedholm. During the recess, informal meetings will continue on Tuesdays and formal meetings will return on the 12th of September. The on-air quiz will return on Sunday the 3rd of September. There are currently no other on-air meetings or nets.


Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be meeting on Tuesday the 4th of July to check out its HF Tri-bander for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. The meeting will start at 7.15pm at The Edgar Road Reserve Centre, Elgin. GM8HWZ/MM0TQH,


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



The next RSGB live Tonight@8 webinar will take place at tomorrow night – 8pm on Monday the 3rd of July, with Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ presenting “Receiving antennas are different”. Eric, who has written numerous amateur radio and electronics articles over the past 30 years, says that almost every ham radio station can benefit from a separate receiving antenna. Effective receiving antennas are optimised for best signal-to-noise ratio, not necessarily the greatest gain. Tune in to the RSGB YouTube channel or special BATC channel to hear Eric discuss the countless interesting means of building high signal-to-noise ratio receiving antennas. You can find out more at


Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club, together with Dumfries and Galloway RAYNET group, has an open net on GB3DG every day at noon. All are welcome. There is also a net on the GB3DG repeater every Thursday from 7.15pm, then joining via Zoom from 8pm. On Tuesday the 11th of July there will be a Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club special event in-person meeting at The Mull of Galloway Gallie Craig Café. This will be a lunchtime and afternoon meet-up. Oli, MM0YOS,


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

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