NEWS FOR SCOTLAND & CLUB NEWS (GB2RS) Extracts inc Additions
TERRY’S 73 CUBED
During the week of his 73rd birthday, from the 2nd to the 8th of October, Terry GM3WUX, plans to walk 73 laps of a familiar loop in Glasgow’s Queens Park. The whole walk will be about 100 miles including over 14,000 feet of ascent. Terry is doing this in honour of his best friend, Jeremy Browne, G3XZG who passed away due to cancer last year. All funds will go to Cancer Research UK. You can find Terry’s fund-raising page by searching online for ‘Jeremy Browne 73 Cubed’. Terry has named the event ‘73 Cubed’ as he is a 73-year-old, doing 73 laps, wishing us all 73 towards a cancer-free future.
THE RETURN OF THE ‘BONNIE’ NET
The Lomond Sunday Night Net returns next Sunday the 8th of October and will take place every week over the winter months with check-in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
HF IN THE SOUTH WEST
On Sunday afternoons, Kilmarnock and Loudon Amateur Radio Club has a net on 3720kHz from 2pm. This is followed by a quiz on 145.475MHz from 7.45pm on Sunday evenings. Monday sees a question-and-answer night on Zoom from 7.30pm. On Tuesday, members will be meeting at the clubhouse and via Zoom from 7.30pm. email@example.com
UP NORTH ON HF
Caithness Amateur Radio Society has club nets at 2pm on Wednesday and Saturday on 3.740MHz. There are club meetings on Thursdays in the Skirza Clubhouse, near John O’Groats. Nigel, MM7BWT, Mansfield.firstname.lastname@example.org
On Monday, Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Society has a net on 433.525MHz from 8pm. Next Sunday, members will be undertaking some UHF and microwave portable operating. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192
Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society meets this Tuesday the 3rd of October for a technical session. This will include hands-on activities with the IC-7300 and FT-450 HF radios. The meeting will take place at the reserve centre Elgin from 7.15pm. All are welcome and tea and coffee will be available – bring your own mug! email@example.com
SIDEBAND NET ON 2
On Wednesday, Lothians Radio Society has its net on 144.350MHz SSB from 8pm. 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. For more information check out the club’s website via wosars.club & Pat, 2M1CKE Secretary
ISLE OF HARRIS ON THE SOTA MAP
RSGB Director Ben Lloyd, GW4BML has taken on the challenge of activating ten summits during 12 days on the remote Scottish islands. He will climb some with his partner and fellow radio amateur Martha, and their two-year-old daughter Lyra. This SOTA – or Summits on the Air – challenge combines Ben’s favourite hobbies of amateur radio and hiking, but it also sometimes brings with it adverse weather conditions and the need to reach remote islands by kayak! Ben is hoping that by sharing his challenge he will not only inspire radio amateurs to try SOTA, but he will also encourage people who love walking and hiking to try amateur radio. You can catch up with his adventures on the RSGB social media channels and through the special playlist of videos on the RSGB YouTube channel. Go to youtube.com/theRSGB and choose the playlist called “RSGB Director Ben Lloyd, GW4BML – SOTA challenge”.
OTHER CLUB NETS AND MEETINGS
Details of club activities can usually be found on the individual club’s websites. A fuller summary of activities, Nets, Contacts and Links in Scotland can also be found at RSGB – GB2RS News for Scotland and the WoSARS NETS Page.
To have your net listed on the WoSARS website or to report any changes, contact Tony, MM0TMZ by email to email@example.com. Please also keep GB2RS updated via email to firstname.lastname@example.org