Snips – News For Scotland – 4th April

The news headlines:

  • Tonight@8 has moved its next broadcast to 12th April
  • Vote in RSGB Elections
  • Free Emergency Comms Training available 10/11 April

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS & NETS

Thanks to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society re-opens for outdoor activities and socially distanced operating from 11am today, and will have a net from noon on GB3FE. Monday and Thursday also see nets on GB3FE and 145.550MHz from 7pm. secretary@gm6nx.com

Don’t forget the new net on 4m being operated by the Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society every Thursday from 8 to 9pm using 70.425MHz. Details from www.mlars.co.uk

A listing of all known nets in Scotland, collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack, GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS and published at www.wosars.club/radio-nets.

TAGS: (Within GB2RS Script)

Tonight @ 8, NanoVNA, M0MCX, Emergency Communications Training, EMF regulations, Chelmsford Civic Society, SOS Radio Week, EA5RM, VK0PD, Antarctica, Casey Station, World Amateur Radio Day, DA21WARD, GB1004FTS, Wireless Institute of Australia, VI100AF, VK100AF,

Snips – News For Scotland – 28th March

The news headlines:

  • Ham Radio Friedrichshafen cancelled
  • In-person exams to resume
  • 18th April is World Amateur Radio Day

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS & NETS

New this coming week:-

On Friday 2nd April Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is having a club night via Zoom. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

A reminder that The Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club’s Monday net on 29th March has returned to the normal frequency of 433.525MHz FM at 8:00pm. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07740 946 192 for further information

Don’t forget the new net on 4m being operated by the Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society every Thursday from 8 to 9pm using 70.425MHz. also that the 10 metre net on Sundays from 9pm on 28.475MHz. has now ceased to operate. Details from www.mlars.co.uk

A listing of all known nets in Scotland, collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack, GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS and published at www.wosars.club/radio-nets.

TAGS: (Within GB2RS Script)

8Q7MS, CLUBS, DX, EVENTS, EXAMS, EXPEDITION, FOUNDATION, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, FULL, GB0WYT, GB1004FTS, HL1IWD/5, IARU, INTERMEDIATE, ISS_OVERS, KL2JE, LICENCING, RADCOM, RADCOM BASICS, RALLY

Snips – News For Scotland – 21st March

The news headlines:

  • Get ready for Summer time
  • RSGB Youth Award
  • Blue Ham this weekend

GB2RS Script – HERE .

NEWS & NETS

Now the listing of all known nets in Scotland, collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack, GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS and published at www.wosars.club/radio-nets.

Sad news, long-time West of Scotland ARS Member, Glasgow-based Bill, GM4REF has become a Silent Key after a long illness. He worked for the GPO and then BT before his retirement. Our condolences to his family.

Mid Lanark ARS (MLARS) Net: Controller Kevin (2M0KVM) on 28.475MHz each Sunday @ 2100Hrs has Indicated this Net will end. with the his last session being on Sunday March 21st 202. Kevin thanks all who have called in over the past year.

To have your net listed on the WoSARS website or to report any changes to existing nets, please email rr1@rsgb.org.uk. Remember also to keep GB2RS updated via email to radcom@rsgb.org.uk. Please note that the deadline for submissions is 10am on Thursdays.

Snips – News For Scotland – 14th March

The news headlines:

  • New Ofcom EMF guidance
  • Direct to Full – respond NOW
  • Blue Ham Event next weekend

GB2RS Script – HERE .

NEWS

“…………CQ magazine has introduced a contest category to enable a multi-operator team entry during the Covid-19 pandemic. This new category will be permanent, not just for the duration of the pandemic. Basically, the Multi-Distributed category allows up to six single operators, each in a different location within the same country, to form a team. Each station uses the same callsign but must operate on different bands. Scores are added together. Ofcom have confirmed that operating a club station in different locations using the same callsign simultaneously by club members is permissible. Only club members who hold a Full Licence in their own right may operate the club stations. Please read the rules at CQWPX.com. The next such contest is the CQ World Wide SSB contest on the 27th and 28th of March……………” 

Good news for Clubs and Contest Groups.

CLUB NEWS & NETS

The listing of all known nets in Scotland is collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony Miles, MM0TMZ in association with Jack Hood, GM4COX and the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society. These are then published at wosars.club/radio-nets.

New this week:-

We start with details of a new net on 4m being operated by the Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society every Thursday from 8 to 9pm using 70.425MHz.

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Mid Lanark ARS – 4 Metre Net

For this week only Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club’s  Monday net on 15 March will be on 144.350 MHz USB from 8 pm This is a change to the normal 433.525MHz. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07-740-946-192 for further information.

Did You Know – 6 Famous Radio Amateurs?

Juri Gagarin

Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor and the person who first adapted radio waves into a functioning communication system. After the initial idea of interconnected telegraphic systems, many people began experimenting with possibility of making it wireless. At the break between 1800’s and 1900’s wireless was completely unregulated, as nobody really knew how it worked with all the transmitters and receivers, resulting in many people experimenting with their transmitters and receivers.

It’s hard to tell who was the world’s first radio amateur. Rumours are that it could have been M.J.C. Dennis from London, UK. Influenced by Marconi’s experiments, Dennis reportedly built first non-professional wireless station in the world in 1898?

1. Yuri Gagarin (UA1LO Used by another Russian Amateur?)

Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel into space in 1961. This historic flight brought him immediate worldwide recognition. However, only few people know that Russian cosmonaut was also a ham radio operator. Most of the members of today’s astronaut corps are licensed amateur radio operators.

2. Les Hamilton (GM3ITN)

[EDIT: Les is a Past Member of The Radio Club Of Scotland – HERE . Put his callsign in the Search Box ]

Les Hamilton was a Scottish ham radio operator who first alerted the British government that the Falkland Islands had been invaded by Argentina. During the occupation he was the only person in Britain to be in regular radio contact with the islanders.

3. John Sculley (K2HEP Not QRZ.com Listed?)

John Sculley, the former president of PepsiCo (1977–1983), became the CEO of Apple Inc. in 1983 and he is also a licensed radio amateur. The marketing genius remained on the position for ten years and even saw the great Steve Jobs resign from his position after the fight between the two of them.

4. Qaboos bin Said al Said (A41AA)

Qaboos bin Said al Said is the Sultan of Oman. And not just that. The country’s leader is a radio amateur as well! Qaboos bin Said al Said became the Sultan of the country of Oman in 1970 and has remained in the position till his death in January 2020.

5. Juan Carlos (EA0JC)

From one country leader to another. Well almost. Juan Carlos resigned as the King of Spain from 1975 to 2014. His amateur radio callsign is EA0JC.

6. Marlon Brando (FO5GJ)

Last Tango in Paris, The Godfather, Julius Caesar… Who hasn’t heard of these cult movies? They all have one thing in common. It’s Marlon Brando, one of the best actors in history. And there’s more. Marlon Brando was a licensed radio amateur, with the callsign FO5GJ.

Original Publication – 2016

Snips – News For Scotland – 7th March

The news headlines:

  • 350 days of Covid-19 net
  • Ofcom EMF Notification news
  • NHS lauds Get on the air to care

GB2RS Script – HERE .

NEWS

Sadly we have to report that Robert Fraser (Rab) MM0VUV from Denny has become a Silent. Key following contracting COVID-19. Rab received his full licence in 2011. After a break from the hobby for 7/8 years he re-joined his old Stirling Club GM6NX, where he won a Master of Communication Europe award. He was well known there and on the airwaves and we send condolences to his family.

CLUB NEWS & NETS

A listing of all known nets in Scotland is collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony Miles, MM0TMZ in association with Jack Hood, GM4COX and the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society. These are then published www.wosars.club/radio-nets.

Snips – News For Scotland – 21st February

The news headlines:

  • BBC reports Lincoln Short Wave Centenary
  • Tonight @ 8 looks at propagation tools
  • Film-maker seeks funding

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS – None

Details of all known nets in Scotland are collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack, GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS’s Website – RADIO NETS .

Remember that you can now listen to the GB2RS Scottish news every Sunday nationwide on DMR Scotland Talk Group 23559 and in the Vale of Leven using the new MB6IDG simplex gateway on 431.0875MHz CC5, and is user activated for Fusion, D-Star and BM DMR. More info at http://xlx606.lomondradioclub.uk

 

Snips – News For Scotland – 14th February

The news headlines:

  • Construction Competition winners
  • Next YOTA talk details
  • RSGB Election News

GB2RS Script – HERE .

NEWS

Scottish Region 2 RSGB Regional Rep Andy, MM0CXA is stepping down at the AGM in April. The Regional Team is looking for any interested volunteers who live in the Region to come forward. Full details can be obtained from Mark, 2E0SBM via email to rr13@rsgb.org.uk.

CLUB NEWS

Details of all known nets in Scotland are collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack, GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS’s Website – RADIO NETS .

Remember that you can now listen to the GB2RS Scottish news every Sunday nationwide on DMR Scotland Talk Group 23559 and in the Vale of Leven using the new MB6IDG simplex gateway on 431.0875MHz CC5, and is user activated for Fusion, D-Star and BM DMR. More info at http://xlx606.lomondradioclub.uk