Snips – News For Scotland – 13th October

The news headlines:

• RSGB meets with Ofcom over VDSL
• Scottish Microwave Round Table soon
• Apply now to run GB19YOTA

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CLUB NEWS:

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday. Next Sunday sees a trip to the Galashiels Rally. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club is closed on Monday, then Friday, Saturday and Sunday sees the JOTA station on the air. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Glenrothes and District Radio Club meets in Thornton. Contact Tam on 0775 352 6498.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a surplus equipment sale at St Fillans Church Hall. Details from Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a normal club night. For details, see wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has 10 minute talks by members. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a kit building evening. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with training and radio operations. For details see mlars.co.uk.

On Saturday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society is operating a JOTA station at the 47th Cally Rally, located at Dochgarroch. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

Snips – News For Scotland – 6th October

The news headlines:

  • Bampton School to contact ISS on Tuesday
  • Exams committees reorganised
  • Enter the Construction Competition!

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NEWS:

From this Sunday to next Sunday, Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has activity days with the aim of getting on the air and working as many stations as you can in the allotted time period, plus at the same time having some fun. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

CLUB NEWS:

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club is operating portable in the 432MHz and microwave contests today. The club net is on Monday. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a club and training night. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Glenrothes and District Radio Club meets in Leven at 7pm. More details from Dougie, MM6KNR, via email to dougie@digitalmaker.co.uk.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night from 7.15pm. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday and a hands-on evening on Friday—details are at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has its AGM. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is on the air. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a club night. Contact Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with tuition and radio operations. Details from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com.

On Saturday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society has a surplus sale from noon. Details from Paul, GM8HWZ, on 0796 717 1189.

Snips – News For Scotland – 29th September

The news headlines:

• Bampton School to contact ISS
• RSGB Convention latest news
• Frequency Measurement Festival for WWV

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NEWS:

A reminder that CQScotland.com Group, funded by the RSGB Legacy Committee, has set up a fully equipped electronic construction space in Hamilton. It is open to all from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesdays. All individuals or groups are warmly invited to join them to build electronic projects. Together, you can experience and learn in a very practical way, what electronics and amateur radio is about. See CQScotland.com for details.

CLUB NEWS:

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday. Saturday and Sunday sees portable operations in the 432MHz and microwave contests. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club has a club night and is taking part in the VHF contest. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Tuesday Moray Firth ARS is having a natter night and preparing for the forthcoming surplus sale. Details from Paul, GM8HWZ, on 0796 717 1189.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm on 145.575MHz and GB7BI or GB7II slot 1 475. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday and a video on Friday. For details, see wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has its junk sale. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club has a look at what you can get from your antenna analyser with Ian, GM3SEK and Clive, GM4FZH. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations. More info from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com.

Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is having a club night on Friday, then activity days. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

Next Sunday, Lomond Radio Club will be operating a public display of amateur radio in the grounds of the John Connolly Centre in Renton, running from 10am to 4pm. Hot drinks and possibly a barbecue will be available. For details, contact Bill, via email to mm0elf@blueyonder.co.uk

Snips – News For Scotland – 22nd September

The news headlines:

• National Hamfest this week
• RSGB Convention news
• GB1SOE at Bletchley Park

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Club News

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is at the Royal Deeside Railway today. Thursday sees a construction and on the air evening. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a meeting and social evening on Monday. Friday and Saturday sees trips to the National Hamfest. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with speaker. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a talk on The Use of Radar in the Chain Bridge Conservation at the Museum of Communication. Contact Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Club meeting on Wednesday and is closed on Friday. Details are at wosars.club.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group is having a club night. Contact Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

On Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is closed.

 

Snips – News For Scotland – 15th September

The news headlines:

  • Larry E Price, W4RA, SK
  • Bulgarians get digital segment on 6m
  • RSGB NRC aerial improvements

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News

CQScotland.com Group, funded by the RSGB Legacy Committee, has set up a fully equipped electronic construction space in Hamilton. It is open to all from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesdays. You or someone you know, nearby community and other interest groups, are warmly invited to join them to build electronic projects. Together, you can experience and learn in a very practical way, what electronics and amateur radio is about. See cqscotland.com for details.

Club News

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

Wednesday sees the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Club meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a talk Aerial Modelling by Jack, GM4COX. Details are at wosars.club.

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a talk by the winner of the construction competition on Thursday. Next Saturday and Sunday sees activities for Railways on the Air at the Royal Deeside Railway. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a club night on Thursday and is building antennas at the QTH of GM4FZH on Saturday. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has the second 144MHz DF hunt, meeting in the Old Pool car park at 6.30 for 7pm. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with tuition and radio operations. Details from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com.

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Snips – News For Scotland – 8th September

The news headlines:

  • British success in FoxO competition
  • New exam sample questions released
  • 5MHz Newsreader needed

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CLUBS:

From today to next Sunday, Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has activity days. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Sunday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has its SSB Field Day at Dunecht today. Thursday sees judging for the construction competition. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club operating portable in the 144MHz Trophy Contest today. Monday sees the club net and on Saturday there’s a club meeting and social evening. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Tuesday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society is taking stock of club equipment at the Reserve Forces Centre, Elgin. Details from Paul, GM8HWZ, on 0796 717 1189.

On Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society has a Presidential Address on 60 years of amateur radio. More info from Andy, MM0FMF, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com .

Also this coming Wednesday The West of Scotland has it’s usual Solder meeting for technical & licence training. And Friday see the Club meeting for a ‘Hands-On’  evening. For more information checkout wosars.club.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is holding its AGM. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with tuition and radio operations. Details from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com.

Snips – News For Scotland – 1st September

The news headlines:

  • Good news for the two-metre band
  • Syllabus 2019 mock exams now available
  • Five UK places for YOTA Winter Camp

Many Glasgow amateurs and surrounds were aware of the passing of Denis – MM0DNX on the 20th of August, with his subsequent funeral taking place at Daldowie Crematorium on Wednesday 28th. It’s a great credit to his club, The Mid Lanark Amateur Radio Society (MLARS), that so many members were able to attend along with other fellow amateurs, to pay their last respects. Christine (Denis’s XYL) and Denis’s family were truly heartened, and their spirits were lifted somewhat with the turnout. A credit to our hobby.  Although not a member of WoSARS he was well ‘kent’ in the Club and there is a wee tribute to him on our Website – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

September Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday. Next Saturday and Sunday sees portable operations for the 144MHz Trophy Contest. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has its junk sale on Thursday. Next Saturday and Sunday it’s SSB Field Day at Dunecht. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is having a club night on Friday. Next week sees activity days. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm on 145.575MHz and GB7BI slot 1 475. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

And also on Wednesday the West of Scotland has their usual meeting of the technical side of the Club, The Solder Group, at 1830hrs. And this coming Friday sees the Club meet for a video on the recent IOTA Contest from Lismore presented by Jack – GM4COX. For further details checkout their website wosars.club.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a discussion on kits to be built. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with tuition and radio operations. Details from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com

Snips – News For Scotland – 25th August

The news headlines:
• Amaterur Radio Syllabus 2019 candidate & tutor information
• 145MHz Russian EME Contest
• Join the W1AW 150th birthday celebration

With deep sadness, Mid Lanark Amateur Radio Society announces the passing of long-standing member and Exams Secretary Dennis Barret, MMODNX, who became a Silent Key earlier this week.

On Monday Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club will have its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07740946 192 for further information.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club will have a club night on Monday at the college campus. The 2m drop-in net is on Wednesday from 7pm on GB3AG. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 07763 708 933.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club will have activity and training night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com for further information.

Firstly on Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society will be having a talk. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com for further information.

Secondly on Wednesday Lothians Radio Society will have an informal gathering at Wee Bennet’s Bar, Edinburgh. Further details from Andy, MM0FMF, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

Thirdly on Wednesday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will have a Solder Group meeting. Friday sees a talk by Roddy, VK6MH/GM4AWB on HF 2019 Comms.  Details are at wosars.club.

Firstly on Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will have a construction and on the air evening. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365 for further information.

Secondly on Thursday Lomond Radio Club will have a club night. Further details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

Thirdly on Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club will have a club night sorting out the shack. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

And finally on Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society will have a club night, tuition and radio operations. Further details from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com.

Snips – News For Scotland – 18th August

The news headlines:

  • IARU prepares for key CEPT meeting
  • YOTA 2019 finishes this weekend
  • 146MHz band gets extra year

Also:

Next weekend, on the 24th and 25th, the Montrose Air Station open Day and Radio Rally will take place at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Waldron Road, Broomfield, Montrose DD10 9BD. It is an indoor event and tables are available to sell your own equipment. The event opens to the public from 10am. Minor catering will be available. Details from Ewan, MM0BIX on 01674 676 740.

And at the Clubs:

Dundee Amateur Radio Club is taking part in International Lighthouse & Lightships weekend today. There’s a club night on Tuesday. The 2m drop-in net is on Wednesday from 7pm on GB3AG. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is at Todhead Lighthouse today for the second day of its International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend event. On Thursday there’s a presentation on a pioneering voyage by Graham, GM4OBD. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday, and Friday sees a club night Chaired by Bill 2M0WWC who is also giving a talk on Hellschreiber . Details are online at wosars.club

On Monday Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club has a club night. Contact Barrie, GM4HEL, via gm0kzx@googlemail.com

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is tidying up after GB2LG. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org

On Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations evening.  More information from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com

Snips – News For Scotland – 11th August

The news headlines:

  • Record numbers visit NRC
  • YOTA 2019 in Bulgaria
  • ILLW next weekend

Region 1, Scotland South and Western Isles, has a number of vacancies for district representatives.

District 13, Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, District 16, the Borders, and District 17, Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire, are all vacant.

If you would like to know more about the role and what it entails, contact the Regional Manager for Region 1, Tony Miles, MM0TMZ by email to rr1@rsgb.org.uk.

CLUB NEWS:

Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a club night on Tuesday. The 2m drop-in net is on Wednesday from 7pm on GB3AG. Next Saturday and Sunday sees operations for International Lighthouse and Lightships weekend (ILLW). Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night. Next Saturday and Sunday sees operations for International Lighthouse and Lightships weekend. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a Club Night with Jack GM4COX in the Chair. Details are online at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is preparing for Lighthouse Weekend. ILLW operations from Todhead Lighthouse take place next Saturday and Sunday. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday and Friday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is setting up for IILW. Saturday sees GB2LG on the air from Mull of Galloway. Details from Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Monday Edinburgh and District ARC has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society has an informal gathering at Wee Bennet’s Bar, Edinburgh. Details from Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club has a club night. Contact Barrie, GM4HEL, via gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with tuition and radio operations. Contact Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com.

On Saturday Ayr Amateur Radio Group has its field day operating GS0AYR at the Dark Skies Observatory, Dalmellington, from 8am to 6pm. Details from Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

Next weekend Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is taking part in Lighthouse Weekend, operating GB2LBN at Barns Ness. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be activating Covesea Skerries Lighthouse for Lighthouses on the air weekend from 10am to 4pm next Saturday and Sunday. Contact Paul, GM8HWZ, on 0796 717 1189.