Snips – News For Scotland – 22nd March

The news headlines:

  • Coronavirus affects amateur radio events worldwide
  • RSGB Board changes AGM arrangements
  • BATC offers free streaming & chat service

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUBS:

As mentioned in the Main News, many clubs have notified us that they are suspending meetings due to the Covid-19 outbreak. As the government advice is to refrain from social gatherings, we have only included the details of regular nets as well as those newly created in place of club meetings. Several clubs have suggested keeping an ear on your local repeater to chat with anyone who is self-isolating or just wanting a chat.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club has cancelled all meetings for the foreseeable future. In place will be a net on GB3DG from 7.30pm every Thursday. See GM4RIV.org for further information.

Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is closed until further notice. Updates will be posted on https://mlars.co.uk

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has suspended all meetings for the foreseeable future. A net will from 8pm on 145.375MHz in place of the normal Friday meeting. For details, see wosars.club

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

Snips – News For Scotland – 15th March

The news headlines:

  • Voting for the RSGB elections is now open
  • NASA Mars rover has a name
  • Coronavirus affects amateur radio events around the world

GB2RS – News Script – HERE .

CLUBS

The situation with the Covid-19 virus is changing rapidly. You should check before travelling that the activities announced here are taking place. This listing is correct as of 12 noon on Friday the 13th of March.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the CW Boot Camp at GM6NX Stirling due to take place on the 22nd of March and the 23rd annual GMDX Convention due to take place on the 4th of April have been postponed. New dates later in 2020 will be announced as the situation becomes clearer.

Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society club has a meeting from 10am to 2pm today and next Sunday. Thursday sees a club night. For details, email secretary@gm6nx.com

On Monday Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a net operating evening and Saturday sees a club meeting and social evening. 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 Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society has a training evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Tuesday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society has an evening planning the surplus sale. More from Paul, GM8HWZ, on 07967171189.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has its usual Solder Group meeting with a technical evening with licence training. Following on from last Friday’s programme change, this Friday is a Hands-On evening. Details are at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is holding the AGM of the Grampian Repeater Group. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

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

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a night on the air. Information from Clive, GM4FZH, by email to info@GM4RIV.org

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group is having a club night. Please check club website for updates or speak to Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

On Friday Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is holding a construction night. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations. Detail from https://mlars.co.uk/

Snips – News For Scotland – 8th March

The news headlines:

  • RAYNET helps in flooding emergency
  • Blue Ham this weekend
  • 6,873 February visitors to NRC

GB2RS News Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has an on-air activity day this Sunday. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society club has a meeting from 10am to 2pm this Sunday and next Sunday, and Thursday sees a club night—for details, email secretary@gm6nx.com.

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

On Tuesday Glenrothes and DRC has a planning meeting and bunker update. Contact Tam, on 0775 352 6498.

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

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society has a talk The Nano VNA. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society is having a Morse class and club night—for details, email InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a talk by Geoff Crowley, MM5AHO How NOT to Sail to the Faeroes. For details, email secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has its usual Solder Group meeting on Wednesday but there’s a change to the Friday night programme. The talk Trans-Siberian Railway Communications by Barry, GM0KZX has been brought forward from the 20th to the 13th—details at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a video evening watching Castles in the Sky. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

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

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is doing practical work—for details, email info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations—details are at mlars.co.uk.

Shepparton & District ARC Use Radio Australia’s Curtain Array

Radio Australia Array

Over the weekend  of 14th and 15th of March, the Shepparton & District ARC will connect amateur transceivers to the curtain array and rhombic antennae at the Broadcast Australia site in Shepparton, which is located in North Central Victoria, Australia. This location was previously a short wave Radio Australia broadcast site. VI3RA will be on the air from 2300UTC next Saturday the 14th of March until 2300UTC on the 16th using the 7, 10, 14, 18 and 21MHz bands.

For further information go to QRZ.com and checkout VI3RA.

Snips – News For Scotland – 1st March

The news headlines:

  • Guidance for limiting exposure to EMF
  • US amateurs respond to 3.4GHz threat
  • Ofcom’s policy on two-letter callsigns

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society has a meeting and CW lessons from 10am till 2pm this Sunday and next Sunday. On Thursday there’s a club night. Contact Jess, MM3RCR, via email to secretary@gm6nx.com.

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

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 Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society is having an operating evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Tuesday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society is having a demonstration by GM8HWZ on how useful a Raspberry Pi can be, used in the shack. Contact 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. Details from Adrian, MM0DHY, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is holding a junk sale. Contact Fred, 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.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is asking if amateur radio can damage your health, with Ralph, 2M0RHT. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

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

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with tuition and radio operations—details at mlars.co.uk.

Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has a normal club night on Saturday. Sunday sees an on-air activity day. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

Snips – News For Scotland – 23rd February

The news headlines:

  • New distance record on the 122GHz band
  • Repeater, Gateway and Beacon NoV renewals
  • Ofcom consults on EMF exposure

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society club has a meeting from 10am to 2pm today and next Sunday including CW lessons. Thursday sees a club night. For details, email Jess, MM3RCR at secretary@gm6nx.com

On Monday Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a club net operating evening. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192

On Tuesday Glenrothes & District Radio Club discuss the programme for June, July, August and September. Details from Tam, on 0775 352 6498

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

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society is having an operating and training evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846

The RSGB Convention video The Raspberry Pi Explained for Radio Amateurs by Mike Richards’ G4WNC will be shown at the next meeting of Lothians Radio Society on Wednesday at 7.30 for 8pm at Braid Hills Hotel. Visitors are welcome. More from Andy, MM0FMF, by email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

On Wednesday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting and a club night on Friday. Details from Jack, GM4COX, at wosars.club

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is holding a construction & on the air night. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

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

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

On Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations. Details at https://mlars.co.uk/

Snips – News For Scotland – 16th February

The news headlines:

  • Storm Ciara prevents 40m GB2RS news reading
  • Get involved in British Science Week
  • Second mock Full licence exam available

GB2RS Script – HERE .

RALLY

Today Lomond Radio Club are attending the Lomond Rally. On Thursday there’s a club night. More from Barrie, GM4HEL, by email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

CLUB NEWS

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society club has a meeting from 10am to 2pm this Sunday and next Sunday including CW lessons. Thursday is the AGM. For details, email Jess, MM2RCR at secretary@gm6nx.com.

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has a club net operating evening. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

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

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society has a training evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Tuesday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society has a night in the shack, setting up the radio cabin for another year. Contact Paul, GM8HWZ, on 0796 717 1189.

On Wednesday the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting, and on Friday there will be a talk by Craig – MM6ZKO on GUI and 13cms. For further information contact Jack, GM4COX, at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

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

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a club night. Please check club website for updates, or contact Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations. Details at mlars.co.uk.

On Saturday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with a CW class at 6.45pm, and the main meeting with a speaker from 7.15pm. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

Snips – News For Scotland – 9th February

The news headlines:

  • Build a radio at Bletchley Park
  • Voting for RSGB AGM opens in around 4 weeks
  • GB3GV ATV repeater back to full power

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

Next Sunday the 16th, Lomond Radio Club are running a Bring & Buy event at the John Connolly Centre, 30 Main Street, Renton G82 4LY. Entry is free and doors open at 10am. In addition to the Bring & Buy, there will be traders and refreshments available, tea, coffee and hot food and more. Tables are still available and only cost £5. Please contact Bill, by email mm0elf@blueyonder.co.uk if you need any more details or are wanting tables.

Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society club has a meeting from 10am to 2pm today and next Sunday. Thursday sees a club night. For details, email secretary@gm6nx.com

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

On Tuesday Glenrothes & District Radio Club has a talk SD Contest Logger by Ken Horne, GM3YBQ. Details from Tam, on 0775 352 6498.

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

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on DMR Operating and Principles. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society is having a CW class at 6.45pm and main meeting from 7.15pm. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a talk on Robot Wars and Rampaging Chariots with Dr Roger Hill. More from Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, by email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

On Wednesday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting and Friday sees a hands-on club night. More information at wosars.club

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a practical work night. More information from Clive, GM4FZH, by email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club radio check night with John, MM0JXI. 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 at https://mlars.co.uk/

Snips – News For Scotland – 2nd February

The news headlines:

  • New IARU Region 1 website live
  • RSGB Operating Awards QSL Checking Service
  • GB3RS at the NRC due for maintenance on the 11th

GB2RS Script – HERE .

Advance notice that Lomond Radio Club are running a bring-and-buy event on 16 February at the John Connolly Centre, 30 Maln Street, Renton, G82 4LY. Entry is free and doors open at 10am. In addition to the bring-and-buy, there will be traders and refreshments available—tea, coffee and hot food and more. Tables are still available and only cost £5. Please contact Bill, by email mm0elf@blueyonder.co.uk if you need any more details, or are wanting tables.

CLUB NEWS:

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society club has a meeting from 10am to 2pm this Sunday and next Sunday. Thursday sees a club night. For details, email secretary@gm6nx.com.

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has a club net operating evening. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

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 Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society is holding an operating evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Tuesday, Moray Firth Amateur Radio Club is looking at DMR radios in practice. Bring along your radio and compare notes. More from Paul, GM8HWZ by email to mfars@secretary@gmail.com.

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

On Wednesday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting and Friday is a club night where a video will be shown—details at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is holding a junk sale. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365 for further information.

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

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a talk Clean up your Shack by Ian. GM3SEK. More from Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group is having a club night. Please check club website for updates or speak to Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

On Friday Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has a club night. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations—details at mlars.co.uk

Snips – News For Scotland – 26th January

The news headlines:

  • RSGB Board application deadline looms
  • British Science Week info available now
  • Why GB3GV is QRP

We start with a reminder that all UK amateurs are required to re- validate their licence with Ofcom at least every five years. If it has been a while since you did that, go to ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence or email spectrum.licensing@ofcom.org.uk. The process doesn’t take very long.

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS:

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society club has a meeting from 10am to 2pm this Sunday and next Sunday. Thursday sees a club night. For details, email secretary@gm6nx.com.

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

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

On Tuesday Glenrothes and District Radio Club is having a talk on planetary radar. Contact Tam, on 0775 352 6498.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club is holding its AGM. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society is having a training evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a club night discussing the winter programme. Details at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is having a construction and on the air night. 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. For details, email info@GM4RIV.org.

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

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations. Details are at mlars.co.uk.