Snips – News For Scotland – 14th July

NEWS FOR SCOTLAND

Advance notice first. The Lomond Radio Club is running the Crianlarich Radio Rally on the 4th of August at Crianlarich Village Hall, Main Street, Crianlarich FK20 8QN. Doors open 10am and there will be traders, a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. Refreshments will be available. More details from Bill, by email to mm0elf@blueyonder.co.uk

On Monday Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a club net. On Saturday and next Sunday there’s portable operating in the 70MHz trophy contest. 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 Wednesday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting. Friday sees Stuart, MM1ESW describing some of the new projects he is working on. Details from Jack, GM4COX, via wosars.club

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

On Thursday Bob, MM0MMQ will be presenting a short slide show on DMR radio at the Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society. For more information please contact Jessica at secretary@gm6nx.com

On Thursday and Friday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is preparing and setting up for GB0DAM. On Saturday and next Sunday GB0DAM will be on the air from Dumfries. Details from 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 from Joseph, 2M0JHY, by email to mlarsclub@gmail.com

Snips – News For Scotland – 30th June

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will be taking part in the 80m Club Championships on Monday. There’s a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday, and a hands-on evening on Friday. Details are online at wosars.club

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has moved its club night to Friday this week. Next Saturday and Sunday see the club on the air for VHF National Field Day, and next Sunday also marks the start of a week of activity days. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club will be having a club night with training. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 07763 708 933 for further details.

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

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club will be having a club night. Contact Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com for further information.

Also on Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club will be having a kit review by Andy, GM6WAZ. Details from Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

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

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club is operating portable next weekend fir VHF NFD. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07740 946 192.

Snips – News For Scotland – 23rd June

On Monday Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club is having an operating evening. 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.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a club night with Intermediate training on Tuesday. Next Saturday sees activities for Armed Forces Day. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

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 its summer barbecue. Contact Mike Burgess, MM0MLB, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. On Thursday it’s the 80m SSB CC and Friday sees a club night discussing the summer programme. For details, see wosars.club

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is having a construction and on the air evening. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

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

Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night on Thursday and a construction night on Saturday. Contact Jess, MM3RCR, via email to secretary@gm6nx.com.

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 – 16th June

CQScotland.com, funded by the RSGB Legacy Committee and supported by the Mid Lanark Amateur Radio Society, is attending the Braehead Arena Rally today at Tables 14, 15 and 16. Donations of surplus components, books and magazines which will be shared among local community groups would be most welcome. Thank you all for the tremendous support received so far. A current Project Update may be downloaded from www.cqscotland.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society is at the ASRA Scottish Amateur Radio Rally today. Tuesday sees a talk on satellites from Sputnik to Cubesats. There’s a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees the start of a 3-day trip to Friedrichshafen plus a club night and next Sunday there’s a discussion of the summer programme. Contact Jack, GM4COX, via wosars.club.

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

Also on Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club will have a club night with Intermediate training. Nest Saturday and Sunday see activities for Museums on the Air. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 07 763 708 933 for further information.

Firstly on Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will have an open discussion. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01 975 651 365 for further information.

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

Thirdly on Thursday Edinburgh & District ARC has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07 740 946 192.

And fourthly on Thursday Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society will have a club night on and a construction night on Saturday. More information from Jess, MM3RCR, via email to secretary@gm6nx.com.

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group will have a club night. Contact Derek, MM0OVD, on 07 447 931 941.

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club will take part in Museums on the Air Weekend from Friday to Sunday as GB2MOF at the Museum of Flight, East Fortune. Contact Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01 875 811 723.

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

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Snips – News For Scotland – 9th June

NEWS FOR SCOTLAND

A reminder that next Sunday, the Scottish Amateur Radio and Electronics Rally will take place at INTU Braehead Centre, Glasgow. Doors will open at 10am. For more information call Tony Miles on 07702 134 188

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the PW 144MHz QRP contest today, and also beginning a week of activity days. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club will have a net on Monday. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07 740 946 192 for further information.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club will have a club night with Intermediate training on Tuesday. Next Saturday and Sunday they will take part in Museums on the Air. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 07763 708 933 for further information.

Also on Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club will have a club night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com for further information.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society  will be holding its AGM. For more information Contact Mike Burgess, MM0MLB, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

Secondly on Wednesday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will have a Solder Group meeting. Friday sees a club night and on Sunday it will be the ASRA Scottish Amateur Radio Rally. Contact Jack, GM4COX, via wosars.club.

Thirdly on Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society will have a club night from 7.30pm. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com for further information.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club will have a club night. Details form Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

Secondly on Thursday Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society will have a club night. Next Saturday sees a construction night. Contact Jess, MM3RCR, via email to secretary@gm6nx.com for further information.

Thirdly on Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has an open discussion. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365 for further information

And finally on Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is holding its AGM. Details from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com.

Snips – News for Scotland – 2 June 2019

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the VHF contest. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933. On Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com. On Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm […]

Snips – News For Scotland – 26th May

The news headlines:

  • New propagation prediction tool released
  • Cricket World Cup Radio Marathon is imminent
  • New forum for Easy-100 satellite upconverter

The RSGB’s Propagation Studies Committee has released a new propagation tool for amateurs. Based on the ITU’s ITU RHF PROP program, the new tool is the work of programmer and Committee member James Watson, HZ1JW.

There has been a great deal of interest in the Easy-100 DIY upconverter for geostationary satellite QO-100, which was published in the June edition of RadCom. A special interest group has now been created for discussions and support at groups.io/g/easy-100 where all are welcome to join.

Dementia Awareness Week will be run by Alzheimer’s Scotland from the 3rd to the 9th of June. Peter, MM0NQY will be operating GB2DAW during this time to help raise the worldwide amateur community’s awareness of dementia.

Next Saturday and Sunday sees this year’s Museum Ships weekend.

M0PAI will be active from the 1st to the 8th of June on the Isles of Lewis and Harris, IOTA reference EU-010,  and the Isle of Skye, as MM0PAI/p. He will be active all week on 80m to 2m, including 4m SSB, and on FT8. New references for World Flora Fauna will be activated, there will also be WAB references up for grabs and possibly some SOTA activations depending on weather.

Ric, LA/DL2VFR, Friedrich, LA/DL4BBH and Klaus, LA/DL7UXG will be active from the Vesteralen Islands  (in Norway, north of the Arctic Circle), EU-033, from the 27th to the 31st of May, and from the nearby Lofoten Islands, EU-076, on the 1st to the 5th of June. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via their home calls, Club Log and eQSL

The 48 hour CQ Worldwide WPX CW contest is in full swing, ending at 2359UTC tonight. Using CW only on the 1.8 to 28MHz bands, the exchange is signal report and serial number.

On Tuesday the 432MHz FM Activity Contest will run from 1900 to 2000UTC, using FM only. It is immediately followed by the all-mode 432MHz UK Activity Contest from 2000 to 2230UTC. The exchange for both contests is signal report, serial number and locator.

Also on Tuesday, the SHF UKAC  will take place from 1830 to 2130UTC, Using all bands on the 2.4 to 10GHz bands, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

On Thursday the 80m Club Championships CW leg will run from 1900 to 2030UTC. The exchange is signal report and serial number

Next weekend will see the lower parts of the bands very busy for the RSGB CW National Field Day, which is part of the IARU Region 1 Field Day.

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is running MM0CPS today for Port Seton Gala Day. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club will have an operating evening on Monday. Next Saturday sees a club meeting and social evening. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07740 946 192 for further details.

For more news visit GB2RS – HERE .

GB2RS(Snips) – 19th May

  • Book now for RSGB Convention
  • CQ Hall of Fame inductees named
  • GB2DAY at NRC on 6 June

Advance notice now that RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park will have restricted access for visiting radio amateurs wishing to operate the station, GB3RS on the 6th of June. On the 6th, the NRC will be running a special event station, GB2DAY to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

This year the ITU World Radio Conference takes place and there is an important motion on the agenda to consolidate and extend access to 50MHz in Region 1, which covers Europe, Africa and Asiatic Russia. One of the national telecoms administrations that is actively supporting the proposal is the Czech Republic; unfortunately some other administrations are actively opposed.

The 200th registration for this year’s International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend has been received and it is from Latvia, which is a rare country for the event and a new lighthouse as well.

W7K celebrates the redefinition of the SI unit kelvin, which will take place on the 20th of May. This station will be operated from one of the most accurate temperature standards laboratories in the world, at American Fork, Utah. Times of operation will be 0000UTC to 2359UTC.

Two special event radio stations will be on the air from Shetland. GB0DAW, for Dementia Action Week, will be on the air between the 20th and the 26th of May ……………………

The 144MHz May Contest ends its 24 hour run at 1400UTC today, the 19th. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number, locator and postcode.

Today, the 19th, the 144MHz Backpackers contest runs from 1100 to 1500UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting today and next Sunday from 10am till 2pm. On Thursday there’s a club night and Friday sees the start of the club DXpedition to Luxembourg. Contact Jess, MM3RCR, via email to secretary@gm6nx.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a DF hunt. Contact Mike Burgess, MM0MLB, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

On Sunday Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is operating MM0CPS for Port Seton Gala Day. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

For more news visit GB2RS – HERE .

GB2RS(Snips) – 12th May

  • Midland series ARDF event in Leicestershire
  • Monk Apollo, SV2ASP, Silent Key
  • BBC explains amateur radio emergency comms

An interesting item about amateur radio was broadcast on the BBC World Service this week. It dealt with the importance of amateur radio emergency communications during the recent cyclone in India. You can listen to the broadcast, Digital Planet – Ham Radio Aids Cyclone Relief Effort, at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csy664

A BBC Earth PodCast featuring Eleanor Griffin, M6NWZ talking about her experience with an ISS link from Kings High School, Warwick was broadcast this week. Go to www.bbcearth.com/podcast, scroll to the bottom and listen to the one called ‘Looking Up’

Recently added to the Syllabus 2019 updates on the RSGB website is a presentation on Digital Signal Processing Without The Maths

Dayton Hamvention® takes place on the 17th to the 19th of May at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

Members of Tynemouth ARC, G0NWM, are travelling to the Isle of Mull, IOTA reference EU-008, from Friday the 17th of May until Friday the 24th, where they will be operating using the callsign GS0NWM. Subject to conditions the group will be operating up to four stations across the HF bands on SSB, CW, RTTY, FT8 using Fox and Hound mode and they hope to have a go at VHF/UHF satellite operation. QSL is via m0urx.com.

This weekend you can expect to hear special event stations taking part in SOS Radio Week, Pubs and Clubs on the Air and Mills on the Air. Several of these stations are mentioned in local news this week.

Also today, the 12th, the Worked All Britain 40m phone contest runs from 1000 to 1400UTC. Using SSB only, the exchange is signal report, serial number and WAB area.

Next weekend the 144MHz May Contest runs from 1400UTC on the 18th to 1400UTC on the 19th. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number, locator and postcode. On Sunday the 19th, the 144MHz Backpackers contest runs from 1100 to 1500UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club is taking part in Mills on the Air today. Tuesday sees a club night with training. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

For more news visit GB2RS – HERE .

GB2RS(Snips) – 5th May

An introduction to QOscar 100

Noel Matthews, G8GTZ, Dave Crump, G8GKQ and Phil Crump, M0DMY gave a presentation at AGM 2019 on Qatar Oscar 100

RSGB ARDF Championships

This Bank Holiday weekend sees the annual three day RSGB ARDF Championships taking place in the Thames Valley

NRC visitor figures rising

There were 9,092 visitors to the RSGB National Radio Centre in April 2019

Pubs and Clubs on the Air is taking place between the 10th and the 12th of May. More details can be found at www.g6tw.org.uk.

Windmill Amateur Radio DX Group will take part in Mills on the Air on the 11th and 12th of May from Wilton Windmill, Wilton near Marlborough Wiltshire, using the callsign GB1WW

The UK Six Metre Group Summer Marathon runs until the 4th of August. Using all modes on the 50MHz band, the exchange is just your four-character locator.

Today, the 5th of May, sees the UK Microwave Groups contest runs from 0800 to 1400UTC. Using all modes on the 1.3 to 3.4GHz bands, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

On Tuesday the 144MHz Machine Generated Modes Activity Contest runs from 1800 to 1855UTC with the exchange of signal report, serial number and four-character locator. It takes place at the same time as the 144MHz FM Activity Contest.

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has activity days until next Saturday. On Friday it’s the first 144MHz DF Hunt, meeting in the Old Pool car park, 6.30pm for 7. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a club night and taking part in the VHF contest. Next Saturday and Sunday sees activities for Mills on the Air. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933 .

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is preparing for Mills on the Air on Thursday, and participating in the event at Bellabeg next Saturday and Sunday. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365


For more news visit GB2RS – HERE .