Tommy GM3EDZ – Gives A Demonstration Of Amateur Radio

RCS Member, Tommy Hughes – GM3EDZ was a Council Member of the Scottish Radio & Retail Association. In December of 1962 he was asked by the Council to give a demonstration of the hobby to the Association’s Members. The demonstration was written up in the its trade magazine:

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GM MAG(azine) – Published

With RCS breaking away from the RSGB it was felt that a new publication should be launched to reflect the amateur radio scene from a ‘Scottish’ perspective?

Since its inception in 1961, Club’s MONTHLY NEWSLETTER had gone from strength-to-strength, with a good supply of articles from members and others.

The GM Magazine – 1962 to 1964

With a bit of ‘tweaking’ the Newsletter was put on a more structured footing with defined areas of interest and news.

The GM Magazine – 1964 to 1966 (Note The Club’s Callsign Added)

Accordingly it was launched as the GM Magazine – becoming affectionately referred to in GM circles as the ‘GM MAG’!

The GM Magazine – 1966 Till Its Demise In 1969 & WoSARS

A Breakaway From RCS And WoSARS Begins

Jardine Street – Kelvinside

Following a dissatisfaction with the management of RCS, some members (mainly young)  decided to start up a new club – The West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society – WoSARS, initially meeting at the TA Signals Regiment premises – Jardine Street.

Relocates From Virginia Street To Robertson Street

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Following a fire within the Virginia Street complex, the Club itself wasn’t badly damaged but other parts of the building suffered, the owners decided to redevelop the complex. As such the Club was forced to seek new premises. TBAdded