RadCom Basics, March 2023, Edition 33

We are pleased to announce the March 2023 edition of RadCom Basics is now available on the RSGB website In this edition, Tony Molloy, M6CIH finds another great source of amateur radio applications and provides step-by-step guidance and plenty of links Also in this edition; 4 Overseas operating with your licence Using his personal experience, […]

DX4WIN.CTY #23.12 – 30 March 2023

Version entity is UK Sov. Base Areas on Cyprus, ZC4 Entities:      402 Prefixes:    4,665 Callsigns:  31,205 Managers:   97,031 Addresses:  13,455 [download] DX4WIN 8.05 and earlier [download] DX4WIN 9.01 and later [Entities] [Prefixes] [Callsigns] [Managers] [IOTA] Entities Prefixes IM0 starting 01 May 1970 is Sardinia, IS0 … Continue reading

N3FJP – 30 March 2023

Version entity is Sudan, ST ADIFCnt.txt has 340 DXCC entities and 62 deleted DXCC entities. arrlpre3.txt has 24040 prefix+callsign mappings. cqwwpre3.txt has 24191 prefix+callsign mappings. [download] Added Prefixes/Callsigns: FO/AC4LN/M is Marquesas Is., FO/M TX5S is Clipperton I., FO0 GB8KCC is … Continue reading

Big CTY – 30 March 2023

Version entity is Sudan, ST [download] Added/changed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns: EA6XQ/P is Spain, EA TX5S is Clipperton Island, FO/c GB8KCC is Northern Ireland, GI GB3KCJ is Jersey, GJ GB5AAW is Scotland, GM GB1GLC is Wales, GW KL2MI is in ITU zone 8, … Continue reading

CTY-3312 – 30 March 2023

VER20230330, Version entity is Armenia, EK Download: [ CTY-3312 | CT8 | Win-Test | WriteLog | XML ] Added/changed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns: BD6KF/0 is China, BY in CQ zone 23 EA6XQ/P is Spain, EA TX5N is Austral Islands, FO/a GB8KCC is Northern … Continue reading

RadCom Basics, January 2023, Edition 32

What the RSGB Convention does for the hobby James Stevens, M0JCQ gives an insight into the RSGB Convention and how it benefits us all. Maybe it’ll encourage you to attend this year. In this edition… 4 Introduction to HamPi Yet again Tony Molloy, M6CIH describes a great source of amateur radio applications for the Raspberry […]

Radio Nacional del Paraguay: Circa 1997

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Dan Greenall, who shares the following recording and notes:

Broadcaster: Radio Nacional del Paraguay

Frequency: 9.735

Recption location: Thamesford, Ontario, Canada

Receiver and antenna: Panasonic RF-3100 and longwire antenna

Notes: It was always a treat to find Radio Nacional del Paraguay in Asuncion on 9735 kHz. and listen to their amazing music typical of that part of South America. This recording was made in early 1997 but is of unfortunately short duration. Announcements including station identification are in Spanish.

BBC in English: March 26, 2023

BBC in English recorded in Europe on 26 March 2023 at 1733 UTC, the shortwave frequency of 21470 kHz in the 13 meter band. Recording made using Kenwood R-5000 receiver and Wellbrook ALA 1530+ antenna.

SNIPS – News For Scotland – 26th March

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NEWS FOR SCOTLAND & CLUB NEWS (GB2RS) Extracts inc Additions


On Wednesday, from 8pm to 9pm, George, MM0JNL, will be hosting a Technical and Support Net via GB3BT. The net is open to anyone, within range, who has any radio-related issues and needs assistance or guidance. This is a peer-support net, the aim of which is to provide support to fellow amateurs. dr16@rsgb.org.uk


On Thursday, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will be holding an Equipment Surgery and Operating Workshop. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365



The Lomond Sunday Night Net has now been suspended for its summer break and will resume in October. Paul MM3DDQ mm3ddq@gmail.com


Advance notification now that the 4th annual GMDX CONVENTION AND DINNER will take place on Saturday the 15th of April 2023 at the King Robert Hotel, Stirling. Further details can be found on QRZ.com


The 2023 ASRA Rally at Braehead will be held on Sunday the 14th of May. For more information contact Stephen Kelly via admin@braeheadradiorally.com


Details of club activities can usually be found on the individual club’s website. A summary of activities, Nets, Contacts and Links in Scotland can also be found at wosars.club/radio-nets

To have your net listed on the WoSARS website or to report any changes, contact Tony, MM0TMZ by email to rr1@rsgb.org.uk. Please also keep GB2RS updated via email to radcom@rsgb.org.uk


Dundee Amateur Radio Club will be holding open nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG. The next Club Meeting will be on the Tues 28th March. Martin, 2M0KAU, 07763 708 933

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz using SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz at 2.30pm for a CW net. The next club meeting will be held on Tuesday the 21st March. Alternate Tuesdays see a natter night on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

Kingdom Amateur Radio Society has nets on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 7pm on 144.750MHz. Steve, MM0SKX, 0771 105 9343

Stirling Amateur Radio Society meets at the Club House, Throsk, FK7 7XY at 7pm on Thursday. The club is open for projects and operating on Sundays from 10am. secretary@gm6nx.com

The Viking Amateur Radio Net runs on Sundays from 6pm on 3.660 or 3.639MHz. Details are on their Facebook page. (Note – checkout their Facebook Page to verify if this group is still active?)


DV Scotland has a multi-mode net on Monday from 8pm to 9.30pm using GM5DVS. This is via all DV Scotland Repeaters on Talk Group 23556. Time Slot 2. In addition, via Allstar HUB 53937 and Echolink MM1CXE. Details of how to connect are at dvscotland.net

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Society has a net on Monday at 8pm on 433.525MHz.  Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192

Glasgow University Wireless Society net will take place on Monday evening around 145.525MHz from 6pm. Michael 2M0GUI, mm0wsg@neotes.uk

Ham Radio Network has a talk on the theme of An Evening with ???? … on Monday. See hrn.world

Paisley Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Mondays from 8pm on 144.550MHz and on Zello. Tuesday sees a DMR net in room 4415 from 8pm. On Thursday, there is an FM net on 144.550MHz and on Zello from 7.30pm. Stuart, MM0PAZ, 0742 665 0757.


Glenrothes and District Radio Club has Morse tuition on 145.425MHz FM from 7.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Check-in is from 7.15pm.  Eric, GM4FQE, 01 333 450 753

Largs & District Amateur Radio Club meets on the Third Tuesday of every month and the next meeting will be Tuesday 18th April in The Largs Museum, 2 Manse Court, Largs. All are welcome. James, GM0GMN james@bertram.scot

Livingston & District Amateur Radio Society has a club night at Crofthead on Tuesday from 7.30pm. On Thursday there is a net on 145.575MHz at 7.30pm. Cathie, 2M0DIB, 01506 433 846.


Caithness Amateur Radio Society has club nets at 2pm on Wednesday and Saturday on 3.740MHz. Club meetings happen in Skirza, near John O’Groats. Nigel, MM7BWT, Mansfield.n27@gmail.com

Galashiels and District Amateur Radio Society meets in the Focus Centre, Livingstone Place, Galashiels at 8pm on Wednesday. Jim Keddie, mail@gm7lun.co.uk

Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society has a net via GB7BI, or on BI Chat 475 if Highlands and Islands is busy, from 8pm. Invernessradiosociety@gmail.com

Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a ragchew on talk group 23550 from 8pm to 10pm on Wednesday. On Thursday there is a net on 70.425MHz from 8pm (check this out, it may longer be taking place (March 2023)). Friday sees the club meeting at Newarthill Community Education Centre, Newarthill, ML1 5JU from 7pm.  Simon,  2M0LSG,Secretary@mlars.co.uk.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will have its usual Solder Group meeting from 6pm at the Centre for Contemprary Arts, Sauchihall Street. Checkout  wosars.club .


Lomond Radio Club meets Thursday evenings in the club rooms at the John Connolly Centre in Renton at 7.30pm. Simon, MM0XME, mm0xme@outlook.com

The Online Radio Club has a virtual radio club night at 7.30pm every Thursday via Zoom. It is suitable for all radio enthusiasts regardless of individual skill level. Go to the website for the meeting link. onlineradioclub.org.


Ayr Amateur Radio Group meets on alternate Fridays at Prestwick Community Centre from 7.30pm.  The next club meeting will be held on Friday the 7th April. On alternate Fridays there is a Zoom natter. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 461

Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club usually meets on the first Friday of the month for a club night in the lounge bar of the Thorntree Inn. The next club night will be the 7th April meeting. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811723, www.cpsarc.com

Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club has a net from 7.30pm on 145.400MHz, and in addition on the BATC channel from 8pm. Bill, MM0SFB, gm0syv@btinternet.com

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will have its usual Club meeting  at 8pm on Friday at its Rose Street club rooms. Checkout wosars.club/calendar  for further information.


Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce that it is now meeting monthly on Saturdays. The next meeting will be at the AIRD Centre on Saturday the 15th of April from 11am to 3pm. Together with Dumfries and Galloway RAYNET group, there is an open net on GB3DG every day at noon. All are welcome. Every third Thursday of the month the club meets at the AIRD Unit in Stranraer, from 8pm to 9pm. There is also a net on GB3DG every Thursday from 7.15pm, then joining with Zoom from 8pm. Oli, MM0YOS, info@gm4riv.org


GB2RS News Script for 26 March 2023

Tap or click the link below to download this week’s GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 26 March 2023 (22-page/495KB Microsoft Word document) Problems downloading the GB2RS news script? Try this alternative link

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