SNIPS – News For Scotland – 5th February

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

GAVIN MM1BXF – FUNERAL DETAILS (GB2RS Extract)

“…………. The funeral of Gavin Nesbitt, MM1BXF Silent Key, will take place on Monday the 6th of February at 10.30am at Clydebank Crematorium, Mountblow Road, Clydebank, G81 4SL. Gavin passed away tragically and very suddenly on Monday the 19th of December. We send our condolences and thoughts to his wife Bex, and to all his family at this very sad time. You can watch a live stream of the service at: www.westreamitstreams.co.uk/nesbittg The stream will begin at 10:30am and instructions are on the website ………………..”

TECHNICAL & SUPPORT NET

On Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm, George, MM0JNL, will be hosting a Technical and Support Net on 145.325MHz, V26. 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.

THE GLASGOW UNIVERSITY WIRELESS SOCIETY (GB2RS Extract)

“………….. The inaugural broadcast from MS0WSG took place last Monday by the newly-formed Glasgow University Wireless Society. Subsequent nets will take place on Monday evenings around 145.525MHz from 6pm. Michael 2M0GUI, mm0wsg@neotes.uk ……………….”

FT920 TESTING

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be meeting on Tuesday, from 7.15pm, at the Elgin Reserve Centre. At the meeting, members will be testing an FT920 HF radio. This will be a practical session and all are welcome to attend. www.mfars.club

TALK – PLASMAS IN PARTICULAR

On Wednesday, Lothians Radio Society will be enjoying a talk by Roger Hill entitled ‘Plasmas in Particular – their generation and application’. Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

IDEAS KNOCK ABOUT

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is holding an ‘ideas knock about’ on Thursday the 9th of February at its club house at Bandeath Industrial Estate Throsk, FK7 7XY at 7pm. It is also open for projects and operating on Sundays. Contact secretary at gm6nx.com for details.

ON THE ROAD TO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN

On Thursday, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will be enjoying a talk by Jim, GM3ZMA entitled ‘On the road to Friedrichshafen’. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365

FINAL ITEMS

GMDX CONVENTION & DINNER

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. Furter details can be found on QRZ.com

OTHER CLUB NETS AND MEETINGS

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

SUNDAY

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 7th February. 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. Also on Sunday, the club will have a quiz night on 145.475MHz. Check-in for the quiz is from 7.45pm for an 8pm start. On Monday there will be a question-and-answer night on Zoom at 7.30pm. The next club meeting will be held on Tuesday the 7th of February. 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

The Lomond Sunday Night net takes place today. Early check-in is from 7.45pm. All the usual ways to join in are available, via Echolink MB7IBH-L and on 145.3375MHz locally across the Clyde Coast. Paul MM3DDQ mm3ddq@gmail.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 if this group is still active?)

MONDAY

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Society has a net on Monday at 8pm on 433.525MHz. On Saturday the 11th of February there will be a club meeting and social evening. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192

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

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.

TUESDAY

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 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.

WEDNESDAY

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 will be having a club meeting on Wednesday. Members will be setting up the club shack for operating HF, VHF and digital modes. 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. Friday sees the club meeting at Newarthill Community Education Centre, Newarthill, ML1 5JU from 7pm.  Simon,  2M0LSG,Secretary@mlars.co.uk.

THURSDAY

Lomond Radio Club has a break in meetings over the festive season. Following the break, meetings will resume on 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.

FRIDAY

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 10th of February. 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 March 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 Solder Group meeting from 6pm on Wednesday. The club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at its Rose Street club rooms. Checkout wosars.club/calendar  for further information.

SNIPS – News For Scotland – 22nd January

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GB2KW (GB2RS – 22nd Jan Extract)

“……….Special event station GB2KW will be active until the 28th of January. The station, located near Inverness in Scotland, will be using vintage equipment manufactured by KW Electronics Limited during the 1960s and 70s. QSL via Logbook of the World…………………..”

NEW WEBSITE

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7.15pm at the Elgin Reserve Centre. The next meeting will be on Tuesday the 24th of January for a talk on its new website. An overview of the website set-up will be given by GM8HWZ. www.mfars.club

PRE-WAR TELEVISION

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society will be enjoying Pre-War Television with Peter Scott. Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

EQUIPMENT SURGERY

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will be meeting on Thursday to have an equipment surgery and operating workshop. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365

FINAL ITEMS

MM1BXF (SK) – FUNRERAL DETAILS

Advance notice that Gavin MM1BXF’s funeral details have not been finalised – Monday 6th February. If you wish further information please checkout our CALENDAR or email to info@wosars.club

GM4KQS (SK) – (RSGB  WEBSITE  Notification Extract)

“……… Alex(ander) Smith GM4KQS …….. during the late 1970’s that Alex became interested in Amateur Radio and attended classes at the Greenock radio club. After passing his exams, he taught himself Morse & primarily spent his time operating CW on HF and latterly became interested in SSTV ………….”

GM6GIO (SK) – (Notified 24th Jan GM6AWC)

John GM6GIO an ex Mid-Lanark ARS Member is now a SK. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, 1st February at 3:30pm in the South Chapel at Daldowie Crematorium, South Lanarkshire.

OTHER CLUB NETS AND MEETINGS

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

SUNDAY

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 24th of January. 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. Also on Sunday, the club will have a quiz night on 145.475MHz. Check-in for the quiz is from 7.45pm for an 8pm start. On Monday there will be a question-and-answer night on Zoom at 7.30pm. The next club meeting will be held on Tuesday the 24th of January. 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

The Lomond Sunday Night net takes place today. Early check-in is from 7.45pm. All the usual ways to join in are available, via Echolink MB7IBH-L and on 145.3375MHz locally across the Clyde Coast. Paul MM3DDQ mm3ddq@gmail.com

Stirling Amateur Radio Society meets at the Club House, Throsk, FK7 7XY, and is open for projects and operating on Sundays. They also meet at 7.30pm on Thursdays.  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 if this group is still active?)

MONDAY

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

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

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.

TUESDAY

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. There will be a break in the sessions over the festive period after the 13th of December. They will resume on the 24th of January 2023. Eric, GM4FQE, 01 333 450 753

Largs & District Amateur Radio Club meets on the Third Tuesday of every month 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.

WEDNESDAY

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

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. Friday sees the club meeting at Newarthill Community Education Centre, Newarthill, ML1 5JU from 7pm.  Simon,  2M0LSG,Secretary@mlars.co.uk.

THURSDAY

Lomond Radio Club has a break in meetings over the festive season. Following the break, meetings will resume on 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.

FRIDAY

Ayr Amateur Radio Group meets on alternate Fridays at Prestwick Community Centre from 7.30pm.  On alternate Fridays there is a Zoom natter. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614

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 held on the 3rd of February. 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 Solder Group meeting from 6pm on Wednesday. The club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at its Rose Street club rooms. Checkout wosars.club/calendar  for further information.

Snips – News For Scotland – 6th November

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GM3PMB (SK)

A sad note as we have to report the passing of Bill Miller, GM3PMB (founder of Prestwick Circuits – now dissolved) who passed away in Ayr Hospital. Bill was a long serving member of the RSGB . He was admitted to hospital a few days ago with breathing difficulties. His father,   GM5VG (Bill Senior – CHAIRMAN & GENERAL MANAGER OF ROLLS ROYCE – Scotland) was a well ‘kent’ VHF experimenter and member of the RSGB Group (RSG) & GLASGOW AMATEUR RADIO & DISTRICT in the 1950’s, and The Radio Club of Scotland (RCS) in the 1960’s. We send our condolences to his family at this sad time.

MORSE TUITION

Glenrothes and District Radio Club has Morse tuition on 145.425MHz from 7.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Check in from 7.15pm. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753

TALK – RECIEVER DESIGN OVER THE DECADES

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society has a presentation entitled Limiting factors – Receiver Design over the Decades by David Stockton, GM4ZNX at Braid Hills Hotel, 134 Braid Road, Edinburgh. Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

AGM

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has its AGM on Thursday at the 25th Scout Group, Oakhill Crescent, Aberdeen. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365.

LOMOND RADIO CLUB RETURN TO A THURSDAY NIGHT

Lomond Radio Club has now reverted back from a Wednesday night meeting, to its original Thursday night in the club rooms at the John Connolly Centre in Renton at 7.30pm. Simon, MM0XME, mm0xme@outlook.com.

OTHER CLUB NETS AND MEETINGS

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

SUNDAY

Dundee Amateur Radio Club holds open nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG. The next club night is on Tuesday the 8th of November. Martin, 2M0KAU, 0776 370 8933.

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

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz at 2.30pm for a CW net. There is a Q & A night via Zoom at 7.30pm on Monday. Club Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday the 8th of November. Alternate Tuesdays see a natter on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.co

The Lomond Sunday Night net takes place today. Early check-in is from 7.45pm. All the usual ways to join in are available, via Echolink MB7IBH-L and on 145.3375MHz locally across the Clyde Coast. Paul MM3DDQ mm3ddq@gmail.com

Stirling Amateur Radio Society meets at the Club House, Throsk, FK7 7XY, and is open for projects and operating on Sundays. They also meet at 7.30pm on Thursdays.  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.

MONDAY

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

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

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.

TUESDAY

Glenrothes & District Radio Club have Morse tuition on 145.425MHz from 7.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Check in from 7.15pm. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753.

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society meets on the First and Third Tuesday of the month at the Armed Forces Reserve Centre in Elgin from 7.15pm. www.mfars.club.

Largs & District Amateur Radio Club meets on the Third Tuesday of every month in The Largs Museum, 2 Manse Court, Largs. All are welcome. Check for specific dates from 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.

WEDNESDAY

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 on Wednesdays on GB7BI or BI Chat 475 if Highlands and Islands is busy. This coming Wednesday the Club has meeting to discuss setting up the shack and the GB3BI VHF repeater. Invernessradiosociety@gmail.com  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. 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 on Wednesday at the Sauchiehall Street premises. The club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at its Rose Street Club Rooms. Jack, GM4COX, wosars.club.

THURSDAY

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.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club and Dumfries & Galloway RAYNET run a Daily open net on GB3DG every day at noon. All are welcome. On Thursday, the net is on GB3DG from 7.30pm, then on Zoom from 8pm for a general evening. Oli, MM0YOS, info@gm4riv.org.

FRIDAY

Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a meeting at Prestwick Community Centre from 7.30pm. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614.

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club meets on the first Friday of the month for a club night in the lounge bar of the Thorntree Inn. 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

FINAL ITEMS

Snips – News For Scotland – 23rd October

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EQUIPMENT SURGERY

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society meets on Thursday at the 25th Scout Group, Oakhill Crescent, Aberdeen from 7.30pm for an equipment surgery and operating workshop. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365.

CQ WORLD WIDE

Next Saturday and Sunday Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club will be taking part in the CQ Worldwide SSB Contest. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811723 www.cpsarc.com

GALASHIELS RALLY

GB2RS Extract: Scotland’s biggest Rally for this year is being held in Galashiels on Sunday the 30th of October. The Rally takes place at the Volunteer Hall, St John Street, Galashiels. Admission will be £2.50 per person, with free entry for under 16s. Doors open for general admission at 11am with disabled and accessible entry and early book-in of bring-and-buy items at 10.45am. There will be an RSGB bookstall and catering is available on the site. Checkout more information – HERE.

Also: Next Sunday Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club members will be attending the Galashiels Rally. There is also a club net on Monday at 8pm on 433.525MHz.  Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

OTHER CLUB NETS AND MEETINGS

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

SUNDAY

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

Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz at 2.30pm for a CW net. There is a Q & A night via Zoom at 7.30pm on Monday. On Tuesday, there is a meeting at the club house and on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

The Lomond Sunday Night net takes place today, the 9th. Early check-in is from 7.45pm. All the usual ways to join in are available, via Echolink MB7IBH-L and on 145.3375MHz locally across the Clyde Coast. Paul MM3DDQ mm3ddq@gmail.com

Stirling Amateur Radio Society meets at the Club House, Throsk, FK7 7XY, and is open for projects and operating on Sundays. They also meet at 7.30pm on Thursdays.  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.

MONDAY

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

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

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.

TUESDAY

Glenrothes & District Radio Club have Morse tuition on 145.425MHz from 7.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Check in from 7.15pm. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753.

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society meets on the First and Third Tuesday of the month at the Armed Forces Reserve Centre in Elgin from 7.15pm. www.mfars.club.

Largs & District Amateur Radio Club meets on the Third Tuesday of every month in The Largs Museum, 2 Manse Court, Largs. All are welcome. Check for specific dates from 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.

WEDNESDAY

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

Lomond Radio Club meets each Wednesday in the club rooms at the John Connolly Centre in Renton at 7.30pm. Simon, MM0XME, mm0xme@outlook.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. 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 on Wednesday at the Sauchiehall Street premises. The club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at its Rose Street Club Rooms. Jack, GM4COX, wosars.club.

THURSDAY

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.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club and Dumfries & Galloway RAYNET run a Daily open net on GB3DG every day at noon. All are welcome. On Thursday, the net is on GB3DG from 7.30pm, then on Zoom from 8pm for a general evening. Oli, MM0YOS, info@gm4riv.org.

FRIDAY

Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a meeting at Prestwick Community Centre from 7.30pm. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614.

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has its club night in the lounge bar of the Thorntree Inn on Friday. 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

FINAL ITEMS

Snips – News For Scotland – 18th September

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

MORSE SESSIONS

This coming Tuesday evening there is a Morse practice session with Glenrothes & District Radio Club. For more information contact  Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753.

DMR NIGHT

Also this coming Tuesday, Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society are having a DMR night, sorting out firmware updates and code plugs. The meeting is held at the Armed Forces Reserve Centre in Elgin from 7.15pm. www.mfars.club

LOTTERY GRANT

There is good news for Lomond Radio Club as they have received a Lottery Grant to improve the station at the club. They now meet each Wednesday having changed its club night from Thursday in the club rooms at the John Connolly centre in Renton at 7.30pm.  Simon, MM0XME, mm0xme@outlook.com.

OTHER CLUB NETS & MEETINGS

Following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the RSGB recommends that anyone attending amateur radio club meetings or events should check before travelling.

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

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.

The Viking Amateur Radio Net runs on Sundays from 6pm on 3.660 or 3.639MHz. Details are on their Facebook page.

Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz at 2.30pm for a CW net. There is a Q & A night via Zoom at 7.30pm on Monday. On Tuesday, there is a meeting at the club house and on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

Dundee Amateur Radio Club holds nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG and GB3DD. Martin, 2M0KAU, 0776 370 8933.

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

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club and Dumfries & Galloway RAYNET run an open net on GB3DG every day at from noon. All are welcome. On Thursday the net is on GB3DG from 7.30pm, then on Zoom from 8pm for a general evening. Oli, MM0YOS, info@gm4riv.org.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club is having a net on Monday at 8.15pm on 433.525MHz. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

Paisley Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Mondays from 8pm on 144.550 MHz 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. The club will be operating GB0DOD from the Methodist Central Hall, PA1 1EP on Saturday the 17th. Stuart, MM0PAZ, 0742 665 0757.

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.

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

Largs & District Amateur Radio Club meets on Tuesday in Largs Museum, 2 Manse Court, Largs. KA30 8AW. All are welcome. James, GM0GMN james@bertram.scot

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society meets on Wednesday. Adrian, MM0DHY, InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

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

On Wednesday, Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a ragchew on talk group 23550 from 8pm to 10pm. On Thursday there is a net on 70.425MHz from 8pm. Friday sees the club meeting at Newarthill Community Education Centre, Newarthill ML1 5JU from 7pm. Simon, 2M0LSG, secretary@mlars.co.uk.

On Wednesday, West of Scotland ARS will have their usual Solder Group meeting from 6.30pm onwards at the Sauchiehall Street premises. The club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at their Rose Street Club Rooms. Jack, GM4COX wosars.club .

The Scottish Borders Repeater Group are hosting the weekly SBRG net on GB3BT at 7pm every Wednesday. All are welcome to join the net for the weekly discussion and new subscribers to SBRG are always welcome. George, MM0JNL, dr16@rsgb.org.uk and sbrg.co.uk.

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society meets on Thursday for a club meeting. Visitors are welcome at the 25th Scout Group, Oakhill Crescent, Aberdeen at 7.30pm. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365.

On Thursday, Stirling Amateur Radio Society Club meets at the Club House, Throsk FK7 7XY at 7.30pm. The club is open for projects and operating on Sundays from 10am. secretary@gm6nx.com

On Friday, Ayr Amateur Radio Group Club has a meeting at Prestwick Community Centre from 7.30pm. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614.

On Friday, Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club has a meeting at 4a Auchengramont Road, Hamilton ML3 6JP. There is a net from 7.30pm on 145.400MHz, and in addition on the BATC channel from 8pm. Bill, MM0SFB, gm0syv@btinternet.com

 

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

25TH INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE & LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is taking part in the International Lighthouses and Lightship Weekend today, the 21st.

Likewise, Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society is taking part today.

Also the Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be activating Covesea Skerries Lighthouse today as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightships Weekend. Using GB0CSL they will be on the HF bands using SSB between 10am and 4pm each day. Confirmed QSOs will be able to receive a special QSL card. Visitors to the station, which is located in the base of the lighthouse, are welcome. See qrz.com.

TALKS & DEMONSTRATIONS

On Wednesay the Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society, is having a talk on the Sarcnet Satellite Antenna Rotator on Wednesday. Adrian, MM0DHY, InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Thursday, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society, there is an Equipment Surgery & Operating Workshop. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365.

LARGS RADIO CLUB (Added 21/08/22)

Jim GM0GMN has informed Tony MM0TMZ (RSGB Region 1 Rep) that there is an intention to (re)form the Largs Radio Club. Check with Jim (QRZ.com) for the latest.

NETS & MEETINGS

With Scottish Clubs returning to normal meeting 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 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

Ham Radio Network has An Evening with… online on Monday. Go to the website for the link. www.hrn.world.

The Viking Amateur Radio Net runs on Sundays from 6pm on 3.660 or 3.639MHz. Details are on their Facebook page.

Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz at 2.30pm for a CW Net. There is a Q & A night via Zoom at 7.30pm on Monday. On Tuesday, there is a meeting at the club house and on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

Dundee Amateur Radio Club holds nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG and GB3DD. Martin, 2M0KAU, 0776 370 8933.

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

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club and Dumfries & Galloway RAYNET run an open net on GB3DG every day at from noon. All are welcome. On Thursday the net is on GB3DG from 7.30pm, then on Zoom from 8pm for a general evening. Oli, MM0YOS, info@gm4riv.org.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a net at 8.15pm on Monday on 433.525MHz. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

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.

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. And also via Allstar HUB 53937 and Echolink MM1CXE. Details of how to connect are at dvscotland.net.

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society meets at 7:15pm on Tuesday at the Armed Forces Reserve Centre, Elgin. www.mfars.club.

The Tuesday evening Morse practice session with Glenrothes & District Radio Club will resume at 7.15pm this week. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753.

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

On Wednesday, Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a ragchew on talk group 23550 from 8pm to 10pm. On Thursday there’s a net on 70.425MHz from 8pm. Friday sees the club meeting at Newarthill Community Education Centre, Newarthill ML1 5JU from 7pm. Simon, 2M0LSG, Secretary@mlars.co.uk.

On Wednesday, West of Scotland ARS will have their usual Solder Group meeting from 6.30pm onwards at the Sauchiehall Street premises. The club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at their Rose Street Club Rooms. Jack, GM4COX, wosars.club

The Scottish Borders Repeater Group are hosting the weekly SBRG net on GB3BT at 7pm every Wednesday. All are welcome to join the net for the weekly discussion and new subscribers to SBRG are always welcome. George, MM0JNL, dr16@rsgb.org.uk and sbrg.co.uk.

On Thursday, Stirling Amateur Radio Society Club meets at the Club House, 68 Bandeath Industrial Estate, Throsk FK7 7XY at 7.30pm. The club is open for projects and operating on Sundays from 10am. gm6nx.com

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

On Friday, Ayr Amateur Radio Group Club has an in-person meeting and Zoom. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614.

On Friday, Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club has a meeting at 4a Auchengramont Road, Hamilton ML3 6JP. There is a net from 7.30pm on 145.400MHz, and also on the BATC channel from 8pm. Bill, MM0SFB, gm0syv@btinternet.com

Radio Relic (Radio Astronomy)

The Astronomy magazine site carries a picture of the radio telescope built in 1937 by radio amateur Grote Reber W9GFZ

Grote Reber was a Chicago-area engineer and ham radio operator who sought, ——unsuccessfully, to land a job with Karl Jansky after the pioneering radio astronomer’s discovery of radio emission from the Milky Way ………… Read MORE

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