Snips – News For Scotland – 4th December

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

WORKING WITH TEST EQUIPMENT

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be meeting on Tuesday at 7.15pm at the Elgin Reserve Centre for an evening of working with test equipment. www.mfars.club

TALK “On the Road to Friedrichshafen” (and Christmas Party)

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will be meeting this Thursday at 7.30pm. During the meeting there will be a talk entitled On the Road to Friedrichshafen. The Society’s Christmas Party will be held on the 15th of December at 7pm. Visitors are welcome at the 25th Scout Group, Oakhill Crescent, Aberdeen. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365

TALK “A Big Idea: A Thread Across the Ocean”

This coming Saturday 10th December at 11am (also on Zoom), The Museum of Communications is having talk covering the story of the pioneering transatlantic telegraph cables. For more information checkout the WoSAR’s   CALENDAR

CHRISTMAS QUIZ

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club and Dumfries and Galloway RAYNET run an 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. The next club event will be a Christmas quiz on the 15th of December. Oli, MM0YOS, info@gm4riv.or

CHRISTMAS DINNER

Ayr Amateur Radio Group meets on alternate Fridays at Prestwick Community Centre from 7.30pm. The next meeting will be the Group’s Christmas dinner on Saturday the 17th of December. On alternate Fridays there is a Zoom natter. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614

FINAL ITEMS

GB5SC

To celebrate the British Broadcasting Company establishing its first station in Scotland (Glasgow) 5SC – March 1923, a special event station GB5SC will be active from the BBC’s Glasgow facilities. WoSARS has been asked to assist. More information to follow. In the meantime, you may wish to checkout this WoSARS  TIMELINE entry.

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.

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. 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. The next club meeting will be held on Tuesday the 6th of December. 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.

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 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, 01333 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. 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.

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.

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

Lothians Radio Society has its viral net on 144.350MHz USB from 8pm. Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, secretary@lothiansradiosociety.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. 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.

FRIDAY

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

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 Friday the 9th of December due to a Christmas outing. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811723, www.cpsarc.com

YL Radio News – November 2022

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CONTENTS:
HEDY LAMARR DAY
UFT-YL-CW-Contest
CO6MQ Maria del Carmen Ruiz Perez, doyenne of Cuban women radio amateurs
New Zealand Yls
KD2JTX Doreen T Bogdan-Martin – ITU Secretary-General
3rd UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY Diploma, 2022 Hosted by Selvamar Noticias.
First YL Group Meeting of Argentina
Silent Keys
Postscript – Jeanne live on YouTube with ‘Ham Radio Live’
CONTACT & Calendar

Snips – News For Scotland – 25th September

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

GM4ZUK – 4 & 6 METRES

The provisional results for the last IARU Region 1 50 and 70MHz CW and SSB contests are available. Congratulations to (Alan) GM4ZUK who was placed first in the single operator 70MHz category and G0VHF/P who has been placed first in the multi operator section. In the 50MHz contest, GM4ZUK was placed second in the single operator category and G8T was placed second in the multi-operator category. Read the full results at iaru-r1.org.

LOTHIANS RS VISIT THE MOC + DINNER

This coming Wednesday the Society will be visiting the Museum of Communication for the 2022 EXHIBITION. There will be a pre visit dinner beforehand. Checkout  Lothian Radio Society.

OTHER CLUB NETS & 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

On Tuesday, Ham Radio Network has a talk entitled, An evening with Kevin, KD9TMY. 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 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. 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.

On Tuesday evening, there is a Morse practice session with Glenrothes & District Radio Club. 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 145.575 MHz at 7.30pm. Cathie, 2M0DIB, 01506 433 846.

On 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.

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

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

The Scottish Borders Repeater Group is 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 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

Snips – News For Scotland – 28th August

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

MUSEUM OF COMMUNICATIONS (Burntisland)

100 Years of Broadcasting Exhibition continues. Checkout
“Your Favourite ‘Aunty’ Hits The Press”

FAROE ISLES (OY) OPERATION

Col, MM0NDX and Jonathan, MM0OKG will be active as OY/MM0NDX and OY/MM0OKG from the Faroe Islands, EU-018 between the 1st and the 5th of September. They will operate on various bands and modes using vertical antennas next to the sea. QSL via EB7DX

SSB FIELD DAY

Next weekend Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society club is taking part in SSB Field Day. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365.

MORSE PRACTICE SESSION

On Tuesday evening there is a Morse practice session with Glenrothes & District Radio Club. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753.

LARGS RADIO CLUB

Largs & District Amateur Radio Club has re-opened and meet on the 3rd Tuesday in Largs Museum, 2 Manse Court, Largs. KA30 8AW. All are welcome. James, GM0GMN james@bertram.scot

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

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.

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.

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

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society meets on Wednesday for a night on the air. Adrian, MM0DHY, InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

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 and on Saturday 3 3-4th 144MHz Trophy.. 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.

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 Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has a club night, at the Thorntree Inn. Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Friday, Ayr Amateur Radio Group Club has an in-person meeting and additionally on 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 in addition on the BATC channel from 8pm. Bill, MM0SFB, gm0syv@btinternet.com.

Your Favourite ‘Aunty’ Hits The Press

MOC Exhibition – Picture Fife Free Press

By Fiona Dobie – Fife Free Press

“Looking back at 100 years of British broadcasting at Burntisland’s Museum of Communication


These days with technology all around us an embedded in our day to day lives, it’s easy to forget where it has come from and how we have ended up where we are today.…………….” To read Fiona’s article, CLICK Fife Free Press Logo – above!

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

Wish the ICQPodcast a Happy 14th Birthday

 

Dear ICQPodcast Friend,

It’s now been fourteen years since I made a phone call to my father Martin (M1MRB), and told him I wanted to start a podcast. After explaining what a podcast was, we agreed to produce ten and see if anyone listened.

Now, as we celebrate our fourteenth birthday, with listeners in over one hundred countries, and countless friends made along the way, we are asking for your annual support to keep the ICQPodcast free of commercial adverting.

Four Types of Suggested Donations

We have created three one-off values (£14, £140, and £1.40) for you to show your support of the show and send your birthday wishes. The £1.40 donation would also be a great value to set up as a monthly subscription (all you need to do is select the monthly subscription link at sign-off).

If you wish to show the value you receive from the show with your own figure, select the other option and send your support.

Send your birthday support – http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

Subscriptions Keep the Lights On

One-off donations are easy, but to really support the show, consider a subscription donation. Many listeners support the show for as little as £1 a month – http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

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Successful Morse Code Day in Open Air Museum Arnhem

On June 12, radio amateurs gave information and demonstrations about ‘Morse code as a means of communication’ to the public at the Open Air Museum Arnhem

The interest of the visitors was great. Many were extensively informed. The number of people who wanted to take an “aptitude test” was also above expectations. All in all a very successful day. …………..Read… MORE ………

The Museum of Communications, Burntisland – Exhibit Their ‘Aunty’

An exhibition to mark the centenary of the first scheduled radio broadcasts in the UK and the birth of the BBC – the world’s oldest national broadcaster continues till the end of September. It charts the first 100 years of scheduled broadcasting in Britain, with a timeline highlighting famous Radio and TV programmes and events, illustrated by items from our collection, from crystal set radios and valve wirelesses to TV cameras.

GM4COX – June 2022

Recalling great moments in broadcasting history, events of the day and other memorabilia from their collection including celebrating Royal Broadcasting in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. See  Museum Of Communication  for further information.

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