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 .

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

Your support has been amazing

It’s hard to put into words the encouragement and positivity that have been received from listeners over the years. When times have been tough, a kind word or comment about the show gives us the strength to continue.

Thanking you in advance

73 Colin M6BOY

ICQPodcast.com

 

 

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.

Snips – News For Scotland – 19th June

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

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.

GM0GMN

James (Jim) Bertram, GM0GMN has been involved in amateur radio since he was a teenager when he first joined the RSGB. He is very active on HF, VHF and UHF with a particular interest in HF DX and DMR. James is also the Secretary of The International Police Association Radio Club, which has more than 100 members. He was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

HAM RADIO NETWORK

This coming Monday 20th, has ‘An Evening with Marija, YU3AWA’ talking about Youngsters on The Air on Monday. Go to the website for the link www.hrn.world .

GB2LEE

On Saturday the 25th of June, Lomond Radio Club will be operating GB2LEE from the Tall Ship Glenlee located at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow. Glenlee is the last remaining 3-masted Clydebuilt ship still afloat in the UK. The event aims to celebrate Glasgow’s proud maritime heritage and the 125th anniversary of the tall ship. www.hrn.world.

NETS & MEETINGS

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club is taking part in a 50MHz Field Day today. There is a net at 8.15pm on Monday on 433.525MHz. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

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. On Tuesday, there is a meeting with a talk at the clubhouse 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 D&G 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.

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.

The Tuesday evening Morse practice session with Glenrothes & District Radio Club has ceased for the Summer break. It will resume at 7.15pm on the 23rd of August on 145.425MHz FM. On Thursday there is a Ragchew and Morse practice from 7.15pm. The club runs Monday to Saturday nets at 10am on 3.790MHz. 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

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society is meeting on Wednesday with the theme of Getting Started with Satellites. Adrian, MM0DHY, Invernessradiosociety@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. On Friday the club meets at Newarthill Community Education Centre, Newarthill ML1 5JU from 7pm. Simon, 2M0LSG, Secretary@mlars.co.uk.

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. Net information from George MM0JNL dr16@rsgb.org,uk and repeater information at sbrg.co.uk

Also this Wednesday at 6pm onwards sees the WoSARS Solder Group meet in the Electron Club at the CCA, Sauchiehall Street. And Friday is a usual Club Night at Rose Street. Checkout their website wosars.club for further details.

On Friday, Ayr Amateur Radio Group Club has an in-person meeting and Zoom. Agendas and Zoom link will be posted on the club’s web page. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614.

On Friday Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has a club night. Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

SOTA @ 20 (Years Young)

Summits on the Air launched in England (G) and Wales (GW) on 2nd March 2002. Since then it has expanded massively to over one hundred associations on all major world continents, and has over 24,000 participants.

A special award has been launched to celebrate SOTA’s 20th birthday. Participants can obtain a certificate for their best 20 days chasing or activating (separate certificates for each activity). Logs are entered as normal and the SOTA Database picks your 20 highest scoring days out of your logs for the whole year. (March 2nd 2022 to March 1st 2023). Read MORE ……………..

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