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 ……………..

YL Radio News – April 2022

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CONTENTS:

Results of the SARL YL QSO Party

Radio ZS coverZS5YH editor of yl.beam.

JA-WELL-NO-FINE (Editorial)

G6YL, Barbara Mary Dunn – 1st British YL

Pitcairn Island YL

Galápagos Islands

ALARA

Mendaly Ries, LX2VY Luxembourg

SYLRA Program Finland Meet

Condolences & Silent Keys
AA4YL Cheryl Denise King Whitlock – S/K
K5JGC Burnette Boyett – S/K
K1LIZ Elizabeth (Liz) Burns – S/K

Contacts & Calendar

Snips – News For Scotland – 3rd April

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

CLUB NEWS

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 in Scotland can be found at www.wosars.club/radio-nets .

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is open today for operating from 11am and next week for project construction. It will also be open on Thursday from 7pm.

Livingston & District Amateur Radio Society has a Club night at Crofthead on Tuesday from 7.30pm.

Also on Tuesday, Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club, there is a natter night at their clubhouse and on Zoom at 7.30pm.

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society is on the air on Wednesday.

Also this Wednesday WoSARS’s SOLDER GROUP meets from 6pm at the Electron Club, CCA, Sauchiehall Street.

And the Lothians Radio Society has a Video Night by Peter GM4DTH at ECVS. Checkout their website www.lothiansradiosociety.com

This Thursday, Glenrothes & District Radio Club, there’s a Club meeting at the Secret Bunker from 2pm.

Also this Thursday, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society meets at 7.30pm and is having a junk sale.

And Lomond Radio Club has resumed club nights on Thursdays from 7.30pm at the John Connelly Centre in Renton.

And again this coming Thursday at 7pm the Wigtownshire ARC has a lecture Transatlantic Tests and Paul Godley lecture. Checkout their website www.gm4riv.org

On Friday at 8pm, WoSARS has a Video Night at Rose Street. Checkout their CALENDAR for further details.

Also this coming Friday, the Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club (SPARCS) has resumed club meetings at 4a Auchengramont Road, Hamilton ML3 6JP

Snips – News For Scotland – 27th March

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

If you are Club’s an RSGB Affiliated Club check with your DR (RR2) that your club’s secretary is receiving it’s monthly copy of the Affiliated Societies Newsletter for you to read?

CLUB NEWS

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 in Scotland can be found at www.wosars.club/radio-nets .

Today, Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is open today for operating from 11am and next week for antenna work. It will also be open on Thursday from 7pm – secretary@gm6nx.com

Tonight is the final Loch Lomond Sunday Night NET for this year, taking place from 8pm via EchoLink MB7IBH and Locally on 145.3375 and with a 103.5 Hz CTCSS. Early Check-ins from 7.45pm. Paul, MM3DDQ email mm3ddq@yahoo.co.uk

Last Wednesday (23rd) the Lothians Amateur Radio Club had a talk by Malcolm Fergusson titled Bletchley Park, Section VIII and the Pentland Hills. Checkout how the talk went on the Lothian’s Website – HERE .

And this coming Wednesday, the WoSARS Solder Group meets at 6pm at the Electron Club in the CCA, Sauchiehall Street. Checkout the TRAINING section on the Club’s Website.

This Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society meets at 7:30pm and is having an Equipment Surgery & Operating Workshop. www.aars.org.uk

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

Also on Friday WoSARS has a Club Night Chaired by Alan GM4TOQ. Checkout CALENDAR .

And finally, again this coming Friday, Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club (SPARC’s) has resumed club meetings 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

CLUB NETS (Full Listings & Links – 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.

Ukraine Maintains Ham Radio Silence in State of Emergency

Radio amateurs in Ukraine appear to be diligently maintaining radio silence as the state of emergency declared there just prior to the Russian military invasion remains in effect. A February 24 decree from President Volodymyr Zelensky included “a ban on the operation of amateur radio transmitters for personal and collective use.” The Ukraine Amateur Radio League (UARL/LRU) reported this past week that it has received many messages of encouragement from the worldwide amateur radio community……Read MORE

SNIPS – News For Scotland – 13th March

 

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NEW EXHIBITION FOR 2022 CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF BROADCASTING – Museum Of Communications (MOC)

After the two-year enforced closure of the Burntisland based MOC museum, we are  planning to open a new free public exhibition from May.  The exhibition will mark an important anniversary in the history of radio and TV broadcasting.

In 2022, British broadcasting has entered its centenary year, marking both 100 years since the first experimental scheduled broadcasts were made in the UK and the start of the BBC – the world’s oldest national broadcaster. It will also register our  presence back in the community and  town etc.

The Museum’s 2022 exhibition will be in  131 on the High Street of Burntisland (KY3 9AA). The exhibition will feature a 100 year Broadcasting timeline running from 1922 to 2022 highlighting famous radio and TV programmes and events illustrated by items from our collection- crystal set radios, valve wirelesses to TV cameras, recalling the great moments in broadcasting history, events of the day and other memorabilia. Hopefully we can set up a broadcast demonstration for young people to enjoy and illustrate some of the technical aspects of the history of broadcasting. We also want to show how broadcasting has evolved into today’s world of on-line streaming, smart-phones and HDTV.  There will be an additional exhibit covering Royal Broadcasting in this Queens Platinum Jubilee year.

Everyone will be welcome to come in to see the exhibition – normally on Wednesdays and Saturdays over May to September. There will be no charge for entrance to the exhibition. The museum is a registered charity and run only by  volunteers. WoSARS Members see POST#1978 . for further information.

CLUB NEWS

With Scottish Clubs returning to normal meeting, details of club activities can be usually be found on the individual club’s website. A summary of activities in Scotland can be found on WoSARS’s – SNIPS .

East Kilbride ARC advises that it remains closed for the time being. info@ears-club.uk

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is open today for operating from 11am and next week for antenna work. It will also be open on Thursday from 7pm. secretary@gm6nx.com

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

On Tuesday Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio has a construction night at RBL. Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society is on the air on Wednesday. Adrian, MM0DHY, Invernessradiosociety@gmail.com

Lothians Radio Society meets at 8pm. on Wednesday at the Braids Hill Hotel, Edinburgh www.lothiansradiosociety.com. This coming Wednesday “Viral NET”

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on Thursday by Graham, GM4OBD called 5 out of 40 members do count at 7:30pm. www.aars.org.uk

And, The Lomond Radio Club is open for in-person club nights on Thursdays from 7.30pm at the John Connelly Centre in Renton. Details from Barrie, gm0kzx@googlemail.com

Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society meets every Friday from 7pm at Newarthill Community Education Centre, ML1 5JU.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has Solder Group meetings at Sauchiehall Street on Wednesday. On Friday at Rose Street (18th MARCH) will be a ‘Digital Radio Night & Applications’ hosted by Ernie, GM0EZP with contributions from the ‘floor’.

Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club – SPARC has resumed on 4th and is meeting this coming Friday 18th @ 2000hrs – 4a Auchengramont Road, Hamilton, ML3 6JT.

CLUB NETS (Full Listings – 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.

1st Anniversary Of Mid-Lanark (MLARS) 4 Metre Net

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Mid Lanark ARS – 4 Metre Net

The  10TH MARCH will be the first anniversary of the MID-LANARK ARS (based out of Newharthill, Motherwell) 4 Metre Net, initiated (and hosted) by Gearoid (Gerard) – MM6NRK on behalf of the Club.

As a consequence of Covid restrictions, over the last couple of years, many CLUB NETS were established, though none in GM on 4 Metres.

If you haven’t had a chance to join Gerard, Mid Lanark, and many WoSARS Members, and you fancy trying 4M, there are quite a collection of ex PMR (private mobile radio) radios on sale on various sites that can be converted for this band.

GL and work you on 4?

Jack(;>J

Avro Lancaster 80th Anniversary Of The 1st Operational Sortie

In March 1942 the first sorties of the AVRO Lancaster aircraft took place. This commemorative event for Lancaster aircraft is being simultaneously partnered in the UK by callsign GB80LAN; and, in Canada by callsign VE80LAN organised by Hamilton Amateur Radio Club, and Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and, in Australia by callsign VK80LAN organised by the Western Australian VHF Group. They want to commemorate those involved with the Lancaster.

Also of interest, is that the Lincoln Short Wave Club will be operating GB6IBC from the International Bomber Command Memorial on 5th March 2022.

Unusually Ofcom has given permission for the call to be used at several different locations. Currently confirmed operations will take place from the three active RAF Station Amateur Radio Clubs at RAF Waddington, RAF Cosford and RAF Halton. Also the call will be on the air from ex RAF East Kirkby which is now the home of the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and Lancaster “Just Jane”.

CURRENT SCHEDULE:- (subject to amendment)

  • RAF WADDINGTON 2nd – 8th

  • RAF EAST KIRKBY 9th – 12th

  • RAF COSFORD 15th – 21st

  • RAF HALTON 1st & 22nd – 28th

In Australia, the WA VHF Group requested for the special event call sign VK80LAN to be available through March. VK80LAN hopes to be operating from the radio room in the Lancaster Bomber at the RAAFA Aviation Heritage Museum in Bull Creek, a suburb of Perth. A roster of operators wishing to take advantage of operating the special event callsign during the month is being drawn up.

Further info is available from the QRZ pages and Museum links as only snippets have been included here – https://www.qrz.com/db/VK80LAN

Also, checkout the WoSARS CALENDAR entry as to who is working the stations.

GB100 2MT (‘Two-Emma-Toc’) marking the Centenary of British Broadcasting – Special Event station 14th February Only!!!

(EDIT (COX) 14th – See POST#1946 . (TDX & COX work them at Writtle))

On 14th February 1922 the Marconi Company began to broadcast a five-minute program of speech and music within the weekly half-hour calibration transmission. The broadcasts were made weekly on Tuesday made using the callsign 2MT from an ex-army hut in the village of Writtle near Chelmsford. Initially, the station had only 200 Watts and transmitted on 700m (428 kHz) using an inverted-L antenna.

The enthusiastic team, led by Captain Peter Eckersley, assembled their transmitter together with a gramophone player, microphone, and on occasions a piano from the local public house, to entertain listeners. The regular announcement; “This is Two Emma Toc, Writtle testing, Writtle testing”, became quite well known.

This was the first regular wireless broadcast for entertainment in the UK and its success provided the foundation for the formation of the BBC later in 1922.

Members of Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) will operate a special event station to commemorate this historic event. A special callsign, GB100-2MT, is active during February – and on 14th February will operate from Writtle, close to where the original broadcasts were made. Operating will be on HF, as well as locally on VHF/UHF.

QSOs will be confirmed on LOTW and eQSL. Sorry no QSL cards, or bureau.

Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) – http://www.g0mwt.org.uk