SNIPS – News For Scotland – 25th February

NEWS FOR SCOTLAND (Edited by Peter GM4DTH)

SUNDAY

Stirling Amateur Radio Society is open today for projects and operating from 10am. To find out more information, visit www.gm6nx.com

Also today, the Lomond Radio Club is open for general activities and operating. For further details, contact Simon, MM0XME, by email to mm0xme@outlook.com

TUESDAY

We have details of three meetings for Tuesday…

Firstly, Dundee Amateur Radio Club will be meeting at the Club’s meeting room at Dundee College,Kingsway Campus. To find out more information, call Martin, 2M0KAU on 07763 708 933.

Secondly, Livingston & District Amateur Radio Society will be holding a normal club night at Crofthead from 7.30pm. For further details, see their website at www.ladars.org.uk.

And thirdly, the Kilmarnock and Loudon Amateur Radio Club will be meeting for a natter night at 7.30pm at their clubhouse and online via Zoom. For further information, email klarcinfo@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY

We have details of two meetings for Wednesday…

Firstly, the Lothians Radio Society will be having a talk by John, GM8OTI and James, GM4WZP entitled ‘47 Years and Counting – the story of Voyager 1 and 2’. For more information about the Society, visit their website www.lothiansradiosociety.com

Secondly, the Galashiels and District Amateur Radio Society will be meeting in the Focus Centre, Livingstone Place, Galashiels at 8pm. To find out more information, contact Jim Keddie, by email to mail@gm7lun.co.uk

THURSDAY

We have details for five meetings for Thursday…

Firstly, Stirling Amateur Radio Society will be holding their AGM at 7pm at their Club House, 68 Bandeath Industrial Estate, Throsk FK7 7XY at 7pm. Once again, their website is at www.gm6nx.com

Secondly, The Glasgow University Wireless Society’s members will be having a talk by Jack GM4COX – An Introduction To SOTA and The Early Years at their meeting on Thursday The Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. To find out more details, email gm5aug@topple.scot

Thirdly, the Lomond Radio Club will be meeting from 7.30pm at the John Connelly Centre in Renton. Contact Simon, by email to mm0xme@outlook.com for further information.

The fourth meeting for Thursday – The Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will be having a CW practice session from 7pm. The evening will also include an equipment surgery and on-air activity from GM3BSQ. For more information about the Society, visit their website at www.aars.org.uk

And finally for Thursday, Caithness Amateur Radio Society will be meeting in Skirza, near John O’Groats. Contact Nigel, MM7BWT, by email to mansfield.n27@gmail.com to find out more details.

FRIDAY

We now have details of three meetings for Friday…

Firstly, Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club will be meeting for a Club night in the lounge bar of the Thorntree Inn. To find out more information, either call Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723 or visit their website www.cpsarc.com

Secondly, the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will be having a club night from 8pm at their Clubrooms within the Garnethill Multicultural Centre in Rose Street in central Glasgow G5 6RE. For further information, either email westofscotlandars@gmail.com or visit www.wosars.club

The third and final meeting for Friday – the Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society will be holding a meeting from 7pm within the Community Education Centre, in Newarthill, ML1 5JU. To find out more details, contact Simon Gray, 2M0LSG, by email to secretary@mlars.co.uk

FURTHER NEWS (Edited by Jack GM4COX)

Please be advised that the Funeral Arrangements for the late Ian McPhedran (GM3GTQ) are confirmed as follows:

Tuesday, 5th March at 11.30 am at Clydebank Crematorium.

Please circulate this information to anyone whom you believe would have know Ian.

Regards,

Victor

GM3VTB

MID LANARK 4 METRE NET

Good morning folks,

Just in case you haven’t heard last night Gerard MM6NRK has resumed his ‘role’ as Net Controller of the MLARS 4M Net on 70.425MHz @ 2000L. This Net ran for a couple of years (April 2020 till about the end of end of 2022) from the onslaught of the Covid Pandemic. 

The next Net Night is Thursday (29th).

73

Jack(;>J

GM4COX

To have your net and other club activities listed on the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society’s website, or to report any changes, contact Tony, MM0TMZ by email to rr1@rsgb.org.uk It is strongly recommended that the GB2RS editorial team are also updated by email to radcom@rsgb.org.uk

SNIPS – News For Scotland – 21st January

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SUNDAY ‘MEETS’

Lomond Radio Club meets each Thursday evening in the club rooms at the John Connolly Centre in Renton at 7.30pm. The Club is now also open on Sunday afternoons for general activities and operating. Simon, MM0XME, mm0xme@outlook.com

AGM

On Wednesday, Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society is holding its AGM. For more information, email invernessradiosociety@gmail.com

SOLDER SMOKE

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will have its usual Solder Group meeting from 6pm on Wednesday at the Electron Club, CCA Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. For more information – Technical Support – WoSARS – Glasgow

SOTA QRP

On Wednesday, Lothians Radio Society will be enjoying a presentation by Andy, MM0FMF entitled ‘SOTA and the QRP Labs QCX HF Transceiver’. secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

WoSARS

Members will be gathering at 8pm on Friday at the Society’s Rose Street rooms for a club night. Checkout the Club Website’s Calendar – wosars.club

145 ALIVE

This coming Saturday (27th) members of WoSARS are intending to take part in the 2 Metre (145MHz) RSGB’s activity period (1300-1500Z) from the Club’s Shack (GM7WOS). Checkout the Club’s CALENDAR entry for further details.

FURTHER NEWS

MARCONI 150 YEARS YOUNG

This year marks 150 years since the birth of Guglielmo Marconi in 1874. The Cornish Radio Amateur Club will be organising International Marconi Day this year on the 27th of April. For more information and updates, visit the GB4IMD Facebook page.

Also:

The World Wide Award 2024 has been running since the 1st of January and will finish on the 31st of January. The event is being held in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Guglielmo Marconi. The World Wide Award combines CW, SSB and digital mode activity from special event stations around the world. Real-time award tracking for chasers is available at hamaward.cloud/wwa

Also:

“Discovering Marconi” is an international amateur radio diploma organised by the ARI Radio Club of Fidenza in Italy. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Italian scientist in 1874, this award aims to delve deeper into the thought, vision, capacity and character of Guglielmo Marconi. More details of special callsigns and award rules can be found at arifidenza.it

OTHER CLUB NETS AND MEETINGS

Details of club activities can usually be found on the individual club’s websites. A fuller summary of activities, Nets, Contacts and Links in Scotland can also be found at RSGB – GB2RS News for Scotland   and the WoSARS NETS Page.

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

 

SNIPS – News For Scotland – 7th Janaury

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

The news team and all the staff at RSGB HQ would like to wish our newsreaders, listeners and online readers a very happy New Year. We would like to remind everyone that we always welcome your news, by email, to radcom@rsgb.org.uk and the deadline is 10am sharp on Thursday mornings. The GB2RS script is usually uploaded to the RSGB website by 4.30pm each Friday afternoon.

MORSE NIGHTS

Glenrothes and District Radio Club’s Tuesday and Thursday multi-speed CW practice sessions and natter nets continue at 7.30pm on 145.425MHz FM. Check-in is open from 7.15pm. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753

MOVIE NIGHT

On Wednesday, Lothians Radio Society is having a video night with Edinburgh Cine and Video Society. Members will be watching The Boat that Rocked, the 2009 film about offshore radio in the 1960s. Coffee will be served from 7pm and the screening will start at 7.30pm. secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

SOLDER SMOKE

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will have its usual Solder Group meeting from 6pm on Wednesday. Members will be gathering at 8pm on Friday at the Society’s Rose Street rooms for a club night. For more information – Pat, 2M1CKE, macrobius@btinternet.com or the Club’s website

FURTHER NEWS

MARCONI 150 YEARS YOUNG

This year marks 150 years since the birth of Guglielmo Marconi in 1874. The Cornish Radio Amateur Club will be organising International Marconi Day this year on the 27th of April. For more information and updates, visit the GB4IMD Facebook page.

OTHER CLUB NETS AND MEETINGS

Details of club activities can usually be found on the individual club’s websites. A fuller summary of activities, Nets, Contacts and Links in Scotland can also be found at RSGB – GB2RS News for Scotland   and the WoSARS NETS Page.

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

SNIPS – News For Scotland – 19th November

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SUNDAY EXPLOITS

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

RTTTTTTTTTTTY

The Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be meeting from 7pm this Tuesday the 21st of November at the Reserve Centre, Elgin. During the evening there will be a technical presentation on RTTY by GM8HWZ. The talk will cover RTTY basics, how it came into use in various forms and its use until the present day. Tea and Coffee are available, and all are welcome. mfars.secretary@gmail.com

KEEPING SECRETS

On Wednesday, Lothians Radio Society will be enjoying a talk entitled ‘Borders Amateurs Secret Contribution to Bletchley Park’ by Bruce McCartney, GM4BDJ and John Struthers, GM8CVN. secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

SOLDER SMOKE

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will have its usual Solder Group meeting from 6pm on Wednesday at the CCA Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. For further information checkout solder group. On Friday members will be gathering at 8pm at the Society’s Rose Street club rooms. For more information check out the club’s website or Pat, 2M1CKE, macrobius@btinternet.com

FUTHER NEWS

DISTANCE LEARNING

The Bath Based Distance Learning team has helped over a thousand students to pass UK amateur radio exams with pass rates consistently above the national average. The next Intermediate course will run from January to May 2024. Students will receive weekly work packages via a virtual classroom. There will be no charge for the training, but students will need to provide their own textbook, scientific calculator, electronic parts and tool kit. Students will also have to arrange their own exam at the end of the course, but advice will be provided at the appropriate time. As part of the application process, there will be some pre-course work to ensure students are able to use the online learning systems and to be sure they are ready to study in January. To receive course application details, please email Bath Based Distance Learning Team Leader Steve, G0FUW, via g0fuw@bbdl.org.uk

OTHER CLUB NETS AND MEETINGS

Details of club activities can usually be found on the individual club’s websites. A fuller summary of activities, Nets, Contacts and Links in Scotland can also be found at RSGB – GB2RS News for Scotland   and the WoSARS NETS Page.

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

SNIPS – New For Scotland – 29th October

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THE DIGITAL SCENE

The DV Scotland Phoenix Monday Night Net operates every Monday from 8pm to 9.30pm with MM3XGP. This is via all DV Scotland Phoenix repeaters on Talk Group 23556, time Slot 2. In addition, via Allstar HUB 53937, D-Star reflector XLX600D and System Fusion Reflector 0-DVSPh. The Coast-to-Coast Net takes place on Saturdays, from 9 to 10pm, with GM5DVS. Details of how to connect are at available – HERE

THE HF SCENE

On Sunday afternoons, Kilmarnock and Loudon Amateur Radio Club has a net on 3720kHz from 2pm. This is followed by a quiz on 145.475MHz from 7.45pm on Sunday evenings. Monday sees a question-and-answer night on Zoom from 7.30pm. On Tuesday, members will be meeting at the clubhouse and via Zoom from 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

Caithness Amateur Radio Society has club nets at 2pm on Wednesday and Saturday on 3740kHz. There are club meetings on Thursdays in the Skirza Clubhouse, near John O’Groats. Nigel, MM7BWT, Mansfield.n27@gmail.com

SOLDER SMOKE

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will have its usual Solder Group meeting from 6pm on Wednesday. Members will be gathering at 8pm on Friday at the Society’s Rose Street club rooms for a ‘hands-on’ meeting. For more information check out the club’s website Pat, 2M1CKE, macrobius@btinternet.com

GB2BD

On the 10th of October 1923 the BBC, then the British Broadcasting Company, opened its seventh transmitter and based it in Aberdeen. Using the callsign GB2BD, the BBC Amateur Radio Group and Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society are celebrating 100 years of broadcasting from the north-east of Scotland on the 3rd and 4th of November 2023. The date chosen for this event falls between the start of transmissions and the centenary of the first Gaelic broadcast by the BBC. Also checkout WoSARS Website article about the British Broadcasting Company’s first broadcasts in Scotland – HERE .

FURTHER NEWS

A reminder that the 2023 Scottish Microwave Round Table, or GMRT will be held between 10.30am and 5pm on Saturday the 11th of November. The event will take place at the Museum of Communication, Burntisland, Fife in Scotland. An interesting programme of speakers has been arranged. Microwave test facilities will be provided, and the event will be an opportunity to purchase components and microwave-related items. The cost is £12 and this includes a buffet lunch. A dinner will be held in the evening at a local hotel. Full information and online registration are available at gmroundtable.org.uk/about Please email Colin, GM4HWO via gm4hwo@gmail.com for more information.

OTHER CLUB NETS AND MEETINGS

Details of club activities can usually be found on the individual club’s websites. A fuller summary of activities, Nets, Contacts and Links in Scotland can also be found at RSGB – GB2RS News for Scotland   and the WoSARS NETS Page.

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

YL Radio News – July 2023

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CONTENTS:
Welcome New YLs
YL-Event SP88YL Poland.
Czech Radio 100 years
Jarmila Hermanova · OK2YL 1st Czech YL
Women of Influence in Engineering USA Michelle Thompson, W5NYV
5 years of Radio Club CE4YLC Yankee Lima Chile
XQ4NUA, Leticia founder of CE4YLC YL Chile
Calendar & Contacts

YL Radio News – May 2023

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CONTENTS:
Editorial
Elena UA1WCM
ALARAmeet 2023
NZ – WARO Field Day
2023 SARL Annual Awards Local-is-Lekker
Susan Prinsloo pilots Helicopter recovery of experimental Balloon
Silent Keys
Calendar

SNIPS – News For Scotland – 23rd April

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THE BLACKPOOL RALLY

The, Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Society is visiting the Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association rally at Blackpool. The club has a net on Monday on 433.525MHz from 8pm. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192

MORSE PRACTICE

Michael, GM5AUG has a new 80m GB2CW transmission on Sundays at 7.30pm around 3555kHz. This is intended for anyone who wishes to learn CW, at any level. Following the transmission, feedback for students will be available via Zoom.

Also, the 2M (144.600MHz) sessions continues on a Monday & Thursday nights at 2000hrs. For more information, please email gm5aug@topple.scot & wosars.club (CALENDAR).

PI STAR MMDVM HOTSPOT

On Tuesday the 2nd of May at 7pm, Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be enjoying a talk by GM8HWZ entitled ‘PI Star MMDVM Hotspot’.  GM8HWZ/MM0TQH, www.mfars.club mfars.secretary@gmail.com

TECHNICAL & SUPPORT NET

On Wednesday, from 8pm to 9pm, George, MM0JNL will be hosting a Technical and Support Net via the GB3BT repeater. 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. On Saturday the 22nd of April, George, will be holding a support group from 6.30pm until 8.30pm at Wild Crest Park Community Room, Brewery Road, Wooler NE71 6QG. This group is open to anyone with an interest in radio, be they licensed amateurs, those self-studying for their first or next licence, or shortwave listeners. There is a small charge of £1 towards the room. dr16@rsgb.org.uk

MORSE MASTERCLASS

On Wednesday, Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society will be meeting to enjoy a Morse code masterclass with Chris, GM3WOJ. Invernessradiosociety@gmail.com

RADIO FROM FAR FLUNG PLACES

On Wednesday, Lothians Radio Society will be meeting to enjoy a talk by Geoff, MM5AHO entitled ‘Radio from far-flung places – how to fit our hobby into business and other travel’. Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

EQUIPMENT SURGERY

On Thursday, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is holding an equipment surgery and operating workshop. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365

FURTHER NEWS ITEMS

GB5SC – RADCOM

WoSARS is featured in an article in this Month’s RadCom (May) about special event station GB5SC (100years of broadcasting in Scotland – March 4-6th). More information HERE .

BLACKPOOL RALLY (GB2RS Extract)

“………….. The Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association Rally, also known as both the ‘NARSA Rally’ and the ‘Blackpool Rally’, will take place on Sunday the 23rd of April. The venue will be Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA. For more details contact Dave, M0OBW on 01270 761 608, email dwilson@btinternet.com or visit narsa.org.uk ………”

ASRA RALLY

The 2023 ASRA Rally at Braehead will be held on Sunday the 14th of May. There will be an RSGB bookstall, trader stands, bring and buy, and full catering on site. Free car parking will be available. For more information contact Stephen Kelly via admin@braeheadradiorally.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 25th April. Martin, 2M0KAU, 07763 708 933

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz using SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz at 2.30pm for a CW net. The next club meeting will be this coming Tuesday the 25th April. Alternate Tuesdays see a natter night on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

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

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

MONDAY

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

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

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 and the next meeting will be Tuesday 16th May 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 (check this out, it may longer be taking place (March 2023)). Friday sees the club meeting at Newarthill Community Education Centre, Newarthill, ML1 5JU from 7pm.  Simon,  2M0LSG,Secretary@mlars.co.uk.

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

THURSDAY

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

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

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 7th May. 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 5th May 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, the Club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at its Rose Street club rooms. For more information check out the Club’s website: wosars.club Jack, GM4COX, wosars.club

SATURDAY
Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club will meet at the AIRD Centre in Stranraer on Saturday the 20th of May from 11am to 3pm. Together with Dumfries and Galloway RAYNET group, there is an open net on GB3DG every day at noon. All are welcome. There is also a net on GB3DG every Thursday from 7.15pm, then joining with Zoom from 8pm. Oli, MM0YOS, info@gm4riv.org

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MORSE PRACTICE

Michael, GM5AUG is starting a new 80m GB2CW transmission on Sundays at 7.30pm around 3555kHz. This is intended for anyone who wishes to learn CW, at any level. Following the transmission, feedback for students will be available via Zoom.

Also is the New 2M (144.600MHz) sessions on a Monday & Thursday nights at 2000hrs. For more information, please email gm5aug@topple.scot & wosars.club .

TECHNICAL & SUPPORT NET

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

JUNK SALE

On Thursday, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will be having a junk sale at 7pm. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365

TALK

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday 14th at its Rose Street club rooms. The Society will be having a presentation by Jack, GM4COX looking at the question ‘Why the German Luftwaffe did not destroy the British Chain Home Radar before the main attack on the UK’. For more information Jack, GM4COX, wosars.club/calendar

SURPLUS EQUIPMENT SALE

Also, the Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society Surplus Equipment Sale will take place on Saturday the 22nd of April at Roseisle Hall. Doors open at 12pm for buyers, and 10am for sellers. Hot drinks, snacks and free car parking will be available. To book a sellers table, contact mfars.secretary@gmail.com For more information see: www.mfars.club

FURTHER NEWS ITEMS

GMDX CONVENTION AND DINNER

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

ASRA RALLY

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

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 18th April. Martin, 2M0KAU, 07763 708 933

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz using SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz at 2.30pm for a CW net. The next club meeting will be this coming Tuesday the 11th April. Alternate Tuesdays see a natter night on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

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

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

MONDAY

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

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Society has a net on Monday at 8pm on 433.525MHz. On Saturday, there will be a club meeting and social evening. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 619

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

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

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz using SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz at 2.30pm for a CW net. The next club meeting will be held on Tuesday the 4th of April. Alternate Tuesdays see a natter night on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

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

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

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 via GB7BI, or on BI Chat 475 if Highlands and Islands is busy, from 8pm. Invernessradiosociety@gmail.com

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

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

THURSDAY

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

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

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 7th April. On alternate Fridays there is a Zoom natter. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 461

Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club usually meets on the first Friday of the month for a club night in the lounge bar of the Thorntree Inn. The next club night will be the 5th May 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

SATURDAY

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

SNIPS – News For Scotland – 12th March

CLICK – For Full Scotland Schedule

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

GB5SC – BBC 100 Years Of Broadcasting in Scotland (5SC)

Operation commenced on the morning of Saturday 4th @ 0000hrs from the present BBC Pacific Quay headquarters, and ran till 2359 hrs on Monday the 6th (the exact date 100 years ago) using HF, VHF, UHF and QO-100. The BBC club (Amateur Radio Group) team were joined by operators from the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society. Also to compliment the operation, GB2RS for the Glasgow Area was transmitted from the ‘Shack’ by Vic GM3VTB. Pictures of the operation along with video is now available. Checkout WoSARS Website  QUICKLINK search facility and enter GB5SC into the Search Box. Also check the GB5SC page at QRZ.COM.

ZOOM – FIDDLING WITH FT8

On Tuesday, Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be “Fiddling with FT8 Comms via Zoom” and will also be enjoying ‘Moray Chat” on DMR via GB7SS. GM8HWZ/MM0TQH www.mfars.club mfars.secretary@gmail.com

TECHNICAL SUPPORT NET

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

TALK – NVIS

On Thursday, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will be meeting to discuss Near Vertical Incidence Skywaves with 2M0IAQ . Fred, GM3ALZ, 01-975 651 365

TALK – THE STORY OF A SPITFIRE (MOC)

On Saturday, 1100, at the Museum of Communications and on Zoom. For more details checkout WoSARS CALENDAR .

FURTHER NEWS ITEMS

GB3ORK – Closing (GB2RS Extract)

“……….. GB3ORK, the Orkney Islands 5MHz beacon has closed down following the expiry of its Notice of Variation (NoV). It was the last of a chain of three beacons that once provided a wealth of data for the “5MHz EXPERIMENT” prior to the band being formally allocated. The RSGB thanks its keeper for the time and dedication given ……………………”

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 14th March. Martin, 2M0KAU, 07763 708 933

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

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

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 at 7pm on Thursday. The club is open for projects and operating on Sundays from 10am. secretary@gm6nx.com

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

MONDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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 and the next meeting will be Tuesday 21st March 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 has a net via GB7BI, or on BI Chat 475 if Highlands and Islands is busy, from 8pm. Invernessradiosociety@gmail.com

Lothians Radio Society has its Viral Net on 144.350MHz USB at 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 at the Centre for Contemprary Arts, Sauchihall Street. Checkout  wosars.club .

THURSDAY

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

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

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 March. 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 April meeting. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811723, www.cpsarc.com

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

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

SATURDAY

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce that it is now meeting monthly on Saturdays. The next meeting will be at the AIRD Centre on Saturday the 18th of March from 11am to 3pm. Together with Dumfries and Galloway RAYNET group, there is an open net on GB3DG every day at noon. All are welcome. Every third Thursday of the month the club meets at the AIRD Unit in Stranraer, from 8pm to 9pm. There is also a net on GB3DG every Thursday from 7.15pm, then joining with Zoom from 8pm. Oli, MM0YOS, info@gm4riv.org

 

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