Bartek – MM7AJI Wins WoSARS Construction Competition

Friday the 22nd November saw the annual Construction Competition take place, and it was gratifying to see so many good ‘technical’ entries:

  • BARTEK – MM7AJI – Homebrew High Capacity, used Li-Po, Power and Management Pack – 1st with 167 Points
  • CONG . SWL – Homebrew Capacitor Health Checker – 2nd with 155 Points
  • STUART – MM1ESW – Homebrew Remote HF Loop – 3rd with 146 Points
  • PAT – 2M1CKE – Homebrew Portable Desktop Stand
  • JACK – GM4COX – Homebrew 13cms 24 Element Yagi
  • JACK – GM4COX – Homwbrew 8GHz RF Probe

With a new Club member, Bartek the overall winner.


Well done Bartek !

This year the Scoring regime slightly changed – HERE. Although the Categories remained the same, the Points awarded to each was changed to give a possible maximum of 100 Points/Judge.

And to this end, our two Judges on the night were ERNIE – GM0EZP and JOHN – GM0XFK. Thanks ‘lads’!

The Top Three – Cong, Bartek & Stuart

This year’s standard of construction was high, but as has been said on other Construction related POSTS , it’s not the most technically complex, beautifully built gizzo that will win, as you can see other factors are taken into consideration. So next year please have a go.

Also, there are some more pictures within our PROGRAMME FORUM’s, the CONSTRUCTION COMPETITION Photo Folder.

Finally, it was good to see Paul – MM7AJE (through the generous help of Bartek popping out to Paul’s QTH) able to attend the meeting following his recent ACCIDENT with a Police van. Well done Paul (and Bartek).


Snips – News For Scotland – 13th October

The news headlines:

• RSGB meets with Ofcom over VDSL
• Scottish Microwave Round Table soon
• Apply now to run GB19YOTA

GB2RS – Script


Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday. Next Sunday sees a trip to the Galashiels Rally. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club is closed on Monday, then Friday, Saturday and Sunday sees the JOTA station on the air. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to

On Wednesday Glenrothes and District Radio Club meets in Thornton. Contact Tam on 0775 352 6498.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a surplus equipment sale at St Fillans Church Hall. Details from Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, via email to

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a normal club night. For details, see

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has 10 minute talks by members. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a kit building evening. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with training and radio operations. For details see

On Saturday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society is operating a JOTA station at the 47th Cally Rally, located at Dochgarroch. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to

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