Snips – News For Scotland – 17th May

The news headlines:

  • More media coverage for #GOTA2C
  • 2nd Hope QSO Party starts tomorrow
  • New beta of WSJT-X updates FT4 & FT8

GB2RS News Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

Ayr Amateur Radio Group has daily nets on 7.035MHz ± QRM at 10.15am, QSY to 7.065MHz for SSB; on 145.450MHz at 10.30am; in CW on 144.295MHz at 7.30pm, moving to FM or SSB later. Sundays also see a CW net on 144.295MHz from 7pm and 145.450MHz FM at 7.30pm. Contact Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

Dundee ARC has a net on Sundays via GB3AG from 7pm. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on 433.525MHz FM from 8pm. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

Glenrothes and District Radio Club has open nets on Monday to Saturday at 10am on 3.790MHz. Tuesday and Thursday see Morse classes from 7.20pm on 145.425MHz. Contact Tam on 0775 352 6498.

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, moving to around 3.540MHz for a CW net after the SSB net ends. Tuesday sees a net on 145.475MHz FM from 7.30pm and on Saturday there’s an online meeting. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 10pm on 28.475MHz. On Wednesday it’s the DMR Scotland chat on TG23550 from 8pm and Friday sees a Zello net on the club channel, moving later to 2m FM. Details at mlars.co.uk.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a net on Wednesday from 8pm on 433.425MHz from 8pm. On Friday there’s a net on 145.425MHz from 8pm. Details at wosars.club.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm on 145.575MHz and GB7BI or GB7II slot 1 475—for details, email InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club has a net from 7pm on GB3DG. Details at gm4riv.org.

On Saturday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on 433.525MHz FM from 8pm. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

NOTE: A comprehensive List of Club Nets can be found on the WoSARS Website wosars.club/radio-nets .

Snips – News For Scotland – 10th May

The news headlines:

  • BBC features RSGB Get on the air to care campaign
  • VDSL call to action in new online RadCom
  • RCF Arkwright Scholar 3D prints PPE

GB2RS Script – HERE .

NEWS

Some sad news that Maurice Boyce GM0RRK passed away with Covid-19 and his wife Rose is also ill. No funeral will be taking place but the hearse will stop by his house on Ledi Drive at 11.30am on May 22nd. I’m sure that we all wish his wife a full recovery and send our condolences to the family.

Please note that the RSGB has temporarily relaxed the rules for practical assessments as a prerequisite for amateur radio licence examinations. These assessments have been suspended for the foreseeable future during the COVID-19 crisis. Foundation candidates can now sit their exam entirely on line. At present arrangements for Intermediate and Full examinations are currently under review. For further information go to www.rsgb.org/exam-faq. Latest news on this is that there are over 600 candidates now waiting to sit their exam, so get your entry in now.

For those of our listeners who want to buff up before taking the foundation exam then Billy MacFarlane of the Stirling Club has produced an on-line training programme with 43 lessons and this is available to use free of charge at https://gm6dx.thinkific.com/

CLUB NEWS

Ayr Amateur Radio Group has daily nets on 7.035MHz ± QRM at 10.15am, QSY to 7.065MHz for SSB; 145.450MHz at 10.30am; CW on 144.295MHz at 7.30pm, QSY to FM or SSB later. Sundays also see a CW net on 144.295MHz from 7pm and 145.450MHz FM at 7.30pm. Contact Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

Dundee ARC has a net on Sundays via GB3AG from 7pm. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

Glenrothes and District Radio Club has open nets on Monday to Saturday at 10am on 3.790MHz. Tuesday and Thursday see Morse classes from 7.20pm on 145.425MHz. Contact Tam on 0775 352 6498.

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, moving to around 3.540MHz for a CW net after the SSB net ends. Tuesday sees a net on 145.475MHz FM from 7.30pm and on Saturday there’s an online meeting. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 10pm on 28.475MHz. On Wednesday it’s the DMR Scotland chat on TG23550 from 8pm and Friday sees a Zello net on the club channel, moving later to 2m FM. Details at mlars.co.uk.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a net on Wednesday from 8pm on 433.425MHz from 8pm. On Friday there’s a net on 145.375MHz from 8pm. Details at wosars.club.

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has a net starting on 433.525MHz FM at 8pm. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society has it net from 8pm on 145.575MHz and GB7BI, or GB7II slot 1 475, For details, email InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society will be holding a net on 144.350MHz SSB at 8pm. All are welcome to join in. For further information please contact Andy by email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club has a net from 7pm on GB3DG. See gm4riv.org for other details.

NOTE: A comprehensive List of Club Nets can be found on the WoSARS Website wosars.club/radio-nets .

Snips – News For Scotland – 3rd May

The news headlines:

  • Get on the air to care campaign succeeding
  • May RadCom made available to all online
  • Repeater and Beacon insurance renewed

GB2RS – Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

Please note that the RSGB has relaxed the rules for practical assessments as a prerequisite for amateur radio licence examinations. These assessments have been suspended for the foreseeable future during the COVID-19 crisis. Foundation candidates can now sit their exam entirely on line. At present arrangements for Intermediate and Full examinations are currently under review. For further information go to www.rsgb.org/exam-faq. Latest news on this is that there are over 500 candidates now waiting to sit their exam, so get your entry in now.

For those of our listeners who want to buff up before taking the foundation exam then Billy MacFarlane of the Stirling Club has produced an on-line training programme with 43 lessons and this is available to use free of charge at https://gm6dx.thinkific.com/

Today Stirling and District Radio Society are running a net in place of their regular Sunday Club Meetings they are using the GB3FE repeater located at Stirling from 10am.

Glasgow and Clyde RAYNET group are running a NET today and for the foreseeable future using the MB7IBH gateway at Dumbarton. Access is via EchoLink or on RF on 144.9625 MHz and the net is open to ALL from 8:00pm

Ayr Amateur Radio Group has daily CW nets on 7.035MHz ± QRM at 10.15am, then they QSY to 7.065MHz for a SSB net; then at 10:30 their net is on145.450MHz; then in the evening they hold a net on CW on 144.295MHz at 7.30pm, following that they QSY to FM or SSB. Sundays also see a CW net on 144.295MHz from 7pm and one on 145.450MHz FM at 7.30pm. Contact Derek, MM0OVD, on 07447 931 941.

Dundee ARC has a net on Sundays via GB3AG from 7pm. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 07763 708 933.

Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, moving to around 3.540MHz for a CW net after the SSB net ends. Tuesday sees a net on 145.475MHz FM from 7.30pm and on Saturday there’s an online meeting. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 10pm on 28.475MHz. On Wednesday it’s the DMR Scotland chat on TG23550 from 8pm and Friday sees a Zello net on the club channel, moving later to 2m FM. Details are at https://mlars.co.uk.

Glenrothes & District Radio Club has open nets on Monday to Saturday at 10am on 3.790MHz and on Tuesdays and Thursdays on 145.425MHz at 7:20pm. In addition to the VHF nets there will be morse training. Contact Tam on 07753 526 498.

On Monday Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a net on 433.525MHz FM at 8pm. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07740 946 192.

Paisley Amateur Radio Club are running nets on Monday from 2000 on144.550 and Zello, and on Tuesday at 2000 using DMR 4415 and on Thursday at 2000 on 144.550 and Zello

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society has a net on 144.350MHz SSB at 8pm. All are welcome to join in. For further information please contact Andy by email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

On Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society has it net from 8pm on 145.575MHz & GB7BI or GB7II slot 1 475, For details, email InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a net from 8pm on 433.425MHz. On Friday there’s a net on 145.425MHz also from 8pm. Details are at wosars.club.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club has a net from 7pm on GB3DG. See www.gm4riv.org for other details.

Also, on Thursday the Lomond Club will be using MB7IBH on 144.9625MHz in the Dumbarton Area from 7:30 and they will be also connected on EchoLink using the same gateway

Thirdly, on Thursday the Stirling Club has a net on GB3FE from 7pm.

And finally on Friday Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club  (SPARCS) runs a net from 1930 on 145.400 MHz. contact Bill MM0SFB for information.

 

…… and if you have any relevant information with regards to Club Nets, please contact Tony – MM0TMZ or radcom@rsgb.org.uk. Also, WoSARS has a compiled table of known Nets which can be accessed on their Homepage at wosars.club …..

EDIT: 03/05/20 – A table of Club Radio Nets – HERE .

Snips – News For Scotland – 26th April

The news headlines:

  • First remotely-invigilated exam callsigns issued
  • Download latest 5MHz Newsletter
  • Japanese amateurs get new privileges

GB2RS News Script – HERE .

NEWS

We start with news of an unusual on-the-air tribute. Dave Cossar, GM3WIL became a Silent Key on 4 April following an unexpected heart attack. The present lockdown rules prevent most people from attending memorial gatherings so, to coincide with Dave’s cremation, 30 local amateurs went on the air to pay their last respects and say a few personal words. Dave was a DXCC Honor Roll member, had held a number of distance records for microwave transmissions, was active in ARDF and, along with Roy, GM4VKI, was the face of the G-QRP club at rallies in Scotland and northern England.

CLUB NEWS

Glenrothes and District Radio Club has open nets on Monday to Saturday at 10am on 3.790MHz. Tuesday and Thursday see Morse classes from 7.20pm on 145.425MHz. Contact Tam on 0775 352 6498.

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio club has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

Lothians Radio Society will be holding a net on 144.350MHz SSB at 8pm on Wednesday. All are welcome to join in. For further information please contact Andy by email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a net on Wednesday from 8pm on 433.425MHz from 8pm. On Friday there’s a net on 145.425MHz from 8pm—details at wosars.club.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club meet on GB3DG at 7.30pm—see gm4riv.org for other details—Clive, GM4FZH, info@GM4RIV.org.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club commences SOS Radio Week operations on Friday. Next Sunday there’s a net on GB3AG from 7pm. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

EDIT 25/04/20 – A full table of Club Nets can be found – HERE .

Snips – News For Scotland – 19th April

The news headlines:

  • Get on the air to care
  • Cast your RSGB election vote
  • SOS Radio Week to go ahead

GB2RS Script – HERE .

Please note that the RSGB has relaxed the rules for practical assessments as a prerequisite for amateur radio licence examinations. These assessments have been suspended for the
foreseeable future during the COVID-19 crisis. Foundation candidates can now sit their exam entirely on line. At present arrangements for Intermediate and Full examinations are currently under review. For further information go to www.rsgb.org/exam-faq

For those of our listeners who want to buff up before taking the foundation exam then Billy MacFarlane of the Stirling Club has produced an on-line training programme with 43 lessons
and this is available to use free of charge at https://gm6dx.thinkific.com/

CLUB NEWS

Glenrothes and District Radio Club has open nets on Monday to Saturday at 10am on 3.790MHz. Tuesday and Thursday see Morse classes from 7.20pm on 145.425MHz. Contact Tam on 0775 352 6498.

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

Lothians Radio Society will be holding a net on 144.350MHz SSB at 8pm on Wednesday. All are welcome to join in. For further information please contact Andy on secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a net on Wednesday from 8pm on 433.425MHz from 8pm. On Friday there’s a net on 145.375MHz from 8pm—details at wosars.club.

EDIT: A Full Net Listings – HERE .

Snips – News For Scotland – 12th April

The news headlines:

  • IARU turns 95
  • EMC help is on hand
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission at NRC

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

Dundee Amateur Radio Club has a net on GB3AG from 7pm this Sunday and next Sunday. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a net on Wednesday from 8pm on 433.425MHz from 8pm. On Friday there’s a net on 145.375MHz from 8pm—details at wosars.club.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society will be holding a net on 144.350MHz SSB at 8pm. All are welcome to join in. For further information please contact Andy at secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

Snips – News For Scotland – 5th April

The news headlines:

  • G2HCG becomes centenarian this week
  • Remember to vote in RSGB elections
  • Foundation exams online during pandemic

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio club has a net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a net on Wednesday from 8pm on 433.425MHz from 8pm. On Friday there’s a net on 145.375MHz from 8pm—details at wosars.club

Snips – News For Scotland – 29th March

The news headlines:

  • RSGB responds to Covid-19
  • Farewell GMT, hello BST
  • Contest updates

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUBS

As the Government advice is to refrain from social gatherings, we have only included the details of regular nets as well as those newly created in place of club meetings

Kilmarnock and Loudoun ARC have a daily get-together every morning for all Ayrshire amateurs on 145.450MHz and that channel is monitored all day. One of the club’s younger members has also offered to run errands for older members. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, Klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio club has a net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm on 145.575MHz and GB7BI or GB7II slot 1 475. Contact Adrian, MM0DHY, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Friday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a net on 145.375MHz from 8pm. Details are at wosars.club.