Snips – News For Scotland – 25th July

The news headlines:

  • RadCom Basics latest issue
  • NRC Net to close
  • DARC reports survey results

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS & NETS

In this constantly changing pandemic situation, details of club activities can be found on the individual club’s website. A summary of activities in Scotland compiled by RSGB Regional Representative Tony, MM0TMZ can be found at www.wosars.club/radio-nets

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logging and eLog; survey, as well as opinions on FT8 and licensing; the first 50MHz and 70MHz Machine Generated Modes-only contests; G4PLZ; Bletchley Park has relaxed their requirement for mask wearing and social distancing; we wish to take a more cautious approach at the National Radio Centre; GB3RS; GB2RS continues to expand; M5GWH has joined the existing team in the Stoke-on-Trent area; from MM0JNL is now additionally covering Northumbria; QSL Bureau sub-manager for the G4T-Z group is retiring; Finningley ARS Car Boot Rally; The Wiltshire Radio Rally; 1st Cornwall Antenna Build Off; The King’s Lynn ARC radio rally; Dartmoor Radio Rally; J88PI from Palm Island in the St Vincent; TF/HB9HKE; CT8/W6PQL; Islands On The Air Contest (IOTA); UK Microwave Group Contest runs from 0600 to 1800UTC today; Worked-All-Britain 144MHz Low Power Contest;Fourth 144MHz Backpackers Contest; 144MHz Low Power contest; Thursday the solar flux index was up to 94; HF propagation remains dominated by Sporadic-E; some very good days of Tropo recently; Southern delta Aquarids meteor shower is under way;

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Snips – News For Scotland – 11th July

The news headlines:

  • RSGB Convention goes online for 2021
  • YOTA contest second leg
  • National Radio Centre reopens

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS & NETS

The GB2RS service is seeking a newsreader to cover the Western Isles of Scotland. You would be joining an existing team as a reserve reader and there are opportunities for more than one applicant to broadcast the News on Sunday using HF, VHF or UHF. You should be an RSGB Member and have good coverage of the region. If you want to find out more without obligation, please contact the GB2RS Manager at gb2rs.manager@rsgb.org.uk.

Now the listing of all known nets in Scotland, which is collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack, GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS and published at www.wosars.club/radio-nets.

The GB3FE repeater serving the Stirling area is now running on reduced power and this will affect the Stirling and Falkirk nets.

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RSGB National Radio Centre; G-QRP Club Convention; EMC help desk; Ofcom; AM QSO Party; Dragon Amateur Radio Club; East Suffolk Wireless Revival and McMichael rally & boot sale; Finningley ARS Car Boot; C6AHA; RI0FM; GB1COC & GB8CCC; IARU HF Championship; solar flux index declined this week ending at 76; Sporadic E season also continues to delight UK amateurs;

Snips – News For Scotland – 27th June

The news headlines:

  • Covid-19 affects VHF NFD
  • Tree-felling to interrupt National Radio Centre
  • Durham is 13 Colonies bonus station

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS & NETS

It has been reported that the repeater GB3FE serving the Stirling area is still out of service which will impact all users, especially the Stirling nets today, and Monday and Thursday and Falkirk net on Wednesday. At present it is unknown when service will be restored.

Kingdom Amateur Radio Society is having to vacate its premises but is continuing to have a net on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 7pm on 144.750MHz. Contact Steve, MM0SKX, 07711 059 343 for further information.

Today Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is open for outdoor activities and operating from 11am this Sunday. The Club is also open on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm for further details, email secretary@gm6nx.com

And finally, The Loch Lomond net in the Vale of Leven has stopped for its summer break and will return first Sunday in October.

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VHF NFD and Covid Restrictions; 13 Colonies Special Event; GB13COL; Youngsters On The Air Contests; Ham Radio World event; vintage Alexanderson alternator transmitter  SAQ; HB0/HB9HBY; J20EE; AK4AM/P; St Helena; City of Culture. GB1COC & GB8CCC; Boy Scouts of America Radio K2BSA/8; GB1HA; Museums on the Air GB0HMG; GB0UTA and GB5UTA; 3rd 2m Backpackers contest; there is no ionosonde data on the Propquest.co.uk; best chance of Tropo is over Scotland and Ireland.

Snips – News For Scotland – 20th June

The news headlines:

  • Latest rally news
  • Ofcom updates guidance
  • ARISS SSTV from ISS

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS & NETS

The Sunday Loch Lomond net in the Vale of Leven which was temporarily suspended returns tonight. See the Facebook pages or contact mm3ddq@yahoo.co.uk

Falkirk Amateur Radio Club’s net on Wednesday is unable to operate until further notice owing to repeater GB3FE being down. Peter, gm8gax@tiscali.co.uk

For the same reason the Stirling Club Net today and the ones on Monday and Thursday are also not taking place on GB3FE

A listing of all known nets in Scotland, collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack, GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS and published at www.wosars.club/radio-nets.

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Dartmoor Radio Rally; McMichael Rally; East Suffolk Wireless Revival; What you need to know as an amateur radio user and the Ofcom EMF calculator; Bletchley Park; G0NSY SK; virtual Ham Radio World Weekend; FMH Portable Operations Challenge; Slovenian Amateur Radio Union will celebrate the country’s 30 years of independence; TO11A; GM4PVM; 7D9BA; UK Microwave Group 122 to 248GHz contest; UK Microwave Group 5.7 and 10GHz contest; SFI at around 80 and quiet geomagnetic conditions with a Kp index of two; We are in peak season for Sporadic-E;

Snips – News For Scotland – 13th June

The news headlines:

  • National Hamfest postponed to 2022
  • Kyrgyzstan amateurs get 5MHz band allocation
  • Volunteers sought for 100th anniversary station

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS & NETS

Stirling Club – GB3FE Off-air.

CSFMG – GB3FF NOV Issued. Hope to have on from new site shortly.

A listing of all known nets in Scotland, collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack, GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS and published at www.wosars.club/radio-nets.

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National Hamfest (2021) postponed; Kyrgyzstan WRC-15 Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5kHz; first one-way amateur radio QSO across the Atlantic celebrations; RSGB’s Friendship on the Air Award; Gateways On The Air; XV9RH; XT2AW; Argentinian CW Group’s contest; Practical Wireless 2m QRP Contest;

Snips – News For Scotland – 9th May

The news headlines:

  • Amateur radio: what next?
  • Free webinar on RF exposure
  • Updates to Full mock exam papers

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS  & NETS

No Club News or Scottish Items this week.

A listing of all known nets in Scotland, collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack, GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS and published at www.wosars.club/radio-nets.

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New video, 2020 – a year like no other; SOS Radio Week; G3ORY will help you to Discover more about Amateur Radio Direction Finding; European Space Agency astronaut Thomas KG5FYG and FX0ISS special event callsign TM0ISS, F4IHM will be active again as 5UAIHM; International DX Convention, GB0ME is still being operated by George, British Railways ARS will be celebrating its 55th anniversary, GB0LMR will be on the air; Next weekend the 144MHz May Contest runs for 24 hours from 1400UTC on the 15th; Next week NOAA predicts the solar flux index will climb to the high 70s, no doubt boosted by region 2817.

Snips – News For Scotland – 2nd May

The news headlines:

  • RSGB AGM appointments
  • Club, Beacon and Repeater insurance renewed
  • Help survey amateur radio

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS & NETS

Two Scottish awards were presented at RSGB AGM last week:

The Jock Kyle Memorial Trophy was awarded to the GMDX group for services to amateur radio.

And, The Jack Wylie Trophy was awarded to Billy MacFarlane, GM6DX for his GM6DX training resource and the candidates he has mentored and tutored.

A listing of all known nets in Scotland, collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack, GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS and published at www.wosars.club/radio-nets.

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G3YSX President of the Society RSGB, Club Insurance and Beacon and Repeater Insurance, GB2RS can now also be heard via the QO-100 amateur radio satellite, SOS Radio Week, University of the Third Age, RSGB award of Life Vice President, Dave Wilson M0OBW, VP8ZMS RAF station at Mount Pleasant Falkland Islands, HL1IWD/4, Guernsey Amateur Radio Society will be using GB5LIB,

Snips – News For Scotland – 4th April

The news headlines:

  • Tonight@8 has moved its next broadcast to 12th April
  • Vote in RSGB Elections
  • Free Emergency Comms Training available 10/11 April

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS & NETS

Thanks to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society re-opens for outdoor activities and socially distanced operating from 11am today, and will have a net from noon on GB3FE. Monday and Thursday also see nets on GB3FE and 145.550MHz from 7pm. secretary@gm6nx.com

Don’t forget the new net on 4m being operated by the Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society every Thursday from 8 to 9pm using 70.425MHz. Details from www.mlars.co.uk

A listing of all known nets in Scotland, collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack, GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS and published at www.wosars.club/radio-nets.

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Tonight @ 8, NanoVNA, M0MCX, Emergency Communications Training, EMF regulations, Chelmsford Civic Society, SOS Radio Week, EA5RM, VK0PD, Antarctica, Casey Station, World Amateur Radio Day, DA21WARD, GB1004FTS, Wireless Institute of Australia, VI100AF, VK100AF,

Snips – News For Scotland – 28th March

The news headlines:

  • Ham Radio Friedrichshafen cancelled
  • In-person exams to resume
  • 18th April is World Amateur Radio Day

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS & NETS

New this coming week:-

On Friday 2nd April Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is having a club night via Zoom. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

A reminder that The Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club’s Monday net on 29th March has returned to the normal frequency of 433.525MHz FM at 8:00pm. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07740 946 192 for further information

Don’t forget the new net on 4m being operated by the Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society every Thursday from 8 to 9pm using 70.425MHz. also that the 10 metre net on Sundays from 9pm on 28.475MHz. has now ceased to operate. Details from www.mlars.co.uk

A listing of all known nets in Scotland, collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack, GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS and published at www.wosars.club/radio-nets.

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8Q7MS, CLUBS, DX, EVENTS, EXAMS, EXPEDITION, FOUNDATION, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, FULL, GB0WYT, GB1004FTS, HL1IWD/5, IARU, INTERMEDIATE, ISS_OVERS, KL2JE, LICENCING, RADCOM, RADCOM BASICS, RALLY