Snips – News For Scotland – 15th May

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

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, Nets, Contacts and Links in Scotland can be found at wosars.club/radio-nets.

Today, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will be holding a Mills on the Air event at Bellabeg. Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365

Also today, Today, Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society has work on the EME station. secretary@gm6nx.com

Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz at 2.30pm for a CW Net. There is a quiz later at 7.45pm on 145.750MHz.

Tuesday, Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club sees a meeting at the clubhouse and on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting at The Electron Club at CCA, at 6pm on Wednesday.  wosars.club/licence-training/

Also on Wednesday Lothians Radio Society meets in the Braid Hills Hotel. Details can be found on their website. Andy, MM0FMF secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

Thursday Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society has a club night from 7pm. secretary@gm6nx.com.

Also on Thursday, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a talk by Jim Butler, GM3ZMA, on Using an Oscilloscope. Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Friday, WoSARS is holding its AGM at Rose Street from 8pm. wosars.club

The Mid Lanark ARS club meets every Friday from 7pm at Newarthill Community Education Centre, ML1 5JU. Simon, 2M0LSG, Secretary@mlars.co.uk

Also On Friday, Ayr Amateur Radio Group meet in-person and via Zoom meeting. The agenda and Zoom link will be posted on the club’s web page. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614.

And again on Friday On , Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club has a club meetings at 4a Auchengramont Road, Hamilton ML3 6JP.

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 – 1st May

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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, Nets and Links in Scotland can be found at wosars.club/radio-nets.

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

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

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

Also, West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting at The Electron Club at CCA, at 6pm on Wednesday. see wosars.club for more detials.

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society meets at 7.30pm on Thursday and is having a junk sale. Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

Lomond Radio Club has a club night on Thursdays from 7.30pm at the John Connelly Centre in Renton. Simon, gm0kzx@googlemail.com

The Mid Lanark ARS club meets every Friday from 7pm at Newarthill Community Education Centre, 50 High Street, Motherwell ML1 5JU. Simon Gray, 2M0LSG, Secretary@mlars.co.uk

On Friday, Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club has resumed club meetings at 4a Auchengramont Road, Hamilton ML3 6JP. Bill, MM0SFB, gm0syv@btinternet.com

Also on Friday, Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. It will be hosted via Zoom if unable to go to the lounge bar of the Thorntree Inn, Port Seton. On Saturday, there is an On-Air Activity Day. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811 723

And, at WoSARS there is a video night at Rose Street at 8pm. Jack, GM4COX, wosars.club

The Scottish Borders Repeater Group is meeting at The Focus Centre, Livingstone Place, Galashiels for its AGM on Sunday 8th May at 2pm. Please also note that subs will be due for 2022-2023 at the meeting.

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 – 27th March

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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.

Snips – News For Scotland – 20th 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?

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 .

The penultimate Loch Lomond Sunday Night NET for this year takes place today 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

Lothians Amateur Radio Club has a meeting at 8pm on Wednesday with a talk by Malcolm Fergusson titled Bletchley Park, Section VIII and the Pentland Hills.

The West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society – WoSARS has a Solder Group meeting at the CCA Sauchiehall Street on Wednesday evening. The Solder Group .

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society meets at 7:30pm on Thursday and is having a talk on EMF Regulations. www.aars.org.uk

Lomond Radio Club has resumed club nights on Thursdays from 7.30pm at the John Connelly Centre in Renton. Barrie, gm0kzx@googlemail.com

On Friday, Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club 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

This coming Friday; WoSARS there is a revision to the club’s programme with a talk by Jack, GM4COX on The 2955 Test Set – In’s & Out’s and Background .

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 – 6th March

 

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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 .

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is open today for operating from 11am. 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

Lothians Radio Society meets at 8pm. on Wednesday at the Braids Hill Hotel, Edinburgh www.lothiansradiosociety.com. And this coming Wednesday the Club has a talk  “2022 Astrodynamics without the Mathematics – How to Fly Spacecraft” by John Cooke GM8OTI.

This coming Thursday night (10TH MARCH) will be the first anniversary of the MID-LANARK ARS (based out Newharthill) 4 METRE Net, initiated (and hosted) by Gearoid – 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 Gearoid, 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. A number of WoSARS members using such rigs. Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society meets every Friday from 7pm at Newarthill Community Education Centre, ML1 5JU.

Also this Thursday, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on Thursday by Alan Duncan GM4ZUK on “The ARRL Logbook Of The World – LOTW” at 7:30 pm  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

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has Solder Group meetings at Sauchiehall Street on Wednesday. On Friday (11th MARCH) there’s a club night at Rose Street with a presentation by Bill 2M0WWC about “Samuel Morse and his legacy”.

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

CLUB NETS (Full Listings – wosars.club/radio-nets)

The Loch Lomond Sunday Night NET takes place every Sunday from 8pm via EchoLink MB7IBH and Locally on 145.3375 and with a 103.5 Hz CTCSS. Early Check-ins from 7.45pm for more Details contact Paul MM3DDQ via email mm3ddq@yahoo.co.uk

Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a net on Sundays from 7pm on 144.295MHz CW and from 7.30pm on 145.450MHz FM. There are daily nets around 7.035MHz from 10.15am, moving to 7.065MHz and 145.450MHz at 10.30am. derek.secaarg@gmail.com

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

Dundee Amateur Radio Club holds nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG and GB3DD. Martin, 2M0KAU, 0776 370 8933

Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz CW. Tuesday sees a net on 145.475MHz from 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

The Viking Amateur Radio Net runs on Sundays from 6pm on 3.660 or 3.639MHz. Details are on their Facebook page

Glenrothes & District Radio Club has open nets daily from 10am on 3.790MHz except Sunday. Morse training is now available on request. Tam, 0775 352 6498

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

DV Scotland has a multi-mode net on Monday from 9pm to 10.30pm using GM5DVS. Details of how to access all DV Scotland repeaters is at dvscotland.net.

Livingston & District Amateur Radio Society is open on Tuesdays from 7.30pm. Wednesday sees a net on DMR Scotland TG23550 from 8pm. Cathie, 2M0DIB, 01506 433 846

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society has nets on Wednesday from 8pm on GB3BI and from 8.40pm on GB7II TG 23558. Adrian, MM0DHY, Invernessradiosociety@gmail.com

Falkirk Amateur Radio Club has a net via GB3FE from 8pm on Wednesday. Peter, gm8gax@tiscali.co.uk

Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society; Wednesday sees a net on TG 23550 from 8pm and on Thursday there’s a net on 70.425MHz from 8pm. www.mlars.co.uk (as mentioned earlier)

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

Remember 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 – March 2022

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CONTENTS:

Ja No Well Fine (Editorial)

Blind YL Pearl Pearce, ZS5BP

International Women’s Day
SARL YL QSO Party
DARC YL Reference.
Selvamar News

Dutch Young Ladies Club

Scandinavian Yls

YL Remote Station Operation

Frederike Dötsch DH9FD Germany’s youngest YL

Out-and-About

STOP PRESS Radio Club YL CHILE

Contact & Calendar

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.

Snips – News For Scotland – 27th February

 

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Tony MM0TMZ  has been appointed to the RSGB Board and also re-elected as Regional Rep (RR1) for Region 1. Jim Campbell MM7BIW was elected as Regional Rep (RR2) for Scotland’s other Region – 2.

(Details of club activities can be usually be found on the individual club’s website)

As a follow-on from WoSARS’s Member Tommy – GM3VBT’s funeral, a tribute and Order of Service has now been Posted on the WoSARS’s Clubsite at wosars.club/farewell-tommy-gm3vbt-sk .

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is considering whether to re-start in-person meetings. Visitors are welcome to come along and find out what is involved in amateur radio. Meetings are mostly on Thursday evening & doors are open from 19:30. Checkout www.aars.org.uk

From 7pm this Tuesday, 1st March the Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society has a CW Night. All are welcome. Checkout www.mfars.club

Also on Tuesday Livingston & District Amateur Radio Society is open on from 7.30pm. Checkout www.ladars.org.uk/cms

On Wednesdays Lothians Radio Society is has re-started meetings now the Covid-19 threat has reduced.  On  the 9th March Astrodynamics without the mathematics – how to fly spacecraft” by John Cooke GM8OTI. Checkout the Club’s website www.lothiansradiosociety.com

This coming Friday 4th March , WoSARS is meeting at Rose Street, with Jack GM4COX in the ‘Chair’ and looking at Web Applications to help you out whilst operating. Checkout their website’s CALENDAR for further details.

Also on Friday’s, The Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society meets every Friday from 7pm at Newarthill Community Education Centre, ML1 5JU. Checkout www.mlars.co.uk for contact details .

CLUB NETS (Full Listings – wosars.club/radio-nets)

The Loch Lomond 8pm Sunday open net takes place on 145.3375MHz with 103.5Hz CTCSS and is also connected to Echolink node MB7IBH. Lomond Radio Club in-person club nights are on Thursdays from 7.30pm at the John Connelly Centre in Renton. Barrie, gm0kzx@googlemail.com

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has resumed its Solder Group meetings on Wednesdays and Rose Street meetings on Fridays. There are daily nets from 11am on 145.425MHz. Wednesday sees a net from 8pm on 433.425MHz. Check www.wosars.club for further information.

Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a net on Sundays from 7pm on 144.295MHz CW and from 7.30pm on 145.450MHz FM. There are daily nets around 7.035MHz from 10.15am, moving to 7.065MHz and 145.450MHz at 10.30am. derek.secaarg@gmail.com

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

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

Dundee Amateur Radio Club holds nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG and GB3DD. Martin, 2M0KAU, 0776 370 8933

Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz CW. Tuesday sees a net on 145.475MHz from 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

The Viking Amateur Radio Net runs on Sundays from 6pm on 3.660 or 3.639MHz. Details are on their Facebook page

Glenrothes & District Radio Club has open nets daily from 10am on 3.790MHz except Sunday. Morse training is now available on request. Tam, 0775 352 6498

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

DV Scotland has a multi-mode net on Monday from 9pm to 10.30pm using GM5DVS. Details of how to access all DV Scotland repeaters is at dvscotland.net.

Wednesday sees Livingston & District Amateur Radio Society on DMR Scotland TG23550 from 8pm. Cathie, 2M0DIB, 01506 433 846

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society has nets on Wednesday from 8pm on GB3BI and from 8.40pm on GB7II TG 23558. Adrian, MM0DHY, Invernessradiosociety@gmail.com

Falkirk Amateur Radio Club has a net via GB3FE from 8pm on Wednesday. Peter, gm8gax@tiscali.co.uk

On Wednesday’s Mid Lanark Amateur Radio Society has a net in TG 23550 from 8pm and on Thursday there’s a net on 70.425MHz from 8pm. www.mlars.co.uk

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

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