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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also keep GB2RS updated via email to email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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?)
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, email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.email@example.com
Galashiels and District Amateur Radio Society meets in the Focus Centre, Livingstone Place, Galashiels at 8pm on Wednesday. Jim Keddie, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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 .
Lomond Radio Club meets Thursday evenings in the club rooms at the John Connolly Centre in Renton at 7.30pm. Simon, MM0XME, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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, email@example.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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org