Snips – News For Scotland – 17th October

 

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NEWS FOR SCOTLAND (GB2RS ) Extracts inc Additions

The West of Scotland ARS (WoSARS) special event station GB4GDS celebrating 90 years of the Guide Dog Association runs until 2nd November. More information about the station can be found on the Club’s  wosars.club  page

On Wednesday 20th October the first Lothians Radio Society Surplus Sale since October 2019 will take place in St. Fillans Church, 8 Buckstone Dr, Edinburgh EH10 6PD. Everyone attending should be double vaccinated again unless medically exempt. Doors open from 7.15pm and the sale will begin at 8.00pm sharp. Details from <http://www.lothiansradiosociety.com> or Andyy, MM0FMF

CLUB NEWS & NETS

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 7.30pm on GB3DG, which then usually moves to Zoom at around 8pm. Thursday sees a net on GB3DG from 7pm. There is also an open RAYNET net daily on GB3DG from noon. www.gm4riv.org.

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is open today for operating from 11am. It will also be open on Thursday evening 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.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has resumed its Solder Group on Wednesdays and its main Club Meeting on Fridays at the Rose Street HQ. Some meetings are also on Zoom. WoSARS continues to run a net today and a daily net from 11am on 145.425MHz. Wednesday sees a net from 8pm on 433.425MHz and on Friday there is also an open net on 145.425MHz from 8pm. Details at www.wosars.club.

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

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. Friday now sees a Club Night derek.secaarg@gmail.com

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.

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

DV Scotland has a multi-mode net on Monday from 9pm to 10.30pm using GM5DVS. Access to the net is via All-Star Hub and Brandmeister DMR. dvscotland.net

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.

Livingston & District Amateur Radio Society has a net on Tuesdays from 7.30pm on 145.575MHz FM. Wednesday sees a net on DMR Scotland TG23550 from 8pm. Cathie, 2M0DIB, 01506 433 846.

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society has a net on GG7BI from 8pm and on GB7II from 8.30pm. 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 Lothians Radio Society has a surplus sale on Wednesday 20th October and now meets weekly in the Braidshill Hotel, Edinburgh from 8pm. Some meetings may be available on Zoom, contact the secretary. secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society takes part in the DMR Scotland net on TG23550 from 8pm on Wednesday. There is also a net on Thursdays from 8pm on 70.425MHz. Friday sees a Zello chat from 8.30pm, which then moves to GB3KV at 9.30pm. www.mlars.co.uk.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club meets from 7pm at the John Connelly Centre in Renton. Barrie, gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society meets at 7.30pm on Thursday see http://www.aars.org.uk/ for details

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

Details of club activities can normally be found on each club’s website. 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. The deadline for GB2RS submissions is 10am on Thursdays

Snips – News For Scotland – 10th October

 

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NEWS FOR SCOTLAND (GB2RS ) Extracts inc Additions

Commencing on the 6th of October through to the 2nd of November, The West of Scotland ARS (WoSARS) is running a special event station GB4GDS celebrating 90 years of the Guide Dog Association. More information about the station can be found on the Club’s  GB4GDS website  page

CLUB NEWS & NETS

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 7.30pm on GB3DG, which then usually moves to Zoom at around 8pm. Thursday sees a net on GB3DG from 7pm. There is also an open RAYNET net daily on GB3DG from noon. www.gm4riv.org.

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is open today for its operating from 11am. It will also be open on Thursday evening 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.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society holds its Solder Group on Wednesdays and its main Club Meetings on Fridays at the Rose Street HQ, and some meetings are also on Zoom. WoSARS continues to run a net today and a daily net from 11am on 145.425MHz. Wednesday sees a net from 8pm on 433.425MHz and on Friday there is also an open net on 145.425MHz from 8pm. Details at www.wosars.club.

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

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. Friday now sees a Club Night derek.secaarg@gmail.com

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.

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

DV Scotland has a multi-mode net on Monday from 9pm to 10.30pm using GM5DVS. Access to the net is via All-Star Hub and Brandmeister DMR. dvscotland.net

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.

Livingston & District Amateur Radio Society has a net on Tuesdays from 7.30pm on 145.575MHz FM. Wednesday sees a net on DMR Scotland TG23550 from 8pm. Cathie, 2M0DIB, 01506 433 846.

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society has a net on GG7BI from 8pm and on GB7II from 8.30pm. 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 Lothians Radio Society meets weekly in the Braidshill Hotel, Edinburgh from 8pm. Some meetings may be available on Zoom, contact the secretary. secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com 

Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society takes part in the DMR Scotland net on TG23550 from 8pm on Wednesday. There is also a net on Thursdays from 8pm on 70.425MHz. Friday sees a Zello chat from 8.30pm, which then moves to GB3KV at 9.30pm. www.mlars.co.uk.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club meets from 7pm at the John Connelly Centre in Renton. Barrie, gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society meets at 7.30pm on Thursday see http://www.aars.org.uk/ for details

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

Details of club activities can normally be found on each club’s website. 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. The deadline for GB2RS submissions is 10am on Thursdays.

Snips – News For Scotland – 12th September

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NEWS FOR SCOTLAND (GB2RS Extract)

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 7.30pm on GB3DG, which then usually moves to Zoom at around 8pm. Thursday sees a net on GB3DG from 7pm. There is also an open RAYNET net daily on GB3DG from noon. www.gm4riv.org.

Today Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is open for outdoor activities and operating from 11am. It will also be open on Thursday evening 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.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a net today and daily net from 11am on 145.425MHz. Wednesday sees an evening net from 8pm on 433.425MHz and on Friday the club has resumed meetings at Rose Street, although there is also an open net on 145.425MHz from 8pm. Details at www.wosars.club.

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

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. Friday sees a Zoom meeting. derek.secaarg@gmail.com

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.

On Monday, Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has its FM net at 8pm on 433.525MHz. There is a club meeting and social evening on Saturday. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

DV Scotland has a multi-mode net on Monday from 9pm to 10.30pm using GM5DVS. Access to the net is via All-Star Hub and Brandmeister DMR. dvscotland.net

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.

Livingston & District Amateur Radio Society has a net on Tuesdays from 7.30pm on 145.575MHz FM. Wednesday sees a net on DMR Scotland TG23550 from 8pm. Cathie, 2M0DIB, 01506 433 846.

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society has a net on GG7BI from 8pm and on GB7II from 8.30pm. Adrian, MM0DHY, InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society has a net on 144.350MHz SSB from 8pm. secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

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

Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society takes part in the DMR Scotland net on TG23550 from 8pm on Wednesday. There is also a net on Thursdays from 8pm on 70.425MHz. Friday sees a Zello chat from 8.30pm, which then moves to GB3KV at 9.30pm. www.mlars.co.uk.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club meets from 7pm at the John Connelly Centre in Renton. Barrie, gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has resumed weekly meetings at 7.30pm on Thursdays.

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

In this constantly changing pandemic situation, details of club activities can be found on the individual club’s website. To have your net listed on the WoSARS website  (https://wosars.club/radio-nets/) or to report any changes, contact Tony, MM0TMZ by email to rr1@rsgb.org.uk. Remember also to keep GB2RS updated via email to radcom@rsgb.org.uk. Please note that the deadline for GB2RS submissions is 10am on Thursdays.

Snips – News For Scotland – 15th August

The news headlines:

  • Amateurs help with forest fire comms
  • Latest Online Convention news
  • Morse Texting girls make video

GB2RS Script – HERE .

SCOTTISH & CLUB NEWS

As we heard in the main news Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be operating as GB0CSL from the Covesea Skerries Lighthouse, Lossiemouth, with the kind permission of the lighthouse trustees. Activity will be on HF and VHF, with details listed at www.mfars.club and on QRZ.com under GB0CSL.

Kevin, G0PEK and Lauren, 2E0HLR will be taking part in the Megacycle DXpedition as they cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats. They started off on the the 1 st of August, and they hope to be home by the 28 th . They will be carrying radio equipment on the bikes and operating VHF bicycle mobile and APRS along much of the route.. You can follow their progress on the Megacycle DXpedition Facebook page. They will be operating from Cape Wrath for Lighthouses on the air.

CLUB NETSHERE .

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have made a video about Morse Texting; QSO Today online conference; Morse Competency Scheme; G4NZQ; G-QRP Club has released the agenda for its Online Convention 2021; sub-manager for the G4T-Z group has retired; Dudley and District club; RSGB held its 2021 AGM online in April and members were invited to send in questions; The Dartmoor Radio Rally takes place today; the British Amateur Television Club Convention, CAT 21, will commence on the 21st of August; FO/F1SMB; AM1CCB; HI9/HB9TUZ; 6E0D; R20RTA, R20RTM, R20RTP, R20RTRN and R20RTT; Next weekend is International Lightships and Lightship weekend; GB0ELH; GB0AVL; GB2RL for Roker Light, Sunderland; GB5HCL, Hurst Castle Lighthouse; GB0TLH, Teignmouth Lighthouse and GB0ALK for the Association of Lighthouse Keepers; GB0BRO; We had another week of minimal sunspot numbers; a low solar flux; there were no coronal holes on the Sun’s equator so we may expect the good conditions to continue over this weekend; reasonable Tropo conditions over southern areas extending south into the near continent and down across Biscay to Spain; week’s Perseids meteor shower has probably added some useful new long-lived metallic ionisation into the mix as fuel for Sporadic-E;

ICQ Podcast Now 13 Years Old!!!!

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Martin and Colin looked at each other and realised that the ICQPodcast is now a teenager – 13th years old.

What a year we have all had. Hamfests have fallen by the wayside, COVID has removed the connection with clubs and friends and travel restrictions have restricted field operations.

During this time, your ICQPodcast team has continued to produce shows fortnightly. The DMR network is bring together listeners from around the world to build friendships and knowledge.

Your help is vital to make our teenager happy

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Snips – News For Scotland – 4th July

The news headlines:

  • Join Monday’s Tonight @ 8
  • NRC closure for tree felling
  • GM0GMN to lead IPA Amateur Radio Section

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS & NETS

The GB3FE repeater serving the Stirling area is still out of service and this will affect the Stirling and Falkirk nets.

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio is participating in VHF Field Day today. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811 723.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club will be operating portable for VHF NFD portable operations today Its regular FM net on Monday takes place at 8pm on 433.525MHz.. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

The West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society is working on the new shack today and may operate for VHF Field Day It has a regular Sunday net from 11am on 145.425MHz. Wednesday sees a net from 8pm on 433.425MHz and on Friday there is an open net on 145.425MHz from 8pm. www.wosars.club.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club is taking part In VHF NFD today as well as the Backpackers contest. The Club holds nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG and GB3DD. The. Martin, 2M0KAU, 0776 370 8933.

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Tonight @ 8 webinar; National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park will be closed; International Police Association has appointed Jim, GM0GMN; update from Ofcom to their guidance What you need to know as an Amateur Radio user; RSGB awards are open to everyone; The GB2RS service is seeking a newsreader to cover the Western Isles of Scotland; Churches and Chapels on the Air; Finningley ARS Car Boot bring & buy is scheduled to go ahead on Sunday the 25th of July; Wiltshire Radio Rally, Electronics Fair & Car Boot Sale is planned to go ahead on Sunday the 1st of August; ES2TT/0 from Saaremaa Island; VP2V/K3TRM from Tortola; ZD7GB; Coventry being the UK City of Culture GB1COC & GB8CCC; IARU HF Championship; the SFI ended up way higher than this, peaking at 94 on Thursday; Sporadic-E has started to tail off a little as we enter July;  solar flux index will decline from around 92 to perhaps 85 next week; We had a super North-South duct up the East Coast on Wednesday evening allowing a close-to 700km 10GHz Tropo QSO;

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.

TAGS: (Within GB2RS Script)

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 – 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,