YL Radio News – September 2022

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CONTENTS:

Results of the SARL YL QSOs 5 March & 9 August. 2022

ILLW Local is Lekker

SYLRA meeting 2022 Turku, Finland; OH1SYL – YL Dxpedition; Katanpää Fort, Finland

Out & About

Lesotho Dxpedition; New QTH & Kingdom of Lesotho

ALARA YL Plaques (x2) – Oceania DX Contest 2022

Get On The Air GOTA hams (WG6OTA) USA

Silent Keys

YL nets

Contacts & Calendar

Your Favourite ‘Aunty’ Hits The Press

MOC Exhibition – Picture Fife Free Press

By Fiona Dobie – Fife Free Press

“Looking back at 100 years of British broadcasting at Burntisland’s Museum of Communication


These days with technology all around us an embedded in our day to day lives, it’s easy to forget where it has come from and how we have ended up where we are today.…………….” To read Fiona’s article, CLICK Fife Free Press Logo – above!

Radio Relic (Radio Astronomy)

The Astronomy magazine site carries a picture of the radio telescope built in 1937 by radio amateur Grote Reber W9GFZ

Grote Reber was a Chicago-area engineer and ham radio operator who sought, ——unsuccessfully, to land a job with Karl Jansky after the pioneering radio astronomer’s discovery of radio emission from the Milky Way ………… Read MORE

YL Radio News – August 2022

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CONTENTS:

Ja-No-Well-Fine

The Koeksister Monument

SARL YL QSO Party

Vi Cruickshanks, ZS2BR, First Yls

ILLW International Lighthouse lightship Weekend

VE3DTW. Williamson, Ethel [1907 – 2010 ]

Port Weller Lighthouse, Ontario

CLARA visits Fern Blodgett

Out & About

Silent Keys & Condolences

Nets, Contact, Calendar

Snips – News For Scotland – 24th July

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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.

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

GM4DMA

The biographical film,  being shown at selected cinemas in the UK, about Sir Ran Fiennes’ life, Explorer, has a fair number of clips of HF radio operations. Included within the clips are Laurence KL7L (GM4DMA when he and his late wife (also licenced – callsign?) were based in Aberdeenshire). Indeed WoSARS was fortunate to have a talk by Laurence in the early 80’s as to the equipment used for HF communications; the mainstay of many of their expeditions from the early 70s to the 2000s. The trailer for the film has a short CW message to be decoded.

AILSA CRAIG

GM4BML/P will be operting ‘SOTA’ stile GM/SS-246 this coming Saturday 30th July – 60, 40, 20M SSB & 2M FM. Checkout Alerts & Spots using the above link.

MINI DXPEDITIONS FOR EVERYONE

On Thursday, Stirling Amateur Radio Society is having a talk by Billy McFarland, GM6DX on his recently released RSGB book Mini DXpeditions for Everyone. The talk is titled The reason, the writing, the detail. The meeting is at the Club House, 68 Bandeath Industrial Estate, Throsk FK7 7XY at 7.30pm.

IOTA

Next weekend, the 30th and 31st, Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the RSGB IOTA Contest. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811 723.

NETS & MEETINGS

Ham Radio Network has An Evening with… online on Monday. Go to the website for the link. www.hrn.world.

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

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 Q & A night via Zoom at 7.30pm on Monday. On Tuesday, there is a natter night on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

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

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

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club and D&G RAYNET run an open net on GB3DG every day at from noon. All are welcome. On Thursday the net is on GB3DG from 7.30pm, then on Zoom from 8pm for a general evening. Oli, MM0YOS, info@gm4riv.org.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a net at 8.15pm on Monday on 433.525MHz. There is a club meeting and social evening on Saturday. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

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 8pm to 9.30pm using GM5DVS. This is via all DV Scotland Repeaters on Talk Group 23556. Time Slot 2. And also via Allstar HUB 53937 and Echolink MM1CXE. Details of how to connect are at dvscotland.net.

The Tuesday evening Morse practice session with Glenrothes & District Radio Club has ceased for the Summer break. It will resume at 7.15pm on the 23rd of August on 145.425MHz FM. On Thursday there is a Ragchew and Morse practice from 7.15pm. The club runs Monday to Saturday nets at 10am on 3.790MHz. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753.

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.n27@gmail.com

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society is meeting on air on Wednesday with the theme Meteor Scatter and Aircraft Scatter. Adrian, MM0DHY, Invernessradiosociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday, Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a ragchew on talk group 23550 from 8pm to 10pm. On Thursday there’s a net on 70.425MHz from 8pm. On Friday the club meets at Newarthill Community Education Centre, Newarthill ML1 5JU from 7pm. Simon, 2M0LSG, Secretary@mlars.co.uk.

On Wednesday, West of Scotland ARS will have their usual Solder Group meeting from 6.30pm onwards at the Sauchiehall Street premises. The club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at their Rose Street Club Rooms. Jack, GM4COX, wosars.club

The Scottish Borders Repeater Group are hosting the weekly SBRG net on GB3BT at 7pm every Wednesday. All are welcome to join. George, MM0JNL dr16@rsgb.org.uk

Lomond Radio Club meets each Thursday in the club rooms at the John Connolly centre in Renton at 7.30pm.

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has an Equipment Surgery & Operating Workshop on Thursday evening. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365.

On Friday, Ayr Amateur Radio Group Club has an in-person meeting and Zoom. Agendas and Zoom link will be posted on the club’s web page. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614.

 

Snips – News For Scotland – 17th July

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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.

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

NETS & MEETINGS

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.

Ham Radio Network has An Evening with… online on Monday. Go to the website for the link. www.hrn.world.

Today, the 17th, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is taking part in the QRP National Field Day. There is a meeting on Thursday evening. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365.

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

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 Q & A night via Zoom at 7.30pm on Monday. On Tuesday, there is a natter night on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

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

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

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club and D&G RAYNET run an open net on GB3DG every day at from noon. All are welcome. On Thursday the net is on GB3DG from 7.30pm, then on Zoom from 8pm for a general evening. Oli, MM0YOS, info@gm4riv.org.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a net at 8.15pm on Monday on 433.525MHz. There is a club meeting and social evening on Saturday. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

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 8pm to 9.30pm using GM5DVS. This is via all DV Scotland Repeaters on Talk Group 23556. Time Slot 2. And also via Allstar HUB 53937 and Echolink MM1CXE. Details of how to connect are at dvscotland.net.

The Tuesday evening Morse practice session with Glenrothes & District Radio Club has ceased for the Summer break. It will resume at 7.15pm on the 23rd of August on 145.425MHz FM. On Thursday there is a Ragchew and Morse practice from 7.15pm. The club runs Monday to Saturday nets at 10am on 3.790MHz. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753.

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.n27@gmail.com

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

On Wednesday, Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a ragchew on talk group 23550 from 8pm to 10pm. On Thursday there’s a net on 70.425MHz from 8pm. On Friday the club meets at Newarthill Community Education Centre, Newarthill ML1 5JU from 7pm. Simon, 2M0LSG, Secretary@mlars.co.uk.

On Wednesday, West of Scotland ARS will have their usual Solder Group meeting from 6.30pm onwards at the Sauchiehall Street premises. The club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at their Rose Street Club Rooms. Jack, GM4COX, wosars.club

The Scottish Borders Repeater Group are hosting the weekly SBRG net on GB3BT at 7pm every Wednesday. All are welcome to join. George, MM0JNL dr16@rsgb.org.uk

Lomond Radio Club meets each Thursday in the club rooms at the John Connolly centre in Renton at 7.30pm.

On Friday, Ayr Amateur Radio Group Club has an in-person meeting and Zoom. Agendas and Zoom link will be posted on the club’s web page. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614.

Snips – News For Scotland – 12th June

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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.

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.

SILENT KEY – Tom GM3ZLC (Copied off WoSARS Members Forum – GM4COX)

I’ve just been informed by Keith GM4DAE (Keith had been looking after Tom’s ‘affairs’) of the sad news that a former member of the Club -Tom GM3ZLC passed away last night (10th June).

Tom had been suffering from a terminal condition over the last year or so. Unfortunately this has come to pass. In one way it’s a blessing as Tom was no longer the Tom that I (and Sam GM4BGS) remember.

I first met Tom in 1969 as keen SWL (as was Tom at the time – however, he had just passed his City & Guilds Radio Amateurs Exam and awaiting his new callsign) . It was my first visit to the then Radio Club of Scotland (RCS). Standing outside the then Clubrooms (North Woodside Road); a grey Vauxhall Viva pulled up with Tom driving. Asked if I was waiting for the Club Rooms to open, he invited to wait inside the car.

Tom’s main interest was HF CW, with the odd excursion onto 2M with his trusty FT-221R.

In latter years he became involved with the Mid Lanark ARS through Dennis MM0DNX (SK). They both lived in Garrowhill and as Dennis’s mobility deteriorated Tom ‘chauffeured’ him to and from the Club.

73 old pal

Jack GM4COX

NETS & MEETINGS

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.

Glenrothes & District Radio Club has slow Morse receiving practice on 145.425MHz starting at 7.15pm on Tuesday. On Thursday there is a Ragchew and Morse practice from 7.15pm. The club runs Monday to Saturday nets at 10am on 3.790MHz. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753.

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. The quiz night is now suspended until the Autumn. On Tuesday, there is a meeting with a talk at the clubhouse and on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club and D&G RAYNET run an open net on GB3DG every day at from noon. All are welcome. On Thursday the net is on GB3DG from 7.30pm, then on Zoom from 8pm for a general evening. Oli, MM0YOS, info@gm4riv.org.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a net operating evening at 8.15pm on Monday on 433.525MHz. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

Caithness Amateur Radio Society has club nets at 2pm on Wednesday and Saturday on 3.740MHz. Club meets happen in Skirza, near John O’Groats. Nigel, MM7BWT, Mansfield.n27@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.

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a talk by Tony Langton on Thursday, titled 70 years of construction and building. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365.

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

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.

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.

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has a 50MHz Field Day next Saturday and Sunday. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

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. And also via Allstar HUB 53937 and Echolink MM1CXE. Details of how to connect are at dvscotland.net.

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

On Wednesday, Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a ragchew on talk group 23550 from 8pm to 10pm. On Thursday there’s a net on 70.425MHz from 8pm. On Friday the club meets at Newarthill Community Education Centre, Newarthill ML1 5JU from 7pm. Simon, 2M0LSG, Secretary@mlars.co.uk.

On Friday, Ayr Amateur Radio Group Club has an in-person meeting and Zoom. Agendas and Zoom link will be posted on the club’s web page. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614.

On Saturday, Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is taking part in Museums on the Air. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811 723.

 

Snips – News For Scotland – 5th June

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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.

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. 

SPECIAL EVENT

GB2JCM will be operated by the James Clerk Maxwell Radio Society to commemorate the anniversary of the mathematician and scientist’s birth on the 13th of June. They will operate from the Church at Parton in Dumfries & Galloway where Clerk Maxwell both worshipped and is buried. Should you be interested in joining with the society and taking part in the special event, please come along on the day between 9am and 5pm. They can be contacted via QRZ.com.

NETS & MEETINGS

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is taking part in National Field Day today. On Thursday there is a VHF Fox Hunt. Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

Glenrothes & District Radio Club has slow Morse receiving practice on 145.425MHz starting at 7.15pm on Tuesday. On Thursday there is a Ragchew and Morse practice from 7.15pm. The club runs Monday to Saturday nets at 10am on 3.790MHz. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753.

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. The quiz night is now suspended until the Autumn. Monday sees a radio Q&A night on Zoom from 7.30pm. On Tuesday, there is a meeting at the clubhouse and on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

Today, Sunday the 5th, Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society will be open from 10.30am. Thursday sees a club night from 7pm. secretary@gm6nx.com.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club and D&G RAYNET run an open net on GB3DG every day at from noon. All are welcome. On Thursday the net is on GB3DG from 7.30pm, then on Zoom from 8pm for a general evening. Oli, MM0YOS, info@gm4riv.org.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a net operating evening at 8.15pm on Monday on 433.525MHz. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting at The Electron Club at CCA, at 6pm on Wednesday. On Friday, the club rooms will be open. www.wosars.club.

Caithness Amateur Radio Society has club nets at 2pm on Wednesday and Saturday on 3.740MHz. Club meets happen in Skirza, near John O’Groats. For dates, contact  Nigel, MM7BWT, Mansfield.n27@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.

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

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.

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.

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has a club meeting and social evening on Saturday. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

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. And also via Allstar HUB 53937 and Echolink MM1CXE. Details of how to connect are at dvscotland.net.

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society meets at 7pm on Tuesday for a 7.30pm start at Linkwood View, Linkwood Close, IV30 6BF for the club’s AGM. The AGM will be followed by an RSGB video. www.mfars.club.

Lothians Radio Society is holding its AGM on Wednesday. Andy, MM0FMF, secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society has a meeting, coffee and chat on Wednesday. Adrian, MM0DHY, Invernessradiosociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday, Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a ragchew on talk group 23550 from 8 to 10pm. On Thursday there’s a net on 70.425MHz from 8pm. On Friday the club meets at Newarthill Community Education Centre, Newarthill ML1 5JU from 7pm. Simon, 2M0LSG, Secretary@mlars.co.uk.

Lomond Radio Club has a club night on Thursdays from 7.30pm at the John Connelly Centre in Renton. Simon, MM0XME@gmail.com

On Saturday, Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is having and on-air activity day. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811 723.

YL Radio News – May 2022

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CONTENTS:

YU3AWA Marija Kostic from Serbia – Background; Future?; Remote Station

YL forum – Dayton Hamvention

Columbiana students take to ham radio club

KI5LAL Kayla Barron – YL Astronaut ARISS

ALARA Meet 2023

Silent Keys NM0C Nancie Marie McAnaugh ; WB6RFE Grace Lucille “Lucie” Conrad

Contacts & Calendar

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