Snips – News For Scotland – 6th September

The news headlines:

            Latest RSGB Convention information

            Anyone lost a trailer mast?

            GB2RS Newsreader stands down after 40 years

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

We start with a vacancy for a 2m newsreader in the Perth area. Work commitments mean regular newsreader Paul, GM6MEN, will be unable to continue for the time being—until at least May 2021. One, or preferably two, volunteers are needed to take over. Volunteers must have a 2m FM station with good coverage of Perth and the surrounding area, hold a Full Licence and be a Member of the RSGB. If you are interested in joining the team, contact Steve Thomas, M1ACB, via gm.dept@rsgb.org.uk.

Now, before we turn to the events, a reminder to check with organisers before travelling, as events mentioned here may be affected by fluctuating pandemic precautions. Above all, please observe all national or local restrictions, including social distancing and wearing face coverings where required.

The Viking Amateur Radio Net runs daily from 0500 to 0600UTC on 3.770MHz. See the group’s Facebook page for more details.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club continues International Air Ambulance Week activities this week. Today sees the VHF 2m contest. Sundays also see an open net, via GB3AG, from 7.30pm. On Tuesday, there’s a club night with training. Saturday also sees the start of activities for International Air Ambulance Week. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 10pm on 28.475MHz. On Wednesday it’s the DMR Scotland net on talk group 23550 from 8pm. Friday sees the club Zello chat from 7.30pm, which later moves to 2m. Details at mlars.co.uk.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society is watching the Tonight @ 8 presentation on Monday.  There’s a daily net on 145.425MHz at 1100hrs, Also 433.425MHz Wednesday’s @ 2000hrs, 145.425 Friday’s @ 2000hrs . See wosars.club for details, where you will also find a list of all known club nets and activities across the region, compiled by RSGB Region 1 Regional Representative Tony Miles, MM0TMZ.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club has a net on Sundays from 7.30pm on GB3DG, which usually moves to Zoom around 8pm. On Thursdays, the net is on GB3DG from 7pm. Members are also invited to join the daily RAYNET net on GB3DG at noon. For details see gm4riv.org.

Ayr Amateur Radio Group has daily nets on 7.035MHz ± QRM at 10.15am, QSYing to 7.065MHz for SSB, and 145.450MHz at 10.30am with CW on 144.295MHz at 7.30pm. On Sundays there a CW net on 144.295MHz from 7pm, and 145.450MHz FM at 7.30pm. Contact Derek, MM0OVD on 0744 793 1941.

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, moving to around 3.540MHz for a CW net after the SSB net ends. On Tuesday there’s a net on 145.475MHz FM from 7.30pm. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX by email to Klarcinfo@gmail.com.

Glenrothes and District Radio Club has open nets on Monday to Saturday at 10am on 3.790MHz. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, they are also on 145.425MHz at 7.20pm. Supplemental to the VHF nets there will be Morse training. Contact Tam on 07753 526 498.

Paisley Amateur Radio Club has a net from 8pm on 144.550MHz and Zello on Monday. Tuesday sees the club using DMR room 4415 at 8pm. On Thursday there’s a net on 144.550MHz and the Zello channel from 7.30pm.

On Monday, Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio club has its net, starting on 433.525MHz FM at 8pm. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday and Saturday, Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society will either have a net or a meeting, as advised by current guidelines. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Wednesday, Lothians Radio Society has a net on 144.350MHz SSB at 8pm. Details by email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society has a net from 8pm on 145.575MHz and via GB7BI or GB7II slot 1 475 on Wednesday. For details, email InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

The Lomond Club will be using MB7IBH on 144.9625MHz in the Dumbarton area from 7.30pm on Thursday, and they will be also connected on EchoLink using the same gateway. More from Barrie, GM4HEL by email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

Stirling and District Club is now open for Thursday evening and Sunday morning sessions. There is a net on GB3FE on Mondays from 7pm. There are live web presentations on the club’s YouTube page. For details, email secretary@gm6nx.com.

On Friday, Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club runs a net from 7.30pm on 145.400MHz, and also on the BATC channel from 8pm. Contact Bill, MM0SFB for information.

Bartek – MM7AJI Wins WoSARS Construction Competition

Friday the 22nd November saw the annual Construction Competition take place, and it was gratifying to see so many good ‘technical’ entries:

  • BARTEK – MM7AJI – Homebrew High Capacity, used Li-Po, Power and Management Pack – 1st with 167 Points
  • CONG . SWL – Homebrew Capacitor Health Checker – 2nd with 155 Points
  • STUART – MM1ESW – Homebrew Remote HF Loop – 3rd with 146 Points
  • PAT – 2M1CKE – Homebrew Portable Desktop Stand
  • JACK – GM4COX – Homebrew 13cms 24 Element Yagi
  • JACK – GM4COX – Homwbrew 8GHz RF Probe

With a new Club member, Bartek the overall winner.

MM7AJI

Well done Bartek !

This year the Scoring regime slightly changed – HERE. Although the Categories remained the same, the Points awarded to each was changed to give a possible maximum of 100 Points/Judge.

And to this end, our two Judges on the night were ERNIE – GM0EZP and JOHN – GM0XFK. Thanks ‘lads’!

The Top Three – Cong, Bartek & Stuart

This year’s standard of construction was high, but as has been said on other Construction related POSTS , it’s not the most technically complex, beautifully built gizzo that will win, as you can see other factors are taken into consideration. So next year please have a go.

Also, there are some more pictures within our PROGRAMME FORUM’s, the CONSTRUCTION COMPETITION Photo Folder.

Finally, it was good to see Paul – MM7AJE (through the generous help of Bartek popping out to Paul’s QTH) able to attend the meeting following his recent ACCIDENT with a Police van. Well done Paul (and Bartek).

Jack(;>J

Snips – News For Scotland – 6th October

The news headlines:

  • Bampton School to contact ISS on Tuesday
  • Exams committees reorganised
  • Enter the Construction Competition!

GB2RS – Script

NEWS:

From this Sunday to next Sunday, Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has activity days with the aim of getting on the air and working as many stations as you can in the allotted time period, plus at the same time having some fun. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

CLUB NEWS:

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club is operating portable in the 432MHz and microwave contests today. The club net is on Monday. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a club and training night. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Glenrothes and District Radio Club meets in Leven at 7pm. More details from Dougie, MM6KNR, via email to dougie@digitalmaker.co.uk.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night from 7.15pm. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday and a hands-on evening on Friday—details are at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has its AGM. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is on the air. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a club night. Contact Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with tuition and radio operations. Details from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com.

On Saturday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society has a surplus sale from noon. Details from Paul, GM8HWZ, on 0796 717 1189.

Snips – News For Scotland – 16th June

CQScotland.com, funded by the RSGB Legacy Committee and supported by the Mid Lanark Amateur Radio Society, is attending the Braehead Arena Rally today at Tables 14, 15 and 16. Donations of surplus components, books and magazines which will be shared among local community groups would be most welcome. Thank you all for the tremendous support received so far. A current Project Update may be downloaded from www.cqscotland.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society is at the ASRA Scottish Amateur Radio Rally today. Tuesday sees a talk on satellites from Sputnik to Cubesats. There’s a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees the start of a 3-day trip to Friedrichshafen plus a club night and next Sunday there’s a discussion of the summer programme. Contact Jack, GM4COX, via wosars.club.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club will have an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com for further information.

Also on Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club will have a club night with Intermediate training. Nest Saturday and Sunday see activities for Museums on the Air. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 07 763 708 933 for further information.

Firstly on Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will have an open discussion. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01 975 651 365 for further information.

Secondly on Thursday Lomond Radio Club will have a club night. Details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

Thirdly on Thursday Edinburgh & District ARC has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07 740 946 192.

And fourthly on Thursday Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society will have a club night on and a construction night on Saturday. More information from Jess, MM3RCR, via email to secretary@gm6nx.com.

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group will have a club night. Contact Derek, MM0OVD, on 07 447 931 941.

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club will take part in Museums on the Air Weekend from Friday to Sunday as GB2MOF at the Museum of Flight, East Fortune. Contact Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01 875 811 723.

And finally on Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society will have a club night and tuition. Contact Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com.

And edit 17/06/19:

Joe – GM3HOM (SK) TRIBUTE .

Snips – News for Scotland – 2 June 2019

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the VHF contest. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933. On Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com. On Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm […]