Snips – News For Scotland – 2nd October

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

MM0GHM

Graham, MM0GHM will be active portable or mobile from Barra Island in the Outer Hebrides, EU-010, between the 1st and the 8th of October. QSL via MM0GHM directly, via the Bureau and eQSL.

GB3BT

Due to ongoing technical issues the Scottish Borders Repeater Group net on GB3BT has ceased for the time being. George, MM0JNL thanks everyone who joined the discussion net, many technical issues were resolved thanks to the net members. sbrg.co.uk.

SCOTTISH AMATEUR RALLY (2023)

Following on from a two-year absence (Covid), under the auspice of Glasgow and Clyde Raynet, Sunday 14th May has now been set for the return next year of the Scottish Amateur Rally at Braehead Arena Foye. Checkout our CALENDAR for the latest.

THE LOMOND SUNDAY NIGHT RESUMES

The Lomond Sunday Night net takes place today, the 2nd. Early check-in is from 7.45pm. All the usual ways to join in, via Echolink MB7IBH-L and on 145.3375MHz locally across the Clyde Coast. Paul MM3DDQ mm3ddq@gmail.com

OTHER CLUB NETS & 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 .

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.

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society meets on Thursday for a junk sale. Visitors are welcome at the 25th Scout Group, Oakhill Crescent, Aberdeen from 7.30pm. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365.

On Friday, Ayr Amateur Radio Group Club has a meeting at Prestwick Community Centre from 7.30pm. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614.

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

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has its club night in the lounge bar of the Thorntree Inn on Friday. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811723 www.cpsarc.com

Dundee Amateur Radio Club hold open nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG and GB3DD. There is a 2m Contest and club night on Tuesday. Martin, 2M0KAU, 0776 370 8933.

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 & District Amateur Radio Club will be out and about with their UHF and Microwave field day today, the 2nd. There is a club net on Monday at 8pm on 433.525MHz. On Saturday there is a club meeting and social evening. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

Galashiels and District Amateur Radio Society meets in the Focus Centre, Livingstone Place, Galashiels at 8pm on Wednesday. Jim Keddie, mail@gm7lun.co.uk

Glenrothes & District Radio Club have Morse tuition on 145.425MHz from 7.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Check in from 7.15pm. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753.

Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society meets on Wednesday. InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

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

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 at the club house and on Zoom at 7.30pm. klarcinfo@gmail.com

Largs & District Amateur Radio Club meets on Tuesday in Largs Museum, 2 Manse Court, Largs. All are welcome. James, GM0GMN james@bertram.scot

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.

Lomond Radio Club meets each Wednesday in the club rooms at the John Connolly Centre in Renton at 7.30pm. Simon, MM0XME, mm0xme@outlook.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.

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society meets on Tuesday at the Armed Forces Reserve Centre in Elgin from 7.15pm for a demonstration of web-based Software-Defined Receivers. www.mfars.club.

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.

Stirling Amateur Radio Society meets at the Club House, Throsk FK7 7XY at 7.30pm on Thursday. The club is open for projects and operating on Sundays from 10am. secretary@gm6nx.com

Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club has a meeting at 4a Auchengramont Road, Hamilton on Friday the 7th. There is also a net from 7.30pm on 145.400MHz, and in addition on the BATC channel from 8pm. Bill, MM0SFB, gm0syv@btinternet.com

West of Scotland ARS will have its usual Solder Group meeting from 6pm on Wednesday at the Sauchiehall Street premises. The club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at its Rose Street Club Rooms. Jack, GM4COX, wosars.club

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club and Dumfries & Galloway RAYNET run an open net on GB3DG every day at 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

Snips – News Scotland – 7th August

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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

MINI RALLY

On Friday Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has its 27th annual mini-rally night at the Community Centre, Main Hall, Port Seton at 6.30pm. Admission is £2 and tables are on a first come first served basis. Bob, GM4UYZ, on 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 meeting at the club house and 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. 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 for coffee and a chat 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 the net for the weekly discussion and new subscribers to SBRG are always welcome. Net information from George MM0JNL dr16@rsgb.org.uk and repeater information at sbrg.co.uk

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.

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 a meeting on Thursday evening with the details to be confirmed. 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 – 24th April

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

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is open Sunday for antenna construction. There is a club night on Thursday from 7pm. secretary@gm6nx.com.

Also on Sunday, Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is visiting the Blackpool Radio Rally. Bob, GM4UYZ, 01-875-811-723.

Likewise, Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club is attending the Blackpool Radio Rally. There is a club net on Monday from 8pm on 433.525MHz. Norman, GM1CNH, 07-740-946-192

And Today, Dundee Amateur Radio Club will be attending the Blackpool Norbreck Rally. Martin, 2M0KAU, 07-763-708-933

And not to miss out on the party, some members of WoSARS will also be heading down to Blackpool. See CALENDAR ENTRY  .

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

Also on Tuesday the Livingston & District Amateur Radio Society has a club night at The Crofthead on Tuesday from 7.30pm.  Cathie, 2M0DIB, 01-506-433- 846

On Wednesday the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting at The Electron Club at CCA at 6pm. see CALENDAR .

Also on Wednesday, Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society has a meeting. Adrian, MM0DHY, InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has an Equipment Surgery & Operating Workshop on Thursday. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01-975-651-365

Lomond Radio Club meets on Thursdays from 7.30pm at the John Connelly Centre in Renton. Simon, MM0XME, mm0xme@outlook.com.

On Friday, Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club (SPARCS) has resumed club meetings at 4a Auchengramont Road, Hamilton ML3 6JP

And finally, on Friday WoSARS has a ‘Hands-On Night’  at Rose Street. Checkout their CALENDAR for further details.

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 – 17th April

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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 in Scotland can be found at wosars.club/radio-nets.

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is open today for antenna construction. There is a club night on Thursday from 7pm. secretary@gm6nx.com

On Tuesday Kilmarnock Amateur Radio Club has a meeting at the clubhouse and on Zoom at 7.30pm. GM0ADX, klarcinfo@gmail.com

Wednesday sees WoSARS’s Solder Group (the technical side of the Club) meet from 6pm onwards at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Sauchiehall Street. Checkout wosars.club/licence-training for further details.

Also this Wednesday the Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society is On-Air. Adrian, MM0DHY, InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com

Lomond Radio Club has resumed club nights on Thursdays from 7.30pm at the JohnConnelly Centre in Renton. Simon MM0XME at mm0xme@outlook.com

Also on Thursday, the Grampian Repeater Group is holding its AGM at Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society. Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group there is a hybrid in-person and Zoom meeting. derek.secaarg@gmail.com

Likewise Mid-Lanark Amateur Radio Society has meeting on Friday. More details from Simon, 2M0LSG, Secretary@mlars.co.uk.

Also this coming Friday, the West Scotland ARS,  WoSARS  are having presentation by Mark GM4ISM looking at applications of spectrum analysers and tracking generators. More information on the Club’s CALENDAR available at the Club’s website wosars.club.

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

With the resumption of the biggest amateur rally in the north of the UK – NASRA ; members of various clubs are heading down:

This coming Sunday the Dundee Amateur Radio Club club will be attending the Blackpool Norbreck Rally. Martin, 2M0KAU, 0776 370 8933

Also next Sunday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club is attending the Blackpool Radio Rally. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192.

Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is visiting the Blackpool Radio Rally. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723

And not to miss out on the party, some members of WoSARS will also be heading down to Blackpool. See CALENDAR ENTRY  .

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 – 3rd October

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NEWS FOR SCOTLAND (GB2RS ) Extracts inc Additions

Stirling and District ARS are holding an Open Day Extravaganza on Sunday 3rd October at their Shack, which will be available to operate from 11am with tea and coffee. The programme includes a midday BBQ and there will be a Boot Sale (£10 for pitches) in the grounds. 2pm features a talk by Gavin Nesbitt on how to   “Improve your QSO Count on VHF and above”. Gavin is a key member of CambHams so brings a lot of experience in all things VHF+. To cap it off there will be an ARDF completion around the Estate in the afternoon.

The Club is located at Unit 68, Bandeath Industrial Estate, Throsk, Stirling FK7 7NP. Derails from  Nathan at nuttallnj@gmail.com

Commencing on the 6th of October through to the 2nd of November, The West of Scotland ARS (WoSARS) will be 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  wosars.club  page

CLUB NEWS

Sadly we report that John GM4PLI has become a silent key. He was a long standing member of WoSARS and was always good for a chat on GB3CS or PA. John was unfortunate to never have good health, but soldiered on as best he could. John’s Funeral is on Monday 4th Oct at 11am at Dalnotter Cremetorium – More information – HERE .

From John GM0KTO (Saturday 2nd Oct – 1734hrs) :-

“………….Alan Stark, GM0BUE, whose QTH was in Kilsyth, became a Silent Key on Thursday 9 September, 2021. He had become a victim of COVID-19.

His brother, John, thinks that Alan might have been a former member of WoSARS.
The funeral is on Saturday 9 October, at New Monkland Cemetery, Condorrat Road (B802), Glenmavis.  09.15. Church Service 10.00, followed by a buffet.
I was privileged to work GM0BUE on 6m FM, possibly through GB3SL, while walking the dogs in Alexandra Park. This was quite some time ago and certainly before lock-down……………”

 

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 Extravaganza 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 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 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. 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 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 now 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 – 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;

Snips – News For Scotland – 25th July

The news headlines:

  • RadCom Basics latest issue
  • NRC Net to close
  • DARC reports survey results

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS & NETS

In this constantly changing pandemic situation, details of club activities can be found on the individual club’s website. A summary of activities in Scotland compiled by RSGB Regional Representative Tony, MM0TMZ can be found at www.wosars.club/radio-nets

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logging and eLog; survey, as well as opinions on FT8 and licensing; the first 50MHz and 70MHz Machine Generated Modes-only contests; G4PLZ; Bletchley Park has relaxed their requirement for mask wearing and social distancing; we wish to take a more cautious approach at the National Radio Centre; GB3RS; GB2RS continues to expand; M5GWH has joined the existing team in the Stoke-on-Trent area; from MM0JNL is now additionally covering Northumbria; QSL Bureau sub-manager for the G4T-Z group is retiring; Finningley ARS Car Boot Rally; The Wiltshire Radio Rally; 1st Cornwall Antenna Build Off; The King’s Lynn ARC radio rally; Dartmoor Radio Rally; J88PI from Palm Island in the St Vincent; TF/HB9HKE; CT8/W6PQL; Islands On The Air Contest (IOTA); UK Microwave Group Contest runs from 0600 to 1800UTC today; Worked-All-Britain 144MHz Low Power Contest;Fourth 144MHz Backpackers Contest; 144MHz Low Power contest; Thursday the solar flux index was up to 94; HF propagation remains dominated by Sporadic-E; some very good days of Tropo recently; Southern delta Aquarids meteor shower is under way;

Snips – News For Scotland – 11th July

The news headlines:

  • RSGB Convention goes online for 2021
  • YOTA contest second leg
  • National Radio Centre reopens

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CLUB NEWS & NETS

The GB2RS service is seeking a newsreader to cover the Western Isles of Scotland. You would be joining an existing team as a reserve reader and there are opportunities for more than one applicant to broadcast the News on Sunday using HF, VHF or UHF. You should be an RSGB Member and have good coverage of the region. If you want to find out more without obligation, please contact the GB2RS Manager at gb2rs.manager@rsgb.org.uk.

Now the listing of all known nets in Scotland, which is 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.

The GB3FE repeater serving the Stirling area is now running on reduced power and this will affect the Stirling and Falkirk nets.

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RSGB National Radio Centre; G-QRP Club Convention; EMC help desk; Ofcom; AM QSO Party; Dragon Amateur Radio Club; East Suffolk Wireless Revival and McMichael rally & boot sale; Finningley ARS Car Boot; C6AHA; RI0FM; GB1COC & GB8CCC; IARU HF Championship; solar flux index declined this week ending at 76; Sporadic E season also continues to delight UK amateurs;

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

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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.

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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 – 20th June

The news headlines:

  • Latest rally news
  • Ofcom updates guidance
  • ARISS SSTV from ISS

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CLUB NEWS & NETS

The Sunday Loch Lomond net in the Vale of Leven which was temporarily suspended returns tonight. See the Facebook pages or contact mm3ddq@yahoo.co.uk

Falkirk Amateur Radio Club’s net on Wednesday is unable to operate until further notice owing to repeater GB3FE being down. Peter, gm8gax@tiscali.co.uk

For the same reason the Stirling Club Net today and the ones on Monday and Thursday are also not taking place on GB3FE

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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Dartmoor Radio Rally; McMichael Rally; East Suffolk Wireless Revival; What you need to know as an amateur radio user and the Ofcom EMF calculator; Bletchley Park; G0NSY SK; virtual Ham Radio World Weekend; FMH Portable Operations Challenge; Slovenian Amateur Radio Union will celebrate the country’s 30 years of independence; TO11A; GM4PVM; 7D9BA; UK Microwave Group 122 to 248GHz contest; UK Microwave Group 5.7 and 10GHz contest; SFI at around 80 and quiet geomagnetic conditions with a Kp index of two; We are in peak season for Sporadic-E;

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