Snips – News For Scotland – 9th February

The news headlines:

  • Build a radio at Bletchley Park
  • Voting for RSGB AGM opens in around 4 weeks
  • GB3GV ATV repeater back to full power

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

Next Sunday the 16th, Lomond Radio Club are running a Bring & Buy event at the John Connolly Centre, 30 Main Street, Renton G82 4LY. Entry is free and doors open at 10am. In addition to the Bring & Buy, there will be traders and refreshments available, tea, coffee and hot food and more. Tables are still available and only cost £5. Please contact Bill, by email mm0elf@blueyonder.co.uk if you need any more details or are wanting tables.

Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society club has a meeting from 10am to 2pm today and next Sunday. Thursday sees a club night. For details, email secretary@gm6nx.com

On Monday Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a Club net operating evening. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Glenrothes & District Radio Club has a talk SD Contest Logger by Ken Horne, GM3YBQ. Details from Tam, on 0775 352 6498.

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

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society is having a talk on DMR Operating and Principles. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society is having a CW class at 6.45pm and main meeting from 7.15pm. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a talk on Robot Wars and Rampaging Chariots with Dr Roger Hill. More from Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF, by email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com

On Wednesday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting and Friday sees a hands-on club night. More information at wosars.club

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a practical work night. More information from Clive, GM4FZH, by email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club radio check night with John, MM0JXI. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night with tuition and radio operations. Details at https://mlars.co.uk/

Snips – News For Scotland – 2nd February

The news headlines:

  • New IARU Region 1 website live
  • RSGB Operating Awards QSL Checking Service
  • GB3RS at the NRC due for maintenance on the 11th

GB2RS Script – HERE .

Advance notice that Lomond Radio Club are running a bring-and-buy event on 16 February at the John Connolly Centre, 30 Maln Street, Renton, G82 4LY. Entry is free and doors open at 10am. In addition to the bring-and-buy, there will be traders and refreshments available—tea, coffee and hot food and more. Tables are still available and only cost £5. Please contact Bill, by email mm0elf@blueyonder.co.uk if you need any more details, or are wanting tables.

CLUB NEWS:

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society club has a meeting from 10am to 2pm this Sunday and next Sunday. Thursday sees a club night. For details, email secretary@gm6nx.com.

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has a club net operating evening. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society is holding an operating evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Tuesday, Moray Firth Amateur Radio Club is looking at DMR radios in practice. Bring along your radio and compare notes. More from Paul, GM8HWZ by email to mfars@secretary@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society has its club net at 8pm on 145.575MHz & GB7BI or GB7II slot 1 475. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting and Friday is a club night where a video will be shown—details at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is holding a junk sale. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365 for further information.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. More from Barrie, GM4HEL, by email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a talk Clean up your Shack by Ian. GM3SEK. More from Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group is having a club night. Please check club website for updates or speak to Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

On Friday Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has a club night. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations—details at mlars.co.uk

Snips – News For Scotland – 27th October

The news headlines:
• Check you’re back on UTC
• Latest news on WRC-19
• RSGB Contest Committee seeks views on rules

GB2RS – Script .

NEWS

The Scottish Microwave Round Table will take place in Burntisland in Fife next Saturday, 2 November. The programme includes talks by Sam Jewell, G4DDK Icom IC9700: How Does It Measure up as a VHF DX Transceiver?; Martin Hall, GM8IEM Constructing a 13cm Home Station Around the Kuhne MKU23 G4 Transverter; Heather Lomond, M0HMO Beginning with GNU SDR; and Mark Hughes, GM4ISM Microwave EME. Other attractions include a construction competition, a test equipment bench and an evening dinner. Please note, for safety reasons at the venue, booking is essential. Further information including the programme and booking information at gmroundtable.org.uk.

CLUB NEWS

On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

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

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a talk 6m Operation in Afghanistan. Contact Andy, MM0FMF, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday and a club night on Friday. For details, see wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a construction and on-the-air evening. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

On Friday Mid-Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations. For details, see mlars.co.uk.

Snips – News For Scotland – 4th August

The news headlines:
• WRC-19 – Request to Support 50MHz
• Celebrating W5LFL from space
• RSGB Convention news

From this Sunday to next Sunday, Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has activity days. Friday sees the 26th annual Mini Rally night. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.
On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net and on Friday will attend the Cockenzie and Port Seton Mini Rally. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.
On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is holding an Intermediate exam. Wednesday sees the drop-in net on GB3AG from 7pm. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.
On Wednesday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting. Friday sees a visit to the Port Seton Mini Rally. Contact Jack, GM4COX, via wosars.club.
On Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.
On Tuesday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will put GM3TKV on the air, in preparation for operating GB0CLH from Covesea Lighthouse for International Lightships Weekend. Contact Paul GM8HWZ, on 0796 717 1189.
On Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm on 145.575MHz & GB7BI slot 1. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.
On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is mounting and testing the new club antenna. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.
On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.
On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a club night and sorting the shack out. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.
On Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is having a club night, tuition and radio operations. Details from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com.

Snips – News For Scotland – 14th July

NEWS FOR SCOTLAND

Advance notice first. The Lomond Radio Club is running the Crianlarich Radio Rally on the 4th of August at Crianlarich Village Hall, Main Street, Crianlarich FK20 8QN. Doors open 10am and there will be traders, a Bring & Buy and an RSGB bookstall. Refreshments will be available. More details from Bill, by email to mm0elf@blueyonder.co.uk

On Monday Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has a club net. On Saturday and next Sunday there’s portable operating in the 70MHz trophy contest. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.

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

On Wednesday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting. Friday sees Stuart, MM1ESW describing some of the new projects he is working on. Details from Jack, GM4COX, via wosars.club

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. More information from Barrie, GM4HEL, by email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com

On Thursday Bob, MM0MMQ will be presenting a short slide show on DMR radio at the Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society. For more information please contact Jessica at secretary@gm6nx.com

On Thursday and Friday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is preparing and setting up for GB0DAM. On Saturday and next Sunday GB0DAM will be on the air from Dumfries. Details from Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

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

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.

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Snips – News For Scotland – 9th June

NEWS FOR SCOTLAND

A reminder that next Sunday, the Scottish Amateur Radio and Electronics Rally will take place at INTU Braehead Centre, Glasgow. Doors will open at 10am. For more information call Tony Miles on 07702 134 188

Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the PW 144MHz QRP contest today, and also beginning a week of activity days. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club will have a net on Monday. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07 740 946 192 for further information.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club will have a club night with Intermediate training on Tuesday. Next Saturday and Sunday they will take part in Museums on the Air. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 07763 708 933 for further information.

Also on Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club will have a club night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com for further information.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society  will be holding its AGM. For more information Contact Mike Burgess, MM0MLB, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

Secondly on Wednesday West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will have a Solder Group meeting. Friday sees a club night and on Sunday it will be the ASRA Scottish Amateur Radio Rally. Contact Jack, GM4COX, via wosars.club.

Thirdly on Wednesday Inverness & District Amateur Radio Society will have a club night from 7.30pm. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com for further information.

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

Secondly on Thursday Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society will have a club night. Next Saturday sees a construction night. Contact Jess, MM3RCR, via email to secretary@gm6nx.com for further information.

Thirdly on Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has an open discussion. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365 for further information

And finally on Friday Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society is holding its AGM. Details from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to mlarsclub@gmail.com.

GB2RS(Snips) – 12th May

  • Midland series ARDF event in Leicestershire
  • Monk Apollo, SV2ASP, Silent Key
  • BBC explains amateur radio emergency comms

An interesting item about amateur radio was broadcast on the BBC World Service this week. It dealt with the importance of amateur radio emergency communications during the recent cyclone in India. You can listen to the broadcast, Digital Planet – Ham Radio Aids Cyclone Relief Effort, at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csy664

A BBC Earth PodCast featuring Eleanor Griffin, M6NWZ talking about her experience with an ISS link from Kings High School, Warwick was broadcast this week. Go to www.bbcearth.com/podcast, scroll to the bottom and listen to the one called ‘Looking Up’

Recently added to the Syllabus 2019 updates on the RSGB website is a presentation on Digital Signal Processing Without The Maths

Dayton Hamvention® takes place on the 17th to the 19th of May at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

Members of Tynemouth ARC, G0NWM, are travelling to the Isle of Mull, IOTA reference EU-008, from Friday the 17th of May until Friday the 24th, where they will be operating using the callsign GS0NWM. Subject to conditions the group will be operating up to four stations across the HF bands on SSB, CW, RTTY, FT8 using Fox and Hound mode and they hope to have a go at VHF/UHF satellite operation. QSL is via m0urx.com.

This weekend you can expect to hear special event stations taking part in SOS Radio Week, Pubs and Clubs on the Air and Mills on the Air. Several of these stations are mentioned in local news this week.

Also today, the 12th, the Worked All Britain 40m phone contest runs from 1000 to 1400UTC. Using SSB only, the exchange is signal report, serial number and WAB area.

Next weekend the 144MHz May Contest runs from 1400UTC on the 18th to 1400UTC on the 19th. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number, locator and postcode. On Sunday the 19th, the 144MHz Backpackers contest runs from 1100 to 1500UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club is taking part in Mills on the Air today. Tuesday sees a club night with training. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

For more news visit GB2RS – HERE .