Snips – News For Scotland – 13th June

The news headlines:

  • National Hamfest postponed to 2022
  • Kyrgyzstan amateurs get 5MHz band allocation
  • Volunteers sought for 100th anniversary station

GB2RS Script – HERE .


Stirling Club – GB3FE Off-air.

CSFMG – GB3FF NOV Issued. Hope to have on from new site shortly.

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

TAGS: (Within GB2RS Script)

National Hamfest (2021) postponed; Kyrgyzstan WRC-15 Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5kHz; first one-way amateur radio QSO across the Atlantic celebrations; RSGB’s Friendship on the Air Award; Gateways On The Air; XV9RH; XT2AW; Argentinian CW Group’s contest; Practical Wireless 2m QRP Contest;

Cooperative Effort to Resolve Potential 70-Centimetre Interference Issue (US)

The FCC, and the US Department of Defense are cooperating in an effort to eliminate the possibility of amateur radio interference on 70 centimetres to critical systems at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico. The Defense Department’s Regional Spectrum Coordinator contacted the FCC in March, seeking information on whom to contact regarding detected amateur transmissions it believed could pose a threat to a critical WSMR system operating on 70 centimetres. The FCC, in turn, asked ARRL to be involved in the discussion and any necessary remedial efforts. It is to be noted that the Amateur Radio Service is a secondary service on the band…………READ MORE  .

Snips – News For Scotland – 15th November

The news headlines:

  • Hope QSO Parties over Christmas period
  • RSGB responds to Ofcom’s second EMF consultation
  • RCF help is available to schools and colleges

GB2RS Script – HERE .


Details of all known nets in Scotland are collated by RSGB Regional Representative Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack GM4COX and the West of Scotland ARS, and they are published at

The GB2RS service is looking for newsreaders in the Scottish Borders, Dundee, and the Aberdeen area. There are also vacancies for stand-by readers in and around Elgin and Caithness. If you would like to volunteer then please contact Regional Rep Tony Miles via email to Newsreaders must be a Member of the RSGB and be at minimum Intermediate operators.

Don’t forget new Newsreader Gordon Wilson, 2M0PIJ from Clydebank will now be providing West of Scotland Sunday GB2RS broadcasts at 10am on DMR Talk Group TG23559. This is in addition to regular broadcasts on 70.425, 145.525, and 433.525MHz from the other Glasgow Newsreaders.


In the absence of club meetings, West of Scotland ARS has a daily net from 11am on 145.425MHz. Wednesday sees a net from 8pm on 433.425MHz and on Friday there’s an open net on 145.425MHz, also from 8pm. More details are at

The Viking Amateur Radio Net runs from 6pm on 3660 or 3639kHz. Details are on their Facebook page.

Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a CW net on 144.295MHz from 7pm and on 145.450MHz FM from 7.30pm on Sundays. There are daily nets around 7.035MHz from 10.15am, moving to 7.065MHz and 145.450MHz at 10.30am. Contact Derek on 07447 931 941.

Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz for a CW net. Tuesday sees a net on 145.475MHz FM from 7.30pm. For details, email

Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 9pm on 28.475MHz. Wednesday sees the DMR Scotland net on TG23550 from 8pm and on Friday there’s a private club Zello chat from 7pm, which later moves to 2m. Details are at

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Society has a net on Sundays from 7.30pm on GB3DG, which 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. See for further details.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club has nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG and GB3DD. A Skype meeting on Tuesday replaces the normal club night. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU on 07763 708 933.

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society has replaced club meetings with a net on Sundays from noon via GB3FE and 145.550MHz. Monday and Thursday also see nets on GB3FE and 145.550MHz from 7pm. Email for further information.

The Loch Lomond Sunday night net takes place on 144.9625MHz in the Vale of Leven and surrounding areas and via Echolink on gateway MB7 IBH -L from 8pm, moving to DMR TG 23559 from 9pm. Contact Paul, MM3DDQ via email to

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

Glenrothes & District Radio Club has open nets from 10am on 3.790MHz every day except Sunday. There are also nets on Tuesday and Thursday from 7.30pm on 145.425MHz. Morse training is available. Further details from Tam on 07753 526 498.

Paisley Amateur Radio Club has a net on Mondays from 8pm on 144.550MHz and Zello. Tuesday sees a DMR net in room 4415 from 8pm. On Thursday there’s a net on 144.550MHz FM and on Zello from 7.30pm.

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. Contact Cathie, 2M0DIB on 01506 433 846.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society has a net on 144.350MHz SSB from 8pm. Email for further information.

Caithness Amateur Radio Society has nets on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2pm on 3.740MHz LSB, ±QRM. Details are at

Lomond Radio Club has a net on Thursdays from 7.30pm using MB7IBH and EchoLink. Contact for further information.

On Friday Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club has a net from 7.30pm on 145.400MHz, and also on the BATC channel from 8pm. Details from Bill, MM0SFB via email to

On Fridays, Ayr Amateur Radio Group hosts Zoom meetings, some of which include presentations. Contact Derek, MM0OVD, via email to

GB3HI Has Aerial Change

GB3HI – View Across Lismore To The Mainland – Aerial In Middle – Click Picture

For the last couple of years HI has been suffering a form of ‘BLOCKING‘. This was tracked down to the HI’s collinear and the internal components. Thus required to be replaced.

John – MM0JRM (HI’s Keeper) and Robert – GM4GUF, took advantage of the lovely wx during the last weekend to carryout the replacement. (the replacement aerial was kindly supplied by Paul – GM1YUO Fort William)

In discussion with Robert on 2,  he has supplied a couple of pictures which may give you an idea just how well this repeater is placed to serve the West Coast amateur community.

HI’s Aerial On Side Of Building

And remember, these repeaters have to be paid for both from a material and annual running costs – point of view. So if you do use CSFMG Repeaters then please think about supporting the Group.


Jack (;>J