For the Commonwealth Games, GB22HQ will be operating from the Birmingham NEC. There are also seven ‘Special’ Special Event callsigns, one each from the four UK Home Nations and three Crown Dependencies. From the 25th of July until the 21st of August, the special callsigns will be available for activation by RSGB affiliated clubs or individual RSGB Members. To take part you must please first check the relevant Activation Schedule on QRZ.com for a slot to suit your availability. Then contact the callsign coordinator, who will be keen to help. They will book you in and update the schedule. Depending upon your location, the callsigns to look for are GB22GE, GB22GM, GB22GW, GB22GI, GB22GJ, GB22GU and GB22GD. More details at rsgb.org under the ‘on the air’ tab.
The West of Scotland ARS (WoSARS) has been running the special event station GB4GDS celebrating 90 years of the Guide Dog Association which ends on the 2nd November. More information about the station can be found on the Club’s WEBSITEpage
Kilmarnock and Loudon ARC have taken over the operation of the Paul Godley Centenary SE Station at Ardrossan and will be operating for the QSO party on 11/12th December and for the hoped for reception of a broadcast from 1BCG in the USA which was the original callsign used to transmit the first verified amateur radio signal across the Atlantic.
Can you help with a Generator? The KLARC Team at Ardrossan are trying to get the loan of a generator for 240v with an output of 5-10kVA. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone who maybe has one or knows of one could help out.
CLUB NEWS & NETS
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 operating from 11am. It will also be open on Thursday evening from 7pm. email@example.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 Meeting on Fridays at the Rose Street HQ. 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 now sees a Club Night firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
This Friday, Cockenzie & Port Seaton Amateur Radio Club is planning a club night. Contact Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811 723.
Also 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. Please also keep GB2RS updated via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for GB2RS submissions is 10am on Thursdays.
During all the month of April (2021), the special callsign EE1MGY will be aired in commemoration of the inauguration and subsequent sinking of the legendary ship R.M.S. Titanic in the cold waters of the North Atlantic. More info – HERE .
A reminder that CQScotland.com Group, funded by the RSGB Legacy Committee, has set up a fully equipped electronic construction space in Hamilton. It is open to all from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesdays. All individuals or groups are warmly invited to join them to build electronic projects. Together, you can experience and learn in a very practical way, what electronics and amateur radio is about. See CQScotland.com for details.
Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday. Saturday and Sunday sees portable operations in the 432MHz and microwave contests. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.
On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club has a club night and is taking part in the VHF contest. 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 email@example.com.
On Tuesday Moray Firth ARS is having a natter night and preparing for the forthcoming surplus sale. Details from Paul, GM8HWZ, on 0796 717 1189.
On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm on 145.575MHz and GB7BI or GB7II slot 1 475. Contact John, GM0OTI, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.
West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday and a video on Friday. For details, see wosars.club.
On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has its junk sale. Contact Fred, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.
On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club has a look at what you can get from your antenna analyser with Ian, GM3SEK and Clive, GM4FZH. 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. More info from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is having a club night on Friday, then activity days. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.
Next Sunday, Lomond Radio Club will be operating a public display of amateur radio in the grounds of the John Connolly Centre in Renton, running from 10am to 4pm. Hot drinks and possibly a barbecue will be available. For details, contact Bill, via email to email@example.com
CQScotland.com Group, funded by the RSGB Legacy Committee, has set up a fully equipped electronic construction space in Hamilton. It is open to all from 1pm to 4pm on Wednesdays. You or someone you know, nearby community and other interest groups, are warmly invited to join them to build electronic projects. Together, you can experience and learn in a very practical way, what electronics and amateur radio is about. See cqscotland.com for details.
On Monday Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.
On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday sees the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Club meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a talk Aerial Modelling by Jack, GM4COX. Details are at wosars.club.
Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a talk by the winner of the construction competition on Thursday. Next Saturday and Sunday sees activities for Railways on the Air at the Royal Deeside Railway. 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 email@example.com.
Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a club night on Thursday and is building antennas at the QTH of GM4FZH on Saturday. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.
On Friday Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has the second 144MHz DF hunt, meeting in the Old Pool car park at 6.30 for 7pm. 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 from Joseph, 2M0JHY, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next weekend, on the 24th and 25th, the Montrose Air Station open Day and Radio Rally will take place at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Waldron Road, Broomfield, Montrose DD10 9BD. It is an indoor event and tables are available to sell your own equipment. The event opens to the public from 10am. Minor catering will be available. Details from Ewan, MM0BIX on 01674 676 740.
And at the Clubs:
Dundee Amateur Radio Club is taking part in International Lighthouse & Lightships weekend today. There’s a club night on Tuesday. The 2m drop-in net is on Wednesday from 7pm on GB3AG. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.
Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is at Todhead Lighthouse today for the second day of its International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend event. On Thursday there’s a presentation on a pioneering voyage by Graham, GM4OBD. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.
West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday, and Friday sees a club night Chaired by Bill 2M0WWC who is also giving a talk on Hellschreiber . Details are online at wosars.club
On Monday Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has its net. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 0774 094 6192.
On Tuesday Kilmarnock & Loudoun Amateur Radio Club has an activity and training night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to email@example.com
The RSGB’s Propagation Studies Committee has released a new propagation tool for amateurs. Based on the ITU’s ITU RHF PROP program, the new tool is the work of programmer and Committee member James Watson, HZ1JW.
There has been a great deal of interest in the Easy-100 DIY upconverter for geostationary satellite QO-100, which was published in the June edition of RadCom. A special interest group has now been created for discussions and support at groups.io/g/easy-100 where all are welcome to join.
Dementia Awareness Week will be run by Alzheimer’s Scotland from the 3rd to the 9th of June. Peter, MM0NQY will be operating GB2DAW during this time to help raise the worldwide amateur community’s awareness of dementia.
Next Saturday and Sunday sees this year’s Museum Ships weekend.
M0PAI will be active from the 1st to the 8th of June on the Isles of Lewis and Harris, IOTA reference EU-010, and the Isle of Skye, as MM0PAI/p. He will be active all week on 80m to 2m, including 4m SSB, and on FT8. New references for World Flora Fauna will be activated, there will also be WAB references up for grabs and possibly some SOTA activations depending on weather.
Ric, LA/DL2VFR, Friedrich, LA/DL4BBH and Klaus, LA/DL7UXG will be active from the Vesteralen Islands (in Norway, north of the Arctic Circle), EU-033, from the 27th to the 31st of May, and from the nearby Lofoten Islands, EU-076, on the 1st to the 5th of June. They will operate CW, SSB and FT8. QSL via their home calls, Club Log and eQSL
The 48 hour CQ Worldwide WPX CW contest is in full swing, ending at 2359UTC tonight. Using CW only on the 1.8 to 28MHz bands, the exchange is signal report and serial number.
On Tuesday the 432MHz FM Activity Contest will run from 1900 to 2000UTC, using FM only. It is immediately followed by the all-mode 432MHz UK Activity Contest from 2000 to 2230UTC. The exchange for both contests is signal report, serial number and locator.
Also on Tuesday, the SHF UKAC will take place from 1830 to 2130UTC, Using all bands on the 2.4 to 10GHz bands, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.
On Thursday the 80m Club Championships CW leg will run from 1900 to 2030UTC. The exchange is signal report and serial number
Next weekend will see the lower parts of the bands very busy for the RSGB CW National Field Day, which is part of the IARU Region 1 Field Day.
Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is running MM0CPS today for Port Seton Gala Day. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.
Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club will have an operating evening on Monday. Next Saturday sees a club meeting and social evening. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07740 946 192 for further details.
Advance notice now that RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park will have restricted access for visiting radio amateurs wishing to operate the station, GB3RS on the 6th of June. On the 6th, the NRC will be running a special event station, GB2DAY to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
This year the ITU World Radio Conference takes place and there is an important motion on the agenda to consolidate and extend access to 50MHz in Region 1, which covers Europe, Africa and Asiatic Russia. One of the national telecoms administrations that is actively supporting the proposal is the Czech Republic; unfortunately some other administrations are actively opposed.
The 200th registration for this year’s International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend has been received and it is from Latvia, which is a rare country for the event and a new lighthouse as well.
W7K celebrates the redefinition of the SI unit kelvin, which will take place on the 20th of May. This station will be operated from one of the most accurate temperature standards laboratories in the world, at American Fork, Utah. Times of operation will be 0000UTC to 2359UTC.
Two special event radio stations will be on the air from Shetland. GB0DAW, for Dementia Action Week, will be on the air between the 20th and the 26th of May ……………………
The 144MHz May Contest ends its 24 hour
run at 1400UTC today, the 19th. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report,
serial number, locator and postcode.
Today, the 19th, the 144MHz Backpackers contest runs from 1100 to 1500UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator.
Stirling & District Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting today and next Sunday from 10am till 2pm. On Thursday there’s a club night and Friday sees the start of the club DXpedition to Luxembourg. Contact Jess, MM3RCR, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a DF hunt. Contact Mike Burgess, MM0MLB, via email to email@example.com
On Sunday Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is operating MM0CPS for Port Seton Gala Day. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.