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Snips – News For Scotland – 6th December

The news headlines:

  • Get on the Air to Care wins award
  • New IARU VHF handbook
  • RSGB mounts Christmas charity auction

GB2RS Script – HERE .

Tony MM0TMZ – Regional Manager for RSGB Region1 – Scotland South & Western Isles

A reminder to all radio amateurs that certain frequencies are reserved in the Band Plans for use by the GB2RS broadcast service on Sundays. These include:

70.425 (4M)  145.525 (2M)  433.525MHz  (70cms)

The schedules are published at:

https://rsgb.services/public/gb2rs/gb2rs_broadcast_schedule.pdf checkout WoSARS.com/QUICKLINK – GB2RS

All radio amateurs are asked to avoid these frequencies at the stated times.

The service areas of the different regions do overlap and the RSGB requests that the GB2RS frequencies are kept kept clear of all traffic during the broadcast period. Unlike normal amateur radio, the GB2RS bulletins are licensed as broadcasts and have to use fixed frequencies.

CLUB NEWS & NETS

Details of all known nets in Scotland are collated by RSGB Regional Rep Tony, MM0TMZ in association with Jack GM4COX and the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society. These details are then published at https://wosars.club/radio-nets – RADIO NETS .

In the absence of club meetings, the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society (WoSARS), has a daily FM net from 11am on 145.425MHz. Wednesday sees an FM net from 8pm on 433.425MHz and on Friday there’s an open net on 145.425MHz, also from 8pm. More details are at https://wosars.club

The Viking Amateur Radio Net runs on Sunday evenings from 6pm on 3.660 or 3.639MHz. Details can be found on their Facebook page.

Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a CW net on Sundays on 144.295MHz from 7pm and on 145.450MHz FM from 7.30pm. 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, which may include a presentation. For details, email derek.secaarg@gmail.com.

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 klarcinfo@gmail.com.

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 https://mlars.co.uk.

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 www.gm4riv.org for further details.

Dundee Amateur Radio Club has nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG and on GB3DD. There is a Skype meeting on Tuesday Contact Martin, 2M0KAU on 07763 708 933 for further information.

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society has a net from noon on Sundays on GB3FE. Monday and Thursday also see nets on GB3FE and on 145.550MHz from 7pm. Email secretary@gm6nx.com for details.

The Loch Lomond Sunday net takes place on 144.9625MHz in the Vale of Leven and surrounding areas and also via Echolink on gateway MB7 IBH-L from 8pm, moving to DMR TG 23559 from 9pm. Contact Paul, MM3DDQ via email to mm3ddq@yahoo.co.uk for further details.

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday from 8pm on 433.525MHz FM. Contact Norman, GM1CNH, on 07740 946 192 for further information.

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

Paisley Amateur Radio Club has an FM net on Mondays from 8pm on 144.550MHz and on 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 for further information.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society has a net on 144.350MHz SSB from 8pm. Email secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com for further details.

Caithness Amateur Radio Society holds nets on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2pm on 3.740MHz LSB, ±QRM. Details are at www.QSL.net/ms0fnr.

Lomond Radio Club has a net on Thursdays from 7.30pm using 144.9625MHz to the MB7IBH Gateway and is also connected on EchoLink. Contact gm0kzx@googlemail.com for further information.

On Friday Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club has a net from 7.30pm on 145.400MHz, and also on the British Amateur Television channel from 8pm. Email Bill, MM0SFB at gm0syv@btinternet.com for further information.

Remember, if you wish to have your net listed on the WoSARS website or to report any changes to existing Scottish nets please contact Tony Miles MM0TMZ by email to rr1@rsgb.org.uk. Remember also to keep GB2RS updated via email to radcom@rsgb.org.uk the deadline for submissions is 10am on Thursday.

 

Snips – News For Scotland – 8th March

The news headlines:

  • RAYNET helps in flooding emergency
  • Blue Ham this weekend
  • 6,873 February visitors to NRC

GB2RS News Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has an on-air activity day this Sunday. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

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

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

On Tuesday Glenrothes and DRC has a planning meeting and bunker update. Contact Tam, on 0775 352 6498.

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and 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 has a talk The Nano VNA. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society is having a Morse class and club night—for details, email InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a talk by Geoff Crowley, MM5AHO How NOT to Sail to the Faeroes. For details, email secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has its usual Solder Group meeting on Wednesday but there’s a change to the Friday night programme. The talk Trans-Siberian Railway Communications by Barry, GM0KZX has been brought forward from the 20th to the 13th—details at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a video evening watching Castles in the Sky. Contact Fred Gordon, GM3ALZ, on 01975 651 365.

On Thursday Lomond Radio Club has a club night. Email Barrie, GM4HEL, via gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is doing practical work—for details, email info@GM4RIV.org.

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

Snips – News For Scotland – 1st March

The news headlines:

  • Guidance for limiting exposure to EMF
  • US amateurs respond to 3.4GHz threat
  • Ofcom’s policy on two-letter callsigns

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society has a meeting and CW lessons from 10am till 2pm this Sunday and next Sunday. On Thursday there’s a club night. Contact Jess, MM3RCR, via email to secretary@gm6nx.com.

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

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 having an operating evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Tuesday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society is having a demonstration by GM8HWZ on how useful a Raspberry Pi can be, used in the shack. Contact 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. Details from Adrian, MM0DHY, via email to InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is holding a junk sale. Contact Fred, 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 asking if amateur radio can damage your health, with Ralph, 2M0RHT. Contact Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

On Friday Ayr Amateur Radio Group is having a club night. Details from Derek, MM0OVD, on 0744 793 1941.

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

Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club has a normal club night on Saturday. Sunday sees an on-air activity day. More information from Bob, GM4UYZ, on 01875 811 723.

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 – 19th January

The news headlines:

  • Volunteer as a Regional Representative
  • New member of Exam & Syllabus Review Group
  • Teams section launched on RSGB website

GB2RS Script – HERE .

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 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 Paget, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

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

On Tuesday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society is having a talk and demo on DMR by Andrew, GM0UDL. Contact Paul, GM8HWZ, on 0796 717 1189.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society has its AGM. For details, email InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a talk Aircraft Scatter and Useful Test Equipment by Pete Bates, GM4BYF. For details, email secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a club night with a ‘virtual’ talk by Tommy, GM3EDZ (SK) on the history of the club, which is now in its 50th year. Details are at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society is having a talk to promote the construction competition. 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.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a club night on Thursday. Saturday sees a mobile meet. For details, email info@GM4RIV.org.

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 – 12th January

The news headlines:

  • First Tunisian licences in 6 decades
  • Intruder Watcher DK2OM retires
  • IET Wiring Reg changes affect Syllabus

GB2RS Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS:

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

Edinburgh & District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday. On Saturday there’s a social evening. 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.

The meeting planned for Tuesday by Glenrothes & DRC has been re-scheduled to the 21st in Leven. 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. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a hands-on club night. Details are at wosars.club.

On Thursday Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society has a continuation of the talk by Graham Sangster on a 3 band vertical. 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 on the air. For details, email info@GM4RIV.org.

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

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

Snips – News For Scotland – 1st Decemeber

The news headlines:

  • Falklands get 60m
  • EMC Committee Chair vacancy
  • WSJT-X 2.1.1 released

GB2RS – Script – HERE .

CLUB NEWS:

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club has its Christmas lunch this Sunday. Thursday sees a club night. For details, email info@GM4RIV.org

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

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is taking part in the VHF contest. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933.

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

On Tuesday Moray Firth Amateur Radio Club meets at Linkwood View to watch the GB3SS video and have a fun quiz in the last meeting of 2019. For details, email mfars.secretary@gmail.com.

On Wednesday Glenrothes and DRC is meeting in Leven. Contact Tam, on 0775 352 6498.

On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society has its net from 8pm on 145.575MHz and GB7BI slot 1 475. Contact InvernessRadioSociety@gmail.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a hands-on evening. For details, see wosars.club.

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 with tuition and radio operations. For details, see mlars.co.uk.

Snips – News For Scotland – 24th November

The news headlines:

  • Big news for 6m band
  • RSGB Board responsibilities change
  • Five Train the Trainers courses next year

GB2RS – Script – HERE :

NEWS:

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Club has its net on Monday. 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 is having a club night. Contact Len, GM0ONX, via email to klarcinfo@gmail.com.

On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society has a training evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846.

On Wednesday Glenrothes and District Radio Club is closed.

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

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is discussing the uBITX radio. Details from Andy, MM0FMF, via email to secretary@lothiansradiosociety.com.

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a Solder Group meeting on Wednesday. Friday sees a talk on aerial modelling by Jack, GM4COX. 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 Lomond Radio Club is having a club night. Details from Barrie, GM4HEL, via email to gm0kzx@googlemail.com.

Stirling and District Radio Society is open on Thursday from 7pm, and on Sunday from 10am. All are welcome. For details contact Jess, MM3RCR.

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club is having a club night on Thursday. Next Sunday sees the Christmas lunch. Details from Clive, GM4FZH, via email to info@GM4RIV.org.

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