News for Scotland – 5 February 2023

| February 3, 2023

The funeral of Gavin Nesbitt, MM1BXF Silent Key, will take place on Monday 6 February at 10.30am at Clydebank Crematorium, Mountblow Road, Clydebank, G81 4SL. Gavin passed away tragically and very suddenly on Monday 19 December. We send our condolences and thoughts to his wife Bex, and to all his family at this very sad time. You can watch a live stream of the service at: The stream will begin at 10:30am and instructions are on the website.

On Wednesday, from 8 to 9pm, George, MM0JNL, will be hosting a Technical and Support Net on 145.325MHz, V26. The net is open to anyone, within range, who has any radio-related issues and needs assistance or guidance. This is a peer-support net, the aim of which is to provide support to fellow amateurs.

The inaugural broadcast from MS0WSG took place last Monday by the newly-formed Glasgow University Wireless Society. Subsequent nets will take place on Monday evenings around 145.525MHz from 6pm. Michael 2M0GUI,

Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society is holding an ‘ideas knock about’ on Thursday 9 February at its club house at Bandeath Industrial Estate Throsk, FK7 7XY at 7pm. Contact secretary on the website for details.

Advance notification now that the 4th annual GMDX CONVENTION AND DINNER will take place on Saturday 15 April 2023 at the King Robert Hotel, Stirling. Further details can be found on

 And now for details of regular events:

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.

Ham Radio Network has a talk on the theme of An Evening with… on Monday. See the website for details.

On Thursday, Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society will be enjoying a talk by Jim, GM3ZMA entitled ‘On the road to Friedrichshafen’. Fred, GM3ALZ, 01975 651 365

Ayr Amateur Radio Group meets on alternate Fridays at Prestwick Community Centre from 7.30pm. The next club meeting will be held on Friday 10 February. On alternate Fridays there is a Zoom natter. Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614

Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club usually meets on the first Friday of the month for a club night in the lounge bar of the Thorntree Inn. The next club night will be the March meeting.  Bob, GM4UYZ, 01875 811723,

Caithness Amateur Radio Society has club nets at 2pm on Wednesday and Saturday on 3.740MHz. There are club meetings on Thursdays in the Skirza Clubhouse, near John O’Groats. Nigel, MM7BWT,

Dundee Amateur Radio Club holds open nets on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7.30pm on GB3AG. The next club meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 February from 7pm. Martin, 2M0KAU, 07763 708 933

DV Scotland’s multi-mode net operates every Monday from 8 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 available here

Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Society has a net on Monday at 8pm on 433.525MHz. On Saturday 11 February there will be 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,

Glenrothes and District Radio Club has Morse tuition on 145.425MHz FM from 7.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Check-in is from 7.15pm. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753

Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society will be having a club meeting on Wednesday. Members will be setting up the club shack for operating HF, VHF and digital modes.

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club holds a net on Sundays from 2pm around 3.720MHz using SSB, later moving to around 3.540MHz at 2.30pm for a CW net. The next club meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 February. Alternate Tuesdays see a natter night on Zoom at 7.30pm.

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

Livingston and 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

Largs and District Amateur Radio Society meets on the third Tuesday of the month in the Largs Museum, 2 Manse Court, Largs, KA30 8AW. James, GM0GMN, QTHR

On Wednesday, Lothians Radio Society will be enjoying a talk by Roger Hill entitled ‘Plasmas in Particular – their generation and application’. Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF,

The Lomond Sunday Night Net takes place every week with check-in from 7.45pm. All the usual ways to join in are available, via Echolink MB7IBH-L and on 145.3375MHz locally across the Clyde Coast. Paul MM3DDQ

Lomond Radio Club meets each Thursday evening in the club rooms at the John Connolly Centre in Renton at 7.30pm. Simon, MM0XME,

Mid Lanarkshire Amateur Radio Society has a ragchew on talk group 23550 from 8 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,

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be meeting on Tuesday, from 7.15pm, at the Elgin Reserve Centre. At the meeting, members will be testing an FT920 HF radio. This will be a practical session and all are welcome to attend. Visit the website to find out more.

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 7pm on Thursday. The club is open for projects and operating on Sundays from 10am.

On Friday, Strathclyde Park Amateur Radio Club has a net from 7.30pm on 145.400MHz, and in addition on the BATC channel from 8pm. Bill, MM0SFB,

West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society will have its usual Solder Group meeting from 6pm on Wednesday. The club will be meeting at 8pm on Friday at its Rose Street club rooms. Jack, GM4COX, visit the website for more information.

To have your net listed on the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society’s website or to report any changes, contact Tony, MM0TMZ by email via Please also keep GB2RS updated via email to

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