News for Scotland – 13 August 2023

| August 11, 2023

The date has been confirmed for the 2023 Scottish Microwave Round Table, or GMRT. It will be held between 10.30am and 5pm on Saturday 11 November at the Museum of Communication, Burntisland, Fife in Scotland. An interesting programme of speakers has been arranged. Microwave test facilities will be provided, and the event will be an opportunity to purchase components and microwave-related items. The cost is £12 and this includes a buffet lunch. A dinner will be held in the evening at a local hotel. Full information and online registration are available on the website  Please email Colin, GM4HWO via for more information.

Michael, GM5AUG, who is RSGB District Representative for Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway, provides GB2CW Slow Morse for Glasgow and the surrounding area on 144.600MHz FM every Monday and Thursday at 8pm.

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 their 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 the first and third Saturdays of the month, the Online Amateur Radio Community holds a virtual social night called ‘The Rubber Duck’ on Zoom. For more information, see

Ayr Amateur Radio Group meets on alternate Fridays at Prestwick Community Centre from 7.30pm. For details of club activities and nets visit the website Derek, MM0OVD, 0742 899 4614

Cockenzie and Port Seton Amateur Radio Club’s Second DF night of the year has been moved from the 15 September to the 8 September due to holiday arrangements. The club usually meets on the first Friday of the month for a club night in the lounge bar of the Thorntree Inn. 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 via the GB3AG repeater. Further details are available on the events page of the club website. The club welcomes visitors. Martin, 2M0KAU, 07763 708 933

The DV Scotland Phoenix Monday Night Net operates every Monday from 8pm to 9.30pm with MM3XGP. This is via all DV Scotland Phoenix repeaters on Talk Group 23556, time Slot 2. In addition, via Allstar HUB 53937, D-Star reflector XLX600D and System Fusion Reflector 0-DVSPh. The Coast-to-Coast Net takes place on Saturdays, from 9 to 10pm, with GM5DVS. Details of how to connect are available on the website

On Monday, Edinburgh and District Amateur Radio Society has a net on 433.525MHz from 8pm. Norman, GM1CNH, 0774 094 6192

Galashiels and District Amateur Radio Society meets in the Focus Centre, Livingstone Place, Galashiels at 8pm on Wednesdays. Jim Keddie,

Glenrothes and District Radio Club’s Tuesday and Thursday multi-speed CW practice sessions and natter nets continue at 7.30pm on 145.425MHz FM. Check-in is open from 7.15pm. Eric, GM4FQE, 01333 450 753

On Wednesday, Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society will be having a net via the GB3BI repeater from 8pm. From 8.45pm the net will move to the GB7BI repeater or BI Chat 475, from 8.45pm.

Kilmarnock and Loudon Amateur Radio Club is in summer recess and now meets on the 2nd  and 4th Tuesdays of the month in its clubhouse at 34a Main Street, Crookedholm. During the recess, informal meetings will continue on Tuesdays and formal meetings will return on the 12 September. There are currently no other on-air meetings or nets.

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 Centre on Tuesday from 7pm. On Thursday, there is a net on 145.575MHz at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to join in. 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 has its Viral Net on 144.350MHz USB at 8pm. Andy Sinclair, MM0FMF,

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 8pm 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,

On Tuesday, Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society will be meeting, from 7.15pm, at the Reserve Centre, Elgin to prepare for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend at Covesea Lighthouse. Helpers will be required for setting up on Friday afternoon, the 18 August. Details will be confirmed at the meeting. On the 19 and 20 August the Society will take part in International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend from Covesea Lighthouse Lossiemouth, with the kind permission of the trustees. Operation will be on the HF and VHF bands using SSB, CW and FM from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 19, and Sunday 20 August, using the special event callsign GB0CSL. Visitors are welcome. The lighthouse is open for booked tours and the RAF and Fleet Air Arm Heritage Centre is open from 11am to 4pm. Please see the Society’s website for details. If you can’t visit, make sure you give them a call! GM8HWZ/MM0TQH, Visit the website 

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. The Society has been running multi-station, Special Event Station GB1CWC from its clubhouse in Throsk, near Stirling, since Thursday 10 August. Today, the 13 August, is the last chance to work the station. The station is operating to celebrate Stirling hosting the time trial events in the inaugural UCI, Cycling World Championships. The Society would like to extend an invitation to individual radio amateurs and clubs to participate as guest operators at this multi-station event. Any individual or club interested in participating as guest operators should email with the date and time they would like to operate the station. This is to ensure they will be guaranteed a slot in the operating schedule. Short-wave listeners and the general public are also welcome to attend. For more Information on the Special Event Station, directions and the location of the Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society clubhouse, please visit the website

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. For more information check out the club’s website Pat, 2M1CKE,

Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club, together with Dumfries and Galloway RAYNET group, has an open net on GB3DG every day at noon. All are welcome. There is also a net on the GB3DG repeater every Thursday from 7.15pm, then joining via Zoom from 8pm. The Club will be operating from the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse on the 19 and 20 August for International Lighthouses and Lightships Weekend. Oli, MM0YOS,

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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