Glasgow University Wireless Society help local RSGB Member 

| September 7, 2023

RSGB member Jim, GM4NTL reached out to his local RSGB District Representative for some assistance in rebuilding his antenna ‘farm’ and reorganising his shack. RSGB District Representative 13 Michael, GM5AUG and his friends from Glasgow University Wireless Society (GUWS), Torin, MM1STK and Alzbeta, MM/OM1DP, travelled down to Sanquhar, near Glasgow, to assist. 

While the team were hard at work with repairs, Jim, aged 85 and a former Royal Signals Radio Operator, was able to share his wealth of radio knowledge, including advice on coiling wires and siting aerials.

Jim said: “I could not have asked for a better group of youngsters, they’re a credit to the hobby.” 

The team assisted in cutting a dipole for a 60m spot frequency, made a fan dipole for some of the higher HF bands, and fault-finded the various rotators and winch systems.

They also helped with some reorganising and labelling of the feeders coming into the shack. 

As a thank you to GUWS, who don’t currently have their own shack, Jim has invited them back to use his QTH as their /A shack.

Michael, GM5AUG, and the rest of GUWs are also keen to hear from any former Glasgow University students, particularly those who remember the previous amateur radio society at the University. 

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