Club Meetings Suspended
Due to health concerns all AARG club meetings are currently suspended indefinitely. Here is a message from Derek MM0OVD, the current secretary:
Dear members I have discussed with the executive committee, taking into consideration our duty of care and welfare of the member's and all are in agreement with the exception of our chairman who has different views on the matter.
We have decided to close the club meetings for a period, due to the ongoing situation.
There is a strong possibility that the centre will be closed by South Ayrshire Council anyway as schools are closing from Friday.
(30 or more of the clubs that use the facilities have already cancelled their meetings.)
We can leave planned events at the moment and leave to the discretion of members.
In view of this the AGM will probably have to change as well, hopefully September.
After all this is only a hobby, and we can use our radio equipment more and maybe organise a Sked at a time and day that is suitable.
Regards & 73's. Derek MM0OVD Secretary AARG
Dave Cossar Funeral Attendance
Thank you to everyone who went on the air to say their 73's to Dave. A list of those who attended is available here.
GMDX Convention 2020 Postponed
The GMDX Convention 2020 event has been postponed due to health concerns and may be rescheduled to sometime later in the year.
GM3JIG SK Equipment Sale
There is a variety of equipment available. You can find the full listing on the news page.
Congratulations To GM3MQO
Congratulations from the club go to Garry Olesen GM3MQO, who has received recognition for 50 years of membership of the RSGB.
Welcome to the AARG website
Thank you for visiting the Ayr Amateur Radio Group web site.
Founded in 1937 and affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain, the Ayr Amateur Radio Group has a long history of being the focus for amateur radio in Ayr and across the county of Ayrshire, Scotland.
The AARG has two callsigns: GM0AYR and GS0AYR.
2017 was the 80th Anniversary of the Ayr Amateur Radio Group
Over the years the group has organised and operated many special event stations at local public events as well as visitor attractions and has launched expeditions to get local islands on the air. These expeditions were held with the aim of helping to promote the local area worldwide. In particular, the AARG has been instrumental in setting up the now highly popular International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend founded by the late AARG member Mike Dalrymple, GM4SUC. With major changes having taken place in UK amateur radio licensing, the group conducts training courses to assist aspiring Radio Amateurs. More information about amateur radio in the UK may be obtained through our useful links page.