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 members 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
New Gallery Pages
The gallery has been updated with images from SOTA 2019 Parkstone Hotel and ILLW 2020 Toward Point Lighthouse.
2020 SOTA Trip
Michael MM7MMW has written a short article about a SOTA trip in the Arrochar Alps they were on together with Craig 2M0LXX. A page has been created for this here.
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.