Clive, GM4FZH, has published a pdf detailing a special event station being hosted this Summer. An excerpt is below.
"A special event station is being organised at Dumfries Aviation Museum for the weekend of 20/21 July 2019. The idea of this is that it is an opportunity for amateur radio operators, SWLs and others to meet each other over what is a largely scattered population.
The main groups that have been involved are Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club, James Clerk Maxwell Group and Solway Radio Group. However, there are others who are not affiliated to these groups and you are ALL welcome – I apologise if someone (or group) has been left out, it is not my intent."
You can find out more about the event in GM4FZH's pdf, available here.
The GB7AY 70cm DMR repeater went live on the 17th of March and is now usable. If you want to find out its specific details then you can visit the UK Repeater website here.
GM4PPT Disposal Sale
Edit: No further information has been given since the release of the article. Hence, it is unknown whether any equipment is still available.
As most of the club is already aware, Dick (GM4PPT) is moving house. Therefore, he will be selling part of his 37 year old collection of radio clutter.
The following equipment is available to buy and collect via cash:
£1500BEKO 144 Mhz HLV-1000 Amp
£85Bird 43 Thru-line Meter 2
£40Daiwa PS300 (cross needle meter 30 Amp Linear PSU)
£650Yaesu FT2000 (mint condition)
£20XT-4 Programmable CW Memory Keyer
£250Prosistel 2051 Rotator - SOLD
£100144Mhz DG8 Pre-Amp (GM3SEK design)
£100432Mhz SSB Electronics masthead Pre-Amp
£35432Mhz Pre-Amp Daiwa
£750432Mhz Transverter - Khune TR432
£100Slimline Tennamast (first production model!)
£35Hy-Gain 6 Band HF Vertical (BIG!)
£45Heil ProSet Plus Headset with adaptor for Yaesu 8 Pin & incarrying case
There are also several VHF and UHF Yagis as well as many other bits and pieces available.
If you are interested then you can reach Dick via text at 07713 552296 or via email at Daillyboy44@gmail.com.
He has mentioned that he is keeping enough radio equipment to stay on 2M after the move, which is expected to take place next month in April 2019.
The Scottish Amateur Radio & Electronic Convention 2019
The Scottish Amateur Radio & Electronic Convention will take place again for its third year on the 16th of June at INTU Braehead.
This is an ideal opportunity for Clubs to advertise to other radio enthusiasts what they do as well as what their specialities, interests and capabilities are.
The A.S.R.A. Rally is the biggest Ham Radio convention in Scotland, which over 350 visitors attended last year, so there will be lots on offer and many other licenced operators and SWLs to meet.
The event will run from 10am to 4pm on the day with an entry fee of £4 for persons 14 and above and free for anyone under 14.
If you are interested in hosting your own stall then this year is an ideal opportunity to do so as the rally organisers are offering the special low price of £5 a table for Clubs in the lower concourse. Clubs booking these spaces can set up an operating station to showcase their club. Power and access to the broadwalk to erect antennas is provided. Tables on the upper concourse are also available for £10 each.
A poster is available to download here if you want to print it out and put it on your noticeboard.
You can access the A.S.R.A. website for more information, table booking and ways to contact the organisers for inquiries.
22nd Annual GMDX Convention And Dinner
Saturday, 6th April 2019 at the King Robert Hotel, Stirling
The GMDX Committee is pleased to announce that the above convention will be held at the King Robert Hotel, Whins of Milton, Stirling, on Saturday, 6th April 2019. Bar snacks will be available from 12.00 noon.
10.30-11.00 Registration for AGM
11.00-11.30 GMDX AGM
13.00-13.30 Convention Registration and Welcome
13.30-14.15 A35EU Tonga by Tome GM4FDM
14.15-15.00 VHF DXing for HF Dxers by Martin GM8IEM and Ian GM3SEK
15.30-16.15 EL2EL/4 Liberia Telengbe Island by Jonathan MM0OKG and Col MM0NDX
16.15-16.50 A44A Oman CQWW CW trip by Don G3XTT
16.50-17.30 T31EU Kanton Island by Ronald PA3EWP
17.30 Convention Close and raffle draw
20.00 DX Dinner
22.00 Hotel Bar
Card Checking is available for DXCC, WAZ, WAS, IOSA and RSGB awards.
Non Members are very welcome.
The cost of the afternoon’s convention is £10 for members and £15 for non-members which includes tea or coffee and biscuits, whilst the dinner is priced at £26 per person. The dinner includes some wine.
The committee would be grateful if you could book early to give them an idea of numbers – the booking form and means to pay are available on the GMDX website. Booking your dinner tickets is particularly important as numbers are limited.
The King Robert Hotel has given them special rates for convention delegates – £70 B&B for a double room and £49 B&B for a single room. In the event that all single rooms are taken the rate for single occupancy of a twin room will be lowered to £49. If you would like to stay at the hotel please contact the hotel directly. You must mention that you are attending the GMDX Convention to get the special rates and the pre-reserved rooms. The committee suggests that you arrange your accommodation as early as possible to avoid disappointment. The King Robert Hotel telephone number is 01786 811666.
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