October Newsletter

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August Newsletter

The latest edition of Elements is now available.

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July Newsletter

The July edition of Elements is now available.
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Oct 22

CQWW SSB Contest this weekend 25/26th October

The club is once again taking part in the CQWW SSB contest in the Multi-2 Section.
The contest runs for 48 hours starting at 01:00 BST on Saturday 25th October and finishes at 23:59 UTC on Sunday 26th October.

We are setting up on the Friday arriving at 08:00 in the morning and dismantling on the Monday morning 28th October.

Why not come down to Barns Ness Lighthouse, Dunbar and see a big station in action, if you would like to try operating and dealing with the pile-ups then we will certainly let you have ago. If you don’t wish to operate then getting a visit from others is a great boost to everyone.

See fuller details on the website forum under the banner CQWW SSB 2014

Bob GM4UYZ

Oct 12

OCTOBER ACTIVITY DAY – Wed 15/10/2014 00:00 to 23:59

(1) Date 15th October 2014
(2) Time 00:00 to 23:59 Local Time
(3) Modes SSB /FM / CW/ Data
(4) Bands 1.8, 3.5, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28, 50, 70, 144 & 432 MHz
(5) Power As per your licence
Full=400W, Intermediate=50W and Foundation=10W
(6) Your Locator World Wide Locator (WWL) i.e. IO85MX
(7) Eligible Entrants Open to anyone who wishes to take part
(8) Transmit Exchange Report (RST)
(9) Receive Exchange Report plus Contacts WWL
(10) Closing Date for the Logs is Monday, 20th October 2014
(11) Return Logs to Bob Glasgow GM4UYZ,
7 Castle Terrace,
Port Seton,
Prestonpans,
East Lothian,
EH32 0EE
Email: gm4uyz@cpsarc.com
(12) QSO’s not Eligible Any HF/VHF/UHF QSO’s via a repeater do not count

Aim:
The aim of the event is to get on the air and work as many stations that you can in the allotted time period plus at the same time have some fun.
** REMEMBER YOU CAN USE THE SAME LOG ENTRIES FOR **
    * THE CLUB’s 30th YEAR CHALLENGE

    * THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE VIC GM4GGF TROPHY AWARD
Full information in both the December & January newsletters

Oct 11

“2014 Maritime Adventures” talk by Geoff MM5AHO Friday 17th October

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2014 Maritime Adventure” talk by Geoff MM5AHO
Friday 17th October 2014
Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Location: Port Seton Community Centre Resources Room 1
Cost: £2 per person to cover the room hire

Geoff has been delivering his Maritime Mobile adventures for Lighthouse Weekend for the past few years. This year he has expanded it out to all his maritime adventures during 2014.They have all been fascinating and highly informative.

Geoff delivers a great talk so I hope you will all come along and listen to this year’s tale, it is sure to be fascinating.

See you all on Friday night…………..

 

Sep 29

Ofcom Licence Consultation

You may be aware that Ofcom has issued a consultation proposing the update of all classes of amateur licence, covering a number of aspects. The one that seems to have roused the most interest relates to the need to use the Regional Secondary Locator -RSL – (i.e. the M, W, etc in GM, GW, etc). This impacts the hobby in a number of ways, in which contesting is certainly one. You are encouraged to read the consultation document carefully and respond to it (responses can be made on-line, by e-mail or by post).

This consultation closes on 20 October 2014.

Ofcom Licence consultation (268.0 KB, 42 downloads)

Sep 28

10th CLUB NIGHT of 2014 – This Fri: 3rd October

REMEMBER it is club night on Friday at the usual place. It is the TENTH of 2014 so hope you can all make a massive effort to make this a bumper club attendance. It will be fantastic to see you all, regulars, new faces and those who have not been for a while at club night and show that you are still supporting our great club ……

 Thorntree INN, (Lounge Bar), High Street, Cockenzie, Port Seton.

From 19:00 till late……………….

Reminder: October Club Night is the 7th November 2014 so put it in your diaries.

Sep 28

MORSE CODE Training starts this Thursday 19:00 to 21:00

To everyone who said they were going to come along then look forward to seeing you all on Thursday say about 18:45 in Resources Room 1 in the Community Centre.

Cost is minimum of £2 per head to cover the room hire…

 If anyone else wishes to come along and join the group then please do so IT IS NOT RESTRICTED to those who already said they were coming along.

Morse Code (CW) is a fantastic mode to learn and use. It is hard work that I can assure you and you need to practice on your own. I will be using the NuMORSE training program to teach you the code (Characters @ 20WPM with an overall speed of 6WPM) We will learn the code before introduction to a Morse Key or paddles…..

 Remember to bring a laptop if you wish to record the Morse that way (you will also be learning to type as you decode the Morse), if you are not happy with that then a Pad and Pen/Pencil.

 See you all on Thursday about 18:45 for the 19:00 start.

 

Bob GM4UYZ

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