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Aug 17

22nd Year – CPSARC MINI/JUNK RALLY – Friday 21st August

REMINDER, REMINDER, REMINDER

22nd ANNUAL
MINI RALLY/JUNK NIGHT

FRIDAY 21st AUGUST 2015

Bring along your own “junk” and sell it yourself. Tables on a First Come, First Served Basis
Time: 1800 till 2100
(Note change to accommodate Community Centre new times)

Location: Cockenzie & Port Seton Community Centre (Main Hall) Disabled access available
Entry: £2 ALL PERSONS
Raffle @ 21:00, Food & Drink Available

If anyone would like to donate any prizes for the raffle or food towards the catering it will be more than appreciate

Aug 17

AUGUST ACTIVITY DAY – Wed 19/8/2015 00:00 to 23:59

WHY NOT GIVE THIS A GO AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE. EVEN IF YOU ONLY MAKE ONE QSO IT IS AT LEAST SOMETHING….

(1) Date 19th August 2015
(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, 24th August 2015

(11) Blank Log Sheet (CPSARC ACTIVITY DAY LOG SHEET ENTRY FORM) can be downloaded from Club Website http://cpsarc.com/downloads/
(12) Return Logs to Bob Glasgow GM4UYZ,
7 Castle Terrace,
Port Seton,
Prestonpans,
East Lothian,
EH32 0EE
Email: gm4uyz@cpsarc.com
(13) 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 **
    * THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE VIC GM4GGF TROPHY AWARD

Full information in the January 2015 newsletter.

Aug 10

International Lighthouses & Lightships on the air weekend GB2LBN

CPSARC will be taking part in this event over the weekend of the 15th August from Barns Ness Lighthouse to the east of Dunbar.
We will be using the callsign GB2LBN. I want to stress that this is not a contest, its a special event station which is much more relaxed in its operation and we use this event as a wee social event as much as anything else.
We plan to arrive on site at approximately 12:00 on Friday 14th to start building the station. This will comprise of 2 radios, network, 1 x 3 ele triband yagi at 60 feet on the trailer mast and a sloping dipole for 40m. There’s always lots to do when the station is being built so any help is appreciated. We plan to be on the air for a few hours on Friday afternoon into the evening.
Friday evening is always a relaxed affair and traditionally, we have some Pizza from Umbertos in Dunbar and a few Babychams to relax.
Saturday morning and we would like both radios to be busy all day. There is usually a pile up on whichever bands we choose to operate on, 10, 15, 20m and 40m. The pile up is easy to work as it is us that people want to speak to so we can take things at out own pace.
Special events are great for people to operate especially if they are restricted to a conservative station at home, its nice to have a yagi in the sky and a bit of “coal on the fire” when you’re transmitting.
The radios will be available to use from 7am on Saturday morning till we close down at 15:30 local time on the Sunday. It would be great if both stations were manned for the entire time but it doesn’t really matter if they’re not.
Everyone is welcome to visit the station whether it be to help build, operate or just to visit. Anyone with a licence is welcome to operate the station, those who are a bit nervous will be given encouragement and tuition if required. If you are reading this, you are a member of this website group so have an interest in radio, even if you don’t have a licence yet, you’re welcome to visit and see what its all about, we welcome that.

Aug 02

8th CLUB NIGHT of 2015 – Fri: 7th AUGUST

REMEMBER it is club night on
Friday 7th August

 At the usual place. It is the EIGHTH of 2015 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: September Club Night is the 4th September 2015 so put it in your diaries

** Club now also on FACEBOOK and can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/cpsarc/  **

 

Jul 17

Islands On The Air contest, GM2T

Well, this time next week, we’ll be on Tiree in the Inner Hebrides for the IOTA contest.

Please listen for and work GM2T, EU008 in the contest. Remember every contact we make with mainland UK is worth 15 points to us. Mainland UK Island Reference is EU005

When we’re running (calling CQ), you can call us.

You’ll hear “Golf Mike Two Tango, Contest”
You’ll call “(Your Callsign)”
We’ll say “(Your Callsign), you’re 5/9 (then your serial number) on Echo Uniform Zero Zero Eight”
You’ll say “Golf Mike Two Tango, you’re 5/9 (our serial number starting at zero zero one) on Echo Uniform Zero Zero Five”
We’ll say “Thankyou, QRZ, Golf Mike Two Tango, Contest”

That will give us 15 points

1. GENERAL

The aim of the contest is to promote contacts between stations in IOTA island groups and the rest of the world, and to encourage expeditions to IOTA islands. The General Rules for RSGB HF Contests do not apply to this event. UK entrants are permitted to use Contest Call Signs (SCC) if they hold a valid NoV from OFCOM.

2. WHEN

12:00 UTC Saturday 25th July to 12:00 UTC Sunday 26th July 2015. The contest always takes place over the last FULL weekend of July.

3. BANDS AND MODES

3.5, 7, 14, 21 and 28MHz, CW and SSB. IARU band plans must be observed, with CW contacts being made only in the recognised CW ends of the bands. Contest-preferred segments on 80m and 20m must be observed, so no operation must take place on 3500-3510, 3560 – 3600, 3650 – 3700, 14060 – 14125 and 14300 – 14350kHz.

Jul 12

JULY ACTIVITY DAY – Wed 15/7/2015 00:00 to 23:59

WHY NOT GIVE THIS A GO AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE. EVEN IF YOU ONLY MAKE ONE QSO IT IS AT LEAST SOMETHING….

(1) Date 15th July 2015
(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 July 2015

(11) Blank Log Sheet (CPSARC ACTIVITY DAY LOG SHEET ENTRY FORM) can be downloaded from Club Website http://cpsarc.com/downloads/
(12) Return Logs to Bob Glasgow GM4UYZ,
7 Castle Terrace,
Port Seton,
Prestonpans,
East Lothian,
EH32 0EE
Email: gm4uyz@cpsarc.com
(13) 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 **
    * THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE VIC GM4GGF TROPHY AWARD

Full information in the January 2015 newsletter.

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