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Sep 22

DF NIGHT this Friday 26th September 2014

DF NIGHT — Friday 26th September
Meet @ 18:30 for 19:00 start at the Car Park opposite the Dragon Way Chinese Restaurant, Port Seton

Cost: £2.00 per person for Club Funds

Map of Hunt Area is provided plus rules. Can also be found on the club website under downloads.

This is our second DF Night of 2014 around the county of East Lothian. The “fox”, this time GM4IKT no doubt will find a good hiding place and then he will transmits for 30 secs every 5 minutes starting at 19:00. The DF Hunt finishes at 20:45 where we retire to the Thorntree Inn for the DF Hunt debrief.

Easy to find… I can assure you it is not, East Lothian throws up some strange radio transmissions which can send you on a wild goose chase….

So do you want an evening of good fun well come along and join in. I hope you all will do.

Sep 15


Hi All,

I now have the dates confirmed with regard to the Morse (CW) Training. The training takes place in the Community Centre Resources Room 1 from 19:00 to 21:00.

Hopefully all of you who showed interest will come along and learn what I think is a fantastic mode.

For reference the cost will be £2 per person but will be adjusted each week to cover the cost of the room hire. I hope that is acceptable by everyone.



1 Thursday 02/10/2014 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
2 Thursday 09/10/2014 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
3 Thursday 16/10/2014 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
4 Thursday 23/10/2014 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
5 Thursday 30/10/2014 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
6 Thursday 06/11/2014 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
7 Thursday 13/11/2014 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
8 Thursday 20/11/2014 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
9 Thursday 27/11/2014 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
10 Thursday 04/12/2014 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
11 Thursday 11/12/2014 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
12 Thursday 18/12/2014 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
13 Thursday 08/01/2015 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
14 Thursday 15/01/2015 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
15 Thursday 22/01/2015 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
16 Thursday 29/01/2015 19:00 – 21:00 Meeting Room
17 Thursday 05/02/2015 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
18 Thursday 12/02/2015 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
19 Thursday 19/02/2015 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
20 Thursday 26/02/2015 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
21 Thursday 05/03/2015 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
22 Thursday 12/03/2015 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
23 Thursday 19/03/2015 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1
24 Thursday 26/03/2015 19:00 – 21:00 Resource Room 1

Sep 15

SEPTEMBER ACTIVITY DAY – Wed 17/9/2014 00:00 to 23:59

(1) Date 17th September 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, 22nd September 2014
(11) Return Logs to Bob Glasgow GM4UYZ,
7 Castle Terrace,
Port Seton,
East Lothian,
EH32 0EE
(12) QSO’s not Eligible Any HF/VHF/UHF QSO’s via a repeater do not count

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.
Full information in both the December & January newsletters


Aug 31

9th CLUB NIGHT of 2014 – This Fri: 5th September

REMEMBER it is club night on Friday at the usual place. It is the NINETH 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 3rd October 2014 so put it in your diaries.

Aug 28

Special Operatives Executive Radio Operations talk

Thought some club members might be interested in a presentation on “S.O.E. Radio Operations in WWII” by Bob McFarlane, ably assisted by Andre Saunders GM3VLB and XYL Veronica.

It will be held at the Museum of Communication, Burntisland at 7:30pm on Wed. 24th September 2014 and may be the last time you will have the opportunity to hear his story from a surviving S.O.E. veteran.

You will also be able to visit the 2014 MoC WWI exhibition “From Flags to Flanders Fields”.

Aug 24

MORSE CODE (CW) TRAINING, Are you interested?

 THE FUTURE If there is enough of a response then I plan to run another Morse Training Course starting probably at the beginning of October and running it throughout the winter months. The only thing I will say is that the hire of the room needs to be paid for and at present it costs £15 per night so in reality we need 8 people to cover the cost assuming we keep it to the £2 per person per night, teacher included!!! The minimum class size in reality is 5 people and instructor (6 in total) and if that was the case then costs would have to be £3 per person to cover but would you be acceptable with that? Hopefully there will be lots more of you!!!!!!


  • Are you interested in attending the next Morse Training Class starting in October? ·
  • Email me at
  • If due to numbers would you pay the £3 a night to cover the room hire? ·
  • Is the time 18:30 to 20:30 ok or would you prefer 19:00 to 21:00?


  • The night will be a Thursday night due to my work commitments. ·
  • I will not book any room until I get confirmation on numbers.

Can you please let me know ASAP so I can set out some dates and get a room booked to accommodate the training?

THE AIM: The aim is to learn the code i.e. all the characters at 20 WPM but with an overall speed of 6 WPM. After this is achieved then learn to receive and hopefully transmit standard QSO’s.

To achieve this aim it is important that you do not miss classes and that if you have time to spare between classes then do more receiving practice.

Happy CW’ing then…

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