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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…

Aug 10

LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND- Barns Ness Lighthouse, Dunbar (16/17th August 2014)

Saturday 16th of August, the club will be taking part in this event and using the special call sign GB2LBN. We use this weekend as a general chill out weekend with BBQ and a few beers etc. A few members will be arriving on the Friday evening to start building the station and maybe get on the air. The station will be QRV till approximately 15:30 local time on Sunday 17th.

This is always a very popular event and we usually have a pile up on whatever band we are active on. The main bands will be 20m and 40m. 10, 15 & 20m will be at 60 feet with a Cushcraft A3S and we intend to install the 40m dipole from the top of the tower sloping off to a outbuilding, or that is the plan at the moment.

Please try and attend either for the overnighter (BBQ, Beer) (bring a tent etc) or just to visit and operate or have a cuppa. It is a chance to see two of our contest stations at “full tilt” albeit with reduced antennae.

Look forward to seeing you all there

Aug 10

AUGUST ACTIVITY DAY – Wed 13/8/2014 00:00 to 23:59

(1) Date 13th August 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, 18th August 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 01

21st Year – CPSARC MINI/JUNK RALLY – Friday 8th August


21st  ANNUAL

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
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

Jul 30

8th CLUB NIGHT of 2014 – This Fri: 1st August

REMEMBER it is club night on Friday at the usual place. It is the EIGHTH 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: September Club Night is the 5th September  2014 so put it in your diaries.

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