December Newsletter

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Dec 14

MASSIVE THANKYOU

It was our Christmas Night out on Saturday the 13th December which we held in the Caprice Italian Restaurant in Musselburgh. Must admit it was a great meal with great company. Apologies though to KeithMM0KTC and his wife Fiona for not thinking about the actual location and the difficulties that it caused due to his infirmity and which meant they couldn’t attend, really sorry

 What the big thank you is for is the fantastic surprise that you all gave me. 

See CPSARC on facebook for the pictures

https://www.facebook.com/cpsarc/posts/10152422864676813?comment_id=10152422877276813&offset=0&total_comments=1

 What a surprise it was and I am still speechless and you know that isn’t me…Just managed to keep the tears in .To say I am shocked is an understatement and I still can’t stop thinking about what you all done. Not sure how it was managed without me knowing but you are all a sneaky lot…..

The club is not just about me it is about everyone as we all play a part in making it what it is today so a huge thanks from me for that.

I really thank you all from the “bottom of my heart” for what you all did. You know me I find it difficult to put the right words together to really express how I feel but I am sure you all know.

Thanks

Bob GM4UYZ

Dec 13

DECEMBER “SOLSTICE” ACTIVITY DAY – Wed 17/12/2014 00:00 to 23:59

** LAST ACTIVITY DAY – WINTER SOLSTICE – FOR 2014 **

** WHY NOT GIVE THIS ONE A TRY AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE **

 
(1) Date 17th December 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
 December  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 **
    * THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE VIC GM4GGF TROPHY AWARD
Full information in both the December2013 & January 2014 newsletters

Dec 04

Geminids meteor shower

Geminids meteor shower is second most observed shower of the year, right after summer time Perseids. It’s a reliable shower that regularly produces splendid and often bright meteors, with the occasional fireballs.

The shower peaks from 7pm December 13 until  5pm UT December 14

The Moon in last quarter rises after midnight which makes the first half of the night ideal time for observing, radiant raises just after sunset so it depends on how long you can stay out and observe. Don’t forget to wrap up warm!

Geminid meteor speeds are relative medium, averaging just 35 km per second and there should be plenty of them, 100-120 per hour in fact.

But Geminids are very different than other meteor showers, they originate from debris left from an asteroid, not a comet as usual.  This material is much harder than what’s left from a comet

Dec 03

Article in East Lothian Courier

There was a nice article in the Courier from a BT press release about my volunteering award for the club

Courier Original Scan

Dec 01

12th CLUB NIGHT of 2014 – This Fri: 5th December

REMEMBER it is club night on Friday at the usual place. It is the TWELTH 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 ……

** A MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY **

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

From 19:00 till late……………….

Reminder: January Club Night is the 9th January 2015 so put it in your diaries.

Nov 28

30 Year Challenge Results

Overall Winner – Certificate Winner

Alisdair Lark MM0XAB with his submitted 10M entry consisting of 30 countries giving him a total of 4513540 “QSO Final Total Points”. His best DX was with VP8LP in the Falkland Islands on the 12/5/2014 @ 11:15 using 25W on PSK31

Winner – Full Licence Entrant – Certificate Winner

Ron Fraser GM0NTL with his submitted 20M entry and the longest distance QSO of  617474 kilometres (Long Path) working VK5KGP. The QSO took place on 17/9/2014 @ 06:33 using the JT9 data mode running 4 watts.

Winner – Intermediate Licence Entrant – Certificate Winner

Bob Bertram 2M0KLL with his submitted 20M entry and the “Best QSO Total” of 130568 kilometres working VE2WU. The QSO took place on 28/8/2014 @ 22:33 using the CW running 10 watts.

Winner – Foundation Licence Entrant – Certificate Winner

No entrants in this category

The Adjudication file and Countries worked by the contestants can be downloaded from the club’s website

http://cpsarc.com/downloads/

Files are:

14CLUB 30 YEAR CHALLENGE AJUDICATION SHEET

30yr Challenge – Entrants Countries List

Many thanks to all those who took part I hope you enjoyed the challenge and congratulations to all the winners.

Bob GM4UYZ

 

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