Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club is affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain and holds the call signs MM0CPS and GM2T which are used for our special event and contest entries.
The Club was formed by Bob Glasgow GM4UYZ in 1984, to help the local amateurs get to know each other.
Far from being just a local club we have members regularly attending from the Borders, Dumfries, Strathclyde, Fife and Newcastle.
The Club meets on the first Friday of every month (Second Friday of January) in the lounge of the Thorntree Inn on the old Cockenzie High Street from 7pm till late.
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Members of the club can also be found in the Thorntree most Tuesday evenings, it’s not a ‘club night’ but we meet for a chat and a beer to two anyway! Visitors are welcome.
The Club is run in a very informal way, just a group of like minded people doing something they enjoy!
This does not mean that we don’t do anything, we enter (and win!) contests, train newcomers, hold talks and video nights and run a popular annual Junk Sale.
Our newsletter has won the Practical Wireless ‘Spotlight’ competition on several occasions.
The Club supports the British Heart Foundation in memory of a member who died from heart disease by donating the profits from some of the events we hold, we have raised over £14,795 since 1994.
The Club has received support from the National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ programme and continues to receive support from BT’s Community Champions scheme.