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MORSE Training via ZOOM – Starting Monday 16th November @ 1845 for 19:00

I have been asked by one or two people about trying to learn Morse Code (CW) so to that end I have been experimenting using ZOOM and it appears it can be done this way. We did this a few years back but as Face to Face in the Community Centre

Plan is I have setup a ZOOM Meeting for Monday 16th November starting at 18:45 for starting the CW at 19:00. Initial plan is to run this for an hour just to see how we go.

The link to join this ZOOM Session is as below:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5118594062?pwd=bVFUMnkyMWFZZThFczY5N2pkL1NIZz09

If you are interested can you drop me an email to say that you will join just so I get a feel for who is going to be there….THANKS

The way it will be done is using a Program called NUMORSE Professional.

It uses the KOCH method of teaching, basically learn some characters until you can receive them at 90%, then add some more so the new characters and old will be sent. We continue in this manner till we caver all the characters and punctuation characters.

Characters are sent at 20WPM (Basically learn the sound of the character) but with spacing overall the speed is 6WPM

See you Monday

Bob GM4UYZ

Bob.gm4uyz@talktalk.net

ACTIVITY DAY between Sunday 8th November and the 14th November

** CHANCE TO PLAY RADIO DURING THIS VIRUS PANDEMIC **
(1) Date – ANY DAY BETWEEN THE 8th NOVEMBER and the 14th NOVEMBER
(2) Time 00:00 to 23:59 Local Time
(3) Modes SSB /FM / CW/ AM/ Data
(4) Bands 1.8, 3.5, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28, 50, 70, 144, 432 MHz, 1.2, 2.3, 3.4, 5.7 & 10GHZ
(5) Power As per your licence
Full=400W, Intermediate=50W and Foundation=10W
(6) Your Locator Worldwide 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 Wednesday, 18th NOVEMBER 2020
(11) Blank Log Sheet can be downloaded from Club “2020-Activity-Day-Logsheet-V1.21”
**PLEASE USE LATEST ENTRY FORM AS WILL HELP ENORMOUSLY,
**Note it is not mandatory but it helps me, THANKS **
Website http://cpsarc.com/downloads/

(12) Return Logs to Bob Glasgow GM4UYZ,
7 Castle Terrace,
Port Seton,
Prestonpans,
East Lothian,
EH32 0EE
Email: bob.gm4uyz@talktalk.net
(13) QSO’s not Eligible Any HF/VHF/UHF QSO’s via a repeater, Digital or satellite do not count
(14) Full Rules can be found at http://cpsarc.com/downloads/ in file “2020 Monthly Activity Day Rules – New.docx”
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. As previous it offers more flexibility and allows you to choose what day you can operate on during the chosen week.
** REMEMBER YOU CAN USE THE SAME LOG ENTRIES FOR**
**THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE VIC GM4GGF TROPHY AWARD**
NOTE: FORMAT FOR 2020 is the same as 2019

REMINDER – CLUB NIGHT CANCELLED FOR THIS FRIDAY 6th November

Just a reminder that there will not be any club night this Friday 6th November due to COVID-19 restrictions. Fingers crossed that things will get better soon….please, as I am certainly missing seeing you all and catching up with all the chat.

ACTIVITY DAY between Sunday 11th October and the 17th October

** CHANCE TO PLAY RADIO DURING THIS VIRUS PANDEMIC **
(1) Date – ANY DAY BETWEEN THE 11th OCTOBER and the 17th OCTOBER
(2) Time 00:00 to 23:59 Local Time
(3) Modes SSB /FM / CW/ AM/ Data
(4) Bands 1.8, 3.5, 7, 10, 14, 18, 21, 24, 28, 50, 70, 144, 432 MHz, 1.2, 2.3, 3.4, 5.7 & 10GHZ
(5) Power As per your licence
Full=400W, Intermediate=50W and Foundation=10W
(6) Your Locator Worldwide 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 Wednesday, 22nd OCTOBER 2020
(11) Blank Log Sheet can be downloaded from Club “2020-Activity-Day-Logsheet-V1.21”
**PLEASE USE LATEST ENTRY FORM AS WILL HELP ENORMOUSLY,
**Note it is not mandatory but it helps me, THANKS **
Website http://cpsarc.com/downloads/

(12) Return Logs to Bob Glasgow GM4UYZ,
7 Castle Terrace,
Port Seton,
Prestonpans,
East Lothian,
EH32 0EE
Email: bob.gm4uyz@talktalk.net
(13) QSO’s not Eligible Any HF/VHF/UHF QSO’s via a repeater, Digital or satellite do not count
(14) Full Rules can be found at http://cpsarc.com/downloads/ in file “2020 Monthly Activity Day Rules – New.docx”
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. As previous it offers more flexibility and allows you to choose what day you can operate on during the chosen week.
** REMEMBER YOU CAN USE THE SAME LOG ENTRIES FOR**
**THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE VIC GM4GGF TROPHY AWARD**
NOTE: FORMAT FOR 2020 is the same as 2019

REMINDER – CLUB NIGHT CANCELLED FOR THIS FRIDAY 2nd October

just a reminder that there won’t be any club night this Friday 2nd October due to COVID-19 restrictions. Fingers crossed that things will get better soon….please as I am certainly missing seeing you all

CLUB EVENT CANCELLATIONS

It is with a sad heart that I must cancel some of our club events due to the Coronavirus and Scottish Government instructions. It has been a devastating year all round, but we need to stay safe and take care

  • DF Night – Friday 18th September
  • October Club Night – 2nd October ( see below from the Thorntree)
    • From Monday 14th September, it will only be possible for a maximum of six people from two households to meet together – both indoors and outdoors.
    • The new mandatory regulations will apply to us along with other pubs and beer gardens.
    • It will become law that customers must wear face coverings in hospitality venues while moving around and when they are not eating and drinking, e.g. going to toilets and smoking areas. We thank you for your cooperation during this time. Stay safe folks.
  • CQWW SSB – Weekend 23-27th October
  • Christmas Night Out – 5th December

 

Will update on the following nearer the time but at present I am not holding my breath due to the continual changes that are being made

  • Club Night 6th November
  • Club Night 4th December

Let’s hope in 2021 we can get back to normal, fingers crossed.

Bob GM4UYZ