Category: News

Innes Fairbairn’s Funeral

We have just received information to say that the funeral service for Innes Fairbairn GM4VJV who passed away suddenly in Abu Dhabi on 16 June, is on Friday 1 July at 10am at Cockburnspath Parish Church to which all family and friends are invited.

Family flowers only, please.
Donations may be given on retiral, in aid of Chest, Heart and Stroke.

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This site is here because the original cpsarc.com was being constantly attacked with javascript injections of malicious code.

I’ve taken the old site completely offline as we were being classed as a malware provider by google etc.

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Please bear with me until we’re ready to announce that we’ve got something usable.

All the documents and photos are safe but the news archive and forums are gone…

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Innes Fairbairn GM4VJV Silent Key

It is with real deep regret that I must pass on the following “sad” news. We received both a text and a phone call today to say that Innes passed way very suddenly last Thursday 9th June whilst working abroad in Abi Dhabi. All that we have been informed is that he was found in his apartment that morning. What makes it even sadder is that Margaret his wife had been out visiting him and had gone home on the Wednesday.

Innes was a great friend to many of us and a great radio amateur as well and will be sadly missed by us all. As always at times like this and I make no bones about it, is that I always find it difficult to put into words about how I feel so all I can say is that my and our deepest sympathies go out to Margaret and the rest of the family.

Rest in peace, Innes…..

When I hear about any funeral arrangements I will post out an email to all and update this message…

Bob GM4UYZ

Left Handed Capacitor Trophy

Cast your minds back to 2009, where we ran a challenge as part of our 25 Years Club Anniversary. As part of this challenge, a trophy, “Left Handed Capacitor Trophy” in memory of Vic GM4GGF was awarded to the winner of the Foundation Licence holder with the “most Distant QSO”. Martyn MM0XXW, then MM3XXW won this.

It is time now to think of another challenge where the trophy could be once more presented but this time on an annual basis. The idea that has come up trumps, (thanks Cambell MM0DXC), is to present it to the person who has been licensed for up to one year and makes the greatest number of QSO’s during our Special Event Stations. The aim is to encourage newer operators to “operate” and help overcome any microphone hesitancy.

Full criteria for the challenge is in the Downloads Section (VIC_TROPHY_CHALLENGE).

Are you new licencee’s up for a challenge then….

Bob GM4UYZ

RSGB Region 1 Club of the Year

I’m pleased to announce that CPSARC has been awarded the RSGB Region 1 Club of the Year.
The trophy and certificate were presented at the GMDX Convention.
We now are entered for the National Club of the Year.