Category: News

DEEPEST SYMPATHIES.. Colin GM0RLZ Family Bereavement

I just received a text a short while ago to say that Colin Brown GM0RLZ’s mother passed away this morning.

It goes without saying that all our deepest sympathies go out to Colin and his family at this present time.

It is a difficult time for all concerned and no words can ever replace their loss and all we can do is be there if required.

“Planning Permission” Talk Cancelled for Friday 18th November

Len Paget GM0ONX was going to deliver a talk on “Planning Permission” on Friday 18th November between 19:30 and 21:30 but sadly he has had to cancel as he has to be in Birmingham for first thing on the Saturday morning.
Do not despair as the talk has been rearranged for March 2012 as part of our 2012 Club Events.In its place I have decided I will use the night for further MORSE TRAINING rather than cancel the evening.
Apologies for late notice of cancellation but it is sadly out of my hands…. anyway will see you all for more “beepy stuff”


Friday 11th November — “Lighthouse Weekend Maritime Mobile” Talk

Geoff MM5AHO will delivering his Lighthouse Weekend Maritime Mobile Talk tomorrow night 11th November at our normal venue…

Resources Room 1, Port Seton Resource Centre (Community Centre)
South Seton Park
Port Seton
EH32 0BQ
Time: 19:30 to 21:30
Cost £2/person to cover room hire

Hope you will come along to what I know will be a most interesting talk


New webhost

This is the new version of the site, it will be missing some features until I can pull them over from the old host.

All user accounts have been transferred but the display names didn’t transfer due to this version of wordpress being higher than the old one…

Orionids Meteor Shower

The Orionids peak occurs on 21/22 October 2011 just after the last quarter Moon (32%), with the Moon rising a little after midnight, just as the meteor shower radiant is gaining height. This year the peak is estimated at 21:00 UTC on October 21st.
Due to the position of the Moon when the radiant is gaining height at it’s peak the conditions of the Orionids aren’t that optimal.
Go to a high position one or two hours before the Moon rises and enjoy the ZHR rate of about 30 of this meteor shower. Enough to spend a good old night of excitement and counting.


TIMING: Go outside, find a dark spot and look north-east near the constelation of Orion for the Orionids radiant. The best time to view the Orionids is from around midnight to dawn. They are fast and sometimes bright with some trains. You should be able to see 30 streaks an hour or more during the peak.


The Orionids meteor shower is active from the 15th October to 29th October with fewer activity either side of the peak time.


MORSE TRAINING – Dates booked

After our recent “Morse Night” and the outcome that people want to learn CW I have now confirmed up dates for the CW Training between now and Christmas. If the interest is still running by then I will book more… Full information as follows:

Location:  Port Seton Resource Centre (Community Centre) – Resources Room 1
Time:          19:00 to 21:00
Dates:        Monday — 14th November
                       Monday — 21st November
                       Monday – 28th November
                       Monday — 5th December
                       Monday — 12th December
                       Monday – 19th December
Your Need:   Paper (recommend Maths paper lined in little boxes)
                              Pencil or Pen
                               or a Laptop

 Look forwarding to seeing you all there.