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Special Operatives Executive Radio Operations talk

Thought some club members might be interested in a presentation on “S.O.E. Radio Operations in WWII” by Bob McFarlane, ably assisted by Andre Saunders GM3VLB and XYL Veronica.

It will be held at the Museum of Communication, Burntisland at 7:30pm on Wed. 24th September 2014 and may be the last time you will have the opportunity to hear his story from a surviving S.O.E. veteran.

You will also be able to visit the 2014 MoC WWI exhibition “From Flags to Flanders Fields”.

Ayr ARG talk: Rev George Dobbs G3RJV

At the invitation of the Ayr Amateur Radio Group, Rev. George Dobbs G3RJV, will speak in Ayr St. Columba Church on Wednesday 11th June 2014 at 7.30 pm.  You will find attached a pdf file showing the Programme for the evening.

You are cordially invited to attend this special meeting to hear George.  There is no charge for the event and there is adequate street parking around the Church.  On arrival those attending should use the Carrick Park entrance to the building (use KA7 2SL for sat nav).  After George’s talk there will be refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits) in the hall and we are having a Display Table in the hall where folk can show off their construction projects and no doubt gain helpful comments and encouragement from George.

We very much hope that some of your members will be able to join us.


Ralph, GM4SQO

AARG Secretary

Programme pdf File

Scottish Microwave Round Table

Arrangements for GMRT 2012 at Burntisland in Fife on November 3rd are well in hand with some excellent talks arranged by Ian GM3SEK.

These include contesting, modification of commercial equipment, Microwave Moonbounce, 10GHz Portable DX’ing and a new UK venture of 10GHz equipment manufactured by Chris GW4DGU.

As of today (12/10/12) 36 have registered for the RT so we can accomodate 14 more. The talks, your lunch plus beverages throughout the day.

The evening dinner currently has 27 booked to attend so far with a superb menu on offer and at a very reasonable cost.

The equipment measurement facility will be run by GM8BJF, GM4ZNX and David Nugent of Agilent. The webpage includes a facility to advise in advance of what you’re bringing along to get measured so that those involved can plan what to have set up for you.

For further information, visit

LRS Junk Sale

The LRS autumn Surplus Equipment Sale will be held on Wednesday 17th October at St Fillans Church Hall, Buckstone Drive, Edinburgh, EH10 6PD. Doors open at 7.30pm and the sale will start at 8.00pm. Please note that this is the 3rd Wednesday of the month due to the availability of the church hall.

There will be a raffle with an assortment of prizes as well as the chance for you to exchange your old surplus items for fresh surplus items from others at the sale!
Members of other clubs are particularly welcome. Visitors can also bring surplus equipment and sell it for a 10% commission.

Galashiels Rally

The 2012 Annual Open Day and Rally will be held on the 21st of October (provisional date) at 1130:

The Volunteer Hall
St John Street
Scottish Borders

Doors open at 11.30am (Disabled access from 11.15am)

Admission will be £2.50.

Bring and Buy Stall
Refreshments available

How to get there

Info from

Goudie Lecture




131 High Street, Burntisland KY3 9AA


Tuesday, 19th June at 7.30 pm

‘The Changing Face of Antarctic Communications

 Just a reminder that our next Goudie Lecture will take place shortly…..

Mike Gloistein will trace the development of communications from Morse Code to the World Wide Web in his Talk on the 19th June.
Mike joined the British Antarctic Survey as a Radio Officer in 1990 and has been ‘South’ every year since then.

He was awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen in 2004 and with the advent of modern communications, now has the additional responsibility of maintaining all the washing machines on board the Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross!!

We looking forward to meeting Mike and hope you will be able to join us for what is sure to be yet another memorable evening.

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