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Jun 26

Bob Purves GM4IKT – Silent Key

It is with deep sadness that I have to report the passing of yet another of our radio clubs amazing characters and a great friend.

Mr Bob Purves (GM4IKT) passed away this afternoon (26/6/17) at 12:20pm.

Bob will be remembered as a family man, a keen aero modeller and radio ham who quietly encouraged lots of the new blood in our club and was always on hand with a vast technical knowledge which he shared freely.

Cambell MM0DXC is in touch with Margaret his XYL and will share details of the funeral as they become available.


Jun 20

VHF Field Day – July 1st 14:00 UTC to July 2nd 14:00UTC – NEW LOCAL LOCATION

Hi All,

For a good number of years our VHF Field Day activities have been run from a location just to the south of Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway after we were not allowed to operate from our original site at Longformacus  (change of Farmer who didn’t agree with what we were doing!!!). Due to a massive windfarm located in the middle of the Soloway Firth the site has become unusable.

The original plan for this year was to try out a new site down at the Mull of Galloway but due to change of circumstances we will now be operating locally from Lauder Common.

The site is located just off the B6362 road that runs between Lauder on the A68 and Stow on the A7.

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Jun 16

ACTIVITY Day between Sunday 18th to Saturday 24th June

(1) Date – ANY DAY BETWEEN THE 18th JUNE and the 24th JUNE
(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

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May 29

Club Night on Friday Night – 2nd June 2017 19:00 > Late

REMEMBER it is club night on Friday 2nd June At the usual place. It is the SIXTH of 2017 so hope you can all make a massive effort to make this a bumper club attendance. It will be fantastic to see you all, regulars, new faces and those who have not been for a while at club night and show that you are still supporting our great club

Thorntree INN, (Lounge Bar), High Street, Cockenzie, Port Seton. From 19:00 till late   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

We are now into a new club financial year (runs from January to December) and if you would like to donate towards the club’s running costs, which is £24 a year then there are different ways to do it.

  • Pay via the Paypal Link on the club website (If paying this way the make it £25 to cover the Paypal costs…thanks
  • Donation of £2 at every club night
  • Donation at any time.

Many thanks in advance for supporting the club it is so much appreciated ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

May 11

ACTIVITY DAY between Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th May 2017

(1) Date – ANY DAY BETWEEN THE 14th MAY and the 20th May
(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
(5) Power As per your licence
Full=400W, Intermediate=50W and Foundation=10W
(6) Your Locator World Wide 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, 24th May 2017

(11) Blank Log Sheet (CPSARC ACTIVITY DAY LOG SHEET ENTRY FORM) can be downloaded from Club


**Note it is not mandatory but it helps me, THANKS **


(12) Return Logs to Bob Glasgow GM4UYZ,
7 Castle Terrace,
Port Seton,
East Lothian,
EH32 0EE

(13) QSO’s not Eligible Any HF/VHF/UHF QSO’s via a repeater do not count
(14) Full Rules can be found at in file “2017 Monthly Activity Day Rules – New.docx

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.

NOTE: FORMAT FOR 2017 is the same as 2016 

May 08

DF NIGHT this Friday 12th May 2017

DF NIGHT — Friday 12th May
Meet @ 18:30 for 19:00 start at the Car Park opposite the Dragon Way Chinese Restaurant, Port Seton

Cost: £2.00 per person for Club Funds

Map of Hunt Area is provided plus rules. Can also be found on the club website under downloads.

This is our first DF Night of 2017 around the county of East Lothian. The “fox”, this time GM1PLY no doubt will find a good hiding place and then he will transmit for 30 secs every 5 minutes starting at 19:00. The DF Hunt finishes at 20:45 where we retire to the Thorntree Inn for the DF Hunt debrief.

Easy to find…?  I can assure you it is not, East Lothian throws up some strange radio transmissions which can send you on a wild goose chase….

So do you want an evening of good fun well come along and join in. I hope you all will do.

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