Radio Test Night – Friday 21st February 1900 to 2100

Friday, 21 February 2020 from 19:00-21:00
Cockenzie and Port Seton Resources Room 1
Port Seton Centre
South Seton Park,
EH32 0BG

A fantastic opportunity to have your radios checked out on professional test gear.
Remember to bring your power lead and a microphone and any other leads your radio requires

Usual £2/person to help pay the room hire

ACTIVITY DAY between Sunday 9th February and the 15th February

(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, 19th FEBRUARY 2020
(11) Blank Log Sheet can be downloaded from Club “2020-Activity-Day-Logsheet-V1.21”

**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 “2020 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 2020 is the same as 2019

February Club Night this Friday 7th 1900 to late

REMEMBER it is club night on Friday 7th February at the usual place. It is the SECOND of 2020 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. EH32 0DQ
From 19:00 till late
Our Club financial year (runs from January to December) and if you would like to donate towards the clubs 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 then make it £25 to cover the Paypal costs, thanks)

Newsletter February 2020

Elements 202002 (1.8 MB, 119 downloads)

2020 Construction night 20th March 2020 1900 to 2100

Friday 20th March 2020 – 19:00 to 21:00
Port Seton Community Centre (Resources Room 1)

It is our annual construction night which is being held above. Cephas and I have been pondering on what construction project we could undertake in the time period allocated. We both agree that it can’t be complex, but it needs to be a bit of fun but instructional as well. This year we have decided to go for the following kit from Quasar electronics:

A little bit about the kit….
This Oscillator Building Blocks educational electronic kit is a must for every beginner and ideal for the classroom. The kit teaches how to build, understand and experiment with various types of oscillators – monostable, astable and bistable (flip-flop) multivibrators. These basic building blocks are used everywhere in modern electronics.
LED’s are used to show how all three circuits function. Component values can be altered to see the effect.
New improved version includes solder pins for Reset, Set and Trigger and wire for test leads.

I have ordered 10 kits which has cost £59.52 (call it £60 which makes it a simple £6/kit).
The cost for the evening will be the Kit Cost (£6) + Room Hire (£2) = £8

Soldering bolts, tools will be supplied on the evening but if you wish to bring your then please do so.

Do you want a kit reserved for you for the evening?
If so can you email at and I will put one aside
Even if you don’t want to build then your support will be greatly appreciated on helping others.

HOPE YOU WILL TAKE PART AND ATTEND THE EVENING these events are put on for you………


2020 Blackpool Rally Trip – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2020

For a few years a group of us have gone down to the Blackpool Rally so are you interested in joining us? I have tried to put everything about what needs to happen below and apologies if I have missed anything. Rally is on Sunday 26th April 2020

Plan normally is as follows:
• Leave on Saturday 25th April mid-morning to arrive at the hotel that will have been booked
• On arrival have a couple of beers and lunch and a relaxing afternoon.
• In the evening try and find a nice restaurant and go for a meal.
• Then head for a few more beers before retiring to bed.
• On the Sunday have breakfast and check out the hotel.
• Head for the rally at the Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool

• Rooms booked are normally TWIN rooms to share the cost.
• Cost for the room split by the two occupants
• If we use a Premier Inn (will most likely go for this as we know what you get!!) you have a choice of a Full Breakfast, Continental breakfast or none at all.
• 2019 prices worked out at £50.50 each (Total room cost was £101 a night)
o Full Breakfast is an extra £9.50 on top of the room cost
o Continental Breakfast is an extra £7.50 on top of the room
o From previous years if it is a group booking then they require a deposit to be paid so if that is the case I would require your share of the deposit.
• Once a hotel is booked will look for a deposit or full money to confirm your commitment
o Note it can be cheaper if the whole bill is paid at the time of the booking but that means that I need ALL your money from everyone upfront. If you back out then your money is lost
o Personally, I prefer the total flexible booking which allows changes to be made up to 13:00 on the day of arrival

Other requirements
• Beer money
• Evening meal and any other food money
• Money for the rally.

If you wish to go can you let me know by the 20th January so that a hotel can be booked. A no response from you means a NO and that includes responses after the 20th January.
Believe you me it can sometimes be very difficult to book a hotel when there is a group of people. As an example last year I booked on the 27th January and I really, really struggled then.

Please respond to or send a text to 07795100164 or even a message via messenger with the following information. I am working on booking a Premier Inn…..

Going: YES or NO
What is your choice from below?