Oct 02

CQWW SSB 28 29 Oct

October brings the CQWW SSB Contest from Barns Ness Lighthouse. 01:00 28th – 24:00 29th.
The whole weekend begins on Thursday 26th afternoon as that is when we begin to load the vans and towers. The work starts in earnest at first light on Friday 27th and this is when we will begin building the stations.

The contest starts at 1am on Saturday morning and runs for 48 Hours. We require 2 stations at GM2T to me manned at all times.
The station will be dismantled at first light on Monday 30th, transported and all equipment stowed. This is usually completed by 3pm.
What can you do for your club ? Well, you can help with all of the above. It really is a massive effort and the more people that help, the easier it is for all. This really is an excellent opportunity to do and learn so much from antenna building / erection to operating a large world class station. If you are a bit mic shy, this is ideal for getting over that as the contest exchange is very simple.

There will be a core of people there for the entire duration so if people could please come and help us as these core of people will get very little sleep and will be tired. It really doesn’t matter what you come to do, whether it is to build, operate, make tea or just visit. All of these are greatly appreciated. After all this is a club event, come and support it. Please let me (Cambell MM0DXC) know your intentions as it really helps us arrange programmed rest time for the core team.

See you there.

Sep 21

George Burt GM3OXX – Silent Key

I received an email today to say that George passed away on the 20th September

Many people will have heard of George as he was infamous with regard to the skills of QRP. His radio building skills were second to none. I once attended an event many years ago who George had his “Homebrew” kit on display. You would have thought it had all been commercially made.

I had the honour of meeting George on a few occasions and he was a pure gentleman through and through.

RIP George the world of Amateur Radio will miss you



Sep 17

DF NIGHT — Friday 22nd September – This Friday

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 second 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 transmits 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

Sep 01

September Newsletter

Elements 201709 (3.0 MB, 122 downloads)

Aug 29

Club Night on Friday Night – 1st September 2017 19:00 > Late

REMEMBER it is club night on Friday 1st September at the usual place. It is the NINETH 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 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 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 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Aug 25


Yes, I can’t believe that I am thinking about and organising our Christmas Night out and it is still August as I write this. After discussions with quite a few people it was suggested the Ravelston Hotel in Musselburgh (Fisherrow) as a venue so to that end I have booked a reservation for 30 people. The advantage is that it is central for everyone and it is right on the major bus routes.

Now the criteria….

Venue: Ravelston House Hotel
Address: 182 North High Street, Musselburgh EH21 6BH
Telephone No: 0131 665 2478

Date of Meal: Saturday 9th December 2017
Time: 19:00
Location: Main Restaurant

Meal Type: Christmas Menu

Are you going —– YES or NO
(Can you respond to me at bob.gm4uyz@talktalk.net whichever way you decide)
If YES then I need from you the following:
· How many are going 1 or 2 or how many?
· First Names
· DEPOSIT of £10/HEAD as I need to pay this to the hotel by the 6th November
· The full amount needs to be paid by the 1st December as I need to pay the hotel on the 2nd December

Payment methods
· CHEQUE made payable to Robert Glasgow
· Bank Transfer
o Send me an email and I will give you the account information

It is important that you let me know your decision as soon as you can plus help me get the money in as I just hate chasing people. Thanks in advance for all your help here.