Morse Code is alive and well

The Late Jim Barlow G3VOU, GM2T CW maestro being interviewed about morse code

March Newsletter

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Pat Hawker G3VA Silent Key









Radio amateurs around the world will be saddened to learn of the death of Pat Hawker MBE, G3VA, on 21 February 2013. He was 90 years old.

Pat was first licensed in 1936 as 2BUH, becoming G3VA in 1938. He was a Secret Listener during WWII and a Technical Information Officer with the IBA after the war.

He was best known in Amateur Radio circles for hisRadCom series and books Technical Topics.Amateur radio has lost one of its legends


CLUB NIGHT – This Friday 1st March

REMEMBER it is club night on
Friday 1st March

At the usual place. It is the Third of 2013 so let’s make this another 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……………….


PW QRP Certificate

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Congratulations to Robin MM0VTV, Cambell MM0DXC and Bob GM4UYZ for being the leading Scottish station in the 2012 PW QRP Contest

Brian Wilson MM0WZB – Silent Key

20130215mm0wzg…It is with great sadness that we let you know that Brian died peacefully at home with us at his bedside in the early hours of this morning, Friday 15 February.

Your visits, calls, messages and gifts gave him great pleasure and strength, particularly in the final few weeks. We would like to thank you all for all your offers of help, support and for the love and friendship extended to us, which have given us strength and continue to provide great comfort.

A private cremation followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at Fairmilehead Parish Church will take place on Friday 22nd February at 11:00am, to which all friends are invited. No flowers please. A retiral collection in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care and Fairmilehead Parish Church will be taken, or donations please to

With all good wishes,
Judith, Jackie and James Wilson and family