October Newsletter

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CQWW SSB Contest

Once again CPSARC will be taking part in the CQWW SSB contest at the end of October from Barns Ness Lighthouse to the East of Dunbar.

We are inviting all members of CPSARC to attend this event and help take part in the contest. This help can manifest itself in many ways.

1, The equipment needs to get to Barns Ness, most of this is already covered but we still need 2 towers to be towed there. We need to be there by 1st light which is realistically 7:30am on Friday 28th October to start building.

2, The station needs to be built. Antennae from 160m to 10m need to be erected, this includes the building of 3 towers, 1 scaffold mast and the running of associated cabling. This needs to be done by 4:30pm at the latest as it starts to get dark and unsafe to work.

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2nd 144MHz DF Hunt

The second DF Hunt of the year will take place this Friday 23rd September.

Teams should meet in the east car park of the Old Ship Inn in Port Seton at 18:30 for a briefing prior to the hunt commencing at 19:00.

The cost is £2 per person which will go to Club Funds

This event is a real challenge as it is done in the dark, I’m sure everyone will have a great time.

The rules can be found here 11 DF Rules – SEP

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CPSARC retain TARTAN TROPHY for 2011 VHF Field Day

I received notification today to say that the club has retained the “Tartan Trophy” for once again being the Leading VHF Field Day station in Scotland in the Open Section.

We ended up 6th overall in the Section so well done to everyone who took part

Open Section
Pos
Group Name
Locator
50
70
144
432
1,296
Total
#1*
Wexford VHF Group
IO62
1,566
1,455
938
1,155
0
5,114
1*
Colchester RA
JO01
0
723
816
1,000
1,000
3,538
2*
Windmill CG
JO01
812
647
894
518
790
3,143
3*
Pembrokeshire CG
IO71
1,000
663
587
711
0
2,962
4
Reigate ATS and Crawley ARC
JO01
0
503
1,000
882
540
2,925
5
Bracknell ARC & Flight Refuelling ARS
IO80
446
896
684
627
0
2,654
6*
Cockenzie & Port Seton ARC
IO84
523
1,000
703
365
0
2,591
7
Camb-Hams
JO02
305
512
665
504
573
2,254
8
Yorkshire Moors CG
IO94
400
783
509
408
0
2,100
9
Verulam ARC
IO91
313
465
709
294
0
1,781
10
Lincoln SWC
IO93
172
422
579
275
386
1,662
11
Mid Cheshire ARS
IO83
499
0
488
171
0
1,158
12
Aberdeen VHF Group
IO86
0
880
0
0
0
880
13
Guildford & DRS
IO91
218
560
0
0
0
778
#2&
PE1RLF
JO22
0
0
192
481
0
673
14
Clyde Coast CC
IO75
0
0
558
0
0
558
15
Maidstone YMCA ARS / Dover RS / Bredhurst R&TS
JO01
44
0
236
103
38
422
16&
Havering & DARC
JO01
85
0
86
31
0
202
17
Newquay & DARS
IO70
26
52
52
0
0
130

Ron Brown GM4IKU now Silent Key & Funeral Arrangements

I have just received a phone call to say that Ron GM4IKU has passed away. I do not know any other details as yet but as and when I will let you know.

Ron was a great friend to many of us and he will be sadly missed by us all.

Difficult to know what to say at these times but as always our deepest sympathies go out to Aileen his XYL, Kenneth his son and all the rest of the family.

RIP Ron your suffering is now over.

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I have received a phone call from Aileen, Ron’s XYL about Ron’s funeral arrangements. Note there will be no announcements in any papers at the family’s request but Aileen has asked if I will pass on the arrangements to you all.

 Arrangements:

             FRIDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2011 —  10:00 —  MORTONHALL CREMATORIUM

Jaycee Electronics Open Day

Jaycee Open Day 2011
17th September 10am to 4pm

Bill, Betty & Scott invite you to their annual open day at their store in Glenrothes, Scotland on Saturday 17th September 10am-4pm.
There will be free refreshments & parking, stands from Icom, Kenwood & Yaesu as well as some special bargains on the day.
Free admission to shop and hall beside the shop.

There will also be a raffle with fantastic prizes!
Sold at £1 per strip ( 5 chances to win per strip )

1st Prize…Icom ID-E880
2nd Prize…Yaesu FT-8800E
3rd Prize…Kenwood TMD-710E
4th Prize…Quansheng TG-UV2
5th Prize…Goody bag

http://www.jayceecoms.com/where_to_find_us.html