Club Night – Friday – 28 June

CLUB NIGHT THIS FRIDAY 28th JUNE – Thorntree Inn @ 19:00
It is the Seventh Club Night of 2024. Hope you will try to come along and make this a bumper Club NIGHT.

We are a week early as most of us will be away on the 5th July to VHF Field Day down at Castle Douglas

I know some of you are still wary, but it would be still great to see you back.

If there are any changes to the above, I will send out an email and a post on the CPSARC Facebook Page.


** Note – As far as I can see the THORNTREE QUIZ NIGHT is not on this FRIDAY — so we will be in the Lounge Bar, otherwise we’ll be in the Public Bar at the Rear

Club Night – Friday 7th June

It is the SIXTH Club Night of 2024. 

Hope you will try to come along and make this a bumper Club NIGHT. 

I know some of you are still wary, but it would be still great to see you back.

If there are any changes to the above we’ll let you know via Facebook


CPSARC Summits on the Air (SOTA) activation

18:00 hours on Tuesday 28th May 2024 North Berwick Law

North Berwick Law (GM/SS-280) is a fine SOTA peak!

The peak is modest at 178 metres high, and the western car park is about 40 metres ASL.

So, there is a 138-metre vertical distance to climb.

Meet at the North Berwick Law car park; UK Nat Grid NT553843 on the west side of the Law.

To get there take the B1347 heading south out of North Berwick. About 100 metres or so after you pass the Community Centre and High School on your right there is a sharp right-hand bend in the road with a narrow road going straight ahead (left) to the carpark.

Public transport could be used to North Berwick train station with a walk of about 2km to the car park.  From there plenty of well-worn tracks lead to the summit from where there are good views all around over East Lothian and out to some of the islands in the Firth of Forth such as Bass Rock, Fidra, The Lamb, Craigleith and on a good day, out to the Isle of May.  

Many thanks to Ken (GM0AXY) for this parking information who along with his wife Christine (GM4YMM) were the first people to radio from the summit.

DF Hunt Photos

1st 144MHz DF Hunt

COCKENZIE & PORT SETON ARC 144MHz FOXHUNT RULES

Date: Friday 17th May 2024

Time: MEET AT 6:30PM FOR A BRIEFING PRIOR TO A 7:00PM START

Place: The CAR PARK at the Seafront (Where Old Pond Hall was)(From Edinburgh turn 1st Left past the Garage) PORT SETON

Grid Ref. NT408 759

ORDNANCE SURVEY LANDRANGER MAP No.66

Entry Fee: £2:00 PER PERSON, TO BE DONATED TO THE CLUB FUNDS

50MHz Trophy

50Mhz Trophy Fri 14/Sat 15/Sun 16 June.

Anyone want to join me and Iain GM0OQV down at our VHFFD site for the 6m trophy?

Same format, we travel down Fri contest 3pm Sat to 3pm Sun.

Germany v Scotland is on the Friday evening BTW! 🇩🇪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Club Night

CLUB NIGHT THIS FRIDAY 3rd MAY – Thorntree Inn @ 19:00
It is the Fifth Club Night of 2024.Hope you will try to come along and make this a bumper Club NIGHT. I know some of you are still wary, but it would be still great to see you back. If there are any changes to the above , I will send out an email and a post on the CPSARC Facebook Page.
** Note – As far as I can see the THORNTREE QUIZ NIGHT is not on this FRIDAY — YIPEEEEE so will be in the Lounge Bar if NOT in the Lounge Bar we will be in the Public Bar at the Rear

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VHF Field Day

VHF Field Day 2024 – Sat 6th/Sun 7th July

Hi folks, it’s time to start planning for this year’s entry for VHF Field Day.

Usual format – travel down to our site near Castle Douglas on the Friday, leaving Tranent at lunchtime. We should have most of the antenna farm assembled by late afternoon, then we get a takeaway and have a few beers.

Station build is usually finished off Saturday morning and the contest runs 3pm Saturday to 3pm Sunday. We should be off the site and heading home back of 4.

All being well, we should get back to a full entry this year, with stations:

50MHz (Sat)

70MHz (Sun)

144MHz (24hrs)

432MHz (24hrs)

I’ll have a large box van on hire for our shack, and we should also have the usual large tent on site for others not on the radio.

If you’ve not been before and have any questions, please contact me direct.

If you are planning to attend, would you mind letting me know, either on Facebook or by email mm0ccc <at> gmx.co.uk

73

John MM0CCC

Blackpool Rally