Coronavirus Update – August 2020:
Meetings remain suspended until further notice. There has been no change to our status since the CV lockdown.
However……. We are still active as a club!!!
The Glenrothes and District Amateur Radio Club extends a warm welcome to anyone interested in Amateur Radio – particularly during these difficult times.
Although we are unable to meet in person, we run regular nets on HF and VHF providing support and friendship to local amateurs and shortwave listeners.
HF net: 80m 3790 Khz * 10am local every day except Sunday
Colloquially referred to as the ‘Fife Net’ but all welcome to call into our informal and friendly net. We have callers from all over the UK.
* +/- a few Khz if the frequency is in use
VHF: 145.425 Mhz V34 (old S17)
Tuesdays: 7.15pm local: Speech ‘natter net’ with a CW practice transmission from about 7.30pm until 8pm. All levels of experience welcome! This net is very relaxed with an emphasis on having fun.
Thursdays: 7.15pm local: As above but with more beginner training and manual keys used for some of the sending.
These nets are run by Gdarc for our members and other radio amateurs. We are inclusive and friendly, so please don’t hesitate to call in. If you are interested in amateur radio please contact us.
GB2RS Amateur Radio News broadcasts from Edinburgh:
Sunday mornings at 9.30am local.
Frequency 145.525 Mhz V42 (Old S21)
Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) www.rsgb.org
Welcome to the Glenrothes and District Amateur Radio Club web site.
We thank you for taking the time to browse our site, and hope you will find it of interest. Perhaps we will meet you at one of our events throughout Fife, or even at our Club meetings, where you will find a warm welcome and hopefully persuade you to become a Radio Amateur and member of our Club. For information on how to join get in touch via the form on the contact page
FOUNDATION COURSE DATES AND INFORMATION
The following information is out of date and we are not able to run courses at present.
We are hoping to run a Foundation course in Nov/Dec this year but this is subject to change. Details will be posted here when available.
Please watch this space!
There is a foundation Amateur Radio course available in February.
Application must be with Ken by 15th January
This will be held in Kirkcaldy at the Air Training Corps hut, Cheviot Road, Kirkcaldy KY2 6BB on the weekend of Sat/Sun 2nd and 3rd February, with the examination on the Sunday afternoon.
There are a maximum of 8 places available, so it is first come first served..
The Exam Centre code is 02-174/A
To apply for the course & exam go to RSGB website,
Click on Training
look on the list at the right, click on Exam Forms
Click on Candidate Application [Ex200]
Fill in the form
Print the form
You will need to get the completed form to Ken Horne at Kirkcaldy ATC.
He would prefer that you take it to Kirkcaldy and meet him at the ATC Hut, this is so that you will find the venue without delay on the training day. His contact e-mail is above.
You will also need to pay for your exam. Details are on the RSGB website.
You should also purchase the book ” Foundation Licence Now” before the course.