Monthly Archives: September 2021

Railways On The Air 2021 – GB0WHR – Sat/Sun 25th/26th September 2021

Some of our club members again activated the Whitrope Heritage Centre near Hawick in this year’s Railways On The Air event.

Different callsign from usual WRH, which no doubt created some confusion when the QRZ page corresponding to the WHR callsign gives details of another station.

A good weekend was had by all, despite drizzly rain most of the first day then heavier rain on the Sunday afternoon.

74 QSOs were made over the weekend.

Station operating from the carpark of the centre. Thanks to Dave H MM0HTL for use of the caravan and awning.

Transceiver: Kenwood TS-430S
Antenna Tuner: Yaesu FC-902
Amplifier: Yaesu FL-2100B putting out about 200w peak.

Antenna: UK Antennas End-fed multiband antenna (40/20/15/10m)

Dave S GM0KCN with bottle of Johnny Walker Red Label on table
“Johnny Walker was present and pleasantly enjoyed.”

Many thanks to the Waverley Route Heritage Association for allowing us to set up in their carpark at Whitrope again this year. Thanks also to Dave S GM0KCN, Dave H MM0HTL and Steven MM0ILC for organising, helping set up, and operating the station for the weekend, and other club members visiting during the event.

QSL cards will be on their way to stations contacted.

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Wednesday Night Club Meetings RESTARTING 8th September 2021

As COVID restrictions have relaxed, the operators of our venue for our weekly club meetings are reopening the halls from 6th September after a deep clean, so we are able to resume club nights.

Usual place Focus Centre, Livingstone Place Galashiels, TD1 1DQ.

Time 2000-2200 (local) on Wednesday nights (from 8th September 2021).

We look forward to seeing old members back after 18 months away, welcoming any new members to the club, or anyone just interested in seeing what we do.

New COVID-19 measures (specified by the Focus Centre):

  • Hand sanitiser will be provided in the room to be used regularly.
  • Tables to be wiped down at the end of the night.
  • Face coverings to be worn around the building (unless exempted).
  • Attendance records with contact details will be kept for Track & Trace to be carried out if needed.

Any changes to the situation of restrictions will be announced here.

Note: This is separate from the Rally and Open Day in October which is still cancelled, hopefully to return in 2022.