Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club

Centenary of First Transatlantic Shortwave Amateur Radio Transmissions

Saturday 11 December 20121 and Sunday 12 December 2021

Ardrossan (North Crescent Road) Scotland

Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club will activate a special event station adjacent to the original location of the Paul Godley experimental station at Ardrossan, Scotland in 1921. The activation will be on air from 1200 UTC on Saturday 11 December 2021 until 1200 UTC on Sunday 12 December 2021. The callsigns will be GS2ZE (licence holder Jason GM7VSB) and GB1002ZE (licence holder Bob GM0DEQ) using CW, SSB and data modes on bands between 160m and 10m. GB2ZE (licence holder Bob GM0DEQ) will be used by the Ardrossan station for the first hour of the ARRL/RSGB 160m QSO Party (0200z - 0300z). During this first hour of the 160m QSO Party at Ardrossan, GB2ZE will be exclusively on CW. The GB2ZE callsign will be taken over by members of the GMDX Group on an hourly rota for the remainder of the QSO Party. An attempt will be made to re-enact Godley's original successful reception of transatlantic amateur radio signals at exactly the same time and on the same date as 100 years ago. Attempts will be made to record any US re-enactment signals received at Ardrossan and also at other UK locations for sharing with the amateur radio community.

To listen to what signals are being heard in the UK on 160m, one of the most sensitive webSDR receivers is at RAF Hack Green.

The club's radio callsigns are: GM0ADX, GS0ADX, GM7A, GS7A, MM0KLR and MS0KLR

The relaxation of covid restrictions in Scotland has now allowed us to start meeting at the clubhouse once again. We expect that the clubhouse will be open for those who wish to attend there during each of our main club meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. We will also continue to use Zoom and on-air nets in the same way as we have been during the pandemic. The 2 main Tuesday meetings each month will be in 'hybrid' format with Members who are at the clubhouse connected via Zoom to Members who prefer to attend online. Each Member is free to decide which attendance method is best for them.

Welcome to the Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club web site. The club was established in 1980 and is affiliated to the Radio Society of Great Britain. Our main meetings, including talks and presentations, are on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in our clubhouse and on Zoom. On other Tuesdays we have a friendly natter night on Zoom with no fixed agenda. Visitors are always very welcome. If you would like to contact us then please use the contact email address given below. If you would like to make a visit, please check the date of the next Tuesday evening meeting on the calendar below and just turn up.

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 19:30 - Club Meetings with talks using Zoom and face-to-face at the clubhouse.

Other Tuesdays at 19:30 - Club natter nights using Zoom

Wednesdays and Saturdays at 19:30 - Slow speed CW net on 10m, 28.020 MHz

Sundays at 14:00 - SSB net on 80m, 3.720 MHz

Sundays at 14:30 - CW net on 80m, 3.545 MHz

Sundays at 20:15 - Quiz night FM net on 2m, 145.475 MHz. Please check in from 20:15 for a 20:30 start

2m FM activity - KLARC Members and other radio amateurs from around Ayrshire can sometimes be found on 145.450 MHz

Training - We currently support training activities for all levels of the UK Amateur Radio Examinations. Please contact us by email if you are interested in these training activities.

East Ayrshire Council Internal Transport Depot,

Crookedholm near Kilmarnock, (Map)

KA3 6JS.

You can contact us online by sending an email to klarcinfo@gmail.com Please send a message to this email address if you would like to become a member, want to pay membership fees or wish to make a donation and we will let you know how to do this online.

Click here to go to the members online discussion forum (PLEASE NOTE - only club members have access to the forum).

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