What Is Amateur Radio

What is amateur radio?


Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service that uses designated radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications.

Amateur Radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty.

As a radio amateur you are able to transmit radio signals on a number of frequency bands allocated specifically to the radio amateurs.


Who is East Kilbride Amateur Radio Society

Our Club Call (MM0YEK)


We are newly founded club who share an interest in Amateur Radio.

We are based in EastKilbride West of Scotland and we are looking to expand our club membership.

We meet Twice a month from 7-9pm at the The Murray Owen Centre

Find us

The Murray Owen Centre address is

Murray Owen Centre
1 Liddell Grove
East Kilbride
G75 9AD


Club Nights


The Club Meets on the following Dates(see below)


The cost to join the Club is £20 per year


Year starts on the 1st of June


Nightly fees are £5(if you join the club we would request £10 paid a month by Standing Order)



July 4/18


  Aug 1/15/29


 Sept 5/19

 Oct 3/17/31

 Nov 14/28

 And Dec 12th

Contact us today!



Radio Society of Great Britain – Main Site

Three balloons go up on Thursday (Fri, 15 Jun 2018)
Three high altitude balloon launches will take place from a site in Welshpool on Thursday, 21 June 2018, conditions permitting. Starting between 10.30 and 11.30am, the balloons will have a number of experiments on board to look at various aspects of space flight. Involving a number of schools in the north west, the launches are […]
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70MHz experimental NoVs now easier (Fri, 15 Jun 2018)
Following agreement with Ofcom, the RSGB is pleased to announce that a new much faster online process is now available for all Full Licensees to access the 70.5-71.5MHz experimental band. Applications can now be made online for a new, annually-renewable Notice of Variation. It works in a similar way to the 146-147MHz NoV. This replaces […]
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RBN adds FT8 spots (Fri, 15 Jun 2018)
The Reverse Beacon Network is beta-testing a separate Telnet feed for FT8 spots. You can find it at port 7001. This is in addition to the existing feed on port 7000, which has been re-purposed as CW-only. Also, Aggregator version five has been developed as a beta that can handle FT8 spots received from WSJT-X. […]
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WRC-19 preparations underway (Fri, 15 Jun 2018)
Preparations for the next World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) have continued over the past few weeks with meetings at ITU in Geneva and CEPT Project Team D in Estonia. Volunteers from IARU and member societies have been engaged on two key agenda items of interest to amateur radio; regarding a potential 50MHz allocation for Region […]
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Upcoming satellite launches (Fri, 15 Jun 2018)
The Chinese amateur satellite organisation, CAMSAT, has released more details about their satellites planned for launch later this year. CAS-5A will carry two HF and two VHF-UHF transponders. CAS-6 will include a CW telemetry beacon on VHF, a 20kHz wide UHF-VHF linear transponder and AX.25 4.8k baud GMSK telemetry. Meanwhile, two Russian CubeSats will be […]
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