|The origins of MEGS|
|MEGS was born
on a cold winter evening in January 1991. Four radio amateurs met in Glasgow
with the intention of forming a group dedicated to making morse operating
more accessible to radio amateurs. They felt that there was a need for
help, not only in preparing for the morse test, but also in gaining confidence
once on the HF bands.
MEGS was created with the intention of offering help and practical advice for morse enthusiasts at all levels.
MEGS has been described as a "a club of the air", having no premises, but regular meetings in the form of skeds on monday and thursday evenings. The group callsign is GM0RSE.
Thursday evenings on 3.530 MHz A1A from 1930 to 2030 UTC
(1830 to 1930 UTC 31st March to 27th October).
The net controller uses the callsign GM0RSE and calls 'CQ MEGS'. QSOs are conducted at 12 wpm and more experienced operators are asked to keep to that speed to allow others to copy the contact.
A listening watch is also kept on 145.275 MHz (F2A) and 28.500 MHz (A1A).
are requested to give their membership number when contacting other members.
Non-members are, of course, very welcome to join in!
|How to join MEGS|
costs one pound sterling (or three US dollars for overseas members). Membership
enquiries and applications should be sent to
George Allan GM4HYF
22 Tynwald Avenue
G.M. Allan (GM4HYF), secretary
R. Rankin (GM0NPS), treasurer
R. Bennet (GM0PTP)
Donald Black (GM0PIV), minute secretary
C. Muir (GM0UOU)
J.D.L. Oates (GM0VIY)
Peter Deans (SWL)