Scottish Consulate @ 36C3

Once again we set up the Scottish Consulate assembly in the Milliways cluster. It was good to hang out again with our international friends. We caught up with the Irish Embassy (sharing a border), Freeside and the Chaos Coven.

We supervised the proceedings of the leaking of whisky to ensure proper procedure was followed. On Day 3, we held the regular buckfast tasting session.

To wrap up, dinner with friends from Tog hackerspace and LoveLace Space.

GB1RST @ NorthernRST Hackathon 2019

At the NorthernRST 2019 hackathon we operated a special event station GB1RST. There were quite a few amateur radio operators present.

Between us we had a couple HF radios, data cables, and laptops. As we were in the city, we were also on VHF throughout the event monitoring the local voice repeater GB3GN.

For the most part we were using the Sotabeams three-band portable dipole antenna system (20/30/40m) on a 7 meter telescopic pole in the car park.

On VHF we made 3 contacts via the repeater between 14:00 and 15:00 but that was all.

On HF got set up around 14:00 too and made only 1 contact on 20 meters, an FT8 contact with LZ2FL in Bulgaria. Then we ran out of daylight (it’s winter in Scotland, we don’t get that much) and moved to 40 meters.

We made another 24 FT8 contacts, 3 PSK contacts and 1 SSB voice contact before closing down the station at approximately 21:30.

Thanks to (in alphabetical order): GM0UIN, MM0AAL, MM0ROR, MM0YSO, MM3ZRZ, MM6IRQ and MM6MVP for taking part in the radio activities over the weekend.

You can find the logbook from the event here: GB1RST @ NorthernRST 2019.

We hope to see you at CCC Camp 2019

Scottish Consulate merged with CCC Camp logo

We’re bringing the Scottish Consulate back to CCC Camp. We’re going to be around Milliways and should be identifiable from the Scottish flag. If you’re around, come say hi!

You don’t have to be Scottish to be a member, we run a comprehensive Asylum program for our international friends and refugees of no fixed abode!

Perhaps you’ll need a Visa - your eligibility may be checked upon arrival at the border.

You can always add your name to our event wiki page and you are welcome to camp with/socialise with/party with us to your heart’s content, but without appropriate paperwork, we may be suspicious of your intentions.

If you have a need to contact a consular official during your time at CCC camp, you can reach our switchboard on DECT 7222 or call us via amateur radio on 433.550MHz FM.