Category Archives: Events

Museums on the Air – Skelmorlie Secret Bunker

Having operated from the bunker in 2019 on HF, in 2020 EARS are set to operate from the Skelmorlie Secret Bunker again, this time with the call-sign GB2ROC, “Royal Observer Corps” on the 3rd and 4th weeks of June as part of the International Museums Weekends programme, see In the early stage of planning we are… Read More »

EARS Special Event station GB2GVC

In September 2019 we set up the Special Event Station GB2GVC, in support of the Garnock Valley Carves chainsaw carving spectacular. We were supported by Tennamast who provided the tower for the main HF antenna, thanks Calum! We had a great weekend and contacted many Field Day contest stations, as well some DX into Canada,… Read More »

International Marconi Day

On Saturday 27th April we “chased” International Marconi Day stations Despite poor band conditions during our operating window we did manage 15 or so QSO’s, including the organising station and K3S in the US. The team had a great time and a bit of fun along the way. We set up a second HF operating… Read More »


Last weekend, EARS helped the local 1st Elderslie Scout Group take part in the 56th Jamboree-on-the-Air event (JOTA). We set up at the Scout hall with a 1/2 size G5RV for the HF bands, and a vertical antenna for 2m.  Both worked very well allowing contacts as far away as Oman and the east coast… Read More »