• CQ Scotland.com

    CQ SCOTLAND GROUP is a non profit community group dedicated to introducing electronics and amateur radio to the next generation. We do this by coordinating group electronic construction events in a safe public venue such as a school, community hall, or youth facility.

     

    OUR AIM is to inspire the next generation to gain their foundation amateur radio license or spark an interest in electronics, that could lead to a worthwhile career. Today, they will start learning about the exciting ever changing world of electronics that surrounds us all.

     

    OUR VOLUNTEERS are electronics enthusiasts, shedder's, maker's and licensed radio amateurs, keen to share their years of experience and skills with the next generation. Along the way we build better communities.

     

    UPCYCLE YOUR UNWANTED COMPONENTS

     

    We can upcycle your unwanted electronic components into free fun construction kits for all. Please contact us for more information.

     

    In Association with Mid Lanark Amateur Radio Society

    Supported by

    Radio Society of Great Britain

    micro:bit Educational Foundation

    Antex Electronics Ltd

    CQScotland Whitehill Hamilton ML3 Electronics for All and Amateur Radio Event
  • BRAEHEAD ARENA May 20th Event

    All free tickets and free electronic construction kits have now been allocated.

     

    If you wish to receive information about future events and live in the UK, you can still enter our free prize draw to win an electronic kit for a school age child. Entry closes May 21st, 2018.

     

    Simply complete the form below and enter UK PRIZE DRAW in the MESSAGE field.

     

    This event is made possible by the Radio Society of Great Britain, Antex Electronics Ltd and Mid Lanark Amateur Radio Society.

  • Children from two Hamilton schools had a fun time February 20th building a Morse code sender and learning Morse at the Whitehill Community Centre. This was the fourth session learning basic electronics and building an electronic project, with help from the CQScotland Group.

     

    Guest radio amateur (ham) Roy, radio callsign GM4VKI, shared with the children his knowledge and collection of clandestine radio equipment. This really brought to life Morse, secret codes, spying and communication methods, still relevant today.

     

    The Scottish Region 1 Manager of the RSGB, Mr Tony Miles MM0TMZ explained his father and grandfather used similar equipment whilst working for the UK clandestine Special Operations Executive in WW1 and WW2.

     

    Excitement and interest rose further when one of the parents revealed: " I used to be a radio operator in the Soviet Navy and am familiar with the techniques mentioned by Roy."

     

    The afternoon ended with an excited group of children taking away their Morse code senders and new skills and knowledge about basic electronics and communications.

     

    From all the children, thank you Roy GM4VKI and Tony MM0TMZ!

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  • CQ Community Groups

    We'd be pleased to hold an event for your community group at your venue. The item to be built could support a lesson plan, or help toward a scout badge or similar award. We're happy to work with you to deliver a worthwhile outcome for all. Group sizes may vary from 10 to 12 constructors. Please register your interest below.

    CQScotland Whitehill Hamilton ML3 Electronics for All and Amateur Radio Event
    CQScotland Whitehill Hamilton ML3 Electronics for All and Amateur Radio Event
    CQScotland Whitehill Hamilton ML3 Electronics for All and Amateur Radio Event
  • Foundation Amateur Radio License

    To receive information on the Foundation Amateur Radio License and the fun to be had from communicating wirelessly around the world with a personal call sign issued by the U K government, parents or carers should complete the Register Interest form below.

  • CQ Amateur Radio Operators

    You can help grow interest in the Foundation License and the CQ Scotland Group project by:

    • Becoming a volunteer, share in the fun, and help make things happen!
    • Donating your unwanted electronic components so we can upcycle them into free fun construction kits for all.

    Please contact us using the form below. You have a lot to offer!

  • Thank You!

    Many people quietly work away to help grow this project. We gratefully acknowledge the support from the following:

    Davey G1KYN

    Amanda M6LXK

    Angela, Savannah, Mary

    Callum MM6XKC

    David W - Hamilton & District Men's Shed

    Joe MM6JYG

    Bruce GM4BDJ

    Dennis G6YBC

    Roy GM4VKI

    Tony Miles MM0TMZ RSGB Region 1 Manager

    Kevin MM6KCM

    Frank - Hamilton & District Men's Shed

    Gordon 2M0DQN

    John F5VLF France

    Kanga Products

    Steve G0FUW

    Bill W4FSV USA

    John W - Hamilton & District Men's Shed

    Richard G3ZTB

    David Smith MM0HVU RSGB DRM15

     

     

  • What Others Say

    • "I really enjoyed seeing the kids and parents tinkering away at the Morse Beeper project. Your organisation and way of doing things was exemplary. Roy (GM4VKI) was a great speaker and captivated the imagination with his talk of spies..."

    Tony Miles MM0TMZ RSGB Region 1 Manager

    • "I have to compliment you all on the job you did – the thought and the implementation were really good. It’s quite a pool of quiet achievers you have on tap."

    Parent I

    • "Bailey (7) and Jack (5) had a wonderful time on Saturday. They have been showing off their radio to Nanna, and anyone else willing to listen. They are very proud of what they built, I think they did a good job!" 

    Debbie

    • "Thank you all most sincerely for a wonderful experience building a radio. My son so enjoyed himself and we couldn't believe the one-on-one attention that was available. This was key as it meant that he really 'learnt' what was important with electronics. Rather than being success focused as so many of these things are I was delighted, in this day and age, to see that it was the learning and understanding that underpinned this activity. I would be grateful if you would please pass on our thanks to all those involved on the day." 

    Elizabeth D

  • CQ Means...

    CQ is a code used by radio operators (historically those communicating in Morse code (— · — · — — · —) but also by voice operators, to make a general call to all listeners (called a CQ call).

     

    Transmitting the letters CQ in Morse on a particular radio frequency is an invitation for any operators listening on that frequency to respond. It is still widely used in Amateur Radio. Wikipedia.org

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