The following were elected at the 2022 AGM 


Iain Barnetson  GM0ONN


Graham Membury GM0MEM


Dennis Branson 2M0TAS


Paul Furness GM8HWZ

Station Manager

Richard Hay MM0TQH

(​RSGB) News Reader

Ron Adam GM4ILS

Committee members 

Iain Hendry MM1DVC

​Jim Branson 2M0GYM

​Geoff Lewin 2M0DTJ

​Willie MacKenzie MM0KKF

Robbie Stewart MM6IXH

Repeater Keepers

Ron Adam GM4ILS 

Johnny Stuart GM7LSI

 IT Systems Manager

Graham Membury GM0MEM


I am pleased to announce the date for the MFARS Annual General Meeting 2022.
Date: Tuesday 7th June 2022
Time: 7pm for 7:30 start.
Location: Linkwood View, Linkwood Close, IV30 6BF, ELGIN (where we have had surplus sales)
Tea and coffee will be available.
The AGM will be followed by an RSGB video.
AGM Agenda

The agenda for the meeting shall be:

(a)    Notice calling meeting

(b)    Apologies for absence

(c)    Minutes of the previous AGM

(d)    President’s report

(e)    Secretary’s report

(f)     Treasurer’s report

(g)    Election of the new Committee

(h)    Motions made in advance of calling the meeting may be added here

(i)      Set the membership subscription for the following year

(j)      Any other competent business


Nominations for Society officers (Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer) should be made in writing to the Secretary no later than seven days prior to the AGM and will only be valid if confirmed by the nominee at the meeting or previously in writing. Where insufficient nominations have been received prior to the meeting nominations may be made at the AGM.

Nomination for other committee members may be made at the AGM.


and just a reminder of the Committee Positions/Roles.

(a)    A President

The President shall not vote on matters at the AGM, any EGM, and Committee meetings but will only vote in the event of a tied vote of the members present including proxy votes held by those members attending.

(b)   A Chairman who will be responsible to the members for

(i)               Chairing all committee meetings, the AGM and any EGM

(ii)              Convene/Organise annual programme of events

The Chairman shall only have a casting vote.  This casting vote shall only be used if the President is not present

(c)    A Secretary who will be responsible to the members for

(i)               Keeping the minutes of all meetings of the Society

(ii)              Ensuring that all correspondence is correctly handled

(iii)             Maintaining a master roll of members and honorary members

(d)   A Treasurer who will be responsible to the members for

(i)               Keeping the Society’s accounts

(ii)              Advising the Secretary of joining members

(iii)             Advising the Committee on all financial matters

(iv)             Preparing the accounts for presentation at the AGM

(e)    A Station Manager who will be responsible to the members for

(i)               Correct use of club equipment

(ii)              Safe keeping of club equipment

(iii)             Maintaining an Inventory of equipment

(iv)             Correct usage of club call signs

(f)     Committee Members

The AGM may elect a further committee member to aid with running of the club.

(g)   Co-option

In the event of a vacancy occurring in the Committee, the Committee may co-opt a member to fill the vacancy until the next AGM.

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Society ILLW  21/22nd August 2021

GB0CSL - Covesea Skerries Lighthouse

ILLW designation UK204

This year after changes to COVID restrictions we returned to the lighthouse itself. Thanks to the support of the Covesea Lighthouse trustees we had better facilities with an operating room at the base of the lighthouse and a separate kitchen.

The station had excellent antennas: 3 ele beam for 10/15/20m. HF Hustler Vertical and 80m dipole suspended from the lighthouse. Radios were FT847 + Linear / FT2000D and FT897. Operation took place on most HF bands + 2m. The trailer borne tower had not moved since lock down so some fettling was required to ensure safe transportation and operation. Likewise, the antennas took some tweaking to get set up satisfactorily.

The weather was excellent, and the lighthouse had many visitors from the public, some of whom also visited our station. Band conditions were not good however we managed 138 QSO’s working 23 countries and 38 stations that identified as Lighthouses/lightships. We used HF SSB and 2m FM.

The weekend team comprised: Station Manager - Ritchie MM0TQH, operators/helpers Ron GM4ILS, Willie MM0KKF, Johnny GM7LSI, Graham GM0MEM, Robbie MM6IXH (Chairman), Geoff M0DTJ, Dennis 2M0TAS, Jim 2M0GYM and Paul GM8HWZ (secretary) The list of QSO’s can be seen on the GB0CSL QRZ page.