Mike Brunsden GM8KCS / Mike Jr MM3MDB: 1h 51m
Pete Bates GM4BYF: arrived 22:13
The annual LRS Summer barbecue was held on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at the QTH of Pete GM4BYF and Kay Bates GM6KAY at Fairmilehead. Wonderful food was provided (as always) and participants brought their own liquid refreshments. In view of the rather cold wx outside, the BBQ was held in the sunroom and kitchen.
Chef Pete GM4BYF produced delicious hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken wings.
Pete and Kay's sunroom is great for barbecue guests when the wx outside isn't quite good enough.
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L-R: Alasdair GM6ZQQ, Melvyn GM4HYR (winner), Mike Jr MM3MDB, Mike Sr GM8KCS
The annual LRS Direction-Finding Contest (D/F Hunt) took place on Wednesday 24th May 2017 with Peter Dick GM4DTH operating the Fox station GM3HAM/P..
The results were:
The fox station GM3HAM/P operated by Peter GM4DTH, was located at NT193769 near to the mouth of the River Almond with this beautiful view out to the Firth of Forth and Cramond Island.
After the event the participants relocated to the nearby Cramond Inn to enjoy well-deserved Diet Cokes!
Peter and Alasdair were shooting video. We look forward to seeing the results. A first cut is looking good.
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Malcolm Fergusson, formerly of Edinburgh University Physics Department, talked about Radio in WW-I at the meeting on 10th May 2017. His talk was about the start of radio, who was involved, who did what, development of military radio, French Radio, RFC developments and expansion.
Marconi's basic spark transmitter
Malcolm revealed that this mystery photo, shown in the meeting notice, was taken at the French commercial radio company Eiffel Tower in 1912.
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L-R: Brian GM8BJF, Chris GM3WOJ, Briain GM8PKL, Robin GM4YPL
A number of LRS members attended the ASRA Ham Radio Convention 2017 at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow on Sunday 7th May 2017. As well as buying 'stuff', it was an opportunity to meet up with old friends.
Brian GM8BJF catches a quick QSO on 10GHz using the portable rig of Alan GM0USI (L)
L-R: Hector; Amed CO2AME; Malcolm GM3TAL; Moises CM2YV
On the last day of his recent trip to Cuba, Malcolm was delighted to meet Amed, CO2AME and to exchange QSL cards for a contact made in the Nov 2016 CQWW CW contest.
VHF NFD Trophies at 26 April LRS Meeting
VHF NFD 2016 operators holding the trophies won by GM3HAM/P, at the 26 April meeting: Pete GM4BYF, Brian GM8BJF, Peter GM4DTH.
Len Paget GM0ONX, RSGB Director; Colin GM4HWO, Andy MM0FMF, Mike GM4IGS, Pete GM4BYF, Danny GM6CMQ, Brian GM8BJF, Norrie GM1CNH, Peter GM4DTH. (Photo by Dave GM6KGZ - tnx).
At the Norbreck Rally in Blackpool on 9th April 2017, representatives of the Lothians Radio Society were presented with the two RSGB trophies won by the LRS in VHF-NFD in July 2016:
1. Martlesham Trophy for winner of the Restricted Section of VHF-NFD.
2. Cockenzie Quaich for leading Scottish station in the Restricted Section of VHF-NFD.
The presentation was made by RSGB Director Len Paget GM0ONX, a former Regional Manager for Scotland and the group photo above was published in RSGB RadCom, June 2017, p.7.
NOTE: this group photo was published in RSGB RadCom, June 2017, p.7.
Jim Forbes of Leonardo talked about the manufacture of equipment for RADAR at the LRS meeting on 22nd March 2017.
He writes: "Leonardo is a multinational defence company specialising mainly in military products. The Edinburgh division, which traces its roots back to Ferranti in 1942, specialises in Radar systems and in Lasers. For the past 25 years or so I’ve worked on the manufacture of complex microwave modules for a large number of the company’s products.
Leonardo Captor-E Radar in aircraft nose-cone. Photo courtesy Leonardo
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