Mike Brunsden GM8KCS / Mike Jr MM3MDB: 1h 51m
Pete Bates GM4BYF: arrived 22:13
The GM3HAM/P Contest Group of the Lothians Radio Society had another excellent result in RSGB VHF NFD in 2017. Operating in the Restricted Section we were:
Leading Scottish station (Cockenzie Quaich)
1st Place on 50MHz (Certificate)
1st Place on 70MHz (Certificate)
4th Place on 144MHz
3rd Place on 1.2GHz
Congratulations to all the operators.
Click for full table of results.
VHF NFD 2017 at Gatehouse of Fleet was another success for the LRS with good wx most of the time and good scores on 50MHz, 70MHz, 144MHz and 1296MHz in the Restricted section. We were joined by Mike GM4IGS from Troon and Terry GM3WUX from Glasgow as operators on 6m & 4m. On the Friday after setting up our tents we spent the evening in the Masonic Arms in Gatehouse. On Saturday Colin GM4HWO provided his usual outstanding bacon rolls breakfast and a very enjoyable barbecue in the evening.
Checked and submitted scores:
Band QSOs Points Best-DX Loc km
6m 95 33451 CT1BOH IM58js 1834
4m 72 26404 SP9HWY JO90nh 1642
2m 159 53796 F6KCP/P JN18ou 839
23cm 22 7598 G5LK/P IO01qd 556
More photos by GM4DTH & GM3PSP in Full Report .
Peter GM4DTH, Norrie GM1CNH & Danny GM6CMQ.
We have just learned of two YouTube videos of our good friend Terry GM3WUX demonstrating his 6-element 4 metre quad antenna at a meeting of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society. Click for:
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.
More pictures in Full Report.
Congratulations to Dr Brian Flynn GM8BJF who was elected President of the Lothians Radio Society for 2017-18 at the Annual General Meeting on 14th June.
President: Brian Flynn GM8BJF
Treasurer: Peter Dick GM4DTH
Secretary: Mike Burgess MM0MLB
Committee: Andy Sinclair MM0FMF
Malcolm Hamilton GM3TAL
Colin Wright GM4HWO (Program)
Alan Masson GM3PSP (Website)
The 3 wise mo.. retiring officers: Peter Dick GM4DTH, Andy Sinclair MM0FMF & Mike Burgess MM0MLB
Cheers to the LRS from the new & retiring Presidents Brian Flynn GM8BJF and Andy Sinclair MM0FMF
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.
Click for Full Report with more photos.
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)
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