Thanks to former students for their input: David Mackenzie GM4HJQ, Colin Wright GM4HWO and Mike Gathergood G4KFK (via his website). (Click for link) including several of the photos (1982) and the GM4AXG QSL card. 

See also article about LNC as a college, on this website: Edinburgh Wireless Colleges (click).

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Leith Nautical College had an active radio club from 1971 to 1987 with radio station GM4AXG at the college. 

Mike G4KFK recalls the station set-up, which included a Yaeu FT101E with an 80/40m trapped dipole and tri-band beam on the college roof, and an FT-221R with a Yagi for 2 metres. The FT101E met with an unfortunate accident, which involved another club member (who shall be nameless!) losing the AC cable and deciding to put a 13A plug on the 12V DC cable. The rig was a complete write off!

Club members included Tony Nadauld GM3RFQ-SK (staff), Colin Wright GM4HWO, Bob Henderson GM4DTJ-SK, David Mackenzie GM4HJQ, Andy Steven GM4IPK, Susan Beech GM4SGB, Gordon Muir GM6ASN, Peter Sneary GM6HPN (G4ZLO) and Ashley GM6HVT.  

Original location of Leith Nautical College in Commercial St, Leith until 1978. 

Photo courtesy of Leith Local History Society.

 

 New location in Brunstane from 1978 to 1987. (Photo in 1982 - tnx G4KFK).

Leith Nautical College was merged with Glasgow College of Nautical Studies and it closed in 1987.

 

Peter Sneary GM6HPN and Andy Steven GM4IPK in the GM4AXG club shack ca 1982 - photo tnx G4KFK.

 

Club members operated in the RSGB 2m Trophy contest from an excellent site near Wanlockhead

in March 1982 using the LNC Students' Union Ford Transit minibus - photo tnx G4KFK. 

 

Club station QSL card (tnx G4KFK).

 

 Special event station QSL card marking the college move from Leith to Brunstane in 1978.