The fourth and last LRS Pub Night for 2018 on Wednesday club nights in the summer (when we don't hold regular meetings) will be at 8pm on 22nd August at 'Wee' Bennet's Bar, 1 Maxwell Street / Morningside Road. See you there!  20140709





The LRS GM3HAM Contest Group operated RSGB VHF-NFD from our usual contest site near Gatehouse of Fleet on the weekend of 6-8 July. The Wx was outstanding and excellent scores were achieved.

The results were announced on 16th August, with GM3HAM/P winning the Restricted Section (Martlesham Trophy) and Leading GM (Cockenzie Quaich). We also won both the 50MHz and 70MHz band awards.

Submitted scores (Restricted Section):

6m:   95 QSOs  40,576 pts  9A5ST @ 1946 km. 

4m: 105 QSOs  39,025 pts  EA8DBM @ 3127 km

2m:  244 QSOs  77,654 pts  F6KCP/P @ 839 km

23cm: 30 QSOs  9,623 pts  PA0S @ 657 km

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And of course we spent the Friday evening enjoying dinner and diet lemonade in the Masonic Arms.

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Host Pete GM4BYF at the BBQ grill.

The LRS 2018 Summer Barbecue took place on Wednesday 4th July at the QTH of Pete Bates GM4BYF and XYL Kay GM6KAY at Fairmilehead with about 20. As usual a magnificent spread was wolfed up and washed down by ample BYOB! 

The Wx was fine, as it had been for several weeks, and we enjoyed the BBQ in Pete & Kay's beautiful garden.  

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PN3 on 8th August L-R: Colin GM4EAU (drinking French water?), Peter GM4DTH, Vic GM3OWU, Alan GM3PSP, Mike GM8KCS, Melvyn GM4HYR (QRP).


The second LRS Pub Night for summer 2018 was on Wednesday 25th June at 'Wee' Bennets Bar with L-R Alan GM3PSP, Pete GM4BYF, Mike GM8KCS, Peter GM4DTH present. Also (not in photo): Vic GM3OWU.


At Pub Night 1 on 11th July we did have competition from people watching the football semi-final on TV, but there was a good discussion of the recent VHF NFD. 

Cheers from Peter GM4DTH, Pete GM4BYF & Mike GM8KCS

Also present: James GM4WZP & Alan GM3PSP

The AGM of the Lothians Radio Society was held in the Braid Hills Hotel on Wednesday 13 June 2018.

Brian Flynn GM8BJF elected President, Mike Burgess MM0MLB Hon Sec, Peter Dick GM4DTH Treasurer. 

Elected committee members: Pete Bates GM4BYF, Andy Sinclair MM0FMF and James Gentles GM4WZP.

SUBSCRIPTIONS: Treasurer Peter Dick GM4DTH reported that the club's finances were healthy and recommended that the subscription should remain at £20 for adults and £10 for scholars. This was agreed. 

FUTURE MEETINGS: President Brian Flynn GM8BJF asked members to volunteer to give talks to continue our very successful program.