Brian Flynn GM8BJF gave his Presidential Address on the subject of 'Frequency Standards' at the first meeting of the new club year on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at the Braid Hills Hotel. Report soon.

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The next meeting will be our annual visit to the Museum of Communication in Burntisland on Wednesday 27th September, starting at 7:30 sharp. Alan Masson GM3PSP will give an autobiographical talk "From Holyrood to Hollywood - a Technical Career in Motion Pictures with Kodak". All are welcome.

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The GM3HAM/P contest group of the LRS took part in the RSGB 2m Trophy Contest from our usual site in the hills near Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries & Galloway. The main innovation was the use of a 2 x 17-element M2 beam providing high gain with good beamwidth. Rig: FT-736R + valve linear 400W. Entry: 

Valid QSOs: 239

Claimed points: 85552

Best DX: OZ1BEF at 851km.

Countries: G, GM, GI, GW, GU, F, ON, PA, DL & OZ

After a nice Saturday, the Sunday Wx was dreadful with 3in deep water in the Scout tent.  

Friday night dinner etc in the Masonic Arms - Pete GM4BYF, Alan GM3PSP, Peter GM4DTH, Danny GM6CMQ, Mike GM4IGS and Norrie GM1CNH. On Saturday morning we were joined by Andy MM0FMF and on Sunday morning by Brian GM8BJF. REPORT.

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.

LRS Member Pete GM4BYF had a well-stocked table of ju.. surplus equipment for sale. (Hold the front page)! 

General view of the Mini-Rally 

 

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:

Video 1   Video 2