The LRS Autumn Surplus Equipment Sale will be held on Wednesday 16th October 2019 at 8:00pm at St Fillans Church, Buckstone. Visitors encouraged!

NOTE - 3rd Wednesday in October and 3-week gap after last meeting, due to availability of church hall.

Sellers auction their own equipment, with 10% donation to LRS funds.

If necessary, an LRS member will sell for you.

Also a raffle, with interesting "bottles" for prizes.

Start looking out your unwanted items NOW!

Martin GM8IEM will be the Morning Session Chair and one of the pm speakers: "Constructing a 13cm (home) station around the Kuhne MKU23 G4 transverter".

See also GHz Bands in RadCom Oct 2019, p.76.

GMRT-19, the Scottish Microwave Round Table, will be held on 2nd November 2019 at the Museum of Communication in Burntisland. Doors open at 09:30 with light refreshments available and the program runs from 10:30 to 17:00. Click for Full Program. Talks:

Mark Hughes GM4ISM: “Microwave EME”

Sam Jewell G4DDK: “Icom IC9700: How does it measure up as a VHF DX transceiver?”

Martin Hall GM8IEM: “Constructing a 13cm (home) station around the Kuhne MKU23 G4 transverter"

Heather Lomond M0HMO: “Beginning GNU SDR”

It will include a constructors' contest. During the breaks, there will be bring-and-buy tables and participants can have their equipment measured with a variety of test instruments. Lunch is included. In the evening the dinner, with an auction, will be held at the Kingswood Hotel in Burntisland. 

Registration is now open. See: https://www.gmroundtable.org.uk/registration

.. and don't forget to add your callsign after your name!

Looking forward to seeing you there -

it's always a very enjoyable and interesting day.

 

A small group of LRS members operated GM3HAM/P in the RSGB 2m Trophy contest from Lauder Common on Sunday 8th September 2019. About 40 QSOs were made in this recreational entry in which new equipment possibilities were evaluated for future events.

 

Click for Full Report.

The annual joint meeting of the LRS and the Museum of Communication at the museum in Burntisland was held on 25th September 2019. 

The use of RADAR technology in the conservation of the historic Union Chain Bridge, built in 1820 near Berwick on Tweed, was described by Prof. Emeritus Roland Paxton MBE of the Heriot-Watt University (R) and Dr. Colin Stove, Chairman and Scientific Director of Adrok Ltd (L).  This was a great blending of history and cutting-edge engineering technology.

Examples of an original link and pin from the bridge.

Full report in prep. (Click)

 

 

 

Rather than letting the summer evenings go to waste before the start of the new LRS club year in September, members again enjoyed four Pub Nights at "Wee Bennet's" Bar in Maxwell St at Morningside Station.

 

 

 

Click for full report with photos of all four nights.

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