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L-R: Stuart MM3TZP (operator) and SWL MIchael (logger) did a great job on 2 metres.

 

VIEW MORE PHOTOS OF THIS EVENT BY GM4DIJ & GM3PSP IN 'SOCIETY ACTIVITIES'. 

 

Using the LRS club callsign GM3HAM/P a small but dedicated group of members of the Lothians Radio Society took part in VHF NFD from our usual site in the hills near Gatehouse of Fleet on the Solway Firth in Dumfries and Galloway on July 3-4. Operation was on 6m, 2m and 70cm. The operators were Mike GM4IGS, Alan GM3PSP, Robin GM4YPL, Colin GM4HWO, Pete GM4BYF, Brian GM8BJF, Stuart MM3TZP, Brian GM4DIJ and SWL MIchael.
On the Saturday there were excellent Es conditions into Europe on 6m. Unfortunately disaster struck at breakfast time on the Sunday morning when a violent squall brought down the 6m beam and the main operations tent, causing our event to be abandoned at that point. It is rumoured that one member had to drive home in his PJs and another was swearing to buy waterproof trousers asap!

 

RESULTS - FINAL:

BAND   QSOs   POINTS   Best DX   Dist. km   LOC  

  50       125   104,095      5B4AIF        3584      KM64

144       147     45,046      ON65EM       715      JO20

432         39     11,440       PA6NL          635      JO21

TOTAL  311   160,581 

 

 

The wrecked 6m 9-element beam on Sunday morning. (Photo: GM4DIJ)