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