2m rig of John GM8OTI used on the net
There was a record attendance of 14 stations on the net on June 3rd: Colin GM4HWO (controller), Alan GM3PSP, John GM8OTI, Peter GM4DTH, Briain GM8PKL, Pete GM4BYF, Brian GM8BJF in Peebles (not heard by everyone), Malcolm GM3TAL, Brian GM4DIJ, Mike GM8KCS, Melvyn GM4HYR, Nathan MM3NDH (new - welcome; do come to LRS meetings when they re-start), David GM4ZNX (Dunfermline), Stewart GM4AFF, Montrose (see photo below).
The next LRS Viral Net will be held on Wednesday 10th June at 20:00a on 144.350MHz SSB.
This was the date for the LRS AGM which is postponed until further notice.
There were 13 participants in the LRS Viral Net on May 27th: Controller Colin GM4HMO, Gavin GM4GVJ (Wallyford), Brian GM8BJF (Peebles), Pete GM4BYF, John GM8OTI, Alan GM3PSP, Brian GM4DIJ, Norrie GM1CNH, Mike GM8KCS, Peter GM4DTH, Melvyn GM4HYR, Robin GM4YPL (Linlithgow), and Brian GM8PKL. Brian BJF was heard bettor in Edinburgh this week after installing a new antenna - 4-ele beam. There was a good discussion including mysterious strong QRM on 144.65MHz, members' activities and hopes for future LRS activities. The AGM (June 10th) is certainly off but we shall have to see if the BBQ (June 24th) becomes possible. Any more shack photos?
There were 10 participants on the net at good strength on 20th May but your scribe managed to miss it, by accident! Callsigns kindly supplied by net controller, Colin GM4HWO: Melvyn GM4HYR, John GM8OTI, Pete GM4BYF, Briain GM8PKL, Bill GM8SQM, Norrie GM1CNH, Brian GM4DIJ, Mike GM8KCS and Peter GM4DTH.
Participation in the Wednesday "Viral Net" is holding up very well for members to keep in touch during the coronavirus shutdown. On May 13th we had 12 callers: Colin GM4HWO (net controller), Pete GM4BYF, Peter GM4DTH, Alan GM3PSP, Mike GM8KCS, Norrie GM1CNH, John GM8OTI, Briain GM8PKL, Melvyn GM4HYR, Brian GM8BJF Peebles (only heard by one or two), Robin GM4YPL Linlithgow & Brian GM4DIJ.
On May 6th the net participants were: Colin GM4HWO, Pete GM4BYF, Robin GM4YPL, Brian GM8BJF, Mike GM4IGS, Briain GM8PKL, Peter GM4DTH, Norrie GM1CNH, John GM8OTI, Malcolm GM3TAL, Brian GM4DIJ, Alan GM3PSP, Mike GM8KCS,, with Willy GM0CII calling in at the end.
Another good net this week on Wednesday 29th April with Colin GM4HWO, John GM8OTI, Mike GM8KCS, Peter GM4DTH, Alan GM3PSP, Briain GM8PKL, Brian GM4DIJ, Melvyn GM4HYR, Robin GM4YPL and Brian GM8BJF. BJF in Peebles could only be heard by DIJ who is located on Corstorphine Hill.
Another good turnout for the third "LRS Viral Net" on Wednesday 22nd April: Controller Colin GM4HWO, Pete GM4BYF, Brian GM8BJF, John GM8OTI, Alan GM3PSP, Briain GM8PKL, Peter GM4DTH, Melvyn GM4HYR, Norrie GM1CNH and welcome guest Bruce GM4BDJ. Most stations were using vertically-polarised antennas. Brian GM8BJF (Peebles) and Bruce GM4BDJ (Langholm) were only heard by one or two stations in Edinburgh.