Congratulations to the LRS GM3HAM/P Contest Group for again winning the Cockenzie Quaich as the leading GM station in the Restricted Section of VHF NFD 2019 with a total of 2998 normalised points..

Also 2nd place overall in the Restricted Section.

Band Results:

50MHz - Band Leader

70MHz - Band Leader (with perfect log!)

144MHz - 5th place.

23cm - 7th place.

Thanks to Brian GM4DIJ for supplying these results.

See VHF NFD report further down on this page.

The famous Cockenzie Quaich.


And talking of Cockenzie, several LRS members attended the Cockenzie Mini-Rally on 9th August. Brian GM8BJF & Pete GM4BYF had two tables for Silent Key sale items of André Saunders GM3VLB-SK and sold most of them. 



Alan GM3PSP, Pete GM4BYF, Colin GM4EAU, Peter GM4DTH at PN3. Also present: Vic GM3OWU.


L-R: Vic GM3OWU, Colin GM4EAU, Brian GM8BJF,    Bri GM8PKL, Pete GM4BYF, Peter GM4DTH,         Mike GM8KCS. Photo by Alan GM3PSP.

There was a good turnout of 8 for the second LRS Pub Night of the 2019 summer on July 24th at "Wee Bennets" Bar at Morningside Station. Lots of radio topics were discussed; Brexit was hardly mentioned!


L-R: Peter GM4DTH, Pete GM4BYF, Colin GM4EAU, Alan GM3PSP.

Pub Night 1 on July 10th was a bit thinner (at least in numbers)!


NEXT LRS MEETING: Pub Night 4 on Wed 28th Aug

8pm at "Wee Bennet's" Bar at Morningside Station.


The Annual General Meeting of the Lothians Radio Society was held at the Braid Hills Hotel on Wednesday 12th June 2019.

The President, Brian Flynn GM8BJF presented his Annual Review, noting that it had been another successful year for the club and thanking the committee for their good work..

Hon. Treasurer Peter Dick GM4DTH presented the Financial Review, showing a surplus for the year of £349 due to an increase in donations and surplus equipment sale profits, in spite of a modest drop in membership. It was agreed the subscription would remain at £20, or £10 for full-time scholars.

The new committee was elected:

President:        Alan Masson GM3PSP

                         Also: Webmaster

Hon Secretary: Andy Sinclair MM0FMF

Hon Treasurer: Peter Dick GM4DTH


   James Gentles GM4WZP (Program Manager)

   Pete Bates GM4BYF (Charitable Status & Contests


   Colin Murray GM4EAU

The new President, Alan GM3PSP encouraged all members to provide input to the Program Manager on ideas for interesting talks for the coming year, the core of the club's activity. 

Click for Committee page for photos of the new committee.

All the GM3HAM/P participants in RSGB VHF NFD 2019 at our usual site near Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries & Galloway. The wx was great most of the time and everything worked. New block & tackle helped a lot raising 6m & 4m beams.

We achieved good provisional scores on 6m, 4m, 2m & 23cm although a little down on last year.

6m: 70 QSO, 26,131 pts, IW5EIJ JN52ps 1751km

4m: 91 QSOs, 29,734 pts, GU6EFB IN89rk 617km

2m: 204 QSOs, 63,107 pts, F4VQX IN87lx 773km

23cm: 25 QSOs, 7756 pts, G5LK/P JO01qd 556km 


And of course we had our usual merry dinner on the Friday evening in the Masonic Arms in Gatehouse.

Click for Full Report with many photos. 


The group at BBQ-2019 at "Bates Motel"

The LRS BBQ was again held at the QTH of Pete Bates GM4BYF & XYL Kay GM6KAY, on Wed 26th June.

(And the Wx forecast turned out to be correct - sunny)!

The usual lavish spread of food was provided and the event was FREE this year thanks to a surplus in our accounts with two successful Surplus Equipment Sales.


It was also host Pete's birthday for which XYL Kay had baked a cake.


Click for Full Report with more photos.