30 June 2010

Annual Lothians Barbecue

The annual Barbecue of the Lothians Radio Society was held on Wednesday 30th June at the QTH of Pete GM4BYF and Kay Bates GM6KAY and was enjoyed by all who attended.  Our thanks go to Pete and Kay for their kind hospitality.

For more photographs of this event by GM4DTH and GM3PSP, go to the "Society Activities" area of this website.

This was the last meeting of the 2009-10 club year. Meetings will recommence on 8th September when Dr. John Cooke GM8OTI will present his Presidential Address.

Our gracious hosts Pete GM4BYF and Kay GM6KAY.

9 June 2010

Annual General Meeting 2010

The Annual General Meeting of the Lothians Radio Society was held in the Braid Hills Hotel, 134 Braid Road, Edinburgh EH10 6JD on Wednesday 9th June 2010. The following Committee members were elected (for all photographs, go to the Committee page on this website):

President:     Dr. John Cooke GM8OTI

Secretary:     Andy Sinclair GM7HUD

Treasurer:     Peter Dick GM4DTH

Committee:   Jack Smith GM1CQC

                   Dr. Alan Masson GM3PSP

                   Colin Wright GM4HWO

The members present at the AGM voted to increase the annual subscription to £18 for members and £9 for scholars to help cover the costs of our excellent new venue at the Braid Hills Hotel.

It was agreed that efforts should be made to increase membership. These will include publicity using the new LRS brochure, to be distributed at rallies and local organizations, and the use of the LRS website to show photographs of recent meetings and events. 

Many suggestions were made for meeting topics which will assist the new committee when it meets shortly to plan the program for the new club year starting in September.   

We have moved the content of our site to a format that will (we hope) be more attractive, easier to maintain, and more useful and informative. We are now posting photographs of most recent meetings, Field Days etc. See what you may have missed!

To use a well-worn cliche - THIS IS YOUR WEBSITE - so please let us know of any additions or improvements that would give it more value to you. Contact Alan GM3PSP or John GM8OTI  / QTHR

It is planned to add a section on the Lothians Archives, including photographs. If you have photographs that might be suitable, please contact Alan GM3PSP QTHR.

The GB3FF Repeater, located at Kelty in Fife, IO86gc, has been operational again since 3 April 2010, courtesy of the Central Scotland FM Group. It operates on RV48 (145.600 MHz / -600 kHz shift) with CTCSS tone 103.5 Hz. Coverage includes Edinburgh and many parts of the Lothians and Fife. For coverage map, go to: http://www.ukrepeater.net/repeaters/gb3ff.htm

At the LRS meeting on 24 February the President, Colin GM4HWO displayed the contest trophies that had been won in the 2008 VHF National Field Day (5-6 July).


Colin Wright GM4HWO holding trophies

The trophies are the Martlesham trophy (left), awarded for first place in the Restricted Section, with an overall score of 3476 points and top band-scores on 70 MHz and 144 MHz. Lothians RS were Runners-up in this section in 2007. The trophy on the right is the Cockenzie Quaich, retained from 2007, awarded to LRS as the highest placed Scottish entry in this section.