Photographs of this event by Peter GM4DTH are now available for viewing under Society Activities - Contest-Portable.


Norrie GM1CNH hard at it in the 2m Trophy contest 

A new Archive section has been created on this website and the Editor - Alan GM3PSP - is working to fill it with photographs and historical data of the Lothians Radio Society. Feel free to send him any photographs etc from the early (or not so early) days of the LRS that illustrate our history as a club. The following photograph of a Field Day in the mid-1950s is the earliest photo we have at present. Most of these guys are identified in the LRS Archive section.

LRS Field Day in mid-1950s.


The Lothians Radio Society had a promotional table at this event with the new GM3HAM banner on display and staffed by LRS President John GM8OTI. A number of positive enquiries about LRS membership were received. At least 12 LRS members attended.

An album of photographs has been posted under Society Activities.


New LRS President Dr. John Cooke GM8OTI presented his President's Address "Home-brew /P"  on Wednesday, 8th September at the Braid Hills Hotel.

John's main interests in Amateur Radio are VHF and up, simple "home-brew" radio equipment, and portable operation. He talked about some of his recent projects, including linear amplifiers, antennas, and a 23cm transverter. He illustrated his talk by bringing along the results of some of these projects. For a more complete report, go to Meeting Reports.


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




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!



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)