The Lothians Spring Junk Sale was held on Wednesday, April 13th at St Fillans Church Hall.  

L-R: Norrie GM1CNH auctions as Colin GM4HWO, Jack GM1CQC and Andy GM7HUD watch.

 

Many visitors from other clubs joined LRS members to pick up bargains, including a strong contingent from the Livingston club. A selection of photographs can be viewed in Meeting Reports

 

At the LRS meeting on 23rd March 2010 Dave Burke GM6SZJ talked about "Operating VP8AQA from Faraday Base, Antarctica" and showed many slides of his three years there. Dave was electrician / boatman at Faraday Base from 1981 till 1984 with the British Antarctic Survey. He also doubled up as relief radio operator (presumably when not working the DX on the ham bands)! A full report with photographs is posted in Meeting Reports.

 

 

At the LRS meeting on 23rd February we welcomed back Dr Roger Hill MBE who talked about "Circuit & System Technologies". Roger has also made a number of very interesting presentations on cutting-edge technologies in previous years.

 

 

Dr Roger Hill, MBE

A full report with photographs is posted in Meeting Reports.

Ray James GM4CXM from Bearsden presented a very interesting and comprehensive talk,  "A Beginner's Guide to DXing & Contesting on 23cm & 70cm" on 9th March.  

 

Ray's talk provided an overview of radio equipment, feeders, antennas and the use of modern web-based attributes in order to maximize your results. Propagation modes including aircraft reflection, meteor scatter and moonbounce were covered as well as operating hints and tips.

A full report with photographs and many useful web links is available in Meeting Reports.

At the LRS meeting  on Wednesday 9th February we were privileged to have a presentation from RSGB Past-President Angus Annan MM1CCR on the new RSGB National Amateur Radio Centre which is currently under construction and fitting-out at Bletchley Park and scheduled to open on 18 April 2011. A full report is posted in the Meeting Reports section. 

Angus Annan MM1CCR, Past-President, RSGB

 

The RSGB National Amateur Radio Centre under development at Bletchley Park, Bucks.

(Photo courtesy of the RSGB).