A small group of LRS members operated GM3HAM/P in the RSGB 2m Trophy contest from Lauder Common on Sunday 8th September 2019. About 40 QSOs were made in this recreational entry in which new equipment possibilities were evaluated for future events.

 

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Rather than letting the summer evenings go to waste before the start of the new LRS club year in September, members again enjoyed four Pub Nights at "Wee Bennet's" Bar in Maxwell St at Morningside Station.

 

 

 

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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.

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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. 

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Alan proudly shows his Rochester DX Association shirt!

Alan Masson GM3PSP gave his Presidential Address "60 Years of Amateur Radio"at the first meeting of the new club year on 11th September 2019. Starting as an SWL at school in the late-1950s and building a crystal set, he became licensed in 1962 as GM3PSP, building most of his (valve) equipment. He was active in the LRS, including Field Days and portable expeditions, becoming Secretary in 1967-68. He left Edinburgh in 1969 to work for Kodak in Harrow, Hemel Hempstead, Rochester NY, & Hollywood CA. In 2005 he retired back to Rochester NY for a few years before finally returning to Edinburgh in 2009. He was active on the air and in the local clubs in all those locations and obtained his US Extra Class licence K6PSP in Los Angeles in 2003.

Needless to say, working for Kodak, he took a lot of photographs (and still does - see this website!) and showed a selection of them.

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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.

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