The LRS Autumn Surplus Equipment Sale was held on 18 Oct at St Fillan's Church with a good turnout and almost everything sold. Full Report.  


The GMRT speakers: Mark Hughes GM4ISM, Geoff Pike GI0GDP, Martin Hall GM8IEM (Session Chair), Andy Sinclair MM0FMF, David Anderson GM6BIG.

The 2017 Scottish Microwave Round Table was held on 4th November at the Museum of Communication in Burntisland followed by a dinner and musical entertainment at the Kingswood Hotel. Programme:

A 10GHz Home Station (Mark GM4ISM)

A High Quality 10GHz Beacon (David GM6BIG)

13cm SOTA (Andy MM0FMF & Jack GM4COX)

Replacement L.O. options for the DB6NT G2 Transverters (Geoff GI0GDP)

The GM round of the UK Microwave Group Projects Trophy was awarded to Kevin Avery G3AAF.

For full report and music video, go to GMRT website:  

Kevin Avery G3AAF received the constructors trophy from John Worsnop G4BAO.


George GM3OXX in his shack near Turriff in 2010. Photo by Alan GM3PSP.

We have heard with great sadness of the Silent Key at the age of 81 on 20th September of George Burt GM3OXX, formerly of Edinburgh, after a long illness. An outstanding constructor and QRP operator, he held the world 3cm record in 1976.

George's funeral was held at Warriston Crematorium on 6th October 2017. Nine Amateurs attended.

 George operating GM3OXX/P on 3cm in 1976.

A full Silent Key for GM3OXX  is in preparation. Please send any photos etc to Alan GM3PSP.

Click for full Silent Kay.


Alan Masson GM3PSP gave an autobiographical talk about his career in the Motion Picture Division at Kodak in the UK and the USA at the meeting of the LRS on 27th September 2017 at the Museum of Communication in Burntisland.  As well as his chemistry training, which was vital in film processing issues, his radio hobby was useful in projects with film sound tracks. Full Report.

Alan meets R2D2 



Brian Flynn GM8BJF gave his Presidential Address on the subject of 'Frequency (and Time) Standards' at the first meeting of the new club year on Wednesday 13th September 2017 at the Braid Hills Hotel. Click for Full Report.