Peter Dick GM4DTH again hosted the LRS Video Evening. It was held on 9th January 2019 as usual at the Edinburgh Cine & Video Society in Fettes Row.

The title of the show was "The Dish on the Dish" a comprehensive record of the first moon-landing, from President Kennedy's decision for Americans to be the first to land on the moon, to the successful completion of the Apollo-11 mission in 1969 with the three astronauts' safe return to earth.

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Photo - courtesy Mike MM0MLB.

After meeting first at the Booking Office on Waverley Bridge, the LRS 2018 Christmas Curry was held on 12th December at the new venue of the Gurkha Café & Restaurant in Cockburn St where we had a very enjoyable Nepalese meal. 

 

In the Booking Office bar beforehand, we were joined by Robin GM4YPL and his XYL.

L-R: Veronica Saunders, Andy MM0FMF, Robin GM4YPL & XYL, Andre GM3VLB

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At the meeting of the LRS on Wed 14th Nov 2018 Prof Joe McGeough of Edinburgh University talked about 'Why Churchill Waged R.V. Jones' "Most Secret War".

During his darkest hours Prime Minister Winston Churchill turned to a young scientist, R V Jones, still in his twenties, to explain how enemy bombers were able to carry out precision bombing over Britain at night even when the skies were covered in clouds, and to find a solution. Using information from Bletchley Park and the Enigma machine there Jones provided the answers. It was the start of a close working relationship between the elderly statesman and the young scientist. Later in the war Jones devised “ Window “ using Aluminium foil to confuse the enemy radar during the D Day landings. 

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At the meeting on 28th November 2018, LRS President Brian Flynn GM8BJF presented the videos of two talks given at recent RSGB National Conventions.

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(1) 3000 + km QSOs on 2m by Tropo & MS  

by John Regnault  G4SWX  ~ 45 mins

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(2) Home Design and Construction 

by Bob Burns G3OUU   ~  30 mins

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LRS Members James Gentles GM4WZP and Andy Sinclair MM0FMF did an audience brainstorming session on the design of a portable antenna for 13cm.

Members of the LRS again organized the Scottish Microwave Round Table on 3rd November 2018 at the Museum of Communication in Burntisland. This enjoyable event, chaired by Martin Hall GM8IEM, was attended by 34 from all over the UK and there were 19 at the dinner afterwards in the Kingswood Hotel, with an auction by Roger Blackwell GM4PMK.

1. 3cm Beacon Update - David Anderson GM6BIG.

2. NI Beacon Cluster - Gordon Curry GI6ATZ

3. Deep Space Project - John Cooke GM8OTI

4. 13cm SOTA Update - Andy Sinclair MM0FMF

5. Crowd Design of a 13cm Portable Antenna - James Gentles GM4WZP and Andy Sinclair MM0FMF

LRS President Brian Flynn GM8BJF (R) presented the GMRT Construction Trophy to Peter Howson GM8GAX (Alloa) for his reflectometer for 70cm, 23 cm & 13 cm.

Full report with many photos on the GMRT website now.