We have just learned of two YouTube videos of our good friend Terry GM3WUX demonstrating his 6-element 4 metre quad antenna at a meeting of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society. Click for:

Video 1   Video 2



There were nine LRS members at PN4 on 23rd August including Alan GM3PSP who took this photo.

During the summer break in July and August we held our Summer Pub Nights at 'Wee' Bennet's Bar on the corner of Maxwell St at Morningside Station at 8:00pm on normal club nights - Wednesdays 12th & 26th July and 9th & 23rd August. More PN Photos.


PN1 on 12th July was the best attended.

PN2 on 26th July.

The annual LRS Summer barbecue was held on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at the QTH of Pete GM4BYF and Kay Bates GM6KAY at Fairmilehead. Wonderful food was provided (as always) and participants brought their own liquid refreshments. In view of the rather cold wx outside, the BBQ was held in the sunroom and kitchen. 


Chef Pete GM4BYF produced delicious hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken wings.

Pete and Kay's sunroom is great for barbecue guests when the wx outside isn't quite good enough. 

More pictures in Full Report.

VHF NFD 2017 at Gatehouse of Fleet was another success for the LRS with good wx most of the time and good scores on 50MHz, 70MHz, 144MHz and 1296MHz in the Restricted section. We were joined by Mike GM4IGS from Troon and Terry GM3WUX from Glasgow as operators on 6m & 4m. On the Friday after setting up  our tents we spent the evening in the Masonic Arms in Gatehouse. On Saturday Colin GM4HWO provided his usual outstanding bacon rolls breakfast and a very enjoyable barbecue in the evening.

Checked and submitted scores:

Band       QSOs     Points       Best-DX     Loc          km

6m             95        33451       CT1BOH    IM58js   1834 

4m             72        26404       SP9HWY   JO90nh  1642

2m           159        53796       F6KCP/P   JN18ou     839

23cm         22          7598        G5LK/P    IO01qd    556    

More photos by GM4DTH & GM3PSP in Full Report .

Peter GM4DTH, Norrie GM1CNH & Danny GM6CMQ.


Congratulations to Dr Brian Flynn GM8BJF who was elected President of the Lothians Radio Society for 2017-18 at the Annual General Meeting on 14th June.

President:     Brian Flynn GM8BJF
Treasurer:     Peter Dick GM4DTH
Secretary:     Mike Burgess MM0MLB
Committee:   Andy Sinclair MM0FMF
                     Malcolm Hamilton GM3TAL
                     Colin Wright GM4HWO (Program)
                     Alan Masson GM3PSP (Website)

The 3 wise mo.. retiring officers: Peter Dick GM4DTH, Andy Sinclair MM0FMF & Mike Burgess MM0MLB  

Cheers to the LRS from the new & retiring Presidents Brian Flynn GM8BJF and Andy Sinclair MM0FMF