John Macdonald GM4XZN described his career in the Post Office Engineering Department in the Scottish Highlands at the LRS meeting on 22 February 2017 at the Braid Hills Hotel. He used many slides and anecdotes to provide very enjoyable evening for LRS members. The following is a selection of his slides to illustrate his working environment (on sunny days)! John has a fine collection of DX QSL cards in his shack in Currie, Midlothian. He has also been an active member of Lothians RAYNET. This talk was an update on one that John gave on 10 November 2010. Click for report.
At Humpriggs nr Wick - IV & WRD jointers.
Waiting for the tide at Kyle of Tongue
Up aloft at Contin
Meanwhile, down below ...
Working on submarine cable on the beach at Kyle
Flounder Bay, Kyle of Lochalsh
Marker where submarine cable comes ashore
Up aloft at Achtertyre, Lochalsh
The Inverness MTCL Jointing Staff at Achnasheen T.T.S.
Up the pole in Glen Dochart
Boarding the Skye ferry at Kyle.
On board the ferry
The Cable Hut at Kyleakin
Underground cable joint
Old test van, Struan, Skye
At Loch Slapin Cable House
On the road to Loch Slapin
Test van being loaded onto the St. Ola at Scrabster
On the road to Scourie
Balancing! Scourie - Laxford road