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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.

 

 

 

Assynt

 

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

 

 Totaig, Lochalsh

 

 Up aloft at Achtertyre, Lochalsh

 

 The Inverness MTCL Jointing Staff at Achnasheen T.T.S.

 

 Achnasheen T.R.S.

 

 Up the pole in Glen Dochart

 

 

 Boarding the Skye ferry at Kyle.

 

 On board the ferry

 

 The Cable Hut at Kyleakin

 

 On Skye

 

 Underground cable joint

 

 Old test van, Struan, Skye

 

At Loch Slapin Cable House

 

 On the road to Loch Slapin

 

 Near Gairloch

 

 Test van being loaded onto the St. Ola at Scrabster

 

 

 

On the road to Scourie

 

Balancing!  Scourie - Laxford road