Meeting reports for 2019-2020

In prep - psp.

Dr Colin Stove of Adrok Ltd (L) and Professor Roland Paxton MBE (R)

This was the annual joint meeting with members of the Museum of Communication, at the museum in Burntisland. Introduced by Prof. Tom Stevenson of the MoC, the speakers talked about the use of modern RADAR technology in the conservation of the historic Union Chain Bridge (1820) over the River Tweed near Berwick on Tweed.

There is a nice background article on Prof Paxton and an introduction to this project in the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) journal Resource, Spring 2019, pp. 12-13 (click) 

 

In preparation - all photos up but captions still to be added.

 

Alan proudly showing his Rochester DX Association shirt.

Alan Masson GM3PSP gave his Presidential Address "60 Years of Amateur Radio"at the first meeting of the new club year on 11th September 2019. Starting as an SWL at school in the late-1950s and building a crystal set, he became licensed in 1962 as GM3PSP, building most of his (valve) equipment. He was active in the LRS, including Field Days and portable expeditions, becoming Secretary in 1967-68. He left Edinburgh in 1969 to work for Kodak in Harrow, Hemel Hempstead, Rochester NY, & Hollywood CA. In 2005 he retired back to Rochester for a few years before finally returning to Edinburgh in 2009. He was active on the air and in the local clubs in all those locations and obtained his US Extra Class licence K6PSP in Los Angeles in 2003.

Needless to say, working for Kodak, he took a lot of photographs (and still does - see this website!) and showed a selection of them.