There were 12 participants in Net #54 on 14th April: Colin GM4HWO (controller),Brian GM8PKL, Mike GM8KCS, Melvyn GM4HYR, Peter GM4DTH, Alan MM0VPM (Dalkeith), Pete GM4BYF, Brian GM8BJF, Peter GM0PXV, Alan GM3PSP, Norrie GM1CNH, Brian GM4DIJ.
Colin had suffered a failed bearing in his Landrover. He had received a note from Veronica XYL-GM4VLB-SK who had returned to her career in nursing, doing Covid vaccinations. Briain had worked Fraser GM0FZN in Mt. Kean. Mike had worked Peter on a 5/8 whip, also Colin from Glasgow. Melvyn was busy working in his own house in "Sunny Murrayfield", doing plastering. Peter DTH was looking forward to the May contest. Alan VPM called in from Dalkeith running only 5W. Pete's mast had failed completely and would have to be replaced. On Sunday he had been on the microwave contest on 23 and 13cm in poor condx. His 122GHz eqpt is working well. He reported that Brian BJF had told him of a new 50MHz beacon. Peter PXV called in from Silverknowes. Alan PSP reported on some website updates. Norrie was running only 20W erp. He had ordered a new radio from Nevada. He reported we now have plenty of people for the 2m portable contest in May. Brian DIJ had been working on FT8 digital in the 70cm contest. Somebody suggested continuing these nets on alternate weeks after we return to normal meetings at the BHH. E&OE - scribbled notes difficult to read next morning! Audio recording from Peter, with this note: "The recording is incomplete and there is a discontinuity near the end at the time of a failure just as Brian BJF was about to speak. However, Pete also recorded BJF and supplied this to insert."