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LRS Viral Net 68 on Wed 21st July was the smallest-ever with 4 participants: Alan GM3PSP (controller), Mike GM8KCS/M with passenger Peter GM4DTH, and Briain GM8PKL 

Mike and Peter called in from near Bathgate after spending an enjoyable day on the west coast with Melvyn GM4HYR on his boat. They had sailed "doon the watter" to Inverkip. Unfortunately Ailsa Craig was not visible. Olherwise, Mike had been busy with aerial maintenance. Briain had received the "exciting new RF gear" that he mentioned two weeks previously; a new spectrum analyser with a 10.1 inch colour (and touch-screen) display. Alan had uploaded to the website a Silent Key for Syd Rowden GM6SR (d.1977)! including photos of his Top-Band 1850kHz crystal which belongs to Brian GM4DIJ. Someone suggested that Syd in his early days before WWII might have operated on a 100MHz (3m) amateur band but there was some doubt about this (never heard of it)! Also 50MHz and 56MHz. E&OE. Audio rec unlikely as recordist Peter was in Mike's car!