For Net 67 on 14th July 2021 the participants were: Colin GM4HWO (controller), Peter GM4DTH, Pete GM4BYF, Brian GM8BJF, Briain GM8PKL, Mike GM8KCS, & John GM8OTI. Apols from Alan GM3PSP (aerial problem).
Colin had enjoyed the trip to Gatehouse for VHF NFD. He had plans for an HF antenna. He was working with Pete on the sale of GM8GEC-SK items including a very early Sharpe PC. Peter was now OK to run the D/F Hunt on 28th July, starting at the Tardis. He was still busy with the ventilation system at the ECVS. Currently he was baby-sitting Norrie's budgie! He had worked Toby MM0TSS/M in the morning. Pete & Kay were back from enjoyable trips to the Peak District and Norfolk where they had plenty of exercise and food! But he had had a disaster when taking a photo - he fell backwards into a river and drowned his Lumix camera. His PAT van was not well, with sounds of a belt slipping. VHF NFD had gone well, hopeful for the Restricted Section. The Fells Group had been hit by lightning and lost their antennas. Pete had been on the 70cm contest and worked 27 QSOs and 10 Locator squares. People had not been taking advantage of the many aircraft available for scatter QSOs. He had received a new barbecue for his birthday and was checking the rules for the LRS BBQ on 12th August. Brian was not audible to many but Pete relayed that he had been nursing his friend Bruce in Edinburgh after falling off his bike. Briain was enjoying his new digital spectrum analyser. He had plans for new antennas including end-feds. Mike had visited his son Michael MM3MDB, now living in Durham. The trip included a steam traction engine rally. His cat had escaped through an open window onto the roof. He also had plans for some wire antennas. Like Peter he had worked Toby MM0TSS/M in the morning. John was using a loft-mounted halo antenna. He enjoyed his trips to Gatehouse for cycling and portable operation in the hills, with a 13cm one planned soon. He had just had to replace his 20-year-old caravan there with a younger one. Also doing a bit of music and scanning family wedding slides. E&OE. Tnx Peter for audio recording: