The Lothians Radio Society held a Mini-Lecture Event on 11th May 2022 at the Braid Hills Hotel, chaired by James Gentles GM4WZP, with 10 present plus 1 on Zoom & 7 speakers.

Ed Bain GM4AIS and James Gentles GM4WZP checking the Zoom set-up.

See later.

See later.

The LRS Spring Surplus Equipment Sale was held as usual at St Fillan's Church, Buckstone Drive, with a good turnout of 23 members and visitors. Anyone recognise that red Landrover?


 LRS Viral Net #92 on  Wed 13th April on 144.350MHz SSB.

Participants: Colin GM4HWO (c), Briain GM8PKL, Peter GM4DTH, Brian GM8BJF  (Peebles), Brian GM4DIJ. George GM4COK / DU1GM, Mike GM8KCS/M.

power was varying, resulting in his signal strength varying between 57 and 10dB over 9. He plans to investigate the relays in his power amplifier. Briain GM8PKL reported the details of a high tech intercom based on computer networking technology for his mother to use as she is now back home. Brian GM8BJF had networking issues after reinstating his remote transceiver following his spell out of the country. Brian GM4DIJ was back after staying in Dumfriesshire. He had been active /P on various bands. George GM4COK / DU1GM had to be assisted by GM8BJF to work around Brian's networking issues. He has recently acquired a Chinese mini-whip active aerial. He was impressed with the aerial but was totally unimpressed with the thin rubbishy coaxial cable supplied with it. Mike GM8KCS/M, returning from Murrayfield, called in near the end. Peter GM4DTH had spent the day near Bathgate investigating a fault in a ground source heat pump.

Report & recording tnx Peter GM4DTH: 




Peter Dick GM4DTH presented his annual LRS Video Night at the Edinburgh Cine & Video Society on 6th April 2022. The program consisted of the video "The Secret Wireless War - Pt.2. - Black Propaganda" by Grindlewald Productions. Peter's summary:

"Developments and content of the WW2 secret British black radio broadcasts against the Germans. We hear fascinating tales both from SCU1 transmitter engineer Phil Luck and Ingram Murray, son of one of the most important Foreign Office officials that shaped operations. Developments and visits to the remarkable remains at Potsgrove and Milton Bryan studios. New secret papers unearthed from the propaganda manager’s trunk". 

Participants: Colin GM4HWO (c), Peter GM4DTH, Melvyn GM4HYR, Norrie GM1CNH, Pete GM4BYF, Mike GM8KCS/M.

Click for recording - tnx GM4DTH:


Malcolm Fergusson talked about the Ultra secret (the WWII German communications decoded at Bletchley Park) and the SCU-3 (Special Communications Unit) located in 1940 at Cockburn Farm near Balerno (where he lives). Attendance was a great 26, including Zoom.

 Click for Video Recording - tnx Colin GM4EAU.


Malcolm is a retired Superintendent Technician, Physics & Electrical Engineering, at Edinburgh University & an Honorary Life Member of the Museum of Communication.