Viral NET #103, 7th Sept 144.350 SSB.

Report / recording soon.

VIRAL NET #102  31 Aug 2022

Colin GM4HWO (c), George GM4COK/DU1, Alan GM3PSP, Brian GM8BJF, Briain GM8PKL, Peter GM4DTH, Mike GM8KCS/M, Brian GM4DIJ (CW).

COLIN was back after 5 days in Prague with more trips planned. He was working on his Presidential Address "Sparks at Sea" only 40 years after he was /MM. GEORGE had not had a good day. During the SW Monsoon a lightning strike had taken out some of his equipment. ALAN mentioned new items on the website and asked for photos of the upcoming 2m Trophy contest at Gatehouse this weekend. BRIAN BJF was recovering from an eye operation last Saturday and was now seeing much better, hardly needing glasses. He had just taken delivery of 10 laptop lithium batteries. BRIAIN had had a frantic few days. His Icom 9100 was on 24/7 and he was concerned about the cost of power in his shed! PETER was concerned about the possibility of lightning during the 2m Trophy at the weekend. MIKE was almost home. He had been to Aberdour and other places in Fife recently. He was working on a 40m military radio which he was planning to take to Lauder Common to operate with a half-wave end-fed antenna. BRIAN DIJ tried to call in on CW from Mull of Galloway but was barely readable at S1. E&OE.


Mike GM8KCS, John GM8OTI, John 2M0JTU, Bill GM8SQM, Peter GM4DTH, Colin GM4EAU. Also: Alan GM3PSP (camera).

17 Aug 2022 - LRS VIRAL NET 101

Peter GM4DTH (c), Alan GM3PSP, John GM8OTI, Briain GM8PKL, Pete GM4BYF, Brian GM8BJF, Nathan MM3MDH, George GM4COK/DU1, Mike GM8KCS/M.

Peter was just back from a building trip to Bathgate. Alan had remembered to re-connect his antennas after disconnecting them for the recent lightning storms! He recalled being thrown across the tent by a close lightning strike at NFD when a member of the Edgware club many years ago. Planning by Brian GM4DIJ for the 2m Trophy on 2-4 Sept was going well. John recalled his last time on this net was on 19th January! Just back from Gatehouse and "real" rain! Bookings for GMRT were looking good at 25 so far, plus 12 for the dinner. Briain had been listening to Marine Search & Rescue on 156MHz including the Stonehaven lifeboat - very good range. He had heard of 4 TV sets taken out by lightning in Marchmont. Pete noted abysmal condx on the 23cm AC - only 7 QSOs in 2.5h, but including G1PPA/P in Lincolnshire. He would miss the next few nets and GMRT. Brian had worked SM6CZR near Goteborg on 2m yesterday. He reported that lightning had struck the church in Peebles hat he uses to bounce his signals! He had just repaired a TS-690 for Chris GM3WOJ (electrolytic leaking over circuit board). His friend Andy (Pub Night 3) had now returned to the USA. Nathan (Dalgety Bay) had set up his Web FTR for call-ins. He had a new transverter for STR 10m-70cm running 10W. George (Philippines, via GM8BJF link) frequently had lightning! A former ship's radio officer himself, he wished Colin GM4HWO the best for his talk on this subject at the LRS in September. He had just read that the clock on  London Road in Edinburgh had been restored after 15 years. Mike called in from his car from Chesser Ave driving home to Buckstone from Murrayfield. (E&OE - you try reading my notes in the morning)! Recording tnx GM4DTH:



12th Aug 2022 - Cockenzie & Port Seton Mini-Rally

Good LRS turnout at the Cockenzie Rally.

Ken GM4AOR, Pete GM4BYF, Bob GM4CMI, Colin GM4EAU, Peter GM4DTH, Norrie GM1CNH, Bill GM8SQM. Also Present: Colin GM4HWO & Alan GM3PSP.

10th Aug 2022 - LRS Pub Night 3 at Wee Bennets Bar.

A very good turn-out this week and a special welcome to Andy Dozier, a friend of Brian GM8BJF, visiting from Otisco, Indiana.

Peter GM4DTH, Pete GM4BYF, Brian GM8BJF, Andy Dozier SWL. 

Wed 27 July 2022 - Pub Night 2

Colin GM4EAU, Alan GM3PSP, Mike GM8KCS, Peter GM4DTH, Pete GM4BYF, Colin GM4HWO.

Pub Night 2 was held on Wed 27 July at Wee Bennet's Bar, Morningside. We were joined by this K9 while its owner took our photo!

LRS Viral Net 99 - 20 July.

Colin GM4HWO (c), Peter GM4DTH, Mike GM8KCS, George GM4COK/DU1.

Recording tnx Peter GM4DTH: