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.