LRS Viral Net #87 - Wed 2nd Feb.

Peter GM4DTH (c), Brian GM4DIJ, Brian GM8BJF. 

BJF in Peebles was using a remote Tx in Edinburgh (new FT-706/2G) - 5&9 !

Audio tnx Peter GM4DTH:



Malcolm talked on Zoom about using vertical dipole arrays (VDAs) from the shores of Loch Fyne. He had operated in the CQWW CW contest in November 2014 (LRS talk 11 Feb 2015) and again in 2021 along with Nick Henwood G3RWF (former RSGB President), with a different set of antennas. He shared his 2021 experiences and tried to draw some conclusions about the best aerials to use in practice.

Many thanks to Malcolm for his great talk and also to James GM4WZP and Colin GM4EAU for setting-up the Zoom facility which worked faultlessly, including asking questions afterwards.

Viral Net #86 - Wed 19th Jan 2022

Participants: Colin GM4HWO (c), John GM8OTI, Briain GM8PKL, Pete GM4BYF, Peter GM4DTH, Brian GM8BJF (Peebles), Melvyn GM4HYR, Mike GM8KCS, Brian GM4DIJ, Willie GM0CII.

Audio tnx Peter GM4DTH:



James Gentles GM4WZP gave a repeat on Zoom of his talk from 8th Nov 2017 on the history of pirate radio in the UK in the 1960s and 70s. There was an excellent participation of 19 LRS members and visitors.  

Click for report on 2017 presentation.

This presentation was video-recorded. Click to view.

Viral Net #85 - Wed 5th Jan 2022

Participants: Colin GM4HWO (c), Pete GM4BYF, Norrie GM1CNH, Mike GM8KCS, Briain GM8PKL, Melvyn GM4HYR, Peter GM4DTH. 

Audio tnx Peter GM4DTH:


Wed 29th Dec 2021 - LRS Viral Net 84

"Even cheerier with six people":

Colin GM4HWO (c), Pete GM4BYF, Peter GM4DTH, Mike GM8KCS, Briain GM8PKL, Melvyn GM4HYR.

Audio tnx Peter GM4DTH:

Wed 22nd Dec 2021 - LRS Xmas Net 83

"A cheery net with four people":

Colin GM4HWO (c) – Briain GM8PKL – Mike GM8KCS – Peter GM4DTH

Audio tnx Peter GM4DTH: 


15th December 2021 - LRS Christmas Curry - also celebrated the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Lothians (Amateur) Radio Society in Nov 1946.

First some beers at the Booking Office bar.


Then dinner at the  Gurkha Cafe, in Cockburn St.

(Tnx Colin GM4HWO for organizing).