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LRS Viral Net #93: Wed 27th April 2022 - 20:00h on 144.350MHz SSB.

Participants: Colin GM4HWO (c), Peter GM4DTH, Brian GM8BJF (Peebles), George GM4COK / DU1GM (via GM8BJF), Alan MM0VPM (Eskbank), Pete GM4BYF, Mike GM8KCS/M, Briain GM8PKL. 

Colin commented about the Blackpool trip and forthcoming LRS portable activities. Peter had been carrying out maintenance on 2m aerial. The brass radiating element had improved the return loss by 5dB when compared with the original stainless steel one. Brian was preparing to meet roofers to carry out work in Edinburgh. He was also preparing to visit his grandchild in the USA for the first time and was going to the Dayton Hamfest. George had been operating 6m to the middle east once the JA stations disappeared. Alan MM0VPM had joined our net in the past and thought to call in again this evening. Pete had returned from a Swiss skiing and walking holiday. Brought home a supply of wine and a ‘Glen Turner’ whisky which had a sherry wood finish. Mike was returning from Murrayfield and he had been helping Melvyn painting his boat during the day. Briain called in late and has been fighting with modern technology.

Report & Recording tnx Peter GM4DTH: 

   

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.

Colin’s 
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: 

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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.

Viral Net #90, Wed 16 March.

Present: Colin GM4HWO (c), Briain GM8PKL, Peter GM4DTH, Alan GM3PSP, Peter GM0PXV, Brian GM8BJF (Peebles), Bill GM8SQM, George GM4COK/DUIGM (Philippines), Pete GM4BYF, Mike GM8KCS/M.

Colin had just reduced his Landrover collection from 3 to 2 (real, not Dinky toys). Briain had been busy installing a new toilet and was celebrating with a Rioja. Not celebrating plans to build a tall extension next door. Peter DTH would have the audio recordings up soon including the last net with George's first appearance. Alan had been busy on the website, and looking forward to the next LRS meeting about Bletchley Park and a WWII Special Communications Unit near Balerno. Peter PXV had been sorting out his shack and doing a loft conversion. George was delighted to be on again via his 10,600km fiber-optic mic cable into BJF's remote Tx at Riselaw, at 04:00h local in the Phiippines! Brian (Peebles) would write up his set-up for the website. He was leaving on Friday to stay with Bruce in Mallorca and looking forward to the Spanish gin. Bill has had lots to do. He has 1980 RadComs for sale. Pete BYF was busy with preps for the Junk Sale on Apr 20th but will not be there himself. The 23cm contest last night was "dire" with only 8 QSOs. Still working on selling GM8GEC-SK items, as is Colin. Mike (mobile) just called in to say Hi to George.

Audio recording tnx Peter DTH: