Wed 13 July - Pub Night 1

at Wee Bennets Bar, Morningside.

Peter GM4DTH & Colin GM4EAU.

Peter had a beer. Colin preferred French water!


LRS Viral Net #98 - Wed 6th July

Colin GM4HWO (c), Brian GM8BJF, Alan GM3PSP, George GM4COK/DU1, Peter GM4DTH, Norrie GM1CNH, Nathan MM3MDH (Dalgety Bay).

Brian (Peebles) had not been at VHF-NFD due to a family visit. He was now working on a remote unit for the power on/off switch for the Edinburgh rig to save power! Colin had missed VHF-NFD due to Covid. He had cleaned his relays. He would miss the September net while on holiday in Tenerife with his son. Alan was looking for VHF-NFD reports. He was looking forward to his daughter Sheila's wedding next week to her American high-school sweetheart. George had been on 6m listening for DX. He was also listening on the aero band and local 2m with a 2m/70cm collinear on the roof. A lot of lightning could be heard on 6m, very bright flashes about 25km away, with thunder rumbling about 80s later. Peter was working on the 2m entry for VHF-NFD (119 QSOs). The event had been undermanned and tough going with poor Wx on the Saturday but better on the Sunday. Pete's 70cm station had suffered from water in the coax feeder. Colin's usual breakfast bacon rolls were missed! They had enjoyed unusually large portions for dinner at the Masonic Arms! Norrie had camped at VHF-NFD with his son Andrew. Photos were being sent to Alan for the website report. Nathan called in from Dalgety Bay to say hello. Recording tnx Peter GM4DTH:

LRS Viral Net #97 22nd June.

Pete GM4BYF (c), Briain GM8PKL, Mike GM8KCS/M, Peter GM4DTH, Norrie GM1CNH, George GM4COK/DUI.

Recording tnx Peter GM4DTH:




There was an excellent turnout of 18 for the LRS BBQ on 15 June at "Bates Motel" (QTH - GM4BYF / GM6KAY). 

Back to "Bates Motel" for the LRS 2022 Summer Barbecue.

(Participants were advised to have their shower before coming).

8th June 2022 - LRS Annual General Meeting

AGM:  attendance about 10 incl. 3 on Zoom.

President Colin Wright GM4HWO reported a good year of meetings post-Covid. James GM4WZP and Colin GM3EAU were thanked for providing Zoom facility. Viral Nets to continue on Weds while there is interest. GM3HAM/P will enter 3 contests this year. Meetings planning started - James GM4WZP.

Treasurer Peter Dick GM4DTH reported good financial year with 25 memberships and 2 good surplus equipment sales. Additional meetings expense of £141 p/a for Zoom will be reconsidered at end of year as Zoom attendances are now dropping. Membership to remain at £20 / £10 for now, but room hire expected to increase.

Entire committee was re-elected.

Committee to to consider awarding the LRS Osprey Trophy to Colin Murray GM4EAU for winning the RSGB 2022 Constructors' Contest (Software category) with his WATT (WSPR Analysis & Transfer Tool) software. 

Click for AGM report.


The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Lothians Radio Society was held on Wednesday 8th June at 8:00pm at the Braid Hills Hotel.

Partial report (for now):

1. Apologies for absence.

2. Adoption of Minutes of AGM of 1 Sept 2021 - agreed.

3. Statement of Accounts 2021-2022 (Peter Dick GM4DTH): 

This year we are exiting from the year of stasis which was a legacy of the global pandemic. We have returned to financial near normality, but have yet to fully stabilise. Our statement of accounts is presented giving a comparison between the current session and that of the previous year. This year this comparison is of little value as we were inactive during the year when the pandemic was at its most dangerous to the population. However, I will indicate any areas that do not fall into our normal financial pattern.

  LRS Viral Net #96

Wed 1st June 

Peter GM4DTH (c), George GM4COK / DU1GM, Briain GM8PKL, Brian GM8BJF, Pete GM4BYF, Brian GM4DIJ.

Recording tnx Peter GM4DTH:


Once again, Peter Dick GM4DTH was the Fox station for the 2022 LRS D/F Hunt. Starting at the "Tardis" in Braid Hills Road, the following participants attempted to find GM3HAM/P on 1875kHz.:

James GM4WZP + passenger Alan GM3PSP, Melvyn GM4HYR, Andy MM7MOX, Mike GM8KCS + Mike Jr MM3MDB. 

The first to find the Fox was Melvyn GM4HYR (again)!


Photos by Alan GM3PSP & Peter GM4DTH:

James Gentles GM4WZP & Andy Black MM7MOX