Participants in Net 46 on 17th February 2021 were: Colin GM4HWO (controller), Alan GM3PSP, Mike GM8KCS, Melvyn GM4HYR, Pete GM4BYF, Brian GM8BJF, John GM8OTI, Briain GM8PKL, Peter GM4DTH & Brian GM4DIJ.
Colin suggested keeping overs to 3-4 minutes each to complete by 9pm, after net over-runs in previous weeks. Subsequent rag-chew would be separately recorded. He was busy selling valves from GM3HOQ-SK and from himself, on e-Bay. He would arrange to send the Tonna antenna to Mike GM4IGS in troon. He suggested posting details of the RSGB Activity Nights on the LRS website. Alan had put up the MOC talk info on the website and a report on a signal being received from Mars by VA7TIL. He wondered if an LRS BBQ might be possible this year? He was pleased to announce his daughter Sheila had just become engage to her American high-school sweetheart from 30 years ago! Mike had seen the Mars signal waterfall but had heard nothing. He had worked Toby MM0TSS/M and Peter earlier in the day. Melvyn had erected a Magloop antenna and had had one or two QSOs on 80m QRPP. Pete had been busy testing valves for Colin, almost all done now. He gave a summary of the RSGB Activity Nights schedule. He was hopeful that a BBQ might be possible in the summer. Brian BJF was not audible at PSP - antenna at 45 degrees pse! John would need a 60cm dish to receive the Mars orbiter signal. Briain could barely hear BJF. He was working on his 2m antenna and was considering a lightning surge protector but they were rather expensive @ £99. Peter was working on a new 2m antenna for his GB2RS transmissions on Sunday mornings. Brian DIJ in Corstorphine was getting BJF well at S5-6. He had received his Covid vaccination last Thursday after running to Sighthill! He had worked 3 station on the 23cm event, best being Terry G1LPS in Durham. No aircraft scatter had been available. E&OE. Audio tnx Peter. Note: net duration just over the hour!