Net #49 on 10th March 2021: controller Colin GM4HWO, Alan GM3PSP, Mike GM8KCS, Briain GM8PKL, Pete GM4BYF, Brian GM8BJF Peebles, Melvyn GM4HYR, Peter GM4DTH, Brian GM4DIJ, Chris GM4YPL Linlithgow, Bill GM8SQM Kirkliston.
Colin had almost finished selling the HOQ valves and relays. He had installed a 4m dipole. Alan sadly had had to have his dog Clyde put to sleep. He noted that next week's net would be #50 - quite an achievement. Mike was concerned about the forecast stormy wx. He had been doing EMC calculations for the new Ofcom regulations. Briain continued work on his new yagi installation. He sent his 73s to George DU1GM who reads these net reports in the Philippines! Pete had found things shambolic in the 2m and 70cm 24-hour contests. On 70cm last night he worked 4 stations on aircraft scatter and a total of 19 stations including JO-02 on tropo. Brian BJF was a good 5&1 at PSP. He had worked Nick G4KUX in Bishop Auckland at 5&9. Melvyn was also complaining about wind. Peter had sent the agreed LRS donation to the MoC. He had now received bits from China for his new interface. Brian DIJ had heard nothing in the 9cm and 13cm periods, nothing on 70cm, but did work Dave G4ASR in Hereford on 2m. On Tuesday 70cm was "grim" but he did work Pete G4CLA in IO82 (Lutterworth). Chris was a welcome new voice on the net and planned to be on more often. He was 5&5 at psp. Bill was a good signal. He thanked Colin for the antenna and cable and hoped to be on more. E&OE Audio tnx Peter: