Photos of the 2016 GM microwave round table taken by Alan Masson GM4PSP. Many thanks to Alan for a fine set of photos, as always. He takes photographs of anything that moves!
The speakers for the event: Stuart Wisher G8CYW, John Worsnop G4BAO, Peter Bates GM4BYF, John Cooke GM8OTI (morning chairman), Sam Jewell G4DDK. Andy Sinclair (afternoon chairman) not in this photo.
Professor Tom Stevenson of the Museum of Communication opened the event with the usual housekeeping information.
John Cooke GM8OTI (GM UK microwave group representative) chaired the morning session.
John Worsnop G4BAO talked about the importance of the 2300MHz NoV for future use of the 13cm band.
Stuart Wisher G8CYW first gave an update on optical communications done by radio amateurs in the north east of England.
Stuart brought a number of interesting demonstrations.
Before lunch attendees gathered in the museum to chat and browse the tables for goodies on offer.
Jack Hood GM4COX and Andy Sinclair MM0FMF inspect some of the entries for the GM4LBV projects trophy.
Kevin Avery G3AAF is a regular participant and brings his interesting stall.
Another view of some of the project competition entries, together with the rather fine GM4LBV trophy itself!
John Cooke GM8OTI was actually explaining the details of kontrabas nyckelharpa construction to Roger Hill.
Peter Bates GM4BYF had some interesting items for sale, including a spectacularly heavy spectrum analyser.
Peter Bates GM4BYF inspecting the Anglian transverter brought by Sam Jewell G4DDK - it look as though a sale may be made!
Brian Flynn GM8BJF (right) talks about his project competition entry.
The test and measurement setup was run by David Stockton GM4ZNX with Brian Flynn GM8BJF.
A general view of the museum area.
The afternoon session was chaired by Andy Sinclair MM0FMF, President of the Lothians Radio Society.
Sam Jewell G4DDK (UK Microwave Group Chairman) gave a detailed talk about his Anglian 3 144MHz transverter, designed with microwave transverter use in mind.
View from the back of the conference room.
Peter Bates GM4BYF spoke about inexpensive microwave projects.
After the afternoon talks session, David Stockton GM4ZNX announced the results of the GM4LBV projects trophy competition.
Mark Hughes GM4ISM was the winner of the GM4LBV trophy.
Andy Sinclair MM0FMF closed the afternoon session with thanks to the Museum of Communications staff, and to the event organisers.
There was a general discussion about when to hold the next GMRT - it will remain an annual event.
Another view of participants.
The winning entry for the GM4LBV project trophy.
Further discussion of the merits of the competition entries between David Stockton GM4ZNX and Roger Blackwell GM4PMK - or maybe it was about what to choose for the evening meal!
Mark Hughes GM4ISM, winner of the GM4LBV projects trophy, with his winning entry and the trophy (a DC to microwave interface).
Mark Hughes GM4ISM, Bill Shanks GM8SQM, David Anderson GM6BIG, Geoffrey Pike GI0GDP and Peter Howson GM8GAX.
John Cooke GM8OTI, John Worsnop G4BAO, Sam Jewell G4DDK, Kevin Avery G3AAF, James Gentles GM4WZP and Colin Wright GM4HWO.
Ian White GM3SEK, Sarah Blackwell, Nadine White MM0WNW, Aileen Hall, Martin Hall GM8IEM and Roger Blackwell GM4PMK.
David Stockton GM4ZNX, Jack Hood GM4COX, Anne Hood GM4UXX, Sandra James and Ray James GM4CXM.
Brian Flynn GM8BJF, Peter Bates GM4BYF, Nick Peckett G4KUX, Andy Sinclair MM0FMF, Kay Bates GM6KAY and Alan Masson GM3PSP.
After dinner the raffle to raise funds for the Museum of Communication was as usual chaired by auctioneer Roger Blackwell GM4PMK, who (as DUBUS representative) had several good DUBUS items for the raffle.
Another interesting raffle item.
Roger doesn't look impressed by John as a potential buyer.
After the raffle the Microwave Band (depleted to 75% of its usual membership) entertained the other dinner guests. John Cooke GM8OTI on nyckelharpa, Nadine White MM0WNW on autoharp (and voice) and Ian White GM3SEK ready with the melodeon.
John and Nadine performed the first item.
John on nyckelharpa.
Ian introducing Nadine's song.
Nadine on autoharp, and voice.
The whole band played the last item.
Post dinner chat: Martin Hall GM8IEM, Bill Shanks GM8SQM and Nick Peckett G4KUX.