As usual Alan Masson GM3PSP took a lot of photos of the event and the evening dinner. This year he has also provided a video of the musical entertainment. Many thanks to Alan for the usual great record of the event.
Brian Flynn GM8BJF (President, Lothians RS) chaired the morning and afternoon sessions.
Museum of Communications Chairman, Prof. Tom Stevenson welcomed participants to the museum.
Participant numbers were down a little this year, but there were still 40 attending.
GM representative on the UK Microwave Group committee, Martin Hall GM8IEM, welcomed participants to the event.
The first talk was by Mark Hughes GM4ISN, on "A 10GHz Home Station"
Details of Mark's transverter.
Andy Sinclair MM0FMF (with Jack Hood GM4COX) spoke about 13cm SOTA activity.
Andy MM0FMF and Jack GM4COX
Ian GM3SEK, David GM4ZNX and Chris GM4YLN study some of the offerings on a trader table.
Brian GM8BJF with some of his test equipment.
Roger GM4PMK and Kevin G3AAF.
Jack GM4COX explains what he is going to do with his long 13cm Yagi to John G4BAO.
John GM8OTI explains the virtues of a small but perfectly formed 13cm Yagi.
As usual the volunteers at the Museum of Communications provided a wonderful buffet lunch.
Trader tables were set out in the museum.
Dave Nugent and Kevin Avery G3AAF in discussion about the dielectric properties of Irn Bru.
Brian GM8BJF opens the afternoon talks session.
David Anderson GM6BIG spoke on "A High Quality 10GHz Beacon".
Geoff Pike GI0GDP spoke about local oscillator alternatives for the DB6NT G2 transverters - after a very difficult journey caused by a cancelled flight.
Entries (and the trophy!) for the GM4LBV Projects Trophy competition.
24GHz personal beacon - Brian Flynn GM8BJF
13cm source and analyser - Kevin Avery G3AAF
Microwave power meter - Roger Blackwell GM4PMK
Battery manager and telemetry - Mark Hughes GM4ISM
23cm interdigital filter - Peter Howson GM8GAX
RPOL feed and control - Peter Howson GM8GAX
Judge Andy MM0FMF explains the DC to microwave interface used as the GM4LBV Trophy for the projects competition to judge John G4BAO.
John G4BAO presents the trophy to Kevin Avery G3AAF. The trophy goes south of the border this year!
Martin GM8IEM with speakers Mark GM4ISM, Geoff GI0GDP, Andy MM0FMF and David GM6BIG (Jack GM4COX omitted!)
Andy MM0FMF with Museum of Communications staff, presented with "thank you" bottles.
Auctioneer Roger GM4PMK
Equipment handed over to another lucky bidder in the auction.
The "Microwave Band" - John GM8OTI, Ian GM3SEK, Nadine MM0WNW
Here's the video of the after dinner musical entertainment provided by the Microwave Trio - John Cooke GM8OTI (nyckelharpa and fiddle), Ian White GM3SEK (melodeon) and Nadine White MM0WNW (autoharp). Many thanks to Alan GM3PSP for the video.