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This is the new version of the site, it will be missing some features until I can pull them over from the old host.

All user accounts have been transferred but the display names didn’t transfer due to this version of wordpress being higher than the old one…

Orionids Meteor Shower

The Orionids peak occurs on 21/22 October 2011 just after the last quarter Moon (32%), with the Moon rising a little after midnight, just as the meteor shower radiant is gaining height. This year the peak is estimated at 21:00 UTC on October 21st.
Due to the position of the Moon when the radiant is gaining height at it’s peak the conditions of the Orionids aren’t that optimal.
Go to a high position one or two hours before the Moon rises and enjoy the ZHR rate of about 30 of this meteor shower. Enough to spend a good old night of excitement and counting.

 

TIMING: Go outside, find a dark spot and look north-east near the constelation of Orion for the Orionids radiant. The best time to view the Orionids is from around midnight to dawn. They are fast and sometimes bright with some trains. You should be able to see 30 streaks an hour or more during the peak.

 

The Orionids meteor shower is active from the 15th October to 29th October with fewer activity either side of the peak time.

 

MORSE TRAINING – Dates booked

After our recent “Morse Night” and the outcome that people want to learn CW I have now confirmed up dates for the CW Training between now and Christmas. If the interest is still running by then I will book more… Full information as follows:

Location:  Port Seton Resource Centre (Community Centre) – Resources Room 1
Time:          19:00 to 21:00
Dates:        Monday — 14th November
                       Monday — 21st November
                       Monday – 28th November
                       Monday — 5th December
                       Monday — 12th December
                       Monday – 19th December
 
Your Need:   Paper (recommend Maths paper lined in little boxes)
                              Pencil or Pen
                               or a Laptop

 Look forwarding to seeing you all there.

Bob GM4UYZ

VHF Field Day certificates

 

Galashiels Rally

The 2011 Annual Open Day and Rally will be held on the 23rd of October at:

The Volunteer Hall
St Johns Street
Galashiels
Scottish Borders
TD1 3JX

Doors open at 11.30am (Disabled access from 11.15am) NOTE CHANGE OF OPENING TIME
Admission will be £2.50.

Bring and Buy
Refreshments

How to get there: Galashiels Street Map Borders Road Map

Lothians RS Surplus Equipment Sale

St Fillan’s Church Hall Wednesday 19thOctober 2011

Host – Peter Bates GM4BYF 7.30 PM for a very sharp 8pm start .

Visitors are very welcome.

Note that this meeting is not in the usual hotel venue but in St Fillan’s Church Hall in Buckstone Drive Edinburgh, EH10 6PH.

Full details on the LRS website      www.lothiansradiosociety.com