5 days ago
UAE on 17. This is getting good.... ... See MoreSee Less
Good band just bought a CB silver rod to build a 1/4 wave vertical to sit on the top of my tower. About 4.3m should do it
Yeah I recall my vertical was very wide band and would easily cover the 200 khz of 40m no problem
3 days ago
Jacees will finally close its doors on 25th march at 1pm ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Hey Bob, canny beat a bit of "piggy backing" eh ? lol ... See MoreSee Less
Didnt realise it was you at first Cambell. Was gonna claim it as a QSO - but you definately confirmed it for me. Gd cdx this afternoon. 73's
I can't be the only person who had a mental image of drunken piggy backs in a pub car park can I?
No classes on now so pretty bored on a Saturday. You guys may have seen the posts about repairing the wee Kenwood TM251e which is now all done, I've been testing it for a week or so and its all good and ready to go to its new owner.
While testing it, I had it programmed to listen to the Air Band and the Marine Bands. They are actually quite interesting, loads of "stuff" going on so I decided to program my VHF radio to listen there too.
I R'd TFM a few times and eventually got round Yaesu's tech speak and have programmed my FT-3000M with these bands as well as the 2M Amateur Bands.
Here's a wee vid of it scannng through the memories. I clearly chose the most boring and inactive 2 minutes to video but hey ho, you get the idea.
FT-3000M after a bit of programming to receive the Air Band as well as the Marine Band. As live close to both Edinburgh Airport and The Firth of Forth, there... ... See MoreSee Less
ofcom wtr is useful select business radio technically assigned spectruminfo.ofcom.org.uk/spectrumInfo/licences
Bored with HF bottoming out as well Campbell? Thinking 2 m SSB is looking like the next thing to play with for a bit. HF is pretty awful here.
So far, I've been impressed while listening to the marine VHF, very professional, very polite and then this morning I heard what I suspect to be a fishing boat, Oh dear !!
Round about 156MHz. www.ukseakayakguidebook.co.uk/short_articles/vhf_channels.htm
RX is all good, I'd never transmit there. Most 2m radios will go there with a bit of tweaking.
This has tweaked my my interest though. I fancy an air band scanner to find out what these witless non time conscious stoats are saying whilst they have me hearded onto the tarmac to await their ageing grimy old Aribuses.