Exactly a week to go. One week from today, on the 28th October, the GM2T team will be building the station for the CQWW SSB contest at Barns Ness lighthouse near Dunbar. Come and help build. Come over the weekend and operate the station or just visit. Everyone is welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
Tim ClarkI'll see if I can join you! On a not very related note, I've just got GB3ED properly programmed into my Baofeng - not that anyone is answering my calls! It's pretty fiddly getting the settings programmed in. Do you have any more useful frequencies you can program into the thing, assuming I can pass tomorrow's exam? Cheers
3 days ago
Cephas RalphI'm away on Friday so can't help building I'm afraid but I'll be there when I can. If my car is back from having surgery following its collision with a pheasant.
I recently bought a vertical antenna second hand, it comprises of three sections two of them being made of fibreglass and one steel whip the two fibreglass sections are 3.1m the whip is 1.1m giving 7.3m ! My question is will it benefit from ground radials? The only thing that looks similar to it are ships antenna in size and design ! It has no name on it i can see, it looks like a very large Anton 99 cb antenna, it tunes with a huge atu that once belonged to the northern lighthouse company but is resonant nowhere except for 3.450 MHz with a band width of 150kh . Any thoughts or input gratefully received. Mm0gtu. ... See MoreSee Less
Malcolm McLemanTake a look at the inside diameter of the fibre glass section and if there's a spiral of what looks like aluminium foil the whole length then the entire 7.3m will radiate. UK made light weight fibre glass Bantex verticals for HF used this technique...