John MM0JXI has worked very hard to provide a forum and platform for people to buy and sell equipment via this web site. People are still pestering Bob GM4UYZ to distribute for sale / wanted information via the member distribution email list.
Bob is a very kind man and doesn’t like to say no to people but I have requested once again that this activity stops as it comes as unsolicited email messages and makes a mockery of this section of our web site and all of the hard work John has put in to produce it.
The club member distribution email list is for CPSARC business only.
Should someone want to contact our member numbers DO NOT CONTACT BOB GM4UYZ . He is busy enough with other more important club administration work. Use this forum, that is what it is for !!!!! ANYONE who contacts Bob and an email is sent to the distribution list will be contacted and strongly instructed how to buy / sell stuff via CPSARC.
It is very simple and free to register and use this web site so posts must be from the person who wants the request. There is no excuse for anything else. That does not mean “Get Bob to post a request for you” This will be deleted immediately.
For anyone who can not read between the lines STOP PESTERING BOB AND GIVING HIM EXTRA UNNECESSARY WORK ! USE THIS SECTION OF THE WEB SITE ! THAT IS WHAT IT IS FOR!
It has become clear that certain parties worldwide are now spamming forums like this. To that end, all adverts to sell equipment via CPSARC must have a verifiable callsign included in the advert unless the vendor contacts me via PM on this site. Adverts with no mention of a verifiable callsign or without my authorisation will be deleted without warning or apology.
Campbell many thanks for your comments they are so appreciated. You are right I just don’t like letting people down so tend to work on impulse. Agree with what John has produced and must direct others to use this great facility.
Further to Cambell’s note, I’ve reinstated manual approval of new users so there’s no automatic path to register and spam the forums.
All new registrations will be held in a queue until approved by an admin.
supplementary information to support a registration (no callsign yet but undergoing training etc.) can be emailed to email@example.com.
This introduces a delay into registering for the site but the trade off against spammers and fraudsters is worth it.
bloody contesters, how am I supposed to talk about the colour of my coax when they are shouting over the top of everyone? 10Khz wide you know, they don't listen, and what's the point? you're 5/9 all you details again. Why cant they give proper signal reports and why cant they just use certain portions of the band.........😭😭well there's nee one on now so knock yourselves out 🙂
Well is circularly polarized so it can only really be for one thing. Can you say Sputnik ?
CPSARC new comp yagi.... fries everything in its path...
Good for interstellar comps as well.... 😂😂😂
So, it's not an antenna for a death ray? Powered by Italian watts... ?
Helical suggests something that’s likely to rotate and not be perfectly aligned on the far end. Satellite is the obvious one. It’s an end fire with reflector so probably relatively high frequency rather than using a coil as a shorter than quarter wavelength vertical.
The one thing that makes me think not satellite is the support cables look like it only elevates to around 60 degrees max. So on that basis, possibly vhf to planes, particularly military jets as they wouldn’t always be flying level.
Eme or inter planet probes?
Pretty sure it's one of these. They were a very common antenna system in the 70's and 80's.