Come and take part in this event. The team will arrive mid morning on Friday 16th to build the station.
As usual, we will have a Cushcraft A3S at about 70 feet for 10, 15 and 20m and a dipole sloping from 60 to 20feet for 40m. As a wee change, we plan to build a 3 ele monoband yagi for 17m and have it at about 40 feet just for a bit of fun.
This is not a contest, it is a social even with as much radio thrown in as you want until 3pm on Sunday 18th where we will dismantle the station.
If you can’t come and operate, please work us, we’d love that.
There is ample room to pitch a tent and loads of room inside the buildings for social activities.
We always enjoy lots of food and beer as well as playing radio.
Note for everyone. This event is not restricted to the “Hard Core”, it is open to everyone. We love people coming to operate the station, just visit, stay over and have a beer with us or just visit and have a cuppa.
Although there is a gate at the public car park, if you are visiting the station, open the gate, come through but please close the gate behind you. If your vehicle is too tall to get through the council barrier, give one of us a call and we’ll come and open it for you or park up, walk down and one of us will come back and open it for you.
The social aspect of this weekend is as important as the radio operation so please come and join us. (or at least work us)
Speak to Allister GM7RYR as he is the guru....i am still trying to get my head around it as well
Curtesy of Allister GM7RYR I'm loaded up and on! So much to get head round but plenty advice and help available. Musn't not forget HF and my CW though................................... Come in the waters luverley.
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It is possible to erect a 6-ele log periodic with a 20ft boom on a tenement but the damn TV ants make you go QRP. ... See MoreSee Less
Listening to the Deef Auld Bugger net this morning on 80m which is a net of amateurs mainly all around south and central England.
It makes me wonder if some people switch off from learning about radio once they get a licence. They have been moaning recently about lack of propagation and that they have to transmit blindly without hearing anyone on their radio but listening on several European Web SDRs.
This morning, they can all hear each other on the radio and are commenting stuff like "Isn't it great to have propagation ?"
The fact that they have to listen on a distant Web SDR means that their signals are actually being propagated and today that they can hear each other means that they really are not.
And there it is, we're not hearing much from Johnny Foreigner !!!
Yes, they do switch off from learning.
It’s deeper than that. Go for a drive. 70% of drivers replace actual rules with the crap they think.
At work, I’m literally surrounded by people that thought IT peaked with Excel 2010 and everything after that is frippery.
It’s the human condition to resist change and to resist the new.
It makes it amusing for the rest of us. But also bloody irritating.
How can they switch off from learning. They have their licence therefore know it all....right?? 🤔😉 And they'd know more if it wasn't for bleddy foreigners getting in the way
Cambell have I any 40 fm boxes..a young lad is looking to come on air...