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Re: Kittens 19 (North West) Saturday 11th May 2019

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:26 pm
by bromboroughbill
Hi all

We are fast approaching Kittens 19 at G3NWR. Update to previous communications with details:

https://aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FG3NWR&timera ... &tail=3600
Satnav CH46 1DW, follow Kittens 19 signs

Saturday 11th May 2019
1000-1700, doors open at 0900 for registration
Tea and coffee will be available all day on the Saturday


1000 Opening welcome
1015 Portsdown Update, Skype Link to Dave Crump G8GKQ,
1100 Kittens 19-1
Show & Tell, bring your kit
Bring/ Buy/ Trade
BATC Shop
Portsdown
QO 100
Beginners
Test & Measurement
1230 Buffet Lunch (£10)
1315 Es’hail-2/P4A Qatar-OSCAR 100 (QO-100) Noel Matthews G8GTZ
1400 Kittens 19-2
1700 Wash up

1845 Taxi pickup for diner (£PFYO)
Taxi pickup for home
Sunday 12th May 2019

Own transport to:
Horrocks Wood latitude 53.612409 N longitude 2.464587 W elevation 837ft

Attempting to link to Telford.

Looking forward to meeting with you all,


73 de Bill G4YWD 07804884245
Chairman/Secretary G3NWR

Re: Kittens 19 (North West) Saturday 11th May 2019

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 7:20 pm
by gi7ugv
Thanks for the organising and hosting of this event, fantastic setup and near local at a cheapo 30 minute flight from Belfast :lol:

Was great to meet people I’ve been speaking to and seeing the past while as well as others hopefully will be seeing soon!

Re: Kittens 19 (North West) Saturday 11th May 2019

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:05 am
by G8PEF
I’d just like to echo those comments - a great day! And great to meet people face to face for a change
(Although I have to say that my journey there/back was less exciting, being an hour and a bit’s drive.)
Many thanks to the team at Wirral, and to Noel and Dave for putting this together.

Good luck to the teams out on Winter Hill and Brown Clee today - it looks like you’ll get a nice day for it, too.


73, from Sunny Glasgow

John, G8PEF

Re: Kittens 19 (North West) Saturday 11th May 2019

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:29 am
by Tony G4CBW
I too would like to add a BIG thanks for a super weekend. Team Wirral sure know how to put on a good show, enjoyed it greatly, thank you.

Sunday at Horrocks Wood, IO83SO46 went really well on 24GHz, working both Noel G8GTZ/P and Dave G4FRE/P on Brown Clee IO82QL84 over a distance of 126kM. Two MiniTioune screen grabs attached.

73 Tony G4CBW

Re: Kittens 19 (North West) May 2019

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:45 am
by g6gvi
Thanks also from me and John G3PHA, to all the BATC team and to the Wirral ARS for their splendid hospitality in hosting the event.

And congratulations to all those who came over to Horrocks Wood yesterday and made the contacts on 6cm and 24GHz.
As you can see from the picture, "Winter Hill" certainly wasn't living up to its name:
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ATV enthusiasts at Horrocks Wood, 12th May 2019
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Re: Kittens 19 (North West) Saturday 11th May 2019

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:30 pm
by G8PEF
Good to hear that the day went well for the teams on WH and Brown Clee - I'm now even more disappointed that I wasn't there, lol.

73 from an equally sunny Forres (although I'm trying to keep out of the sun as I got my head sunburned on Saturday from standing outside yakking to Noel and others about land rovers and pneumatic masts...)

John, G8PEF

Re: Kittens 19 (North West) Saturday 11th May 2019

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:36 am
by G4FRE
The G4CBW as received at IO82QL at g4fre/p
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Re: Kittens 19 (North West) Saturday 11th May 2019

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:10 pm
by g8gtz
Previously posted in Contest and activity thread:

Folllowing the successful day at Kittens 19 on the Wirral, the Telford group including M0MHO, G7ACD, G4FRE, G8AQA, Dave G8VZT and G8GTZ were active from Brown Clee near Bridgenorth in IO82QL and G3NWR including G4CBW went to Winter Hill - Horrocks Wood car park at IO83SO46GX - a distance of 126.6Kms

G3NWR were P5 on 5.6Ghz and several successful QSO's were made between the 2 sites including Heather M0MHO acheived her first ATV QSO. M0PNN was then worked at a distance of 65Kms (didn't get the QRA) on 5665 MHz.

G8GTZ/G4FRE then worked G4CBW on 24GHz - this set a new world record for 24GHz DATV at a distance of 126.6Kms Signals wer 15 > 18 MER at both ends so there was plenty in hand.

By then M0YDH had returned to Wolverhampton and we aceheived David's first ever 2 way ATV QSO over a distance of ~ 30Kms - a great effort after a lot of hard work and perseverance - well done David!

A great day out and good practice for the contest in 3 weeks time.

Noel - G8GTZ

Pictures to follow...
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Re: Kittens 19 (North West) Saturday 11th May 2019

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:17 am
by bromboroughbill
The members of Wirral ARS would like to thank all those who made Kittens 19 event at club room a great success. the day went very well and some have come away with Knowledge In Television Technical Engineering Needed Systems.

Since Saturday, we have now mounted the 2.4 meter dish on to its rotating bearings which will help aligning to the satellites.

Thanks to the feed back we have received, we can put this towards the format for our next one.

The Sunday outing to the distance hills went well, pictures elsewhere, for an outing even the sun shone.

73 de Bill G4YWD
Chairman/ Secretary Wirral ARS G3NWR

Re: Kittens 19 (North West) Saturday 11th May 2019

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:19 pm
by g8gtz
Pictures from the Brown Clee end.
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