7/8 June - BATC Summer Fun Contest

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7/8 June - BATC Summer Fun Contest

Post by M0DTS » Thu May 15, 2008 5:22 pm

Hi To all on the group.

The Summer fun ATV contest is coming up in a few weeks and we are hoping to have another go from the North york Moors.
Location: IO94LI
Hopefully be active Sunday the 8th from ~8AM

Hopefully we will be QRV on 70cm, 23cm, 13cm, 3cm
2m - 50W to 13element Tonna HORIZONTAL (Talkback)
70cm - 50W to 48 element Jaybeam (will take digital rx also if anyone going to be qrv?)
23cm - 100W to 2x28 element Loopyagi
13cm - 25W to 60cm Dish
3cm - A 'few' Watts to 60cm dish

Who esle is going to be QRV?
Any local stations like to join in the fun??

73

Rob
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Re: 7/8 June - BATC Summer Fun Contest

Post by G0DJA » Fri May 16, 2008 4:23 pm

I am planning to go out portable, if I manage to build some antennas for 23/13cm and can get a 12V DC TV receiver that has video input in time.

Not sure where I will go, but I'll have a think about this over the weekend.

Dave (G0DJA)

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Re: 7/8 June - BATC Summer Fun Contest

Post by EddieG0EHV » Thu May 22, 2008 8:30 am

Rob,
432 MHz antenna now refurbished and ready to go for contest.

We also will be giving away points for the 144MHz backpacker contest as well, it should be a busy day!

All we need is the WX, how do we arrange that?

Regards,
Eddie
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Re: 7/8 June - BATC Summer Fun Contest

Post by G1LPS Terry » Sun May 25, 2008 5:48 pm

The 2 x 60cm dishes for 13cm are here let me know when you will pick them up.
Cheers
Terry

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Re: 7/8 June - BATC Summer Fun Contest

Post by G0DJA » Mon May 26, 2008 8:48 am

That's very kind of you Terry,

Are you sure there's enough to go round? :lol:

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Re: 7/8 June - BATC Summer Fun Contest

Post by G0PVR » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:38 pm

Hi, i shall be around for the entire contest, not entering, but giving points away!...unfortunatly it will take a miracle to get a signal to ny moors. due to my poor location on west pennine moors. 600' up....hills rise to 1750' within 2 miles...great to south, and all points through to north, ..sw superb....so if anyone wants points on 23, or rx on 13cm point towards io83xm.....thanks john g0pvr GOOD LUCK! :roll:

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Re: 7/8 June - BATC Summer Fun Contest

Post by M0DTS » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:01 pm

Nice to hear some replies... :D
John, maybe qso via aircraft reflection who knows.!! used to get it strong on YT before it went off....

We're going to try some 23cm Narrowband after the contest if anyone interested in that also.

Hoping for a few ATV Contacts as the last outing was not too productive....... but great fun :-)


Rob
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Re: 7/8 June - BATC Summer Fun Contest

Post by g3pyb » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:32 pm

I planned to be out this weekend with 100W Digital TV on 70cm with 46element J beam and 3cm analogue, I will try two sites Portsdown Hill for Saturday afternoon and Walbury Hill for Sunday.
I can normally work NY Moors from Portsdown on SSB on 3cm but Walbury will be a better bet for both bands.

70cm DATV will be 2MS/s.
2mtr talkback with 25W to 5element.

Contact info and Locator info to follow G3pyb Hampshire

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Re: 7/8 June - BATC Summer Fun Contest

Post by M0DTS » Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:59 pm

Hi

Thanks for the info on your digital setup, I will definately take the 70cm Digital Receive then...hi
I can't really transmit any digital at the moment but we will have 3cm so that maybe possible...who knows..hi


Weather is looking really good :-)


Rob

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Re: 7/8 June - BATC Summer Fun Contest

Post by G0DJA » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:32 am

Looks like my plans for this weekend are scuppered. :(

My partner has invited one of her friends, who apparently is going through a bad patch, as a house guest this weekend. That means that I probably wont be able to escape to a hill, especially as I was planning to finish off boxing the PA today and I now have to clear the spare bedroom. In addition, as the spare bedroom is also my shack, I doubt if I will even be able to be on from home...

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