January 13th / 14th Activity weekend

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g8gtz
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January 13th / 14th Activity weekend

Post by g8gtz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:30 am

Don't forget - this coming weekend is another excuse to spend some time in the shack or go out portable and test all that gear you've been building.

This is not just for the portable warriors who go out to the local hilltops (the weather forecast is dry but cold) but is an opportunity to get on the air from the shack and work a few locals, either using simplex or your local repeater.

A lot of people seem to be experimenting with 5.6 GHz and hopefully we will see several people out /p trying to work other groups - don't forget the current record is still 138Km and held by the South of England team :-)

G8GTZ/P current plan is to go Walbury HIll (IO91GI) on Saturday with 24GHz, 5.6 GHz and other bands depending on demand and possibly somewhere different on Sunday, depending on other activity.

If you are planning / thinking of getting on the air or going out portable, please post your plans here.

73 Noel - G8GTZ

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Re: January 13th / 14th Activity weekend

Post by G8GKQ » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:55 pm

Hi

On Saturday, I plan to go to Lulworth in Dorset IO80WP with 146.5 DATV, 5665 FM ATV and 24 GHz DATV. Talkback 144.75. I could possibly be persuaded to take other bands if there are any requests. EDIT: SEE BELOW, site not available, so going to Butser Hill instead.

On Sunday I am prepared to travel within about 50 miles of Southampton if anyone wants a contact on 146 DATV, 432 DATV , 1255 FM or DATV, 5665 FM, 10 GHz DATV or 24 GHz DATV (max 3 bands). Just let me know (here) and I'll select a site.

Dave, G8GKQ

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Re: January 13th / 14th Activity weekend

Post by g8gtz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:53 pm

As per previous post - I am currently planning to go to Walbury IO91GI on Saturday - bands to include:

146MHz DATV
5.6GHz FM
10GHz DATV
24GHz DATV

On Sunday I'm planning to go over to the Charter House on the Mendips - probably have the same bands and hope to work the Bristol / South Wales / Taunton stations.

Talkback = dxpot.tv / 144.750 / 07881914287 and whatsapp messaging via the same number

Hope to work some of you over the weekend.
73 Noel - G8GTZ

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Re: January 13th / 14th Activity weekend

Post by G7JTT » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:38 pm

Hope to get out on Sunday not sure where yet but may have to be local, as to bands could take 70cm and 5.6ghz but open to requests.

John

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Re: January 13th / 14th Activity weekend

Post by M0DTS » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:50 pm

I will probably have a run out on Saturday PM to IO94MJ for a few hours.
Will have most bands as usual.

Rob

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Re: January 13th / 14th Activity weekend

Post by g8gon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:45 pm

we hope to be out sat pm and sun am/midday with 5.6ghz fm from somewhere on dartmoor devon , very very heavily dependent on the dartmoor weather of course, we havent been out portable for many many years so this will be an experience. have a black plastic bag for the dish and one to wear , what could possibly go wrong?
144.75 or 07484635026.
de alec g8gon, muriel g8uwe

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Re: January 13th / 14th Activity weekend

Post by G8GKQ » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:41 pm

Unfortunately, the Lulworth Ranges are active this weekend so I am unable to get to the hilltop there. I now plan to go to Butser Hill IO90MX near Petersfield on Saturday with 146, 5665 FM and 24 GHz DATV.

On Sunday I may venture further West (Maybe within range of Dartmoor) but still tbd.

Dave, G8GKQ

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Re: January 13th / 14th Activity weekend

Post by g8gtz » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:10 pm

Just to confirm I will be out at Walbury Hill (IO91GI) from around 11:30 tomorrow morning.

On Sunday I will be on the Mendips south of Bristol at IO81PH from around 11:30.

Bands will be 146 MHz, 5.6GHz FM, 10 and 24 GHz DATV.

Talkback on 144.750 and 07881914287

73
Noel - G8GTZ

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Re: January 13th / 14th Activity weekend

Post by g8vpg » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:50 am

I hope to give my 5.6GHz kit its first outing on Sunday 14th February. This will be a shake down exercise and I am not aiming for DX. I will be going to Gypsy Lane, Burnett, about half way between Bristol & Bath.This is line of sight to the Mendips where Noel will be operating. It also has a reasonable take off West to South Wales and North to Bristol and beyond. I will be on site about 1.00pm, monitoring 144.750MHz and 07378 348 455. If this is successful, I hope to go to a better location next time, perhaps the Blorenge, which should be good for 5.6GHz.

73 Shaun G8VPG.

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Re: January 13th / 14th Activity weekend

Post by g8lce » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:37 am

If anyone is around Falmouth Cornwall IO70LD I have a 5.665GHz RX on my website with aerial pointing NE 14dB most of the time. So if you want to test your TX and can monitor the web it may be useful. I find Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome works better than Firefox on my website video feed for some reason. The max number of viewers is limited due to bandwidth. Also you can monitor my GB3NQ RX on another page but wet weather effects the signal.
If you are on holiday down here sometime, then Pendennis Castle carpark or the Pendennis Point car park are line of site to me.
Martin G8LCE
www.g8lce.com

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