Low band + 5.6GHz July activity weekend

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G4FKK
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Re: Low band + 5.6GHz July activity weekend

Post by G4FKK » Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:17 am

I'll be on from home in the morning on 146.500. Also got 4m and 70cm. IO91wi; Carshalton-on-the-Hill. I think I'm on Zello under my callsign.

Martin - G4FKK

M0DTS
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Re: Low band + 5.6GHz July activity weekend

Post by M0DTS » Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:43 am

It was not the most productive outing but i did manage a few QSO's :)
Fortunately the thunderstorms passed just to the west of me, packing up was only just completed before the downpour started!

6m:
SWR was poor across most of 6m band and the only reason seems to be proximity to the van de-tuning it LF.
I couldn't lift the mast up with it fitted right at the top so had to compromise - smaller 6m yagi required!
1x 1-way QSO with Clive G4FVP at 50.6MHz, it was some 10dB worse at 51.7... probably a combination of both our antenna gains at this freq.
I plan to plot a sweep of gain vs freq for my 5el LFA Yagi, could be interesting.

2m:
1x 2-way qso on 146MHz with Clive, no problems there.
Only my carrier was detected by the more southern stations, poor conditions.
Mike's signal was detectable but only ~1dB/noise on the portsdown band viewer.

6cm:
A nice surprise was Bob, G4PDF who went out portable and we worked 106km path at P5 both ways on 6cm :-)

73
Rob

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