May 11/12 Activity Weekend

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G8GKQ
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May 11/12 Activity Weekend

Post by G8GKQ » Tue May 07, 2024 4:08 pm

As the weather forecast looks good, I am planning to be out portable on both days:

Saturday 10 May on Povington Hill near Lulworth in Dorset IO80WP11AF. I can potentially take all bands from 437 MHz to 24 GHz, and currently have skeds with G0UHY (437) G8GTZ/P (10/24) and possibly G8VPG/P (10). Please let me know if you are available. I'm planning to be active from 1 pm till 4 pm.

Sunday 11 May at Lane End near Winchester IO91JA. This has a reasonable take off to the North and East, but suffers from vegetaion on the higher bands. I hope to test 1255 with G8GTZ and am looking for other skeds. I'm planning to be active from 1 pm till 4 pm.

Talkback on 144.75 FM and Zello ATV South.

Dave, G8GKQ

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Re: May 11/12 Activity Weekend

Post by M0DTS » Wed May 08, 2024 7:00 pm

I'll be out /p from IO94LI from Saturday Afternoon ~2pm till Sunday Evening.

Mainly active on 70/23 but will have most other bands too.
Please leave a message for particular sked/band and I'll check I bring it along!

Rob
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Re: May 11/12 Activity Weekend

Post by radiogareth » Thu May 09, 2024 8:51 am

Due to the closure of the M25/A3 junction (my main route to other high places) and the likely traffic chaos in the surrounding routes I'll be running from home with 70cms only (unless we get a lift in which case I'll try 23cms too). JO01AI09kq Bromley Kent.
Mains power means I can run full legal power on 70cms now so hope to be seen at least one way.....
Fingers crossed for some lift too :-)
Gareth

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Re: May 11/12 Activity Weekend

Post by G4FKK » Thu May 09, 2024 5:05 pm

I'll set up for 2m from home. I can run 70cm but I seem to live in a 433MHz RF black hole on that band :(

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Re: May 11/12 Activity Weekend

Post by pe1itr » Fri May 10, 2024 1:44 pm

Hi,

For those who want to try longer distances. I'm Sat/Sun QRV for skeds from home and will monitor zello ATV South.
Especially at 70cm it may be worth trying a QSO with some patience and airplane reflections.

QRV with DATV on:
70cm: 4x16el Yagi 200w
23cm: 26el 30w.
13cm: 67el 15w

73 Rob PE1ITR - JO21QK.

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Re: May 11/12 Activity Weekend

Post by radiogareth » Fri May 10, 2024 4:49 pm

Not a bad path for me if my RF escapes eastwards up the Thames valley. Almost due East @ 91 degrees/272.
Happy to try both ways either day, especially if we get a bit of tropo.
Gareth

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Re: May 11/12 Activity Weekend

Post by G8GKQ » Sat May 11, 2024 7:27 pm

Thanks to all who I exchanged pictures with today - a really enjoyable outing. Sorry that I could not transmit much on 70 cm - my primary lead-acid battery has died after 7 years of service. I'll be out again tomorrow near Winchester (IO91JA) from 1pm till 4pm.

Today's contacts:
  • G8LES 91 km: 437 (2-way) 1255 (one way) 2395 (one way)
  • G0UHY 102 km: 437 2-way)
  • G4XAT 169 km: 437 (one way)
  • G4SAQ 70 km: 437 (one way)
  • G8GTZ/P 75 km: 10 GHz (2-way) 24 GHz (2-way)
  • G4CPE 184 km: 437 (one-way)
  • M0DTS/P 418 km: 437 (one way)
And I also got into GB3SQ on 23 cm (I saw myself on the stream), but did not have time to try to receive it.

I'll post the screen captures tomorrow.

Dave, G8GKQ

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