On Sunday I am going down to Fairlight near Hasting (JO00HU) specifically to work F, ON and PA stations but the site is good to the north but not to the west so maybe work the Dunstable group.
Bands are as follows:
146 = RB-TV Tx & Rx
437 = DATV / RB-TV tx & Rx and AM rx
23cms = DATV / RB-TV tx & Rx, FM Tx & rx
13cms = rx only by request
3cms = ATV rx and RBTV rx and tx by request
Talkback = 144.750 FM, 144.170 SSB, http://www.dxspot.tv and mobile 07881914287
As usual the condx are due to collapse 12 hours before the contest start but hope to work you anyway
Noel - G8GTZ
24cm analog rx anywhere and digital rx on 1249Mhz, 1315 digital tx. No analog tx.
70cm digital rx and tx
All from IO83LR at 20ft ASL
Log in to http://www.dxspot.tv as normal on the device you intend to use /p before leaving home - this will pick up the authentication cookies.
When out portable with poor coverage go to https://philcrump.co.uk/dxchat/?room=1 then you'll have a full screen interface for the chat that will work on very low bandwidth connections
Noel - G8GTZ
Active on all bands from 2m to 24GHz
local activity looks very sparse so please call North occasionally
Have a good contest weekend
Terry G1LPS Kirk Merrington Durham
We proceeded to another site at IO93AD75LE, 'the eastern loops' and found it occupied by the Territorial Army with several large vehicles. We managed to find a spot on the side of the road nearby. They were interested in what we were doing and asked if we could get ITV to watch the England game later. They also thought that our drive-on mast support was a really good idea and they should have one.
This site was blocked to the west, but we set up here with a view to moving later to work stations back home. We had two-ways on 23cm with G7AVU in Gainsborough and M0DTS/P on the North York Moors. In between those contacts, the heavens opened and we took cover. We tried 2m with M0DTS/P without success and got drenched.
We also had an inbound only on 70cm with G8DKC/A west of Leicester.
The rain showed no signs of stopping, so we decided to call it a day - and got drenched again. We never heard anyone south of Birmingham, so the site we chose was probably the worst, in retrospect.
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