December 2016 ATV activity weekend

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PA3CRX
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Re: December 2016 ATV activity weekend

Post by PA3CRX » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:13 am

Info received info from Dutch stations in Belgium:

Rob ON/PE1ITR and Gerard ON/PE1BBI will be QRV on 70 and 23 cm from locator JO10JS, on a mountain. (This is near the France border) Primary only receiving but they will likely also bring transmitters with them. Maybe possible for Belgium, Dutch, France or UK stations?

Equipment:
70cm: 16 element yagi, pre-amp. Transmitter AM met 80w piek sync.
23cm: 2m dish, pre-amp.
2m: 144.750MHz 9 element yagi with 200w.

Skeds are welkom! (contact PE1ITR at veron.nl)

73 Rob ON/PE1ITR en Gerard ON/PE1BBI.

g8gtz
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Re: December 2016 ATV activity weekend

Post by g8gtz » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:53 pm

Confirmed that G8GTZ and G8GKQ will be at IO90JO on Saturday.

We will have the following:

146MHz RB-TV
437 RB-TV, AM rx and DATV
23cms RB-TV, DATV and ATV.
Possibly 10 GHz RB-TV.

Talk back 0n 144.750 and 144.170 SSB plus http://www.dxspot.tv

Hope to work many stations (over 250 KMs :-)

73 Noel - G8GTZ

M0DTS
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Re: December 2016 ATV activity weekend

Post by M0DTS » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:34 pm

There's a weather front running east/west passing over on Saturday so doubt there will be any good dx.
Maybe have to use air scout for aircraft reflections..hi

Rob

g8vpg
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Re: December 2016 ATV activity weekend

Post by g8vpg » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:14 am

I have just looked at the Met Office forecast for Blaenavon, the nearest town to the Blorenge, and it is rain all day, as it is for home here. I don't think there is any room for error with such a definite forecast and therefore I am calling off my expedition tomorrow. Very disappointing, but I have to operate from the open back of an estate car, and this is not feasible in the rain especially 500m up on a very exposed mountain top.
Noel, try beaming 2m RB-TV to Bristol, because the GB3ZZ 2m input aerial is a 4 ele beam heading SE; 146.500MHz, 333ks/s, FEC7/8, Video PID 256, audio PID 4095.
73 Shaun G8VPG.

g8gtz
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Re: December 2016 ATV activity weekend

Post by g8gtz » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:06 am

Change of plan.

Due to the weather forecast (yes, we are Southern wimps :-)) we have changed our booking and will now be on the Isle of Wight on SUNDAY - everything else is the same.

73
Noel

g8vpg
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Re: December 2016 ATV activity weekend

Post by g8vpg » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:23 am

Likewise, I now plan to be on the Blorenge on Sunday. I will have 2m & 70cm ATV, any symbol rate. Shaun G8VPG.

G4EWJ
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Re: December 2016 ATV activity weekend

Post by G4EWJ » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:52 pm

If M0DTS is still going to be out on Saturday, I'll go to Anchor, IO82KL. I still don't know if I can actually get to the site that has a northern takeoff.

I'll try to get to Clee Hill on Sunday, but it'll be a late call, so expect me if you see me. Is the access road to Clee Hill the one from the south?

Is anyone going to be on Dunstable Downs on either day?

Brian

M0DTS
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Re: December 2016 ATV activity weekend

Post by M0DTS » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:49 pm

I'm not fixed to Saturday outing, could go out Sunday...
Conditions look slightly better for Sunday.

Rob

G4EWJ
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Re: December 2016 ATV activity weekend

Post by G4EWJ » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:28 pm

Seems like Sunday is the better bet all round. If I can get out, I'll head for Anchor to try 2m with M0DTS and then try to get to Clee Hill (about an hour) before the light goes.

Brian

M0DTS
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Re: December 2016 ATV activity weekend

Post by M0DTS » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:35 pm

I'll be be on site from around 10:30 on Sunday then.

Rob

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