Mini Dxpedition Devon and Cornwall - August 23rd - 27th

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g8gtz
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Mini Dxpedition Devon and Cornwall - August 23rd - 27th

Post by g8gtz » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:05 pm

I will be down at Goonhilly over the Bank Holiday weekend as part of the EME team but I also intend to do some ATV and NB on the way down and back. Currently I'm thinking to take the following:

* 144 / 146 NB and RB-TV

* 437 NB and DATV

* 23cms ATV and DATV

* 5.6 ATV

* 10 GHz NB & DATV

* Possibly 24GHz NB

The outline plan is:

Wednesday 23rd = Dartmoor with G0UHY probably on Hey Tor

Thursday 24th = Cornwall, passing GB3NQ and maybe stopping for a cuppa! There is potential to operate from IN79 square at the bottom on the Lizard if there is sufficient interest and I can find a site.

Friday / Saturday will be at Goonhilly but could possibly come on air for skeds.

Sunday 27th (10GHz NB contest) = Dunkery Beacon near Minehead with exceptional take off to the North East - I'm sure we could work the Leicester area from there on most bands.

Be good to set up some skeds so I know what gear I can leave at home, so please declare an interest now!

73 Noel - G8GTZ

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Re: Mini Dxpedition Devon and Cornwall - August 23rd - 27th

Post by G4CPE » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:39 am

Hi Noel

I would be keen to look for you on Dunkery Beacon we have worked from there in the past.
70cms 2m 23cms and 5ghz available from home.
I need to get my chainsaw out and clear the take off in that direction, the trees in my garden have got to tall.

73 Arthur

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Re: Mini Dxpedition Devon and Cornwall - August 23rd - 27th

Post by GW0KAX » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:12 pm

Hello Noel,

Sunday 27th would be good for me, 144MHz RB & 70cm 2Ms now OK

The Yagi's are finally up & appear to be working.... :D

73
Petrie
GW0KAX
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g8gtz
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Re: Mini Dxpedition Devon and Cornwall - August 23rd - 27th

Post by g8gtz » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:42 am

Look forward to working you Petrie.

The finalish plan looks like this.

All sites marked on Google map https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit? ... 76952&z=12

Wednesday.
Leave home around 10am aiming to arrive at Hey Tor around 2pm.
Work G8GKQ/p at Povington on 5.6 and 10GHz ATV and anyone else on 10GHz NB.

Thursday.
Arrive IN79 , hopefully be on air by 11am from layby on main road. (point IN79? on this map)
Planning to rig 144, maybe 432 and 10GHz Narrow Band with emphasis on 10GHz – will try to access KST.
Got to go by 3pm to rig at GH but could be persuaded to come back for the evening.

Friday / Saturday.
Primary task is GH EME but have found an OK looking site close by (Point 106) and actually GH itself is OK for the lower bands, so there is a possibility of activity.

Sunday.
Arrive Dunkery Beacon by 10am.
Main objective is to work G8GKQ/p at Cleeve common at 138Kms on 5.6GHz TV and 10GHz DATV plus operate in 10GHz contest.
Will rig 146 and 432 for DATV contacts with G4CPE and GW0KAX and Rob - well it will be worth a try.
Was thinking 24GHz would be good from up there but no skeds arranged yet :-(

When I site I will have 144.170 SSB and 144.750 FM - I will be picking up email but best way to get hold of me is text / phone 07881914287.

Hope to work you all...

73

Noel

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Re: Mini Dxpedition Devon and Cornwall - August 23rd - 27th

Post by G8GKQ » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:51 pm

A successful end to the DXpedition with successful 2-way video contacts over 136 km between Dunkery Beacon (IO81FD) and Cleeve Common (IO81XW).

Analog FM TV on 5.6GHz and 2MS QPSK MPEG-2 with Sound on 10 GHz.

5.6 GHz used about 2W output with FPV modules.

10 GHz was a Portsdown driving a G3WDG transverter with about 0.5W output.

Dave, G8GKQ
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