IARU International ATV Contest 2019

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Re: IARU International ATV Contest 2019

Post by G8GKQ » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:35 pm

Hi All

I will be operating from Lulworth Ranges in Dorset on Saturday (IO80WP) and from Okeford Hill (5 miles West of Blandford Forum IO80UV) in Dorset on Sunday.

Hoping to have 146 DATV, 437 MHz DATV, 1255 MHz DATV, 2395 MHz DATV, 3405 MHz DATV, 5665 MHz FM TV (10 watts?) and 10370 DATV.

Talkback 144.75 FM or Zello.

Dave, G8GKQ

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Re: IARU International ATV Contest 2019

Post by M0SKM » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:41 pm

M0SKM wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 1:43 pm
Well I was due in hospital May 2nd but it was postponed till July/August.

Limited to lightweight kit I could be on Dunstable Downs both days with 5Ghz; a first proper outing with the 8 Watt Ferranti PA.

If I can find a helper maybe 2 metres.

So I have decided Sunday I will be on Dunstable Downs; most likely by 10.00am. At the moment I can only do 5GHz so it might be a quiet day; I will take a book to read.

Contact Zello, 144.750 or 07842 746338.

73 Steve
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Re: IARU International ATV Contest 2019

Post by G0ATW » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:54 pm

The Grimsby team will be operating G7KPM from Caistor Lincolnshire IO93UM

23cms 13cms and 6cms Analogue 70cms Digital RX only.

73s John G0ATW

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Re: IARU International ATV Contest 2019

Post by G4FRE » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:24 am

On Sunday morning I will be operating from the west face of Cleeve common IO81XW with good takeoff to Bristol/Exmoor.

I will have 5665 MHz FM TV (10 watts) and 24046 MHz DATV

On Saturday, after my GB19CW operating stint ends, I am going to investigate a site with a takeoff east from the Cotswolds at IO91BX82

Talkback 07941541592 or Zello.

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Re: IARU International ATV Contest 2019

Post by g7jfi » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:19 am

I will be active from home, Saturday afternoon & Sunday afternoon on 23cm DIGITAL TX & RX.

144.750 +- for calls.

South of Lincoln IO93PE.

Good luck everyone!

Terry G7JFI

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Re: IARU International ATV Contest 2019

Post by gi7ugv » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:51 am

Saturday is looking a bit wet here but I can do Sunday morning IO74CO or nearby with 2m digital or 6cm analogue if there's anyone local with it. I''ll have Zello and can be on 144.750.

John - GI7UGV

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Re: IARU International ATV Contest 2019

Post by M0PIT » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:28 pm

I'm planning to TX DTV for the first time on Sat & Sun from Roade, near Northampton. I will only be on 146.500Mhz at about 15W.


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Re: IARU International ATV Contest 2019

Post by radiogareth » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:32 am

5.8GHz FM and 3.4DATV from IO91XG Woldingham Surrey Saturday only no takeoff to the North but WSE all OK, I hope....STC I can get above the chain link fencing.

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Re: IARU International ATV Contest 2019

Post by G1LPS Terry » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:43 am

I will be on giving points away Sat and Sun from time to time.
23, 13, 6, and 3cm FM 9cm digital.
Full of cold so not in shack most of the time but will have Zello on ATV North East and Zello GB3KM
if anyone wants to try


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Re: IARU International ATV Contest 2019

Post by g8gtz » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:58 am

Well, that was a weekend of mixed fortunes!

On Saturday I went to Walbury Hill near Newbury (IO91GI) where it was blowing a gale but dry.
The highlight was working David M0YDH on Clee Hill in Shropshire on 70cms. The lowlights were not working G8GKQ on 146, 3.4 and 5.6 due to equipment failures and not managing a QSO on 10Ghz as I could not hold the dish steady enough in the wind! Also failed to work Gareth G4XAT on 5.6Ghz over an optimistic path from south London but I did see a drone on 5665MHz so I knew the gear was working!

I then drove 120 miles down to Dunkery Beacon near Minehead where both the weather and QSO success rate was much better!
The highlight was working Dave G4FRE on Clee Common near Cheltenham on 5.6 and 24GHz. At 136.8Km this is a new 24GHz DATV world record!
I also worked G4KLB/P in the KLB radio car, G8GKQ and G8BVK on multiple bands and Adrian G4UVZ on 10GHz over a very obstructed path.

Again, dissapointed by the lack of stations on the air - I can name at least 10 stations who were within range on the 2 days I was out. What do we have to do to encourage people to get on air - it really is true, we will loose it if you don't use it :-( And it's not enough to just listen on 144.750 - nobody will ever hear you!

Not expecting to do as well as last year but overall an enjoyable weekend and the lesson learnt was less time looking at Oscar 100 and more time prepping for the contest would have helped!


Noel - G8GTZ
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