To address these concerns, the contest will be run with 2 sections:
Section 1 will be for participants operating from their registered home QTH. No change of operating location will be permitted during the contest for entries in this Section.
Section 2 will be for participants operating away from their registered home QTH at any time during the contest. So, even if you operate from home on one day and a portable location on the second day, if you want to add the scores under the rover rule, you must enter Section 2.
Please use the normal entry spreadsheet https://wiki.batc.org.uk/images/d/d5/AT ... 190608.xls and state in the address box whether you are entering Section 1 or Section 2.
Dave, G8GKQ, IARU Region 1 ATV Contest Coordinator.
This year, due to COVID there will be 2 sections for home and Portable stations but operators are responsible to ensure they comply with their local regulations - for full details about the contest and how to enter see https://wiki.batc.org.uk/IARU_ATV_contest
Please try to get on air next weekend and submit a log, even if it is only across town - and don't forget these points will count towards the BATC ladder contest!
If you are planning to be on air, please post your intentions on this thread.
Saturday - Whether Down near Petersfield IO90LX with good take off across the Solent Basin, out across to France and along the South Coast.
Hopefully I will have all bands from 146MHz to 76GHz except 47GHz. Talkback will be 144.750, DXspot, Zello and mobile phone.
Sunday - Walbury Hill near Newbury IO91GI with good all round take off.
Bands as Saturday if nothing blows up!
Look forward to working you all...
Noel - G8GTZ
It will be my first portable session this year so expect problems my end!
All bands 144MHz - 24GHz.
If i'm at home bands will be more limited!
I plan to be on or near Titterstone Clee Hill car park IO82QJ on one or both days. 146.5 and 437 MHz DVB-S and DVB-S2 . 5.6 GHz FM ATV
Call back via 144.750 FM, 07951 313547 or Zello.
23cm gear is poorly and unproven. I would like to use my 71MHz gear but guess that will have to wait for another occasion.
If I get a chance, I'll try to contact the farmer at Random Farm on Magpie Hill for permission to operate there. It's the hill in front of Titterstone Clee Hill but has take-off from NE round to the south.
Depending how my prep goes I might be able to add 13cm on a very long loop-yagi but my front-end is an old Drake/Oscar downconverter whereby 2400MHz=144MHz. Alternatively I have Pluto as RX using the DVBS2-GUI Amsast sw. One way would be better than nothing. My tx chain is a bit of a lash-up, still....
73 Shaun G8VPG.
On sunday I will be visting (hopefully) 3 sites in the cotswolds on 432 to 24GHz
More details to follow later