146 and 437MHz contest Aug 8th and 9th

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radiogareth
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Re: 146 and 437MHz contest Aug 8th and 9th

Post by radiogareth » Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:55 pm

Dave, its about 100 miles between us, do you have any portable 5.8 DATV stuff? I've yet to try mine beyond the shack. 1kW ERP available. If yes, I'll load up with my tripod and spirit level along with my 2m gear.
Gareth G4XAT

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Re: 146 and 437MHz contest Aug 8th and 9th

Post by G4FRE » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:35 pm

I will be out portable at Dorstone IO82LB on Sunday only, with 2m and 70cm DATV.

I am also taking 8W of 5665MHz FMTV mainly to give the Telford groups a LOS signal

Talkback on Zello and 144.75 MHz (yes Noel and Dave I have realigned the IC706MKIIG FM generator, our local 2m repeater likes it!)

Dave
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Re: 146 and 437MHz contest Aug 8th and 9th

Post by g8gtz » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:21 pm

David M0YDH, I'd be interested in trying 5.6GHz FM ATV on Sunday. I'm in Swindon SN1 3QA. I have a couple of Watts to a 23dBi panel antenna. Path
to Brown Clee Hill seems clear from my home, or I can go to local high spot Barbury Castle 262m asl.
Darren G1ERM.
Darren - if I was you I would make the trip over to either Birdlip or Cleeve Common - that way you'll be sure to work David M0YDH and maybe Dave G4FRE which from experience on 5.6GHz I'm not sure you will from Swindon or Barbury.

73 and good lick

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Re: 146 and 437MHz contest Aug 8th and 9th

Post by g0mjw » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:52 pm

OK - seems nobody is able to be out on Saturday so I won't set up from up here this trip. Maybe next time.

Mike

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Re: 146 and 437MHz contest Aug 8th and 9th

Post by G4FRE » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:53 pm

Both Birdlip and Cleeve common are LOS to dorstone. THe cleeve common path has been worked previously on FPV wbfm

Dave
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g8gtz wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:21 pm
David M0YDH, I'd be interested in trying 5.6GHz FM ATV on Sunday. I'm in Swindon SN1 3QA. I have a couple of Watts to a 23dBi panel antenna. Path
to Brown Clee Hill seems clear from my home, or I can go to local high spot Barbury Castle 262m asl.
Darren G1ERM.
Darren - if I was you I would make the trip over to either Birdlip or Cleeve Common - that way you'll be sure to work David M0YDH and maybe Dave G4FRE which from experience on 5.6GHz I'm not sure you will from Swindon or Barbury.

73 and good lick

Noel - G8GTZ

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Re: 146 and 437MHz contest Aug 8th and 9th

Post by G8GKQ » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:24 pm

Hi Gareth and Darren

I will take my 5.6 GHz gear on Sunday, so will have 146, 437 and 5.6 GHz FM (and 5.76 GHz DATV). About 8W to a 60cm dish on 5.6.

Dave, G8GKQ

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Re: 146 and 437MHz contest Aug 8th and 9th

Post by M0YDH » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:13 pm

Happily I am going to Brown Clee Hill tomorrow. after a rocky week repairing the transmitter, I'm all packed and ready to meet Martyn G3UKV at the access gate. I look forward to talking with as many of you as possible. Martyn is the most interested I 6cm FM ATV.

73

David M0YDH

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Re: 146 and 437MHz contest Aug 8th and 9th

Post by G8GKQ » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:48 pm

That's good news David. I will be at Mere IO81UC (where I worked you from in the June contest) with 146, 437 and 5.6 GHz FM.

My talkback will be on 144.75 MHz FM or Zello. It will be good to be able to try 5.6 GHz FM with Martyn G3UKV, Dave G4FRE, Gareth G4XAT and perhaps Darren G1ERM.

I'll also be looking for Malcolm G0UHY and members of the the Bristol Group. Should all be possible.

Dave G8GKQ

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Re: 146 and 437MHz contest Aug 8th and 9th

Post by G1ERM » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:11 am

Thanks for the replies. I'm not able to get out to Birdlip or Cleeve Common today. But I'll listen on 144.750 FM and see if I can hear you there first.
Darren G1ERM.

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Re: 146 and 437MHz contest Aug 8th and 9th

Post by arthur21 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:53 pm

I could only manage to get on air late Sunday afternoon but had two excellent contacts on 70cms.
Rob M0DTS/P at 272km and Tony G4CBW/P at 169km
A few days ago I had a senior moment when luffing my aerial mast, I forgot to fit the all important pin in the mast and the inner section shot out and smashed all the aerials . A lot of patching up of the aerials required before the weekend contest but all worth while.
73 Arthur
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