I plan to be qrv on sunday 13 november 2022 between 10 - 15 UTC from JO30DQ as DL/PE1ITR.
QRV on 70cm DATV. Station: 2x16el yagi and 200w.
This location at 600m has a good takeoff towards NW-N. The first 60km is clear view. There is a good chance that signals in the UK are strong enough for a QSO. I am on the DXspot Chat.
73 Rob PE1ITR
As I said on the BATC net last night, the 12 / 13th is a 70cms activity weekend and so I think we should turn it into a 70cms mega fest like we did last year
I will be out with 150 watts on 70cms, 19 element yagi and portable generator!
All day Saturday is preferred but possible Sunday after 13:00 UTC.
Location TBD but somewhere in or near IO91.
Talkback - let's try and use dxspot....
Put it in your diary now.
Noel - G8GTZ
I'll be on Zello and will take 2m talkback but only vertical omni. Its a good spot though, other than passing traffic noise.
Fingers crossed we work this time Rob
If its not manky weather I might go back on Sunday for a chance of continental DX (Rob) and its also the last NB uWave contest so might take 13cms stuff for a go.
I have now cleared my oher duties on Sunday so can do either day.
However, I will be sharing the site on Sunday with our normal group running 23, 13 and 9cms NB so a bit concerned I may cause them QRM running 100 watts+ on 70cms.
So happy to go out either day...
Tropo map for Sunday shows general 'minor' tropo over most of the uk.
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Tested the gear on the generator today, it can support about 180W so long as I feed the drive in slowly.....
Definitely looks better in regard to lesser wind, better tropo and higher temperature - a barmy 11C !!
It will still be windy though so I'll only have one yagi up, not two like i had hoped.
Tx: 100W to 1x25el yagi, I will have major Rx issues but that's normal
DVB-S/S2/T on 70cm.
No luck getting DVB-T GNURadio script to work yet (runs but no lock) so it's just the knucker Rx if we try that.
The location, JO30DQ, is at an altitude of 560 meters, which seems to be good for a good look into the inversion layer. Tropo conditions look favourable.
I also just tested with DVB-S2 and the SR 125, 66, 35 with FEC 1/2 I can receive and transmit just fine.
73 Rob PE1ITR