12-13th November Activity weekend

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pe1itr
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12-13th November Activity weekend

Post by pe1itr » Fri Nov 04, 2022 4:49 pm

Hi,

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

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Re: 12-13th November Activity weekend

Post by g8gtz » Fri Nov 04, 2022 5:11 pm

Hi Rob,

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 :D

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.

73

Noel - G8GTZ

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Re: 12-13th November Activity weekend

Post by M0DTS » Sat Nov 05, 2022 10:31 am

I'll be out portable too, likely IO94LI.

70cm 100w and 2x25el if it's not too windy (now i said it)

Not sure which day yet, I'll confirm later in the week.

Rob
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Re: 12-13th November Activity weekend

Post by M0DTS » Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:12 am

So far Saturday seems best for UK...
Anyone else coming on?
A shame i probably won't be out Sunday to try work you Rob ITR.

Rpb

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Re: 12-13th November Activity weekend

Post by radiogareth » Thu Nov 10, 2022 10:32 am

Yes, I'm planning full power 70cms from IO91XH Woldingham Surrey, probably ready for TX by 10:30/11am. I'll have 23cms too, but not much power (5W to a double bi-quad).
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.
Gareth

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Re: 12-13th November Activity weekend

Post by g8gtz » Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:00 pm

Hi

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...

73
Noel

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Re: 12-13th November Activity weekend

Post by M0DTS » Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:33 pm

Maybe Sunday the better day to go for, since Dx Rob will be on too, makes 4 of us then...
Tropo map for Sunday shows general 'minor' tropo over most of the uk.

Rob
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radiogareth
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Re: 12-13th November Activity weekend

Post by radiogareth » Thu Nov 10, 2022 9:36 pm

I'm flexible, was going to try and play NB on the Sunday but not really 'ready' for that. So could just do DATV on the Sunday.....
Tested the gear on the generator today, it can support about 180W so long as I feed the drive in slowly.....
Gareth

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Re: 12-13th November Activity weekend

Post by M0DTS » Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:39 pm

Make it Sunday then,

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.

Rob

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Re: 12-13th November Activity weekend

Post by pe1itr » Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:51 am

Hereby the confirmation that I will be qrv on Sunday. I just tested the 230v generator and at 70cm I have about 200w output to the antenna. That will 2x16 el yagi.

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.

CU tomorrow.

73 Rob PE1ITR

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