I'm planning on going out /p on Saturday, location and bands to be decided depending on other activity but will take at least one low band (50 or 70 MHz) and open to suggestions if anyone has some gear they want to test.
Please post your plans here.
Noel - G8GTZ
Primary aim is to work G4FRE near Malvern but should also be able to work the Bristol team if they are out, G4CPE and G0MJW - he won't need to turn the rig on!
Bands to include 50 and 146MHz but others available on request.
On Sunday we are planning a LimeSDR Mini challenge to see how far you can get on a barefoot LimeSDR on any band - G8GKQ and G7JTT will be out near Southampton and I will be out near somewhere near Newbury - more details later...
Noel - G8GTZ
Will not be QRV sunday as it is the RSGB 80/40m Data AFS contest from Wales
On Sunday morning and early afternoon, I will be out /P at Cheesefoot Head near Winchester IO91JB, trying the LimeSDR Challenge with John G7JTT and Noel G8GTZ. The aim is to see how far we can transmit DATV pictures from a LimeSDR Mini without a PA. So 5 mw.
All bands 146 - 3400 MHz. Talkback 144.75.
I might take some power amplifiers for emergency use only.....
Anyone likely to be on 5Ghz tomorrow PM? There is life in East Anglia----------but not as you know it Jim!
However, the day was a success with one-way 28 km contacts to G8GTZ/P in Hannington on 2.4 GHz and 3.4 GHz using the LimeSDR Mini directly driving Stealth PAs. Also a one-way 15 km to Mike G8LES on 2.4 GHz.
Highlight of the day was witnessing the record-breaking 28 km 76 GHz 2-way contact between G4LDR/P and G8GTZ/P. The path was good enough for Neil to send 2MS full HD video from his C920 webcam.
Some issues to investigate, but a very good first outing for my LimeSDR!
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All in all a great day albeit very cold and windy,
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