Norfolk to Yorkshire - May 9th and 10th

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Re: Norfolk to Yorkshire - May 9th and 10th

Post by M0DTS » Sat May 12, 2018 12:51 pm

The North Sunderland site car park does not have visibility to the sea from the parking spots, no good for me but others would be ok with more portable setups.
There are a couple of spots around Boulmer that are right on the sea so much easier access/visibility as long as they are not occupied.

Could be quite interesting to try that one.

Rob

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Re: Norfolk to Yorkshire - May 9th and 10th

Post by G8JAN » Sun May 13, 2018 8:58 am

Obviously I've never been to that location but the car park at Benthall over looks the beach. Street view shows the view is a little obstructed but there are what look like mini dunes where it looks like equipment could be set up. However local knowledge is better than looking on Google Earth! :) :)

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Re: Norfolk to Yorkshire - May 9th and 10th

Post by G8JAN » Sun May 13, 2018 9:22 am

g0mjw wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 10:58 am
G1LPS Terry wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:34 pm
I'm local to the Sunderland area Peter.
The only Benthall I can think of is north of Sunderland in Northumberland OS grid reference NU237287
Thats 345km. Do you have the grid reference?

Terry
You are looking at the wrong panel - we are assuming this is a ducting path, not the 50% of time path. You can see from the mechanisms panel that ducting will dominate and you can guess this from the zone map as its a sea path skirting a coastal zone.

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Try putting in a more realistic time percentage, say 10% or less and you will get a path loss estimate much closer to line of sight.

In other words, it looks entirely feasible given the right conditions.
Given the right conditions is the key. The path looks good but it would need the right sea and weather conditions along the whole path. The problem is how can they be predicted? Last Wednesday we saw the duct building at the Norfolk end as did the guys at the Bridlington end. So just mulling things over as I type this I think we would need people halfway along the path with realtime conditions reports. I also think we would need some input from Jim G3YLA.

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Re: Norfolk to Yorkshire - May 9th and 10th

Post by G1LPS Terry » Sun May 13, 2018 7:46 pm

Im off work in a couple of weeks (school half term).
Planning to take a trip to Benthall and check out potential operating locations. :)

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Re: Norfolk to Yorkshire - May 9th and 10th

Post by G8JAN » Mon May 14, 2018 9:05 am

G1LPS Terry wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Im off work in a couple of weeks (school half term).
Planning to take a trip to Benthall and check out potential operating locations. :)
OK Terry thanks for that. Please bear with me, last Wednesday we were discussing the possibilities of a longer path north from our Norfolk location. I have to admit I've only been searching on Google earth and Benthall looked like a possible location. Our problem here is that Flamborough head basically gets in the way! I realise that Benthall may not be at all suitable both in terms of location and distance but it seems to be a clear path.
If we could get similar conditions with ducting as we did last Wednesday we might get a slight chance of success. They were truly remarkable! :o

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