December Activity day anyone?

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radiogareth
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December Activity day anyone?

Post by radiogareth » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:40 pm

SInce we are now in December I thought I'd kick things off.....
Active from Woldingham Ridge in NE Surrey IO91XH with good takeoff in most directions subject to weather conditions, if its been very wet then good takeoff only SW round through North to East as I can't access the highest part of the field.
TX and RX on 4M & 2M DATV and FM TV on 5.6GHz
Talkback on 2M or 4M FM.
Gareth G4XAT

M0YDH
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Re: December Activity day anyone?

Post by M0YDH » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:53 pm

Hello Gareth
I think the intention for the Midlands ATV / microwave round table delegates is to ascend Brown Clee Hill, Shropshire on Sunday 15 December. It'll have to be fair conditions - for the cars. If I can get Peter M6EMP a lift to his rugby match, I'll join in. Probably too far away for a contact with you.

Regards

David M0YDH

radiogareth
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Re: December Activity day anyone?

Post by radiogareth » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:11 am

Hi David, Google shows about 220 kilometers between us and I have a good takeoff in that direction. I've certainly worked Wales from the same spot on ssb and a much smaller beam in the past with just 2.5 watts. Worth a go on 2M I'd say as I'm running a good beam.
I'll add the location to my Portsdown next time I boot it up.
Gareth

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Re: December Activity day anyone?

Post by g8gtz » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:32 pm

Sorry but looks like Christmas has caught up with me and I'm busy Saturday afternoon and on Sunday which means I probably won't be at the Telford event either :-(

I may be able to get on from home on Saturday on 146 and 437MHz - Gareth, I'll do the path plots and see if we could work.

73
Noel

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Re: December Activity day anyone?

Post by G4FRE » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:55 pm

I wont be active as I am visiting DEMI in Florida including doing the ARRL 160m contest this weekend under my WW2R call

Dave
G4FRE

radiogareth
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Re: December Activity day anyone?

Post by radiogareth » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:55 am

Noel, I can't do the Saturday but would be interested to know if there is a path. Also hoping to try some NB on 6cms in the future if my laptop will support SDRConsole doing TX. Unless its pouring down I'll be out this sunday for AFS on 2M ssb for a play too..
Gareth

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Re: December Activity day anyone?

Post by M0DTS » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:05 pm

I'm available but the current forecast shows winter maybe coming!

We shall see... anyone up North going to be about?

Rob

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Re: December Activity day anyone?

Post by g8gtz » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:08 am

Just recieved this from PE1ITR:
Next weekend, 14 and 15 december we will be QRV in de ATV Contest with the Callsign PI4GN from JO33II with a good takeoff.
We have a good station and want to sked with you if possible.

QRV on:
70cm: 3x33el 400w Analog AM SATV.
23cm: 2m Dish 100w Analog FM
13cm: 2m Dish 70w Analog FM

And
2m: DATV 2x11 el yagi and 250W. Signal 144.6 or 145.3 MHz Initial SR:125k FEC 1/2 DVB-S2.


We are on talkback 144.750, internet dxspot.tv or email

radiogareth
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Re: December Activity day anyone?

Post by radiogareth » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:42 pm

Its a 500 kM path over the sea mostly, but he is packing a fair old signal. I'll be out and listening unless the wx is dire so I'll set up a sked.
Gareth

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Re: December Activity day anyone?

Post by M0DTS » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:35 pm

My current plan is to be out portable on Saturday from IO94MJ.
I'll be on site from ~11am.

QRV 2m/70/23 mainly but will have the higher bands with me if required.

Weather is forecast snow overnight into Sunday so Saturday is the best option.

Any takers IO93/IO94?

Rob
M0DTS

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