Low band contest - Sept 19th and 20th - input please

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g8gtz
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Low band contest - Sept 19th and 20th - input please

Post by g8gtz » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:23 am

I was talking to G4FRE who mentioned this clashes with the 70MHz AFS contest next Sunday.

As it is likely there will only be a few of us out next weekend we probably don't need a full day, so how do we feel about focussing the activity on Saturday - the rules say Sat 1pm to Sunday 7pm local.

If you are thinking of being on air on 50 or 70MHz, what do you think?

73

Noel

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Re: Low band contest - Sept 19th and 20th - input please

Post by radiogareth » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:25 am

Makes it more likely (assuming those who would be out can be out on the Saturday) for hookups. Not sure I can get both beams (4&6) up at the same time on my own though.
Suits me and I have 'booked' the weekend...
Gareth G4XAT Woldingham IO91XH

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Re: Low band contest - Sept 19th and 20th - input please

Post by M0DTS » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:38 am

Fine by me for Saturday.
I'll have a good 4m setup and maybe something for 6m if i get round to it, possibly at IO94JF.

Rob

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Re: Low band contest - Sept 19th and 20th - input please

Post by M0YDH » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:02 pm

I’ve a 71 MHz system ready (6m delta loop and 4.2m cubical quad antennas too) that I think works on 6m receive. How do you make a 6m DATV signal anyway? I have the Mini-Kits amp that works on both.
But it's no good because I cannot take part on either day. We’re taking Peter to start his degree at Sheffield University so are away all weekend. This is a blow because there's unlikely to be another event for a year on these frequencies. :cry: I suppose I'll have to drive south for a scheduled QSO with one or more of you to see if it works on another weekend.

All the best to everyone who does take part

David M0YDH

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Re: Low band contest - Sept 19th and 20th - input please

Post by M0DTS » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:30 pm

The tropo forecast looks interesting for Monday morning and thu/fri/sat so may help us out.
http://tropo.f5len.org/forecasts-for-europe/

I might get out portable a couple of days this week as i'm off work, it will be an evening though as daytime is generally poor for tropo.

Rob

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Re: Low band contest - Sept 19th and 20th - input please

Post by g8vpg » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:17 pm

The weather looks good all week and I hope to be out on Saturday. I will have 4m only. I'm thinking about the Mendips which has been lucky for Rob and me before!
73 Shaun.

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Re: Low band contest - Sept 19th and 20th - input please

Post by g8gtz » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:47 am

Thanks for the feedback - I think we will be a small group but looks like a few hours on Saturday suits all of us - sorry you cannot get out David.

I will probably go to Walbury Hill - IO91GI - and will have about 20 watts on 50 and 70MHz in to a Innovate Antennaes 6 ele beam https://www.innovantennas.com/en/shop-p ... ennas.html

Will also put up the 9 ele beam for Talkback so will have 146MHz RB-TV if anyone is interested.

73
Noel - G8GTZ

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Re: Low band contest - Sept 19th and 20th - input please

Post by G3GJA » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:19 pm

OK, I'm confirming Saturday 19th only between 1pm and 7pm BST.

A trophy will be awarded to the station with most points for the combined bands.

Please use the usual Excel spreadsheet and enter your 50MHz contacts in the 2m section

Logs to contests@batc.tv as usual please.

I'll be on receive only on both bands if anyone wants to try East Yorkshire.

73 & good luck.

Clive G3GJA

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Re: Low band contest - Sept 19th and 20th - input please

Post by g7ntg » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:47 am

Hi All! I will be around at various times on Saturday from my home QTH in Kettering with a 5 element beam which has already worked well between me and Arthur G4CPE in Luton both ways so let's see who else I can work!

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Re: Low band contest - Sept 19th and 20th - input please

Post by GI4DOH » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:11 am

Noel has reminded me that I have built the 4m/6m upconverter so I will listen around on 6m from IO74DP on Saturday.
While I have a 3 el Yagi for 6m, anything south of east from here has a hill in the way - but never say never.
And while I can do 400W on CW on 6m, I don't have any way of amplifying my Mk1 Portsdown, Lime or Pluto - yet. Perhaps a project for the winter - I'm open to suggestions.
Good luck in the contest guys
73 Richard GI4DOH/GI5I

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