I'm working on 15th so won't be available then.
I may take 4m if there's going to be anyone on there?
There may even be a slight hint of tropo early on Saturday!
Around on Sunday from home, so 4/2/70/23 by arrangement although I still don't have much power on 4m or down-converter so it would have to be DVB-T. 2/70/23 can be either. Plenty of power available on 70cms.
I'm interested in going out IF I can get some RF out of a DATV transmitter tomorrow afternoon.
I didn't realise the Pluto gives only microwatts on 2 and 4. It doesn't drive my PA's. I ought to be able to get a P2020 with my Lime Mini up and running. Then the second factor is when is Dave G8GKQ going out.
I'll post tomorrow on progress
David - unfortunately the take-off to the North is not brilliant. I'm planning on much better sites for you in the Contest next month.
Talkback 144.75 MHz and Zello ATV South.
Other stations are availableThen the second factor is when is Dave G8GKQ going out.
What bands are you planning to take David?
Currently, I'm only planning to take 5.6, 10 and 24 GHz but may be able to take something else if requested.
QTH will be IO91JH and T/B via Zello and 144.750 vertical
I've managed to set up the 71, 146 an 437 power amps to work brilliantly with the Portsdown Filter modulator and its 3 to 4mW using bespoke attenuators and SP5189Z driver amps. Each Mitsubishi module gets 30mW and nice output results around 20W. That took considerable number of hours. I was going to write that the Lime mini in the P2020 was broken but then I turned on the attenuator and we have lots of power on 71 and 437 needing attenuation and 9W out on 2m .
So family birthday party for our Tom 2E0TKH tonight means I'm really behind in packing the car.
It would be 2m and 4m as extra kit Noel. I'd take 70cm anyway to work home stations. Time to get my other son from the station....
Rushed off feet
Maybe make a schedule with G0MJW another time for that 4m DATV QSO? I'll guess that there will be practice activity in early June too. Sorry to disappoint.
I shall spend the day working on my and G8TA's DATV equipment. It would be great if the Wolverhampton club can enter the contest with its own gear in its centenary year. It'll be good to have two working portable tv stations in this region even if I have to build both of them!
Good luck to all the portable stations out today.