October 21st and 22nd activity weekend

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g8gtz
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October 21st and 22nd activity weekend

Postby g8gtz » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:23 pm

I will be out /p for ATV on Saturday 21st - probably somewhere between Walbury / Bristol (Bloringe?) / Win Green area. See https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit? ... 546832&z=9

Bands will include 5.6 GHz FM to do tests with G4UVZ and others - more details to follow.

I will also be out on Sunday for the 24GHz contest - experience last month shows I'm too old to concentrate on both activities at once!

73
Noel - G8GTZ

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Re: October 21st and 22nd activity weekend

Postby g8gtz » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:34 pm

I suppose that's normal for folks north of the M4 but Saturday is clearly a wash out down south with 40+ MPH winds, which even in a Land Rover, are no fun....

There is a distinct lack of interest in 24GHz for the contest on Sunday, however the weather actually looks much better so I’m wondering if anyone is considering venturing out or on the air for ATV?

73
Noel - G8GTZ

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Re: October 21st and 22nd activity weekend

Postby g0mjw » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:14 pm

Has anyone gone out - I have been monitoring 144.750 but nothing heard.

Mike

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Re: October 21st and 22nd activity weekend

Postby g8gtz » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:50 pm

No - stayed at home and played HamTV - video on 4 passes! - and listened on 145.800.

Venturing out tomorrow if the wind dies down - I will go to a new site just north of Mere in IO81UC and plan to arrive late morning. Seems good in most directions and planning to test with G4UVZ on 5.6 and 10GHz.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit? ... 23984&z=13

and streetview = https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.10951 ... 56!5m1!1e4

Bands will be 5.6GHz plus 10GHz NB and DATV with a view to testing G4UVZ’s 10GHz DATV receiver.

Talkback will be 144.750 vertical or 07881914287

Noel - G8GTZ

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Re: October 21st and 22nd activity weekend

Postby G8GKQ » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:53 pm

I went out to Povington Hill near Lulworth in Dorset, and worked Adrian G4UVZ and Noel G8GTZ on 5.6 GHz FM. Mixed results: Adrian saw me P5, but I could not see him. Noel and I only exchanged P1 pictures over what should have been an easy path. Tests will continue!

Dave, G8GKQ
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