The fox hunt on Wednesday evening turned into a damp affair and was attended by Mike g0jmd, Paul m0znb , Garry g7nvz and John m0hfh. Peter Barnes m0swn was the fox who had gone to ground in the Mundy Playing fields accompanied by Brittany M6LVB. First hound to see the fox was John m0hfh using body shielding and a hand held, second was Garry g7nvz and Paul m0znb bringing up the rear. We had a cream cup cakes as our prize and returned to rock street around 9.15, a fun evening.
Peter Barnes will be our Fox for this years Pedestrian Fox Hunt.
Starting in the Rock Street car park, Thornbury at 7.30 pm finishing around 9.pm
To help with construction a Photograph of the Primary and Secondary connection.
If you are using a single connection box keep the primary at one end and the capacitor used in the Tank circuit at the other.
Keep the connecting wires as symmetrical as possible
Boxes suitable for this project Screwfix.com Part no. 33991 and 35121
Weather is not great for this event however the Mundy playing fields has a car park. The 5 watt Transmitter will be operating from 19.00 hrs this evening, 3.568mhz CW and can be received in Alveston at 599 so try your receivers on the way over and report the distances. The second transmitter will be <1 watt @ 3.579.3 Mhz cw and will be at the Mundy playing fields in Thornbury;decode the Identifiers for both signals and report your findings via qrz or the website or to John m0hfh.
Both transmitters send the club callsign initially G4ABC , with a short message for just over a minute which is repeated at approximately 30 second intervals.
W6RO – the Queen Mary 40th Anniversary
will be operating throughout the month of April 2019 from Long Beach California
Frequencies :- 7040 cw and 7240 ssb. other bands frequencies ending in .x40.
anyone interested in a late night at the radio shack! let me know
Check out W6RO on Qrz.com for QSL details.
The Fists CW club have some competitions (NOT CONTESTS) organised for the bank holiday week and weekends 22nd to 27th of May.
If you have a vintage radio and would like to Chirp and Drift or warm it up for a few hours Rex and I will be around to help send or receive some slow morse.
How about some AM (amplitude Modulation) ! pre- arranged as its not a popular mode.
The 2m refresher looks interesting, 2 hours per day finishing at 9 pm, Rex and I will be operating from the ridge or Rex’s QTH with a beam for that event.
Let us know if you would like to join us for a cw qso 5 wpm or as slow as you can manage.
perhaps some practise at club on Wednesday.
For The past 2 weeks you may have noticed some activity at the top of the room , with instruments, a 2m copper tube dipole multiple VNA’s and computers.
I am planning a project and talks on the practical application of smiths charts method of mathematically matching RF loads. There is some way to go before we are in a position start the talks, feel free to ask questions. On Wednesday evening we will be running a capacitor workshop again making values to implement a match created by smiths chart calculations.
This evening two beacons will be operating from 19.30pm to enable testing of 2m ARDF equipment for the Pedestrian fox hunt on the 1/8/2018.
Beacon 1 will be low power < 0.5 watts from the Chantry Gardens Frequency 144.525 mode A1A. Tx every minute.
Beacon 2 operating at 5 watts mode A1A from IO81RO NNW of TSGARC club.
TX every 30 secs. reported 599 in Alveston 3 miles away.
If you identify the call sign and unique identifier please leave a reply.
TSGARC will be operating from Thornbury and District Museum on Saturday 23rd June 2018. see :- http://www.thornburymuseum.org.uk
The Nov and registration for the event are completed.
http://www.radio-amateur-events.org/IMW/index.htm our IMOTA reg no 5311
we will be operating 2m ssb cw and FM . Plus HF and will have a table outside of the museum to welcome members of the public.
Today 4th and tomorrow 5th June 2018 between 19.00 hrs and 21.00 hrs at a frequency of 144.450 Mhz I will be have a propagation beacon running at 5 watts CW QRS < 10wpm
The message is repeated at less than one minute intervals.
Longitude : -2.52344 W (-2° 31′ 24” W)
Latitude : 51.61649 N (51° 36′ 59” N)
QTH locator : IO81RO
Useful for testing your equipment and map reading skills for the mobile fox hunt on Wednesday evening. Please leave a reply on the page if you pick up the beacon at your location also practise reading the Morse code sent.