CQ SOTA CQ SOTA Bredon Tower G/CE 003 My first activation of 2022.

Today the wx forecast was cloudy and windy but no rain; I traveled to Bredon Tower with my Hand held 2/70 Baofeng. It was wet and slippery under foot and my skying experience was very useful going downhill on muddy wet grass!. I activated the summit talking to G8LDP in Worcester on 5 watts a qso of 18 miles on 2m, thank you Keith. The round trip from the car park was 3 miles and the elevation for the walk was 184m from the car park. If your interested in joining me on one of the activations i would be pleased with your company.

m0hfh at Bredon Tower

Win an Allstar Node:- enter Bens 2e0BMT’s YouTube competition

Ben 2e0BMT has made a set of youtube videos describing and showing how to build an Allstar node from start to finish.
He uses Peter G7RPG ‘s design.
watch part 1 below for the parts list,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-olIcP_7Lo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-olIcP_7Lo – Idiots guide Part 1

to enter the competition subscribe to youtube and like the competition video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L5FZrcyw7M&t=0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L5FZrcyw7M&t=0s competition.

would make a great club project.

good luck
John m0hfh

News from Alexander SAQ Grimeton Friendship Association www.alexander.n.se

On Christmas Eve morning, Friday December 24th 2021,
SAQ Grimeton is scheduled* to be on the air, to send out a Christmas message to the whole world, using the 97 year old 200kW Alexanderson alternator on 17.2 kHz CW.

Transmission & YouTube Live stream
08:25 CET (07:25 UTC): Live stream on YouTube begins.
08:30 CET (07:30 UTC): Start up and tuning of the Alexanderson Alternator SAQ.
09:00 CET (08:00 UTC): Transmission of a message from SAQ.

Test Transmissions
We are planning to carry our some test transmission on Dec 23rd, approximately between 13:00 CET (12:00 UTC) and 16:00 CET (15:00 UTC). SAQ will be on air shorter periods of time during this interval, when we will be carrying out some tests and measurements. Your comments are welcome to info@alexander.n.se.

In addition the following stations will be broadcasting simultaneously:-
Amateur Radio Station SK6SAQ
The Amateur Radio Station with the call “SK6SAQ” will be QRV on the following frequencies:
– 3.535 kHz CW
– 7.035 kHz CW
– 14.035 KHz CW
– 3.755 kHz SSB
– 7.140 kHz SSB


have a great Christmas on the radio
John M0hfh


Dates for your diary.

Please keep an I on the programme.

The first event we have coming up is the Chairman’s quiz and social evening.

This will be followed by a two week closure due to the Chantry being closed. 

Coming up in the New Year will be Tiago doing part two of his talk on DMR radio, this one is more practical, get to see it in action.

Introduction to DMR talk.

Tiago was due to talk to the club about his adventures in DMR and give the first of two talks introducing DMR. The first has been postponed from the 3rd of November to a date to be decided, apologies for any inconvenience. 

Hopefully we can see everyone on the new evening.

Field Day 28th 29th 30th August 2021 Preparations are under way

Today John m3eqq and Rebecca  and myself M0hfh put the club antenna 10m in the air slung between two trees on nylon rope. We are using an 80m rectangular loop this year courtesy of Garry g7nvz having ratios of  L1 (30m) to L2 (10m) total length one wavelength (80m) which has a theoretical gain of 4db compared to a dipole. We will be using the Yaesu 450d  with the club manual ATU; Generators should give the full 100w output.

The Field Day site is at GL13 9TH hook street, field located behind Hook House 51°41’44.0″N 2°28’16.7″W 

What 3 words location thuds.breathing.whistle

First class honours for Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes (@pe5er) tweeted at 2:25 pm on Fri, Jul 16, 2021:
Thrilled to receive a First Class Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at @SwanseaUni . Huge thanks to the EEE department, support services, friends and family who have all helped me through the last few years. Next step: RF Masters! https://t.co/iOZzyNCZzN
(https://twitter.com/pe5er/status/1416026319855538178?s=03

 

John Rowden M0hfh (@johnrowden59) tweeted at 10:28 am on Thu, Aug 12, 2021:
Well done Peter, we always knew you were clever, and that was before your degree, keep going we will be proud to have Dr. Peter Barnes in Tsgarc. Best wishes from all at club in Thornbury.
(https://twitter.com/johnrowden59/status/1425751055682478084?s=03