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.
Thursday evening 6th January 2022 at 19.30hrs utc Mike Gloistein a polar medal recipient and electronics officer aboard RSS Sir David Attenborough is giving a talk on zoom
meeting id 910 1469 1372
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 – Idiots guide Part 1
to enter the competition subscribe to youtube and like the competition video.
would make a great club project.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Due to a change in working commitments Tiago is unable give his talk and demonstration of DMR. We will look to reschedule in the New Year.
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.
The Thornbury and South Gloucestershire Amateur Radio Club will be appearing at the Weston-Super-Mare Radio Society’s 2021 Radio Rally.
On 26th September we’ll be down at the Weston Rally for the day.
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
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
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.