G100RSGB

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In order to celebrate the centenary of the Radio Society of Great Britain, LEFARS will be QRV as G100RSGB from Aylmers Farm, Old Harlow, Essex, CM17 0NE this coming Sunday and Monday, 28th and 29th July 2013. Club members will be arriving at Aylmers Farm on Friday night and on Saturday we will be active as GX4ONP/P. All-comers, especially guest operators, are welcome to attend.

We hope to work many stations over the course of our activation so please keep an eye-out on the G100RSGB alert page (http://rsgb.org/main/operating/centenary-station/alerts-spots), on Twitter (@g100rsgb) and on the DXcluster…

73, Marc Litchman – G0TOC
Secretary, LEFARS

29th July 2013 – Some photos from G100RSGB at Aylmers Farm, Old Harlow, Essex.  (from John G8DZH)

George M1GEO operating on HF (Icom IC7000).

George M1GEO operating on HF (Icom IC7000).

Guest operator Fred G3SVK brings his morse key

Guest operator Fred G3SVK brings his morse key….

 

... and a spare!

… . and a spare!

Frank G0LWI enjoys a break from HF operating.

Frank G0LWI during a break from HF operating.

Marc G0TOC enjoys a tea-n-toast break from operating.

Marc G0TOC enjoys a tea-n-toast break.

 

Dave G4FKI in the VHF tent on 2M FM; 4M FM was also available.

Dave G4FKI in the VHF tent on 2M FM; 4M FM was also available.

 

 

(L toR). Yaesu FT-7800 2M/70cm 50W  FM transceiver. Anytone 5189 4M FM 30W transceiver.

(L toR). Yaesu FT-7800 2M/70cm 50W FM transceiver. Anytone AT-588 4M FM 30W transceiver.

 

Selim M0XTA uses the 4m station.

Selim M0XTA uses the 4m station.

The Gazebo doubled as a handy rain shelter from the sporadic downpours over the two-day period of the G100RSGB activation.

The Gazebo doubled as a handy rain shelter from the sporadic downpours over the two-day period of the G100RSGB activation.

LEFARS Club members watch Derek M0XDC with his WSPR (500mW) station providing propagation forecasts.

LEFARS Club members watch Derek M0XDC with his WSPR (500mW) station providing propagation forecasts.

 

Derek M0XDC enjoys tea and toast (provided by Dave G3ZXF).

Derek M0XDC enjoys tea and toast (provided by Dave G3ZXF).

Dave M0MBD sets up the 2nd HF station. Initially a Windowm antenna was tried but swapped to the MKII portable Cobwebb design.

Dave M0MBD sets up the 2nd HF station. Initially a Windom antenna was tried but swapped to the MKII portable Cobwebb design.

Dave M0XXX on 20m using his Icom IC746 and computer logging.

Dave M0MBD on 20m using his Icom IC746 and computer logging.

The Cobwebb antenna at ground level before being raised up 40ft (hydraulic power)

The Cobwebb antenna at ground level before being raised up 40ft (hydraulic power) on the Racal mast.

Close up of the MKII Cobwebb baseplate

Close up of the MKII Cobwebb baseplate (M0MBD design)

The Cobwebb at full height. In the background  the 80m/40m doublet. The 2m/70cm colinear is on top of the antenna trailer mast  on the right.

The Cobwebb at full height. In the background the 80m/40m doublet. The 2m/70cm colinear is on top of the antenna trailer mast on the right.

Various comments were heard about "rotary washing lines" - but this facility wasn't needed....

Various comments were heard about “rotary washing lines” – but this facility wasn’t needed….

.... as there was another mast to dry off the wet towels and clothes!!

…. as there was another  tall mast  handily available to dry off the wet towels and clothes!!

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There will be a report, and a copy of the G100RSGB logs  (plus GX4ONP/P logs for Sat 27th July) soon.

73

John G8DZH

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1 Response to G100RSGB

  1. Fred Curtis says:

    Hi all. Thank you for inviting me to to participate in the G100RSGB operation. Band conditions weren’t great and we didn’t get the pile-ups that may have been expected. I think that this was due to over-exposure of the G100RSGB call. After 6 months of constant use, I suppose that most will have worked the call from somewhere in the UK. Apart from that, it was good to rattle the key and drink the copious cups of tea provided along with some great company. Thanks again guys.

    Best 73s de Fred, G3SVK

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