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The 2018 August Bank Holiday Portable Extravaganza

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Following the LEFARS 2017 portable get together at the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker hosted by the SNB Contest Group. LEFARS once again convened at the bunker for a fun filled weekend of operating and a Barbecue on the Saturday … Continue reading

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Operating the 432 MHz Low Power Contest from Dunstable Downs on Sunday August 5th.

As I was going to be in the St Albans area on Sunday morning and this coincided with the 432MHz Low Power contest I decided that a couple hours operating wouldn’t go amiss. This 4 hour contest is aimed at … Continue reading

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Going Portable – A series of articles based on John Mulye’s original document – No 2

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Following on from Part 1 we can now explore the practical part of going portable and the various items needed. There have been considerable changes in technology for radios and power sources over the years although less so with aerial … Continue reading

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Portable Contesting in the early 1970’s – G8ALM/G0VEH

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Portable Contesting in the early 1970’s This saga described at took place some forty odd years ago and those who took part are now much older and bolder not to say wiser? The equipment used was what was in general … Continue reading

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Going Portable – A series of articles based on John Mulye’s original document – No 1

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This article is the first in a series based on John Mulye’s G0VEH original document that detailed the various thoughts and ideas that were recommended in order to both enjoy and succeed in a portable amateur radio activation. What is … Continue reading

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Lighthouses on the Air – GB0TBW at Trinity Buoy Wharf

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Over the weekend of the 20th and 21st of August LEFARS members congregated at Trinity Buoy Wharf in East London for its annual activation of Trinity Buoy Wharf Lighthouse in order to participate in the International Lighthouse Weekend – ILLW. http://illw.net/ This … Continue reading

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DMR Talk at LEFARS on Friday 8th of January

Following on from the talk on DMR some comments and links to where information can be found. As was intimated during the talk DMR in the UK is in a state of flux at the moment, some might even say … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Show at Friedrichshafen, Germany Part 2

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Following on from Part 1 this is more a montage of the show plus some pertinent information about what to see and do. The picture below shows an aerial view of the halls, the Ham Radio element uses Halls A1, … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Show at Friedrichshafen, Germany 2015 Part 1

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After our talk on the Ham Radio Show at Friedrichshafen, Germany at the club recently myself and John G8DZH have decided to write up our experiences of the event in several parts so that the reader does not get bored … Continue reading

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Single Feed 2M and 70cm Beam plus 4M 1/2 wave mobile vertical.

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Single feed 2M and 70cm Yagi Richard Clark G4DDP I have been looking to replace the mish-mash of VHF/UHF aerials that I have on my mast at home. At the moment I have two 5 element 2M yagi’s one beaming … Continue reading

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