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Easter Weekend Portable Fun

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Members of LEFARS and SNBCG worked out portable from the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker over the Easter weekend. Using a vertical for 7 MHz and a doublet some DX was worked over the weekend.  You can listen to some … Continue reading

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Who needs the Met office?

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The reception of WEFAX has been around for many years, it may well surprise you it is still around today. It’s interesting to download some of these maps, from a system that sounds a bit like your old fax machine … Continue reading

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6e beam for 70 MHz

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This article looks at making a 6e beam for 70 Mhz. I’ve added some construction tips and links to the website to help anyone wishing to construct something similar. I would usually construct beams designed by DK7ZB, but this website allows you to select … Continue reading

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CQWW SSB 2017

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CQWW SSB event provides one of the last opportunities of the year to operate alfresco portable. Team SNBGC put on a small station from the Secret Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon Hatch. The operating report is online and includes further pictures from … Continue reading

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CQ WW RTTY Contest

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The SNBCG took part in the CQWW RTTY contest over the weekend of 23/24 September. The weather was set to be fair, so we decided to operate outdoors using the portable tent. The Icom 7100 and 7600 were pressed into service … Continue reading

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LEFARS and SNBCG Big Bank Holiday Weekend of Radio

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Thanks to everyone who took part making the field weekend a great success. We had stations operating on 3.5, 5, 7, 10, 14, 21, 50 and 144 MHz making around 1,000 QSO in 80 countries. You can see further pictures … Continue reading

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18 MHz 3e Beam (Part 1)

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Part 1 of the 18 MHz antenna project is now online. The objective is to make a 3e 18 Mhz antenna that can be transported to site in the car and still provide some gain to work some DX. The … Continue reading

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IOTA working an ideal portable HF weekend.

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IOTA (Islands On The Air) is a very large international contest, supported by many countries around the world. It also provides an ideal opportunity to work some often rare DX stations. Many of the stations have travelled at great expense to … Continue reading

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MFJ Versa Tuner III MFJ-962C

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My portable ATU of choice is the MFJ 962C, a high power 1.5kW manual ATU. It’s large but well constructed and ideal for use with QRO power. I have posted a review, with pictures and in my view one of … Continue reading

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QRO portable on 80m from Cromer North Norfolk

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Last night I decided to go HF portable from near Cromer North Norfolk. I selected a quiet country lane and pitched up the roach pole, genny and HF amp. Over the course of the next 2hrs, I worked 57 stations … Continue reading

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