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LEFARS and SNBCG Big Radio Weekend

I’ve added a report from the LEFARS and SNBCG Big Radio Weekend.  It was nice to see so many people chatting and playing some radio. LEFARS and SNBCG Big Radio Weekend

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So how far will FT8 go on 144 MHz?

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Members of LEFARS, George M1GEO, Chris G8OCV and Dave M0TAZ played some portable radio with Suffolk RED last weekend, as the temperatures soared to 30 C Suffolk RED had organised a field day from their operating site at the Suffolk … Continue reading

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Solar Powered WSPR Transmitter

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I wanted to see if you could cheaply power and run a WSPR transmitter from a battery and solar panel. The system was connected for 7 days, transmitting around 80% of the time, day and night. The project is detailed online. … Continue reading

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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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