Category Archives: Portable

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

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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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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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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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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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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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THE YAESU 857 ‘M’ – PORTABLE STATION – BY DAVID COLES – M0IDF

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THE YAESU 857 ‘M’ – A ROBUST PORTABLE STATION – DEVELOPED BY DAVID COLES – M0IDF I developed my /P station around the Yaesu FT-857D. It’s a terrific choice for portable use being small, capable and offering higher power levels … Continue reading

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