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Upminster Windmill on the Air

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Members of LEFARS and SNBCG activated Upminster Windmill GB2UW for mills on the air weekend. We was able to make use of the new 1.8 million pound visitors centre, operting in the comfort of the staff room. You can read … Continue reading

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KiwiSDR 10 kHz to 30 MHz online

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Dave G7UVW recently purchased a KiwiSDR on a Kickstarter project back in 2016, like many of these projects your not sure exactly what your getting until it turns up. Once Dave had received his unit and added it to SDR.hu … Continue reading

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Turkey, wine and Ultimate 3S

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Over christmas I decided it was about time I got on with the Ultimate 3S project from QRP Labs. Inspired by George M1 GEO and Dave G7UVW QRSS on 10 MHz i decided to heat up the soldering iron and … Continue reading

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LIGHTHOUSES WEEKEND

Good article on the weekend in October’s RADCOM. Well done Dave M0MBD.

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RGM

Some of us will be going to the ROYAL GUNPOWDER MILLS on Saturday at about 1100. We shall be checking the installation and hope to put GB2RGM on the air. Members will be welcome.  

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Beginners Guide to 5 MHz

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Ever wanted to get on 5 MHz but not sure how to start ? If you’re a UK full (advanced) license holder then the band is ready and waiting. Unlike other bands we don’t have a contiguous allocation so I … Continue reading

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How far does 1mW go ?

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Testing out WSPR using 0.001 W Amazing to see who can decode you at this QRPP output. Remember the fun we used to have trying to communicate using low power 49 MHz Walkie talkies ! Find out how far I … Continue reading

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Homebrew 2E Quad for 14 MHz

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I’ve been asked a few times if I could provide notes on some of the parts and costs involved in constructing my 2E Quad for 14 MHz. Ive added some details with pictures online, and even a tested it QRO … Continue reading

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CQ WW WPX RTTY Report

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This weekend was the CQWW WPX RTTY contest, and a chance to work a few (sometimes rare) station from around the world. I put in a few hrs operating add hock this weekend and managed to work some big DX. … Continue reading

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Hytera MD785G

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I recently purchased a Hytera MD785G DMR base / vehicle radio. Its a very solid and easy to use radio, with power selectable from 5 to 45w. I found it hard to locate good pictures of the radio online, and … Continue reading

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