Rosmalen Radio Rally 2017

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Once again I attended the very enjoyable Rosmalen radio rally with George M1GEO, Chris G8OCV, Peter G0IAP and Dave M0MBD. You can read about the trip online. We spotted quite a few familiar names and faces over the weekend. Dave … 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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CQ WPX RTTY contest

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This weekend the bands sprung into life with some RTTY, and I decided to join in the fun. Operating with the Secret Nuclear Bunker call MX0SNB certainly drummed up some business. Despite the odd interruption I managed 359 QSO in 52 … Continue reading

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Canvey Radio Rally 2017

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Ive written a short report on the 2017 Canvey rally. Really nice to see so many people, attendance seemed to be good. A great selection of vintage equipment (OK junk) on offer, with all the usual traders. You can read … Continue reading

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Yaesu 857 ‘M’ – a portable station in an ammobox by David Coles – M0IDF

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Following the write up in the LEFARS newsletter I’m making  this article available on the blog at G8DZH’s request. The article describes my all band grab ‘n go portable station based upon the ubiquitous Yaesu 857D. ‘Portable’ operating is defined as working … Continue reading

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Ultimate Labs construction (Part 2)

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I have added multi band options to the U3S recently. Part 2 of the project deals with the addition of the switched LPF relay board and additional LPF. You can read the story of the construction, thankfully without the addition … Continue reading

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LF and MW reception in an urban back garden

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Seems impossible, receiving signals on LF or MF with a small antenna. Results may surprise you, and the M1GEO Wellgood loop* may be just the ticket. *Sheep not included Review the various options, and listen to the difference a loop … 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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RSGB Christmas Cumulative Conest

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George M1GEO and Dave M0TAZ worked a few in the RSGB Christmas contest, using 144 MHz. You can read the report and view the pictures online. Our best DX was into Spain at 1143 KM.

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Tests on 4 metres on the Clansman 353

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John, G8DZH, has converted my email to a few LEFARS members interested in 4 metre operations  into this blog post as hopefully of interest to a wider audience.  I’d been experimenting with the various settings for bandwidth with different handsets on a … Continue reading

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