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John Crabbe G3WFM – SK, 16th October 2018.

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I am deeply saddened to report on the passing of LEFARS honorary life member, John Crabbe G3WFM on 16th October 2018. Some of you will know that, when the RSGB were based in Potters Bar, John was the Society’s librarian, … Continue reading

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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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ILLW Trinity Buoy Wharf activation GB0TBW August 2018

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The club activated GB0TBW from Trinity Buoy Wharf, London E14 as participants in the annual International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend event held this year on 18th/19th August. This was the six consecutive year of activation for Trinity Buoy Lighthouse (ILLW# : … Continue reading

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

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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CT7/M0MBD/M

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This spring we decided to go on a short cruise. Because I have just taken over another company, I could not afford to be away for too long, so we booked a cruise from Southampton to Portugal. It would take … 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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