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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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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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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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Going Portable – A series of articles based on John Mulye’s original document – No 1

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This article is the first in a series based on John Mulye’s G0VEH original document that detailed the various thoughts and ideas that were recommended in order to both enjoy and succeed in a portable amateur radio activation. What is … 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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LIGHTING

Does anybody have a couple of small desk lamps, 240v for use on field weekends? Need lighting for night operating.  

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