Tag: portable

50 MHz Trophy Cup

The 50 MHz trophy cup is a great opportunity to work some stations, with lots of activity from both the UK and EU. Due to the current situation with Covid 19 this years event wasnt going to be on the same scale as previous events. It was decided the event needed to me small scale, […]

Bank Holiday Radio Weekend

August is the last Bank Holiday of the year, and with the weather set to be 30c+, it provided the ideal weekend to play some radio. Members of LEFARS and SNBCG came together at Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear bunker for a 3 day radio weekend, including BBQ and camping. Some members of the advanced party […]

70 MHz portable in the rain

Today was the RSGB first 70 MHz contest, and the weather was forecast to be overcast and dry. I operated from the SNBCG contest site at the Secret Nuclear Bunker Kelvedon Hatch. The Icom 7300 and homebrew 6e beam was used in the field, and the Expert 1.3KA provided 160w to the antenna. The pump […]

Portable with Essex Ham

The weather looked reasonable, so @essexham suggested it would make a nice afternoon for a ham based meet up at Gallywood Chelmsford. Essex Ham is a virtual club, great for like minded local hams to meet up and experiment. I opted for my usual setup, 12m fibreglass pole and a 4m slim jim antenna. The […]

70 MHz Cumulatives

Using the club call M0SNB June saw another chance to operate 70 MHz outdoors in the RSGB contest, with perfect weather at 24c. The contest site at the Secret Nuclear Bunker was used, at some 110m ASL it has good take off in most directions. Using the homebrew 6e 70 Mhz beam, and the solid-state […]