March 2017…

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Tripple SOTA activation in Snowdonia I’d been watching the weather forecast for most of March waiting for a few days of good weather to attempt a triple SOTA (Summits on the Air) activation in Snowdonia and, on 24th March 2017 I saw a gap in the weather that looked perfect for a flying visit. Accommodation […]

October 2016…

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As the month draws to an end this marks the end of my 8 week CW Ops training course. It’s seen an amazing change in my ability through a fundamental change to the way I ‘do’ CW. Although I still have a lot of practice ahead to improve the percentage of copy I’m already more […]

September 2016…

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This month the work to improve my CW starts in earnest. I started my Level 2 CW Ops Academy training and it’s amazing how quickly you can progress with daily practice and a little guidance. The guidance is excellent and my ‘class’ are a great bunch. It’s amazing how we all have similar experiences and challenges with […]

June 2016…

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Not a huge amount of radio going on this month although I did take the KX1 and a random wire with me to Italy and managed to work back to the UK…thanks G4XRV. I gave a presentation to the Reading & District Amateur Radio Club on promoting the hobby. The Reading Club has some really […]

May 2016…

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This month I tweaked the tuning of my SOTA linked dipole to give me greater coverage on 40m. I now have an SWR of <1.7:1 across 20, 30 & 40m…now I’m ready for some Summer SOTA action :o) I’ve managed to achieved both my Worked all @lids (WALIDS) Bronze award and collected my first FISTS Millionaire […]

April 2016…

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Hurrah, it’s EUCW QRS week again so you should hear me calling CQ between 12 – 14wpm this week and I’m happy to slow down more or repeat things as many times as you need :o) The highlight this month was the @lids_cw CW Boot Camp which was held on the 16th April in Bristol. Contrary to the title […]