August 2016…

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SOTABeams Go4Low overview A hackspace has started up near me so I’ve immediately joined to support them. With the realisation that I now have workshop machines available to me I started thinking about a radio project to make the most of this. I’m in the process of designing a Hellschreiber copy starting with the printer. Cool! I’m currently sourcing […]

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 […]

February 2016…

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James (M0JCQ) convinced me that a rerun of our 2015 Five Peaks SOTA challenge would be an excellent idea…after all, Winter in Wales, what could possibly go wrong. This year we chose the half-term holiday weekend so finding overnight digs on the Friday was a challenge. We activated the following summits on the English/Welsh border in […]