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  1. Thread: Lack of activity

    by M0TCF
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    Re: Lack of activity

    Its been a long time since I've been here Mat, but haven't forgotten the ARPOC!! I'm going to try and promote the club somewhat locally (in the SW) in the hopes of getting more operators out and...
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    Re: Five Beach Activation & Pics

    Excellent idea Matt, isn't part of being an Amateur about sharing stuff??
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    Re: LiFePo4 Battery Use

    Just completed 'Life's a Beach' with an 817 and a home brewed antenna run up a 10m long fishing pole! I ran the station on and off, over three days, and managed it all using one properly charged...
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    Re: Five Beach Activation & Pics

    Works for me! never really could understand why this was implemented anyway, surely the whole point of putting messages on the forum was to share information and the pleasures of /P Ops?
  5. Stating Power Outputs while calling...................

    I had a phone call the other evening from fellow club member & PO Allan G1JXI asking me what I thought about giving our actual power output when calling CQ?

    Having spent the last couple of days...
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    Re: Five Beach Activation & Pics

    Matt I think that would be great - and if other folks want to use the same locations I do, then thats up to them - I personally, don't have a favourite spot to operate from and would never seek to...
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    HF Only & Mixed Mode Re: MOTCF

    Many thanks Matt, I really enjoyed visiting the beaches - haven't been paddling in the sea for years lol! Apart from making some great QRP contacts, it was really nice to be able to engage with...
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    Re: Five Beach Activation & Pics

    Thanks for the info John, I wondered why I couldn't see the other entries on the same board! I'll re-post here :) Regards Lin M0TCF.
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    Five Beach Activation & Pics

    See Awards Forum - 'Lifes a Beach - Bronze' for the write up :)
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    HF Only & Mixed Mode ***Awarded*** MOTCF

    I went out for a couple hours down to Exmouth beach, primarily to test out my home brew 20m vertical, end fed dipole - it worked great, not only that I got the bug for 'sandy operations' lol! Here's...
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    Re: My FT-857 manpack

    Looks Great!!! :)
  12. Thread: Little and Large

    by M0TCF
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    Re: Little and Large

    Mike,

    I guessing here, but would it be fair to say you don't get to much hassle from 'the petticoat government' when it comes to your radio gear?? :)

    73's Lin.
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    Re: Hello from Hartlepool 2E0HPI

    Hi Carl,

    A warmest welcome to the club, and an impressive total of countries you have working QRP, shows a whole load dedication and commitment :) I noted in your intro message that you refer to...
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    Re: Out and about (HF) on my tod...

    Matt,

    Thanks for the info regarding the issues around the end -fed dipole I'll have a look at the harmonics pattern, and as a precaution will put an rf choke in the system too - I'm going to put...
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    Re: Double loaded end fed.

    Peter,

    No problems, as long as you remember to use my correct name as well; Lin is short for Linden (cos I'm a fella) and its an 'i' not a 'y' if you look. Thank you very much....
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    Re: Double loaded end fed.

    Pete, have a look at the link in the thread I posted entitled 'Out and about (HF) on my tod' (its in Mobile Matters). I've just built a mono band 20m end fed dipole system that uses a toroid and a...
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    Re: Editing Messages - 5 mins time out.

    30 mins would be great - Tnx Matt.
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    Re: Out and about (HF) on my tod...

    Matt,

    Thanks for the reply. Hmm which award to go for??? Escaped the Shack or Lifes a Beach?? :)

    With regards to the antenna design have a look here . Further reading indicates that work has...
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    Editing Messages - 5 mins time out.

    Can anybody explain please why there is a 5 min max on editing messages after you've posted them please?? I'm mildly dyslexic and find it helpful to re-read my postings after they've gone up to make...
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    Out and about (HF) on my tod...

    Most of my time, I tend only to use my VHF gear mobile/portable, mainly due to the constraints of an HF antenna on the roof of my van i.e. they don't like it up there and get bent, broken or come...
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    General discussion Re: Standard Exchange

    Thanks Matt,

    Thats the one that I found as well by chance, and decided it looked useful anyway...
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    General discussion Re: Standard Exchange

    I tried looking up 'Locator' in the google app store and got about 50 different apps none of which seemed to correspond to the one you mention - neither were any of them just called 'locator' either...
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    Re: Best antenna mount for 2M/70cm

    TBH, I really think you get what you pay for! I can't/won't drill a hole in the roof of my van - its fibreglass and I have no intention of compromising the integrity of the waterproof seal! I have...
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    Re: PW 2M QRP VHF contest 2015

    Thank you Matt!

    Apologies for the spelling mistakes - I'll know in future to do my written ramblings in Word or some such. I really enjoy writing, esp about my fun with radio's!

    The pictures...
  25. Thread: Silverton Head

    by M0TCF
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    Silverton Head

    Caution at this junction, there is enough room to park on the verges, however lots of trees and an overhead power line to be wary of. This point is also very close to one of the SOTA sites here in...
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