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    Re: Hello from GW4VPX

    Allan,

    Welcome to the mad house!
    I'm more a 'beachcomber' than a 'goat', but love the lightweight kit as it means it gets toted around more often than not for playing radio when the opportunity...
  2. Thread: Grenham Bay

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    Re: Grenham Bay

    Peter, I can understand your argument, in that you are starting at the forum posting.
    However, I believe that the original intention was that the map was the starting point. That is, an amateur...
  3. Thread: Grenham Bay

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    Re: Grenham Bay

    Peter,
    These forum entries are generated from the 'locations map', so in general the text is viewed on the map so the reader knows exactly where the location is!

    73
    Ian G0PDZ
  4. Thread: Grenham Bay

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    Grenham Bay

    Free on street parking. Slope down to concrete esplanade. Limited railings. Stony, rocky beach almost disappears at high water. Grass area behind sea defences at beach level offers an alternative op...
  5. Thread: Epple Bay

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    Epple Bay

    Free street parking, slope down to beach or operate from a cliff top grass area. Beach, a little muddy & can be smelly. Concrete esplanade, but limited railings. No cafe or toilet. Tight little bay...
  6. Thread: West Bay

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    West Bay

    Check your position as you may be in JO01QJ. Street parking. Concrete esplanade, metal railings. Great cafe, open all year, does evening events, but loads of space to operate. Also grass area with...
  7. Thread: St Mildred's Bay

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    St Mildred's Bay

    Street parking, for free or use the small pay car park. Concrete esplanade, metal railings - great for poles, sandy beach. Pav's Cafe great food, lovely people. Toilets available in summer.

    Find...
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    Westbrook Bay, Barnes Avenue Car park

    Free car park. Wooden or concrete stumps prevent you driving onto the esplanade, but great for strapping a pole to. Ideal for car based ops. Or as a place to leave the car & stroll off to the beaches...
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    Re: Palm Bay, Hodges Gap Promenade

    It should read JO01QJ, either my fat thumbs or the formatting issue!
    I tried on my iPad & couldn't get visible text in the details box.
    I tried on my MacBook & had the same.
    My Windows7 net...
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    Palm Bay, Hodges Gap Promenade

    Access is down a slipway beside the Coastguard lookout. Large concrete apron, plenty of parking. Railings run the length of the sea wall, good to fix poles to. Small sandy beach popular with dog...
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    Re: PW 2M QRP VHF contest 2015

    I had a play with the contest. I arrived at my 1st choice location, highest cliff top locally (21m, wow!) with a clean take off east through North to the West, not a bad compromise from the North...
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    Re: New /portable rig

    Andy,

    Have a scan through this forum message string, http://www.arpoc.org/power/240-battery-questions.html

    It may help you decide on the battery power question.

    I have the FT 817, 857 &...
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    Re: New locations map and general tidy up

    Thanks Matt.
    Just blown out my 1st choice for the PW144 contest, boot fair!
    So having a quick breakfast before using an alternate.

    73
    Ian
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    Re: New locations map and general tidy up

    Matt,
    Great job on the locations map, superb.
    But as I accessed it via my iPad, I immediately realised I couldn't do any updates as I have no right click function!
    Now, I can wait until I get...
  15. Thread: G0PDZ

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    HF Only & SSB Only G0PDZ

    13/06/2015
    Grenham Bay
    40m ssb

    My 2nd attempt at activating the bay. First time round the works on the sea wall forced me to retreat to the clifftop. The cause of the great beach definition...
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    Sadly for ARPOC activity I won't be out /p next...

    Sadly for ARPOC activity I won't be out /p next weekend as I will be running GB1MSM, Manston Spitfire Museum, on 40m (240v power so ineligible), but members may try some /p kit from the site.
    I...
  17. Thread: Hello from Devon

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    Re: Hello from Devon

    Andy, welcome aboard!

    Yes it's a great club, lots to do, especially in your part of the world. All those beaches, National Parks & beautiful places to visit. You might even be able to con a...
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    Life's a beach Re: Definition of Beach location?

    Now to stir the pot again!
    I like the 1/4 Wavelength idea, but, any microwave enthusiasts may not!

    But, back to my original situation which raised the question. By this I may be allowed to...
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    Life's a beach Re: Definition of Beach location?

    Thanks. Exactly the clarity I expected! But, it shows the flexibility of the awards scheme that no activation is wasted, hi hi.
    Come Kaz!!!

    Oh, supplentary question. Have you considered a table...
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    Life's a beach Definition of Beach location?

    A question?
    I have happily worked 10 beaches so far, pebbles underfoot or sand between the toes! No worries.

    However today a beach I 'activated' was made of shell & aggregate over rock, with no...
  21. Thread: Promoting ARPOC

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    Re: Promoting ARPOC

    I likewise heard the excellent advert for the club, I then worked the /p Stn myself whilst/p activating a beach. He surrenders & promised to join as soon as he gets home!
    Good to work you also...
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    Re: Hello from Hartlepool 2E0HPI

    Welcome to the club Carl. Good to see you here.

    73
    Ian
    G0PDZ
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    HF Only & SSB Only Re: ***Awarded*** G0PDZ

    Matt, ha ha, but not when there's any North in the wind! I saw the pictures on the Thanet Gazette website, waterproof rig required!!!
    If I can it would be good to activate 25 unique beach locations,...
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    HF Only & SSB Only Re: ***Awarded*** G0PDZ

    I suppose so, just need to dig out all the bay's & coves of Thanet to keep it local if I can!
    73
    Ian
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    HF Only & SSB Only Re: G0PDZ

    03/06/2015
    Epple Bay
    40m SSB

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    Thats it I think I have a Silver.

    Thanks
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