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    VHF/UHF Only & SSB Only Re: ***Awarded*** G1YBB

    Cheers Matt :)
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    Re: 144Mhz yagi designed for backpacking portable.

    Well I never did come back to you did I!

    Probably long since built yours but I got more 20mm box from metals4u.co.uk who do up to 6m lengths which is handy!
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    Re: 144Mhz yagi designed for backpacking portable.

    Hi Tim. Yes the yagi is serving me very well in contests. I have since followed it up with a 6 element on 6m and another 6 element on 4m.

    But the 2m one is really doing the business for me. I won...
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    getting the word out

    is there or have you considered a facebook group for the ARPOC?
    I've not seen one, but it could be a good way of letting more people know you are here, to increase membership and activity?
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    VHF/UHF Only & SSB Only ***Awarded*** G1YBB

    Activation 1.

    5th April 2016.
    Graig Syfyrddin, Monmouthshire, IO81NV
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    Re: Fibre Glass Pole Mounting

    One thing I would say is mine is a bit short for the sole support, unless it's very calm. If the ground is hard it's better, but on soft peaty summits it needs screwing in more. I always use guys...
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    Re: Our set up for the May VHF contest

    Ah Capel! That's Ian H. That's where I saw it.
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    Re: Fibre Glass Pole Mounting

    I screw one of these in, and use velcro cable ties to attach the pole to it....
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    Re: Our set up for the May VHF contest

    Nice one. I remember the gin pole days (I like gin pole and I am sticking to it :) )
    never had the luxury of a tower though.

    Saw the flag somewhere on facebook. Don't think it was in the VHF...
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    Re: 144Mhz yagi designed for backpacking portable.

    The LFA seems to be one of the popular 'newfangled' designs. (I'm still catching up from the DL6WU and DJ9BV era :) )

    But I am really loving the performance of the DK7ZB. Seems to work amazingly...
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    Re: 144Mhz yagi designed for backpacking portable.

    Nice one on the plates.

    I have a spreadsheet at work where I have compiled suppliers I have found. Not so easy to get metric in UK but there are some.
    I can share what I have found tomorrow.
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    Re: Portable antenna for 40, 60 and 80 m

    Ah Ok. I am a big fan of resonant antennas to save the weight and extra connections of an ATU.
    Same as qrp radio+linear v higher output radio. I like simplicity.
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    Re: Portable antenna for 40, 60 and 80 m

    Ah good point about not wanting to leave your sleeping bag.
    Don't know what power you are using but SOTAbeams have some very small (and light) traps.
    this is the 10W pico, they do 100W ones....
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    Re: Portable antenna for 40, 60 and 80 m

    What about a link dipole? Easy to make multi band, no tuner required, no narrowing bandwidth from traps etc, and light. I use a 20/40 link dipole with a 8m fishing pole, works great. I guess for 80...
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    Re: 144Mhz yagi designed for backpacking portable.

    :)
    I'll see what I can do.
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    Re: 144Mhz yagi designed for backpacking portable.

    Just spotted this edit.
    Interesting comment, I expected to be in the minority not liking the kite style winders for the wire.
    The wire spools are downloadable if you have a 3D printer, which is how...
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    Garway Hill G/WB-013

    A lovely portable site with great VHF take off. Have to backpack to the top these days. Free roaming ponies and RC glider fliers are often seen.

    Find it on the map!
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    HF Only & Mixed Mode Re: ***Awarded*** G4KLE

    Nice one Merv. Ross is just down road from me.
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    Re: Out /P for club top band net

    Does look good, I'd be interested too.
    Looks a bit like as well as the centre loading you are helically winding the wire around a fishing pole?
    As I have a 8m and 10m fishing pole this interests me...
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    Re: Ninja Patrol from Ramsey Rural Museum

    looks a cracking day and the 'shack' looks ideal too with shade/shelter.

    I'm guessing the last photo was either taken while you were working VK or had the phone (maybe?) up the other way and...
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    VHF/UHF Only & SSB Only Re: G1YBB

    3rd May 2016
    Vagar Hill, Herefordshire, IO82LB

    I didn't take any pics this time as I was running late and had a deadline to get on the air, but I have my entry, hope that will count:

    785
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    Re: tips for operating in bad weather.

    not seen one either, though agree does look a little expensive.
    I prefer to shelter myself and the radio if it's quite inclement weather, so use normal paper.
    (if using paper-lately I have been...
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    Re: Mobile and portable in West Texas

    Good dx John!
  24. Re: Dealing with online logging for portable and alternate operating

    I use a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 but I know many (including G4POP who does all the Log4OM videos) use much lesser spec'd tablets quite happily.
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    Re: excellent mic modification kit

    nice job fitting that RJ45 as they can be a right bugger!
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