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    Weekend activations?

    Who's out this weekend?

    I'm hoping to get M6WFY and myself out today so we can work on getting our "Escaped the Shack" awards.

    Keep you eye on the spots page to find us...
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    Re: Weekend activations?

    I'm thinking about going out to a local spot this afternoon as it looks like the best chance of some dry weather over the whole weekend :-(
    Probably be on 40m and 30m mostly CW , maybe some SSB on higher bands.
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    Re: Weekend activations?

    20M looks to be in good shape today so I think we'll give that a try from the beach.
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    Re: Weekend activations?

    I didn't get out the other day, but going out this afternoon. Listen out for G0DZB/P(cw) and M0PZT/P(ssb) from Chelmsford. Not sure what bands we'll be on, so check for tweets from 'PZT.
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    Re: Weekend activations?

    Remember to post on the spots page if you can.

    I hope to get out for a while this afternoon too.
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    Re: Weekend activations?

    I'm jealous, am wallpapering.....
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    Re: Weekend activations?

    We (M6WFY and me) managed to get out for an hour and work a few stations on 40M. Got packed up just before the rain came!

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    Re: Weekend activations?

    We had a very pleasant afternoon. M0PZT with 40m doublet in inv Vee, G0DZB with 30m doublet. We had some non-operating visitor who were setting up new antennas and cutting wires for dipoles. I christened a very nicely made buddystick by working the South of France with 10W on 30m CW. Owner was "chuffed" (Sorry can't remember their callsign).

    The "spots" feature needs to be "pre-loadable" so that entries can be made before setting off as not all of us have mobile telephones !


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    Re: Weekend activations?

    That's a good idea Peter. I was thinking the same thing.

    I'll see what I can do.
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    Re: Weekend activations?

    Nice to work some inter-G today on 40m SSB - it was busy so finding a spare 3KHz was fun. I also mentioned to Peter DZB about the "Spots" feature and I'm yet to navigate it on my 'droid phone/tablet, but even sending out Tweets during /P isn't easy so unless you're desperate for QSOs, it's often overlooked (concentrating on radio etc). I quite like the idea of putting in some sort of band/mode intention, and if heard, perhaps another member (who works them?) can append the frequency, as well?

    40m Doublet worked well as an Inv-V today - No real difference noticed between feeding it with balanced-line (17m) or RG58 (12m) but I guess it's useful when moving to other bands and not having too much loss. That being said, I found 15m to be in good shape but called for about 15 minutes with no takers, so ended-up working a Russian special-event before ending-up back on 40m.

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