Monthly Archive for November, 2012

50MHz UKAC – 27th November 2012

This was the first time I’d used the 6m Moxon from its new position on the upgraded VHF rotator. I was using the K3 and 100W. Conditions very very variable, with signals becoming audible and then fading out completely within minutes.

Not much activity heard from IO81UT and only 5 QSOs made.

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144MHZ UKAC – 6th November 2012

As other things got in the way for the October session I finally made it for another UKAC. It was nice to work F8BRK, GD8EXI, G4FZN/P and the best DX was G0EHV/P up in IO94 ET. No all time new squares for me this time, but a fun 20 QSOs nonetheless. Only spent an hour and a half or so on the air. Hopefully soon I will have a new rotator up and the VHF antennas above the loft extension so the VSWR won’t change with beam heading!

The obligatory map showing a very nice north south line of contacts. I’ve a big lump of granite to the East of here so that direction is a challenge at the best of times. One of these days I might get out /P for a UKAC and work more than low tens of stations.

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