Author Archives: G0IUE

Club Members on 50Mhz

Rather unexpectedly a few of us appeared on 6m this evening (Monday 16th May). Firstly Jon G0IUE and Brian G6HUI were doing some tests. Jon had just installed a Cushcraft AR6 vertical ready for the Sporadic-E season and Brian was using a horizontal dipole and despite the cross polarisation good 5-7 reports were exchanged.

Before long word was out there and up popped Gary M0OTL (Melksham) and Jack M0PLS (Chippenham). Jack had set up his Buddipole in the back garden and his signal was clear and strong using just 10 Watts from his Discovery SDR transceiver.

We chatted for 90 mins and it was great fun to get back on to 6m. Jon’s new vertical and Jack’s Discovery radio are shown below.

Cushcraft AR6 ‘Ringo’
M0PLS portable ‘Discovery’ transceiver

Club Night 10th May 2022

This evening’s meeting saw Jack M0PLS construct the new ‘Dual’ 13 element 2m/70cm yagi ready for installation in the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile Gary M0OTL was busy sourcing a 7 pin rugged connector for our Prosistel Rotator so we can connect it up to the new beam. Brian G6HUI continues to recover from his recent surgery and after popping in to see him during the evening he seems in good spirits and is enjoying digi modes on his newly installed Off Centre Fed dipole.

This weeks ‘Shout Out’ goes to Mike 2E0OND who continues to be our No 1 News Page viewer. Mike is a regular member and contributor of the Sunday evening 4m Moonraker Net and often acts as Net Control.

No pictures tonight folks but have a great week and plenty of DX. Till next time it’s 73s and good DX from the Chippenham Club Web Team! 😊

GX3VRE Operations and Laurie trys out his new Radio

A great club night this evening with many of Bert’s (G0FGR, SK) remaining books and sundry items generously donated by Bert’s family, being picked up by grateful members.

Here we see Laurie testing out a new acquisition, the FT-980 and matching SP-980 speaker using the club Callsign GX3VRE.

Laurie as GX3VRE and his new radio courtesy of Bert G0FGR

GX3VRE Mag Loop Operations

This weeks meeting saw club members experimenting with an ICOM IC-705 running 30m FT8 and FT4 with an MFJ Magnetic Loop. We managed 18 contacts with the furthest being 1800 miles away. Here’s a couple of photos from the evening.

IC-705, Lipo battery and Mag Loop
Front view set up in the car park

Andover Rally Report

It was great to see a number of Club members today at the Andover Rally. The event was bathed in sunshine and really well attended. We managed to despatch all of our 50 Wiltshire Radio Rally Flyers and many said it’s in their calendars already.

Here’s a few pictures from our table.

Karen M3KIR Flyer Manager
Karen selling items
ICOM IC-705 testing a Hustler Whip on 10m
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GB5MU – A day out in the sunshine

A big thank you to all the Club members who supported the GB5MU operations today. We made plenty contacts on 40m, 17m and 2m SSB and FM. We didn’t take many photos but here are the few we did take.

Jenni on 144mhz and Julian on 40m
Jacek M0PLS testing the Discovery Transceiver and a Buddipole
Another angle same operators busy in QSOs
A shady image of the Icom IC-705 we used at GB5MU