The first Club night of 2023 saw us take down the Decorations on behalf of the Hall Committee and GX3VRE taking part in the 144mhz UK Activity Contest. We also extended a warm welcome to Ciaran M7GGC from Southwick who popped in to pick up some kit.
Message just in from Mike 2E0OND asking whether the Club will be running a net over the Christmas period. Short answer is TBC. We will be discussing this at Club on Tuesday 20th December and any decisions made will be publicised on here and our other Social Media platforms.
Really good turn last night at the Club and Dave G8TTI brought along his newly repaired IC-271e 2m multimode to try out on the RSGB Dec 2m activity contest. Many contacts were made and Dave left happy with his new acquisition.
Despite football on the TV it was another top turnout at the Club this evening. Jack M0PLS was keen to try out his 2nd Discovery 599 transceiver purchased on a Black Friday Special from Nevada. It certainly looked and sounded good with QSOs a plenty on 40m.
Meanwhile Dave G8TTI got to grips with an IC-271e which needs some TLC but Dave will no doubt get it back in to service very soon.
Member’s were once again out in force at the Hall putting up the Christmas decorations for the benefit of all Hall users. Big thanks to G6HUI, M3HUI, M3KIR, 2E0CXH, G6YCG and G0IUE for their help this morning.
Tonight we bid a warm welcome to Kevin Kelly who popped along for a chat and a cuppa and it was good to see him.
We also tested a QRM eliminator to see if we could reduce some of the high noise we get on our loft mounted HF Triband Dipole. Using a Chameleon F Loop 2.0 as the auxiliary antenna on a camera tripod in the Club shack we were able to null most of the noise very effectively.
We also had a collection of items on display from a local Amateur who unfortunately is going QRT. Several items were sold or reserved which is good news.
Andy 2E1GQX is writing a Rally report for Radcom and we hope to get some pictures included for a future edition of the magazine.
Good to see Gary M0OTL who dropped off a modified drive on mount to accept a Spiderbeam fibreglass mast.
The picture below shows the QRM eliminator on test. Till next time have a great week ahead and 73s.