Another enjoyable evening at the Club with the Hawkins 20m vertical once again installed and operational.
We welcomed Club Member Richard K4ULD/G4ULD who is in the area for a few weeks. Richard gave us an interesting insight into Ham Radio repeater operations and Tuesday Ham Radio meet ups from his home location in Colarado.
On Tuesday the13th September we are pleased to announce a presentation by Chris Coleman G4HCW titled ‘Over The Horizon Radar’
Chris has been involved in the theory and operation of ‘OTHR’ for many years and will be sharing his knowledge on the subject at our Club HQ in Kington Langley from 8pm on Tuesday 13th September. Visitors Welcome.
Club member and regular SOTA participant makes the September edition of Radcom (Page 12). Luckily for Robert his SOTA efforts were duly recognised as he won first prize in the SOTA raffle. Well done Robert.
Tonight we tested Brian G6HUI’s newly purchased Hawkins Radio 20m end fed vertical. The antenna was duly installed via a 12m Spiderbeam Fibreglass Mast and a Gary M0OTL drive on mount. Using 30m of RG8X we connected it to the Club’s IC-7300. SWR was at resonance as expected on 20m and we started using WSJT-X on 20m FT4. Many contacts were made as far away as China, North America and Bob VP8LP in the Falkland Islands. We found that the 7300s internal ATU allowed the antenna to tune on 17m, 15, 12, 10 and 6m Bands. A very versatile antenna indeed.
What a great evening this was! We welcomed Matt, John and Mimzy for a fun and educational evening about metal detecting in the local area. It was an excellent evening and we learnt so much about Roman history 👍
Matt Fenn explains the fun to be had to Robert M0RWX and Gary M0OTL