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A short tour by Gavin M1BXF of the station setup in Harris, with a visit to the operators inside Flossie, and just in time to catch Lawrence M0LCM hit his 1000th QSO on this trip.

Meet the Harris Camb Hams – week 1

May 8th, 2010 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (1 Comments)

As lunch time on Saturday approaches, we have to bid farewell to two of the group who have to be back in Cambridge next week. Geoff G0DDX and Adam G1UAF have headed off to the ferry. Tomorrow, Martin G3ZAY heads off as well, but soon we hope to have Voi G0BOE joining us.

The obligatory group shot in front of Flossie – left to right
back row: Lawrence M0LCM, Martin G3ZAY, Geoff G0DDX, Rob M0VFC, Colin G4ERO and Mark M0MJH.

front row: Gavin M1BXF, Adam G1UAF and Terry G3VFC.

First curry night

May 4th, 2010 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (3 Comments)

We’ve been eating well – first curry went down extremely well, thanks to Terry G3VFC and his helper, able bodied seaman Geoff G0DDX – Well done chaps on feeding the hungry Camb Hams in bulk… and the custard and leftover rice seemed to be a hit too!!

How to work 107 QSOs in under a minute!

May 4th, 2010 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (0 Comments)

Well, you have an enthusiastic crew of Camb Hams running multiple stations, multiple modes, multiple bands… and through a bit of digital magic you can see them work 107 stations in just under a minute in this video clip!

OMG I got a response! – Geoff G0DDX

May 3rd, 2010 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (2 Comments)

Geoff has been working data modes all day and it looks like someone finally responded to him on PSK31!

Gavin M1BXF on 6m

May 3rd, 2010 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (1 Comments)


IMG_7787, originally uploaded by scubadude2000.

Gavin M1BXF doing some interesting DX experiments on 6m with the Discovery 64 linear amplifier, kindly loaned to the group by the great guys at Linear Amps UK. OFCOM have granted a high power NoV for experimental and research purposes, and we are collecting details of power levels and antenna configurations of stations we work. We are noticing some Aurora fluctuations as well on VHF.

Gavin M1BXF on 4m

May 3rd, 2010 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (0 Comments)

Gavin M1BXF on 6m, originally uploaded by scubadude2000.

A very serious Gavin working 4m with a homebrew solid state amplifier (built in an old Bremi BRL-200 case) that can do up to 300 watts. The 4m beam antenna is giving very little reflected power, so we know we’re getting good output at the front of the beam!

How to build a spiderbeam in 60 seconds

May 3rd, 2010 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (1 Comments)

Well, you have to cheat and use timelapse video! Enjoy!

On the ferry “Hebrides”

May 1st, 2010 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (0 Comments)

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Early fuel stop in Fort William

May 1st, 2010 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (1 Comments)

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Quick pitstop and making good time.