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