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Camb-Hams DX Blog

Continuing the Camb-Hams traditional Scottish Island activations, we’ve decided to return to the Isle of Arran (IOTA EU-123) operating from a cottage on the west of the island near Balliekine IO75HO during the 22nd of May till 29th of May 2016.

Operational plans are currently.

  • HF bands from 80m and 40m through10m will be covered with four stations , all capable of running the legal power limit from five linear amplifiers
  • 6m, 4m and 2m again all at legal limit
  • 2m and 70cm satellites

Equipment wise, here’s a taster:

  • HF
    • 4 * Elecraft K3 transceivers on HF
    • 3 * Elecraft KPA-500 amplifiers
    • Expert 1K-FA HF linear
    • 5B4AGN and DuneStar transmitting band-pass filters
  • VHF 6m
    • 6m: Elecraft K3 transceiver
    • 6m: Yaesu VL-1000 “Quadra” linear
    • 6m: 6 element YU7EF wide spaced
  • VHF 4m
    • Icom IC-756ProIII transceiver
    • G4DDK Nacton transverter
    • 300W solid-state linear,
    • 7 element YU7EF wide spaced
  • VHF 2m
  • Satellites
    • Icom IC-910 transceiver
    • Wimo 2m & 70cm X-Quads
    • SSB Electronics Preamps
    • Yaesu G-5500 computer controlled rotator system (PCSat32)