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On the ferry “Hebrides”

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

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At the Uig ferry port

May 1st, 2010 | Posted by Gavin, M1BXF in General - (1 Comments)

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That’s us here ready to get the ferry. Arrived well on time and the bonus is the steward measured Flossie to confirm if it was over 5 meters and therefore commercial rate and said it wasn’t! So that’s £75 saved!

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.

An early start

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

The Camb-hams convoy is on the move at 03:33 heading for the ferry at Uig.

Out for dinner.

April 30th, 2010 | Posted by Gavin, M1BXF in General - (1 Comments)

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Dinner in the Cruin, starters being finished, mains next…

Final Shopping

April 30th, 2010 | Posted by Gavin, M1BXF in General - (0 Comments)

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Current stopped in Dumbarton getting the last of the shopping to keep us going till Tuesday.

4m linear complete

April 29th, 2010 | Posted by Gavin, M1BXF in General - (0 Comments)

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So not only do we have a Discovery 64 amplifier kindly loaned to us for the duration of the DX’Pedition by Linear Amp Ltd but we also have a 300 watt capable 4 meter amp based on an MRF-151G part, meaning that working 6m / 4m crossband just got a whole lot easier!  She may not be pretty but for 2 watts in we get 300 watts out 🙂

An Easy Way To Get To Harris?

April 28th, 2010 | Posted by Gavin, M1BXF in General - (0 Comments)

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After posting pictures of the spiderbeam in the diary Dave M0VMC commented ‘All you have to do now is make it rotate fast enough and you can miss all the jams on the way to Harris…just watch out for EZY1344 to Nice out of East Midlands… 🙂’.  Well John G8XLB has made this into an image for us all to see! 

Another advantage of spinning the antenna fast enough to fly is we could create a doppler DF system!

Packing Underway

April 27th, 2010 | Posted by Gavin, M1BXF in General - (0 Comments)

Last night we got together for dinner, a final chat and the headed off to G4HUN’s QTH to get all the bits ready for the van and to Geoff G0DDX’s QTH to get the trailer mast ready.

Everything is now sorted for packing on Thursday for an am start on Friday 30th.

On Saturday 24th we got together to test the spiderbeam on the CRG van fondly known as Flossie!

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Here is a video of the mast being pumped upto about 2/3 height…