Monthly Archives: December 2010

That’s pretty much it for 2010

I don’t expect to be doing any serious radio for the next few days.  Yesterday evening was the last of the RSGB UKAC Contests that the Martello Tower Group are taking part in this year and unexpectedly today I was … Continue reading

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Christmas!

Yes, it’s Christmas, no, I’ve not had much chance to do anything really on the wireless. I worked a couple of stations last week but nothing really of note and I’ve just had a nice couple of hours in the … Continue reading

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QSOs, a contest and a new callsign

I’ve had a couple of nice although quick QSOs on 40m over the last two nights.  I’m now suffering from some quite serious interference on all bands from 160m up to 15m which I think is coming from some Christmas … Continue reading

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10MHz QRSS Transmitter kit

I mentioned yesterday that I’d been building a QRP Labs 30m QRSS transmitter so I thought I’d go into a bit more detail here.  QRS is accepted as the Q-code for ‘please send slower;  in Morse and QRSS is a … Continue reading

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Spain and a new square

Every Saturday I take a drive to Frinton-on-Sea to stock up on bread for the week.  I’d done the shopping and was just getting back into the car when my phone pinged at me to tell me I had a … Continue reading

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My son passed his Foundation Exam!

After a brief period of study, my son David sat and passed the Foundation Exam at Colchester Radio Amateurs yesterday.  He’s not shown any real interest in radio in the past but about three months ago I bought the Foundation … Continue reading

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144MHz UKAC Contest, December 2010

Last night was the final 144MHz UKAC Contest of 2010 – I’ve been putting in entries all this year as part of the Martello Tower Group and for a small group, I think we’re doing very well. Yesterday was my … Continue reading

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