Monthly Archives: December 2011

Days 346 to 350 – Early morning and late evening JT65

With my mast down and just a 40m monoband dipole up at 15ft and my 10m vertical, I was quite limited in what I could do this week because I was actually worse off for aerials than I’ve been all … Continue reading

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Aerial is back up and the winch mechanism works perfectly

Today was the final test for my aerial installation and I’m pleased to report that everything went well. This morning, David, M6DHU and myself wrapped up warm and ventured out into the garden.  We first lowered my 40m dipole and … Continue reading

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Days 344 and 345 – The ARRL 10m Contest

These two days were the ARRL 10m contest and I had high hopes for it.  I had a mental target of 500 QSOs over the course of the weekend but things didn’t go as well as expected.  I started off … Continue reading

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Mast and aerial are down!

After the recent heavy winds in Scotland it’s now time for the south of the country to get them and we’re forecast winds of up to 65 mph at some point over the next few days which equates to Storm … Continue reading

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Days 337 to 343 – Aerial work at the Martello Tower and the 2m UKAC

I had a nice lot of QSOs on day #337, largely on the higher bands again.  I was up at a reasonable time and had a couple of CQ shouts on 10m, first working UV3QF, Igor and UA6BCB, Vlad.  I … Continue reading

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Planning permission – I had a visit and a letter from the council

Planning permission is a subject I’ve steered clear of on this blog for one main reason.  I don’t have any.  I used to have a twenty foot pole on the side of my house with a seventeen foot long 2m … Continue reading

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Days 334, 335 and 336 – Not much happening

This is a very small update.  The bands have been really dead in the evenings and the fact that I didn’t have an aerial for 40m following it falling down means it’s been a difficult three days. Day #334 was … Continue reading

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