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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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Mast is up, beam is up – It’s all done in time for CQ WW SSB

The crowds descended on my QTH again today in order to finish what we started back on the 10th September, just six weeks ago.  Today we had Chris, M6GSD, Tony, G0MBA, Colin, M1EAK, Yan, M0YNK, Bill, G0OAX and Chris’ son, … Continue reading

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My Alimast is up but there’s no aerial on top (lots of images in this post)

There was no work done on my Alimast from Aerial-Parts of Colchester last weekend because I was at the RSGB Convention so the plan was to get everything finished off this weekend.  The design for the bracket had been worked … Continue reading

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Days 266 to 275, Alimast sections are all assembled

Lots of QSOs over these ten days, with quite a few data contacts during contests.  Here’s a list. At the weekend I finished off the assembly of my Alimast sections.  I’d done a lot on Saturday as per my previous … Continue reading

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Days 256 – 265 and more Alimast building

Another bumper update so again it’s a list – It makes sense (to me anyway) to provide a list like this as it saves extra typing! I’m especially pleased by the QSO with TR8CA using PSK125 – I’d seem them … Continue reading

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Assembling a Cushcraft MA5B and finishing the second Alimast section

Some time ago I bought a second hand but never assembled Cushcraft MA5B and yesterday I collected it with the plan to get the aerial all built and ready to go.  It’s a couple of years old so it comes from the time … Continue reading

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Assembling a section of Alimast

In my last update, the final image shows a single section of Alimast standing on the concrete.  I bought four sections of Alimast from Aerial-Parts of Colchester, each being 2.5m long for a total of 10m (33ft).  These four sections … Continue reading

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