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SOTA - Good Friday G/LD-011 High Street

Sun, 03/04/2016 - 09:53 -- morganrushton

Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Weather forecast looking almost as grim as the anticipation of impending doom of tackling some DIY plumbing in our kitchen at some point - apart from Good Friday, which looked half decent.

Knowing I'd be awake at the normal 'weekday alarm time' (or a little earlier) we planned to make the most of the best day (weather-wise) and get out in the hills. I packed our gear up after returning from the club on Thursday night and started looking for a suitable summit to activate.

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Aerial Changeover Relay Project Build by David Cutter G3UNA

Sat, 05/03/2016 - 16:54 -- M0VGA

Posted on behalf of David Cutter, G3UNA. (Chairman, Ripon & District Amateur Radio Society)
Mainly for radios without a separate RX aerial input. This is the simplest and smallest version. I chose to use the relay that W6PQL uses on his projects: see his website which has many other fascinating projects.
The W6PQL method was used to improve isolation - see circuit diagram picture.

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Pixie CW QRP 40m Kit

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:37 -- M0VGA

The Pixie is a well known and very good value 40m CW QRP kit. I used it as a build project during my Intermediate studies in 2015. I’m certainly no CW / Morse operator, but it was interesting to construct and it worked!
Pixie operates on 7.023 MHz, with such low power (<1W) you can see that the “dummy load” supplied is adequate just being a resistor.


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