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Postby G1EZF » Wed 4 Jan 2017, 14:07

i now have 30w to 5 ele ive hrd most g beacons but only 1 qso condx flat but would like to hear someone on the band 73 de G1EZF :( :(
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Re: activity

Postby GW4JQP » Wed 4 Jan 2017, 19:42

Hello Mick (I think that's right from QRZ.com)

With a 5 ele beam you should do quite well, assuming you have a half-decent location.

I live at 50m surrounded by 300m hills, so I generally go up one of them to get out, and do reasonably well with a small beam, but sometimes even with a halo.

Activity can be a bit sporadic, but I would definitely suggest trying the UK activity contests, now on the third Thursday of the month at 2000, as that generally gets people out of the woodwork.

http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_r ... mukac&seq=

Please point your beam towards South West Wales at some point, and I'll try to work you.

73

Peter
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Re: activity

Postby G1EZF » Wed 4 Jan 2017, 21:02

yes looking forward to ukac i have a great take off exept n/e ime 355 ft asl
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Re: activity

Postby G4BWP » Sat 7 Jan 2017, 14:02

G1EZF wrote:i now have 30w to 5 ele ive hrd most g beacons but only 1 qso condx flat but would like to hear someone on the band 73 de G1EZF :( :(


Without wishing to appear rude you are hearing beacons as they transmit all the time

Don't just listen - call CQ

If everyone listens no-one hears anyone!

It seems to be a common theme across all the bands these days - I "listened" and didn't hear anyone

Good Luck

73 Fred
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Re: activity

Postby GM0GTU » Fri 17 Mar 2017, 15:36

Why not try meteor scatter? Good reflections on 4 Metres, and always open, but better in the morning outside meteor showers.
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Re: activity

Postby MØXTA » Thu 11 May 2017, 10:56

We need more 4m FM activity all over the UK!

Instead of having a horizontal only antenna and only use it for contesting or SP-e. We need more people getting a vertical antenna up for 4m FM. create nets! Find others on, bring them together.

Please don't say that 4m FM is a waste of time, because it isn't! Never give up with our VHF/UHF bands! It's getting ridiculous now!
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Re: activity

Postby G1EZF » Sat 9 Sep 2017, 15:10

ive nowwkd 19 dxcc and48 qra on 4m all tropo e,s and aurora as i dont use digi modes
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