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Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

John E. Beech
 

I haven't made an accurate measurement but the 6m beacon seemed slightly off frequency last night. Do they all use the
same frequency reference? G8SEQ/P lsles of Scilly.

-------Original Message-------
From: Lawrence <lawrence@werewoolf.org>
To: ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] GB3MCB on 23 cms
Sent: Jul 12 '13 14:40

Has anyone checked the frequency of GB3MCB on 23 cms recently?

For some time I have been looking for it without any luck. I assumed it
was
because it beams NE, which is sideways on to me, and that I use a rather
low
gain log periodic antenna. This morning I found it but it was not where I
thought it would be. The web sites that list it give the frequency as
1296.860
MHz but my radio indicated 1296.845 MHz which was much lower than I had
anticipated.

My radio is the IC-910X and earlier this year I had replaced the crystal
oscillator with the optional high stability CR-293 (photos of this and of
the
antenna are on my QRZ entry). I have not calibrated it yet but hope to be
able
to do soon. I have acquired a Jupiter T GPS receiver and could use the
ratio
function on my counter to compare the 30.2 MHz with 10 kHz until I build a
PLL
circuit to give me 10 MHz.

When I have compared my indicated frequency on 23 cms with others it is
usually
similar and within 1 kHz so I assume I am not too far out. The CR-293 has
greatly improved the stability and so got rid of the drift which had been
annoying. That was the most important improvement that I had been looking
for.

73, Lawrence GJ3RAX



Re: Finningley

Dave <dave@...>
 


Dear All,
 
I now realise that I was on the wrong site to ammend my registration for Finningley this year.  After using the UKuG site to access the Finningley website for this year, I was able to re-enter my registration.
 
At this point I should apologise for some of the postings that I have made recently. My explanation, but not excuse, is that I have been under some pressure both personally and through work and I have, I am sorry to have to admit, allowed my frustration and anger to be relayed on this and other forums.
 
After discussing this with other radio amateurs and, I hope still, friends, I have decided to take the digest version.  This should allow me to think before I post in future.
 
Dave (G0DJA)


Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

Lawrence <lawrence@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Winnard

Just checked against gpsdo, 1296.8463Mhz.

Thanks. That makes me about 500 Hz out and I was hoping that I was within about 1 kHz at this stage.

Do you have a good path in my direction? If so, I would appreciate a sked some time.

73, Lawrence GJ3RAX


Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

Lawrence <lawrence@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ralph Bird

I can confirm it is on 1296.846 +/- a whisker

Thanks that confirms that my calibration is closer than I though it would be. Hope to meet you on 23 cms soon.

73, Lawrence GJ3RAX


Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

Keith GW3TKH
 

Just checked against gpsdo, 1296.8463Mhz.

73 Keith
GW3TKH



From: Ralph Bird
To: ukmicrowaves@...
Sent: Friday, 12 July 2013, 19:02
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] GB3MCB on 23 cms

 
I can confirm it is on 1296.846 +/- a whisker
73
Ralph G4ALY
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Lawrence
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] GB3MCB on 23 cms

 
-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Whiting

> If you look on http://www.beaconspot.eu you can see that the spots show the
> frequency has been drifting down over the last few months.
> It was last reported on 1296.846, so looks like your frequency is good.
> I can't hear it at present so can't confirm.

> Try this link - hopefully it will work for you:
> http://www.beaconspot.eu/beaconc.php?beaconcall=GB3MCB&bandmhz=1296

Thanks for that. I had not thought of looking there so it was appreciated.

I had quoted an approximate frequency that was displayed when the keying gave a
reasonable tone. I can only read Morse when I know what I am receiving and the
speed is very low!

I just tried again and tuned for zero beat when it was not keying. It now shows
1296.845.8 which is very close to the frequency given on that web page. I am now
more confident than I was before that my calibration seems to be as good as I
need it to be as I only use SSB on that band.

I am now hoping to be able to get more QSOs with some of you on 23 cms. I have
worked a few G stations on the band and during VHF NFD was getting a very strong
signal from EI9E/P which I also worked on 6 m, 2 m and 70 cms. Best DX so far
has been DB6NT, out of 6 countries worked, but I am still looking for a GW as
that should be relatively easy if someone is in a good location.

73, Lawrence GJ3RAX

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Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

Ralph
 

I can confirm it is on 1296.846 +/- a whisker
73
Ralph G4ALY
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Lawrence
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] GB3MCB on 23 cms

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Whiting

> If you look on http://www.beaconspot.eu you can see that the spots show the
> frequency has been drifting down over the last few months.
> It was last reported on 1296.846, so looks like your frequency is good.
> I can't hear it at present so can't confirm.

> Try this link - hopefully it will work for you:
> http://www.beaconspot.eu/beaconc.php?beaconcall=GB3MCB&bandmhz=1296

Thanks for that. I had not thought of looking there so it was appreciated.

I had quoted an approximate frequency that was displayed when the keying gave a
reasonable tone. I can only read Morse when I know what I am receiving and the
speed is very low!

I just tried again and tuned for zero beat when it was not keying. It now shows
1296.845.8 which is very close to the frequency given on that web page. I am now
more confident than I was before that my calibration seems to be as good as I
need it to be as I only use SSB on that band.

I am now hoping to be able to get more QSOs with some of you on 23 cms. I have
worked a few G stations on the band and during VHF NFD was getting a very strong
signal from EI9E/P which I also worked on 6 m, 2 m and 70 cms. Best DX so far
has been DB6NT, out of 6 countries worked, but I am still looking for a GW as
that should be relatively easy if someone is in a good location.

73, Lawrence GJ3RAX

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Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

Ralph
 

 
----- Original Message -----
From: Lawrence
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2013 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: [ukmicrowaves] GB3MCB on 23 cms

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Whiting

> If you look on http://www.beaconspot.eu you can see that the spots show the
> frequency has been drifting down over the last few months.
> It was last reported on 1296.846, so looks like your frequency is good.
> I can't hear it at present so can't confirm.

> Try this link - hopefully it will work for you:
> http://www.beaconspot.eu/beaconc.php?beaconcall=GB3MCB&bandmhz=1296

Thanks for that. I had not thought of looking there so it was appreciated.

I had quoted an approximate frequency that was displayed when the keying gave a
reasonable tone. I can only read Morse when I know what I am receiving and the
speed is very low!

I just tried again and tuned for zero beat when it was not keying. It now shows
1296.845.8 which is very close to the frequency given on that web page. I am now
more confident than I was before that my calibration seems to be as good as I
need it to be as I only use SSB on that band.

I am now hoping to be able to get more QSOs with some of you on 23 cms. I have
worked a few G stations on the band and during VHF NFD was getting a very strong
signal from EI9E/P which I also worked on 6 m, 2 m and 70 cms. Best DX so far
has been DB6NT, out of 6 countries worked, but I am still looking for a GW as
that should be relatively easy if someone is in a good location.

73, Lawrence GJ3RAX

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Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

Lawrence <lawrence@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Whiting

If you look on http://www.beaconspot.eu you can see that the spots show the frequency has been drifting down over the last few months.
It was last reported on 1296.846, so looks like your frequency is good.
I can't hear it at present so can't confirm.
Try this link - hopefully it will work for you:
http://www.beaconspot.eu/beaconc.php?beaconcall=GB3MCB&bandmhz=1296

Thanks for that. I had not thought of looking there so it was appreciated.

I had quoted an approximate frequency that was displayed when the keying gave a reasonable tone. I can only read Morse when I know what I am receiving and the speed is very low!

I just tried again and tuned for zero beat when it was not keying. It now shows 1296.845.8 which is very close to the frequency given on that web page. I am now more confident than I was before that my calibration seems to be as good as I need it to be as I only use SSB on that band.

I am now hoping to be able to get more QSOs with some of you on 23 cms. I have worked a few G stations on the band and during VHF NFD was getting a very strong signal from EI9E/P which I also worked on 6 m, 2 m and 70 cms. Best DX so far has been DB6NT, out of 6 countries worked, but I am still looking for a GW as that should be relatively easy if someone is in a good location.

73, Lawrence GJ3RAX


Re: GB3MCB on 23 cms

Neil Whiting <neil@...>
 

Hello Lawrence,

If you look on http://www.beaconspot.eu you can see that the spots show the
frequency has been drifting down over the last few months.
It was last reported on 1296.846, so looks like your frequency is good.
I can't hear it at present so can't confirm.

Try this link - hopefully it will work for you:
http://www.beaconspot.eu/beaconc.php?beaconcall=GB3MCB&bandmhz=1296

73. Neil G4BRK

On 12/07/2013 14:40, Lawrence wrote:
Has anyone checked the frequency of GB3MCB on 23 cms recently?

For some time I have been looking for it without any luck. I assumed it was
because it beams NE, which is sideways on to me, and that I use a rather low
gain log periodic antenna. This morning I found it but it was not where I
thought it would be. The web sites that list it give the frequency as 1296.860
MHz but my radio indicated 1296.845 MHz which was much lower than I had
anticipated.

My radio is the IC-910X and earlier this year I had replaced the crystal
oscillator with the optional high stability CR-293 (photos of this and of the
antenna are on my QRZ entry). I have not calibrated it yet but hope to be able
to do soon. I have acquired a Jupiter T GPS receiver and could use the ratio
function on my counter to compare the 30.2 MHz with 10 kHz until I build a PLL
circuit to give me 10 MHz.

When I have compared my indicated frequency on 23 cms with others it is usually
similar and within 1 kHz so I assume I am not too far out. The CR-293 has
greatly improved the stability and so got rid of the drift which had been
annoying. That was the most important improvement that I had been looking for.

73, Lawrence GJ3RAX







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GB3MCB on 23 cms

Lawrence <lawrence@...>
 

Has anyone checked the frequency of GB3MCB on 23 cms recently?

For some time I have been looking for it without any luck. I assumed it was because it beams NE, which is sideways on to me, and that I use a rather low gain log periodic antenna. This morning I found it but it was not where I thought it would be. The web sites that list it give the frequency as 1296.860 MHz but my radio indicated 1296.845 MHz which was much lower than I had anticipated.

My radio is the IC-910X and earlier this year I had replaced the crystal oscillator with the optional high stability CR-293 (photos of this and of the antenna are on my QRZ entry). I have not calibrated it yet but hope to be able to do soon. I have acquired a Jupiter T GPS receiver and could use the ratio function on my counter to compare the 30.2 MHz with 10 kHz until I build a PLL circuit to give me 10 MHz.

When I have compared my indicated frequency on 23 cms with others it is usually similar and within 1 kHz so I assume I am not too far out. The CR-293 has greatly improved the stability and so got rid of the drift which had been annoying. That was the most important improvement that I had been looking for.

73, Lawrence GJ3RAX


116 MHz 60C HC49/U Xtals for sale

Conrad Farlow <conrad@...>
 

I have some HC49/U 116 MHz 5th overtone crystals for sale. They have been specified for a crystal oven operating at 60C and come with individual test data. They are ideal for use with the G8ACE OCXO.

Here is one from the batch of 10.

Tolerance @ 60C -4.7ppm, ESR 64.4 ohms, C1 0.237 fF, L1 8mH, C0 1.78pF, Turnover point 59.2 deg C

I have 3 for sale, I'm keeping the rest :)

I intend using one of mine with a Hermes transceiver and a transverter.

£20 each plus postage

Pay pal is OK

--

73

Conrad G0RUZ

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Re: Moon Window details from IO93QL for Sat/Sun 13/14 July

Peter Day <microwaves@...>
 




 All OK Howard... many thanks.

Peter G3PHO



On 11/07/2013 19:17, Howard wrote:
 

Ahhh... would be better if the details had appeared on the email...

I will post on my website - www.g4cch.com

Sorry... Howard, G4CCH

--- In ukmicrowaves@..., "Howard Ling" wrote:
>
> Further to my message about SK6OSO
>
> Here's details of the Moon Window from my site at IO93QL - only about 20
> miles from Finningley
>
>
>
> The Moon is just coming up above the horizon when SK6OSO start activity on
> Saturday & Sunday
>
> I hope that's of some help and interest...
>
> Best 73 & GL
> Howard, G4CCH
>
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Re: GX3RCM (former GB4FUN) at Finningley Microwaves this weekend

Peter Day <microwaves@...>
 




 Many thanks for the info Howard.... that would certainly be something for us to hear it.. We'll give it a try!


73

Peter, G3PHO



On 11/07/2013 13:08, Howard wrote:
 


Hi Peter,

It may be worth looking for SK6OSO - Onsala 25 m dish on Saturday or Sunday morning via EME.

The Moon rises earlier is Sweden than in the UK, so there may be an opporunity at Moon rise - so a yagi or dish with no elvation could work.

They will have 400W at the feed, so most well equipped tropo stations should hear them.

Onsala will be on from 1000z on Saturday and 1130z on Sunday.

They have not announced an operating frequency, but will be on ON4KST.

I have not checked the window or the timing to see if the above is possible, I'm at work right now, but can check later if required.

I have not worked Onsala before on 23cm, so will be giving it a go... should not be a problem..!!!

They will be operating CW/SSB. Personally, I think it is unlikely that they will use WSJT.

I hope that's of some interest...

Best 73 & GL
Howard



Re: Moon Window details from IO93QL for Sat/Sun 13/14 July

g4cch_1
 

Ahhh... would be better if the details had appeared on the email...

I will post on my website - www.g4cch.com

Sorry... Howard, G4CCH

--- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, "Howard Ling" <g4cch_1@...> wrote:

Further to my message about SK6OSO

Here's details of the Moon Window from my site at IO93QL - only about 20
miles from Finningley



The Moon is just coming up above the horizon when SK6OSO start activity on
Saturday & Sunday

I hope that's of some help and interest...

Best 73 & GL
Howard, G4CCH

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Moon Window details from IO93QL for Sat/Sun 13/14 July

g4cch_1
 

Further to my message about SK6OSO

Here's details of the Moon Window from my site at IO93QL - only about 20
miles from Finningley



The Moon is just coming up above the horizon when SK6OSO start activity on
Saturday & Sunday

I hope that's of some help and interest...

Best 73 & GL
Howard, G4CCH

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Response to OFCOM

Robert Price <g8dtf@...>
 

Hi All

I am going to be putting together my personal response to OFCOM during the course of next week. Unfortunately, I will not be able to get to Finningley this weekend. I have seen a few good sets of words, both on the reflector and on the RSGB site. 

This is important for our hobby, as the potential loss of these bands will have some significance to our activities. It is important that as many of us respond, not necessarily with the same views, but a spectrum of views related to the different aspects of our use of the bands.

73


Bob
G8DTF


Re: GX3RCM (former GB4FUN) at Finningley Microwaves this weekend

g4cch_1
 

Hi Peter,

It may be worth looking for SK6OSO - Onsala 25 m dish on Saturday or Sunday morning via EME.

The Moon rises earlier is Sweden than in the UK, so there may be an opporunity at Moon rise - so a yagi or dish with no elvation could work.

They will have 400W at the feed, so most well equipped tropo stations should hear them.

Onsala will be on from 1000z on Saturday and 1130z on Sunday.

They have not announced an operating frequency, but will be on ON4KST.

I have not checked the window or the timing to see if the above is possible, I'm at work right now, but can check later if required.

I have not worked Onsala before on 23cm, so will be giving it a go... should not be a problem..!!!

They will be operating CW/SSB. Personally, I think it is unlikely that they will use WSJT.

I hope that's of some interest...

Best 73 & GL
Howard

--- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, Peter Day <microwaves@...> wrote:

Just a small "press release" folks .....


Sheffield Amateur Radio Club will be showing its recently acquired
communications trailer *(GX3* *R*adio*C*ommunications *M*odule) at the
Finningley Microwave Round Table this Saturday. While it is largely an
HF-VHF/-D Star orientated vehicle, I will be setting up my portable 20
watt 23cm station in it on Saturday, hopefully using one of the
trailer's integral masts. The vehicle is well worth a look now that
Sheffield ARC have taken it over from the RSGB. We think we are doing a
good job with it, primarily aiming it at the general public rather than
the amateur radio "deserved" fraternity, but the Finningley venue will
be it's first showing to the intelligentsia of the AR world ... the
microwavers!

If you can't come along, please look for us on 23cm ssb/cw. We will be
calling on 1296.220 for much of the day, using a 35 el yagi at around 20
feet and a 20W transverter. Hopefully we'll be active from around 1030
until 4pm. I don't expect we will be online using KST so we will be
calling CQ a lot! The LOC of the station is IO93NN.

The nanowave (formerly lightwaves) group has also intimated that it will
do something from the trailer during the day. We will be showing a
number of videos on the large screen inside the vehicle. Other
microwavers and interested attendees are warmly invited to come over for
a look around and make suggestions as to how SARC could use the trailer
to encourage VHF and up activity in the UK. For example our D Star
repeater could even be used as talkback instead of 2m and KST! It would
allow playback of the received signal for antenna pointng, just like we
used to do in the old days of radio talkback. Don't knock until you've
tried it :-)

To date, GX3RCM has attended events such as LAMFEST and several local
Sheffield summer festivals and has aroused a tremendous amount of
interest among the public.

Unlike a recent show we attended in Sheffield, we will NOT be streaming
this event down our live channel at BATC.

The next amateur radio event we attend will be the RSGB Hamfest at
Newark.... another great opportunity to call in and have a look around
the trailer.

73 and hope to see or hear you on Saturday..


Peter, G3PHO

Secretary: Sheffield Amateur Radio Club


GX3RCM (former GB4FUN) at Finningley Microwaves this weekend

Peter Day <microwaves@...>
 

Just a small "press release" folks .....


Sheffield Amateur Radio Club will be showing its recently acquired communications trailer (GX3 Radio Communications Module) at the Finningley Microwave Round Table this Saturday. While it is largely an HF-VHF/-D Star orientated vehicle, I will be setting up my portable 20 watt 23cm station in it on Saturday, hopefully using one of the trailer's integral masts. The vehicle is well worth a look now that Sheffield ARC have taken it over from the RSGB. We think we are doing a good job with it, primarily aiming it at the general public rather than the amateur radio "deserved" fraternity, but the Finningley venue will be it's first showing to the intelligentsia of the AR world ... the microwavers!

If you can't come along, please look for us on 23cm ssb/cw. We will be calling on 1296.220 for much of the day, using a 35 el yagi at around 20 feet and a 20W transverter. Hopefully we'll be active from around 1030 until 4pm. I don't expect we will be online using KST so we will be calling CQ a lot! The LOC of the station is IO93NN.

The nanowave (formerly lightwaves) group has also intimated that it will do something from the trailer during the day. We will be showing a number of videos on the large screen inside the vehicle. Other microwavers and interested attendees are warmly invited to come over for a look around and make suggestions as to how SARC could use the trailer to encourage VHF and up activity in the UK. For example our D Star repeater could even be used as talkback instead of 2m and KST! It would allow playback of the received signal for antenna pointng, just like we used to do in the old days of radio talkback. Don't knock until you've tried it :-)

To date, GX3RCM has attended events such as LAMFEST and several local Sheffield summer festivals and has aroused a tremendous amount of interest among the public.

Unlike a recent show we attended in Sheffield, we will NOT be streaming this event down our live channel at BATC.

The next amateur radio event we attend will be the RSGB Hamfest at Newark.... another great opportunity to call in and have a look around the trailer.

73 and hope to see or hear you on Saturday..


Peter, G3PHO

Secretary: Sheffield Amateur Radio Club



Re: OFCOM consultation proposal

g4bao
 

Sam's ideas are (as usual) very sound and I support his approach to retaining these bands.

I'll be at Finningley on Saturday but unfortunately can't stay for the Sunday so will miss the round table discussions.

I think I've already made my views clear on this forum and in my RadCom Column (when it hits the doorstep!). While the deal on offer is a little unpalatable compared to what we have now, if we all work together, up our game technically, especially support the ATV community in improving their systems and tackle interference issues promptly and professionally I believe we can hang on to these bands. The UKuG has recently invited the BATC chairman on to the UKuG committee for this very purpose, so we have a direct line in top that branch of the hobby. I for one will make my expertise and equipment available to any group or individual who needs help with interference or system improvement but like Sam says I don't want to be seen as "poking my nose in." Feel free to contact me direct if you need help, but please remember I'm a volunteer/hobbyist and I have an XYL and a life outside Ham radio!

You don't need to be a UKuG member but I'm sure your sense of pride won't allow you let £6 per year stop you. ;-)

I am involved in the discussions within the UKuG Committee about a response and will be submitting my own next week after a briefing from Finningley.

73

John G4BAO
Treasurer, UK Microwave Group
RadCom "GHz Bands"  Columnist

     


23cm Yagi

alan_g0wda <highforcedesign@...>
 

Hi Everyone, Does anyone have a 25/35 Element Toona Yagi 23cm 1260-1300 for sale second hand or new dont mind either...
Look forward to a reply
All the best from Alan [ G0WDA Blackpool ]