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Re: UK Microwave Group 24/47/76/122/134/248GHz contest - June 21st

G4LDR
 

I will have the following bands available for the mm-wave activity on Sunday 21st June,

Callsign: G4LDR

24GHz, from home QTH only, IO91EC, 1W to 30cm dish.

If there are any stations active on 47GHz and 76GHz (have not heard of any as on mid-day Saturday), I am happy to go out portable with these two bands.

47GHz portable (near Salisbury), 0.25W to 30cm dish

76GHz portable (near Salisbury) 0.015W to 20cm horn.

Times, various (as required)

Talkback 144.390MHz (home/portable); ON4KST (home only).

Neil G4LDR


Re: kst2me?

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

On port 23000, the telnet service supports /HELP, is there a way to send that on the Java port 23001 to list the available commands via that API?

Neil G4DBN

/Help              The list of the commands available.
/CHAT  value       Login into another chat. Values are 28 50 50R2 50R3 144 144R2                     144R3 GHZ EME HF KHZ WARC.
/CQ    call msg    To send a public msg seen in highlight by the callsign.
/DX    qrg call [info] To send a DX spot.
/SET   ANN         Allow announce messages to come out on your terminal.
/SET   DX          Allow DX messages to come out on your terminal.
/SET   DXCLX       Allow DX messages to come out on your terminal at CLX format.
/SET   HERE        Tell the system you are present at your terminal.
/SET   MYCLx value To give the cluster where to spot the DX.
/SET   NAme value  Set your name.
/SET   QRA value   Set your QRA Grid locator.
/SET   QRG value   Filter the DX spots. Values are 50 70 144 432 GHZ
                   e.g /SET QRG 50 144 to accept the 50 and 144 MHz dx spots.
/SET   WWC         Allow World Wide Converse messages to come out on your termin                    al.
/SHow  CLx         The list of the available DX clusters.
/SHow  CONFig      Show your personal settings.
/SHow  DX [nbr]    Get the last DX spots (QRG as your filter settings).
/SHow  MSG [nbr]   Get the last chat messages.
/SHow  MYCLx       To show the DX cluster where the DX spot is sent.
/SHow  LOC value   To show the locator of a station with QRB and QTF.
/SHow  NODes       To show the way to access to the chat from packet radio.
/SHow  USer [call] Show the users connected to this chat.
/UNSET ANN         Stop announce messages coming out on your terminal.
/UNSET DX          Stop DX messages coming out on your terminal.
/UNSET HERE        Tell the system you are absent from your terminal.
/UNSET QRG         Remove the QRG filter on DX spots.
/UNSET WWC         Stop World Wide Converse messages coming out on your terminal                    .
/UPDTLOC call loc  To ask to the sysop to update the locator of a station.
/Quit              Exit from the chat.
1101Z G4DBN Microwave chat>


On 20/06/2020 11:51, Robin Szemeti - G1YFG wrote:
Do you know if the syntax is documented somewhere?  I've been playing with the "Java" connection protocol on port 230001 and can make an educated guess at most of it, but some of it is a bit obscure.

On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 at 09:28, Bo, OZ2M <groups.io@...> wrote:
I must be a lucky bastard since I can use KST2Me on W10, since 2016, and have maps with QRB and QTF visible, since 2010, and everything at the very same time.

Sometimes life can be hard. E.g. the native /cq call msg command only has this one syntax the below examples are often used:

(call) msg
(call) call msg
(call msg
call call msg
cq call msg
\cq call msg
cq/ call msg
cq\ call msg
cq/call msg
cq\call msg
@call msg
\\cq call msg
cq / call msg
t cq call msg
call /cq msg
cq/ msg
(originating_call) /cq call

(:
Bo



-- 
Neil
http://g4dbn.uk


Re: kst2me?

Robin Szemeti - G1YFG
 

Do you know if the syntax is documented somewhere?  I've been playing with the "Java" connection protocol on port 230001 and can make an educated guess at most of it, but some of it is a bit obscure.

On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 at 09:28, Bo, OZ2M <groups.io@...> wrote:
I must be a lucky bastard since I can use KST2Me on W10, since 2016, and have maps with QRB and QTF visible, since 2010, and everything at the very same time.

Sometimes life can be hard. E.g. the native /cq call msg command only has this one syntax the below examples are often used:

(call) msg
(call) call msg
(call msg
call call msg
cq call msg
\cq call msg
cq/ call msg
cq\ call msg
cq/call msg
cq\call msg
@call msg
\\cq call msg
cq / call msg
t cq call msg
call /cq msg
cq/ msg
(originating_call) /cq call

(:
Bo




Re: RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz

John E. Beech
 

Everyone seems to be forgetting that suffixes are optional so he can operate from his "shed" just using his callsign.

de John G8SEQ

-------Original Message-------
From: John Fell <john.g0api@gmail.com>
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz
Sent: Jun 19 '20 14:29

Regarding the address No , my understanding is you are responsible for
notifying OFCOM of any material changes to your station details .
If you do a validation update you could change to the suffix 23A , if
you are really that concerned ....

As far as /P is concerned it is a temporary or permanent fixed
location other than your notified main Station address .(The original
/A was the fixed only suffix) . Or am I wrong again ?

For this NFD having a /P suffix could be an advantage due to its
rarity value ?

73
John
G0API

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 at 14:15, GM6VXB via groups.io
<martin.andrew=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

> Interesting thread which has got me wondering if I am contravening
> something in the licence regulations.
> My MAIN licence address is 23 Shore Street Inverallochy, BUT the
> station is actually in 23A Shore street which is next door.
> The two houses have been joined so you can walk from one house to
> the other. They do have the same postcode
> but so do our neighbours two doors either side. We still get post
> addressed to 23A posted through the postbox at 23.
> Do I go back to OFCOM to ask for the address to be changed ?
>
> My interpretation of /P operation has always been operation of the
> station not connected to mains power, i.e batteries
> or generator power only and not in a 'normal' dwelling place
> Also if you are operating from a car, you are /M while driving, or
> /M for a short time (10/15 minutes ??)
> if you are parked up.
> After 10/15 minutes you are then techically /P
>
> While doing work on lighthouses (in the past) I always signed /P,
> even though I was sometimes running the station
> from the mains supply or battery supplies. Most of the lights did
> not have postcodes so probably difficult to get
> a /A licence ammendment especially for the short times I was there.
>
> MArtin, GM6VXB


Re: UK Microwave Group 24/47/76/122/134/248GHz contest - June 21st

G1DFL
 


Re-posting my plans for the "mm-wave QSO Party" tomorrow Sunday. Hopefully there will be a few folks escaping home QTH's to enjoy the sunshine and hills!

Callsign: G1DFL/P
Locations:
  • IO91NM - (Remenham Hill: clear to South West, Basingstoke, Farleigh, Hannington)
  • IO91LO - (Britwell Hill: clear to Walbury, Sparsholt, Cleeve Hill, maybe North Downs/South Downs and IO92)
  • Others TBC - Happy to travel along the Chiltern Ridge towards Dunstable Downs to test with folks further North/East/West or if anyone is going over to Hackpen?

Bands: 24GHz SSB or NBFM, 0.25W, 30cm Nortel ODU
             
Talkback (plenty of options):
  1. 144.390MHz SSB much preferred,
  2. ON4KST if there is a mobile data signal
  3. Text/Voice/WhatsApp to 07713 432632
  4. Zello (SHF Chat)

Times: 11am to 3pm


John G3XDY - With the June mm contest cancelled, can you replace it with another 24/47/76GHz contest (and 122GHz Activity Day) please for Sunday 23rd August - so we get back to 4 of the mm events this year? 

Next year it would be great to bring back a "UK Microwave Summer Field Day in the UKuG calendar. Not a contest just a "natter afternoon" so a National GHz Activity Day. A chance to try out and test bands, paths and increase activity.


Regards...Pete
G1DFL

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, 9:12:20 PM GMT+1, Pete - GM4BYF via groups.io <gm4byf@...> wrote:


Many thanks Roger

Your efforts on our behalf is much appreciated.

I received my two populated boards and horns safely.

Now to read up what to do about them !

73
Pete GM4BYF

On 13/06/20 10:19, Roger Ray via groups.io wrote:
> I agree with Noel.
>
> Lets have an informal 24 - 122G Activity day next Sunday 21st June.
>
> The last of the UK 122G orders will be posted today - phew...
>
> Roger
>
>
>


--
vry 73
Pete GM4BYF




Re: kst2me?

Bo, OZ2M
 

I must be a lucky bastard since I can use KST2Me on W10, since 2016, and have maps with QRB and QTF visible, since 2010, and everything at the very same time.

Sometimes life can be hard. E.g. the native /cq call msg command only has this one syntax the below examples are often used:

(call) msg
(call) call msg
(call msg
call call msg
cq call msg
\cq call msg
cq/ call msg
cq\ call msg
cq/call msg
cq\call msg
@call msg
\\cq call msg
cq / call msg
t cq call msg
call /cq msg
cq/ msg
(originating_call) /cq call

(:
Bo


Re: Base radio ... choices?

Simon Brown
 

And,

 

Using the DUO in anger on HF, soon on 2m when the Q5 Signal unit arrives. Am very, very happy with the DUO.

 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVPdqUK5QSM&t=10s

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> On Behalf Of Simon Brown via groups.io
Sent: 12 June 2020 16:42
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Base radio ... choices?

 

Neil,

 

Similar to what I’m setting up for 2m and 70cms – ELAD DUO, Q5 Signal transverters, SDR Console. The ELAD DUO is too often overlooked, it’s a cracking radio.

 

Simon Brown, G4ELI

https://www.sdr-radio.com

 

From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: 12 June 2020 16:24
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] Base radio ... choices?

 

Elad FDM-DUO plus Andy's board for 144 (or an Anglian 3 transverter in my case).  I have two of each, so I can watch two band slices on each radio, each with four separate receive streams, sixteen streams at once on two different bands concurrently (or four bands concurrently with offset IFs).  Sadly, I don't have enough ears for that.

I rarely touch the radios these days even when operating portable, it all runs on screen, but they do work fine stand-alone.

Neil G4DBN

On 12/06/2020 16:12, Peter G3SMT via groups.io wrote:

Robin,

Without doubt the TS2000 as it has control outputs for each band unlike the the 9700 - a design oversight.

73

Peter   G3SMT

 

 

On 12/06/2020 15:30, Robin Szemeti - G1YFG wrote:

The venerable FT221R is getting a bit long in the tooth and the FT817 although great for portable use is a bit fiddly in the shack ...  what suggestions for a good VHF/UHF base station radio, that will work well with transverters?

 

Contenders at the moment are the FT847  and the TS2000E  .. I looked at the 9700, but to be honest I am not sold on the display.


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Best regards,
 
Robin Szemeti

 


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Re: kst2me?

Adrian G4UVZ
 

Spot on Clive..I like your description....Exactly my experience!


Re: RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz

Paul G8AQA
 

I am with Andy. JFDI and start talking about something interesting like radio.

Paul G8AQA

On 19/06/2020 11:56, Dave G6HEF wrote:

I think I shall email the contest committee for clarification. I appreciate the comments here who are supporting my position, and although it is arguable that what I'd like to do is within the spirit, it really isn't within the letter of the rules.

Moreover, because it is discussed here I am more liable for scrutiny now! :)

Dave
G6HEF



Re: HB100

geoffrey pike
 

Hi.
I have used info here for these modules:-

F6HCC

cheers
Geoff
GI0GDP


On Friday, 19 June 2020, 11:08:01 BST, Oguzhan Kayhan <oguzhan@...> wrote:


Qsl. I will try that



On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 12:50 PM Robin Szemeti - G1YFG <robin@...> wrote:
You misunderstand.

If you used the same Vcc for receiver and transmitter when making your test, your result that the audio is louder/clearer when injecting into Vcc could be false.

The other methods (LM317, transformer) will NOT inject significant audio into Vcc,  In both these cases, the audio signal is in series with the impedance of the HB100, so very little audio will have been injected into the Vcc line. .  When you connected the audio signal directly to Vcc with a capacitor, you removed that impedance and superimposed the signal directly into the Vcc line.  

Try this: inject the signal as you did into the Vcc line, disconnect the transmit HB100 ... I suspect you will still hear audio on the receiver.

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 at 09:44, Oguzhan Kayhan <oguzhan@...> wrote:
Receiver will be using separate VCC.
So that's not a problem for me for now. But I will keep this in mind anyway.

And even with the other methods (transformator or lm317) I will be injecting audio to Vcc anyway.. 

Thank you for feedback Robin
Regards



On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:10 AM Robin Szemeti - G1YFG <robin@...> wrote:
The problem with injecting audio into Vcc is that it will also be injected into everything else connected to Vcc ... if you are using the same Vcc for the receiver, then the audio is probably not going over the radio link, but being picked up directly by the recieve audio amplifier off the supply rail.

You ideally need a separate Vcc supply for your receiver and your transmitter, so you are not confusing the results ... and you ideally need an oscilloscope to examine how much modulation you have on Vcc ... without a scope to examine the Vcc line it will be difficult to see what is going on.

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 at 08:25, Oguzhan Kayhan <oguzhan@...> wrote:
Last night tried different approaches.
Using transformator gives a very weak modulation... 

Then I tried LM317 way..
Used this schematic and injected audio via capacitor.
image.png
But again audio was very weak..

Then last chance 
I injected audio directly to vcc via a capacitor..And this time audio was clean and strong..
I am not sure why lm317 didnt work.


On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 10:03 AM Wilko <wkb@...> wrote:
Should Google come up with gibberish, feel free to ask the natives for assistance..




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Re: RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz

Clive Elliott GW4MBS
 

It is interesting how a folklore misunderstanding of the meaning of /A has now evolved into official guidance.

Originally an "alternative premises" carried no suffix because you were required to inform the GPO Local Telephone Manager of your intention to operate at premises other than that in your licence, I think for something like a period of two weeks & similarly inform him when this operation had ceased. I remember doing this many times as a student.

For shorter periods a "temporary location" with the suffix /A was required & details of your location had to be given at specified intervals. That might beg the question why use /A rather than /T? The reason that /T was not used was that it was the suffix added to the holder of an Amateur Sound Licence who had a Television licence as well or to someone who only had an Amateur Television Licence granted with RAE only & operation only in connection TV experiments. It was a loophole preceding the Class B licences introduced in 1964. Holders of such licences were issued a callsign in the normal Amateur Sound Licence sequence but the /T was fused to the main callsign.

You could pass the Morse test & apply for an Amateur Sound Licence whereupon the original callsign could be used without /T unless they were conducting TV experiments.

For holders of an Amateur Sound Licence also licensed for TV they simply added /T for those experiments. However following the introduction of Class A & B Sound Licences came the introduction of the G6xxx/T sequence for holders of an Amateur Television Licence.

All TV licensees were required to hold the new G6xxx/T callsign. I rememeber I used watch G5ZT as G5ZT/T & he was pretty fed up with the change that when doing TV experiments it had to be done under his newly allocated callsign G6ABC/T.

For many years I would cringe with embarrassment hearing stations signing as "Stroke Alternative" clearly having not understood the terms of their licence. But after a 33-year QRT period I have come back to find that folklore is now emmbodied in the official licence.

--
Clive GW4MBS (ex-G8ADP)
Pottering on 6m - 3cm in a valley in IO71XW where any QSO is a triumph of optimism over geography!


Re: RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz

alwyn.seeds1
 

Dear All,

Ah, postcodes. My site was never allocated a postcode, as it long pre-dated the creation of postcodes. When utilities started to base their billing systems on postcodes, this created a difficulty. They solved it by choosing postcodes of nearby properties (not very nearby, as it is a rural site). The Local Authority and the Valuation Office joined in the imaginative fun. So when I bought the site it appeared under three different postcodes. I decided to regularise the position and applied to the Post Office to have a postcode allocated. Before allocating a postcode they required me to install a post box on the entrance gate to the site, which I did. Again, being rural, this was stolen by the metal collectors within a fortnight. A stronger, more firmly attached replacement was fitted. A postcode was allocated- not one of the previous ones. It took 6 years to harmonise the various parties to the allocated postcode. Postcode was then deleted by the Post Office from their data base. I have to re-instate it every two years, sending myself a postcard, which occasionally is delivered. The stuff of Ealing Comedies, honestly.

Regards,

Alwyn G8DOH
_____________________________________________________

Alwyn Seeds, Director
SynOptika Ltd.,
114 Beaufort Street,
London,
SW3 6BU,
England.


SynOptika Ltd., Registered in England and Wales: No. 04606737
Registered Office: 114 Beaufort Street, London, SW3 6BU, United Kingdom.
_____________________________________________________


Re: RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz

John Fell
 

Regarding the address No , my understanding is you are responsible for notifying OFCOM of any material changes to your station details .
If you do a validation update you could change to the suffix 23A , if you are really that concerned ....

As far as /P is concerned it is a temporary or permanent fixed location other than your notified main Station address .(The original /A was the fixed only suffix) . Or am I wrong again ?

For this NFD having a /P suffix could be an advantage due to its rarity value ?

73
John
G0API

On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 at 14:15, GM6VXB via groups.io <martin.andrew=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Interesting thread which has got me wondering if I am contravening something in the licence regulations.
My MAIN licence address is 23 Shore Street Inverallochy, BUT the station is actually in 23A Shore street which is next door.
The two houses have been joined so you can walk from one house to the other. They do have the same postcode
but so do our neighbours two doors either side. We still get post addressed to 23A posted through the postbox at 23.
Do I go back to OFCOM to ask for the address to be changed ?

My interpretation of /P operation has always been operation of the station not connected to mains power, i.e batteries
or generator power only and not in a 'normal' dwelling place
Also if you are operating from a car, you are /M while driving, or /M for a short time (10/15 minutes ??)
if you are parked up.
After 10/15 minutes you are then techically /P

While doing work on lighthouses (in the past) I always signed /P, even though I was sometimes running the station
from the mains supply or battery supplies. Most of the lights did not have postcodes so probably difficult to get
a /A licence ammendment especially for the short times I was there.

MArtin, GM6VXB


Re: RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz

GM6VXB
 

Interesting thread which has got me wondering if I am contravening something in the licence regulations.
My MAIN licence address is 23 Shore Street Inverallochy, BUT the station is actually in 23A Shore street which is next door.
The two houses have been joined so you can walk from one house to the other. They do have the same postcode
but so do our neighbours two doors either side. We still get post addressed to 23A posted through the postbox at 23.
Do I go back to OFCOM to ask for the address to be changed ?

My interpretation of /P operation has always been operation of the station not connected to mains power, i.e batteries
or generator power only and not in a 'normal' dwelling place
Also if you are operating from a car, you are /M while driving, or /M for a short time (10/15 minutes ??)
if you are parked up.
After 10/15 minutes you are then techically /P

While doing work on lighthouses (in the past) I always signed /P, even though I was sometimes running the station
from the mains supply or battery supplies. Most of the lights did not have postcodes so probably difficult to get
a /A licence ammendment especially for the short times I was there.

MArtin, GM6VXB


Re: RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz

Ron
 

I left Royal Mail in 1990 but at that time the following would apply: If the wooded area is part of the same (continuous) parcel of land that the delivery address/postcode covers then any non-permanent structure is also part of the farm under the main address. If another permanent structure is built on the farm land then Royal Mail will look at it and decide on a postcode for that building. This is in part due to Royal Mail only delivering to the main address except under special circumstances. From what ex-colleagues have told me I doubt that they have changed the way they work.. One other point to consider is: who shares the post code with the farm?. On a large farm they will be the only user of that code.

Ron, G6BMY

On 19/06/2020 11:27, Dave G6HEF wrote:
It's not really a shed at the bottom of the garden. It is a large farm and the woodland some significant distance away from my main station. The closest postcode to the "shed" is different to my main station postcode and only just in the same locator square.

Dave
G6HEF


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Re: RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz

Robin Szemeti - G1YFG
 

I think I would make the point that the container is my main, fixed and permanent site, and it really should not be an issue.

Personally, I shall be erecting 50mhz and 70mhz beams in a field adjacent to the shack, on scaffold poles in the traditional way, as I really really don't fancy trying to get them hooked up on the SCAM mast that is nailed to the shed.  I don't have an aerial for 2m, as I try and avoid the popular bands.  I should be full legal limit on 23cm and 70cm though, so that's a start.


On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 at 12:15, Lawrence GJ3RAX <Lawrence@...> wrote:

> On 19 Jun 2020, at 10:33, Andy G4JNT <andy.g4jnt@...> wrote:
>
> And if postal addresses really concern you, think of the house as a PO box for the shed.
>
> Far too many people try to overthink and worry about stuff, instead of just getting on and enjoying life.
>
> Andy
> www.g4jnt.com
>

I would agree with Andy on that. Remember that the use of -/A or -/P or -/M are all optional. The licence says:

(d) When operating at locations other than the Main Station Address, it is recommended that the following suffixes be used: I. If the Licensee operates the Radio Equipment at an Alternative Address, the Licensee may use the suffix “/A” with the Callsign; II. If the Licensee operates the Radio Equipment at a Temporary Location, the Licensee may use the suffix “/P” with the Callsign; III. If the Licensee operates the Radio Equipment from a Mobile location, the Licensee may use the suffix “/M” with the Callsign; IV. If the Licensee operates the Radio Equipment from a Maritime Mobile location, the Licensee may use the suffix “/MM” with the Callsign.


From the description it sounds as if the home and the operating location are all on the same farm so there seems to be no need for a suffix.

I remember one person many years ago who used to operate as -/A of he was using his radio in a different room in his own home. A few of us explained that it was not appropriate to do that.

I would not ever sign -/M if I was operating from my car in my own driveway. If I am away from home and on the road I don’t normally sign -/M as it just adds to the complication of using a longer callsign and it is not required anyway.

I would probably use -/A or -/P if I was a long way from my own home and wanted to make that clear.

Just enjoy yourself and have fun.

73, Lawrence  GJ3RAX







Re: RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz

Lawrence GJ3RAX
 

On 19 Jun 2020, at 10:33, Andy G4JNT <andy.g4jnt@gmail.com> wrote:

And if postal addresses really concern you, think of the house as a PO box for the shed.

Far too many people try to overthink and worry about stuff, instead of just getting on and enjoying life.

Andy
www.g4jnt.com
I would agree with Andy on that. Remember that the use of -/A or -/P or -/M are all optional. The licence says:

(d) When operating at locations other than the Main Station Address, it is recommended that the following suffixes be used: I. If the Licensee operates the Radio Equipment at an Alternative Address, the Licensee may use the suffix “/A” with the Callsign; II. If the Licensee operates the Radio Equipment at a Temporary Location, the Licensee may use the suffix “/P” with the Callsign; III. If the Licensee operates the Radio Equipment from a Mobile location, the Licensee may use the suffix “/M” with the Callsign; IV. If the Licensee operates the Radio Equipment from a Maritime Mobile location, the Licensee may use the suffix “/MM” with the Callsign.


From the description it sounds as if the home and the operating location are all on the same farm so there seems to be no need for a suffix.

I remember one person many years ago who used to operate as -/A of he was using his radio in a different room in his own home. A few of us explained that it was not appropriate to do that.

I would not ever sign -/M if I was operating from my car in my own driveway. If I am away from home and on the road I don’t normally sign -/M as it just adds to the complication of using a longer callsign and it is not required anyway.

I would probably use -/A or -/P if I was a long way from my own home and wanted to make that clear.

Just enjoy yourself and have fun.

73, Lawrence GJ3RAX


Re: RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

There are indeed some questions best left un-asked, but the cat is out of the bag now.  Heh heh.

Neil G4DBN

On 19/06/2020 11:56, Dave G6HEF wrote:

I think I shall email the contest committee for clarification. I appreciate the comments here who are supporting my position, and although it is arguable that what I'd like to do is within the spirit, it really isn't within the letter of the rules.

Moreover, because it is discussed here I am more liable for scrutiny now! :)

Dave
G6HEF


Re: RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz

Neil Smith G4DBN
 

Imagine the howls and wails if Dave makes a huge score and wins a certificate.  Dave, you have *got* to do it mate, if only for the lulz.  We'll back you up if anyone moans about life being unfair.


I might pop some radios in my motorhome and drive round to the other end of the village, up the back lane and into the southern boundary of my property.  After parking up, I could put up a SCAM at the south end of the radio-absorbent forest I laughingly refer to as my "garden" to get the full-on VHF NFD /P experience without actually leaving my main station address.  Won't be the same without the G0GLZ bacon sarnie breakfast though.  At the early time for 23cm, the noise from the genny will wake the folks at Back Lane Farm, so I might have to run a 50 metre extension lead and hide the genny in the pig house.


Neil G4DBN



On 19/06/2020 11:38, Andy wrote:

Far too many people try to overthink and worry about stuff, instead of just getting on and enjoying life.

This. This a million, zillion times.



Re: RSGB interest in bands above 1GHz

Dave G6HEF
 

I think I shall email the contest committee for clarification. I appreciate the comments here who are supporting my position, and although it is arguable that what I'd like to do is within the spirit, it really isn't within the letter of the rules.

Moreover, because it is discussed here I am more liable for scrutiny now! :)

Dave
G6HEF

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