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Re: RadCom

David (G7IXU) <david.welch.g7ixu@...>
 

Thanks Den & Mike. Maybe I’m ahead of myself ?!

Cheers

David

 

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike (G4HGV)
Sent: 17 September 2021 11:25
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] RadCom

 

Its due any day. I usually get mine on the 18th of the month, although the last two were early.


Re: RadCom

Mike (G4HGV)
 

Its due any day. I usually get mine on the 18th of the month, although the last two were early.


Metal Detector

Andy Sharman G0UWS/M1G
 

Hi.

Does anyone have access to or know where I can hire a metal detector.??

I need to locate a manhole cover on a rear garden. Unfortunately it’s under decking and a heavy duty anti-weed net, so hoping to detect it so we can home in on the area.

Thanks in anticipation

Andy Sharman


Re: RadCom

Den (M0ACM)
 


Me neither
Den ACM




-------- Original message --------
From: "David (G7IXU) via groups.io" <david.welch.g7ixu@...>
Date: 16/09/2021 6:20 pm (GMT+00:00)
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] RadCom

Cheers James.

73

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of James (M1DST)
Sent: 16 September 2021 18:08
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] RadCom

 

I have not seen mine yet.

 

 

 

On Thu, 16 Sep 2021 at 17:59, David (G7IXU) via groups.io <david.welch.g7ixu=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi everyone,

Has the October issue of RadCom been received yet? I'm sure I've usually received mine by now.

Many thanks and 73
David G7IXU






Re: RadCom

David (G7IXU) <david.welch.g7ixu@...>
 

Cheers James.

73

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of James (M1DST)
Sent: 16 September 2021 18:08
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] RadCom

 

I have not seen mine yet.

 

 

 

On Thu, 16 Sep 2021 at 17:59, David (G7IXU) via groups.io <david.welch.g7ixu=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi everyone,

Has the October issue of RadCom been received yet? I'm sure I've usually received mine by now.

Many thanks and 73
David G7IXU






Re: RadCom

James (M1DST)
 

I have not seen mine yet.



On Thu, 16 Sep 2021 at 17:59, David (G7IXU) via groups.io <david.welch.g7ixu=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi everyone,

Has the October issue of RadCom been received yet? I'm sure I've usually received mine by now.

Many thanks and 73
David G7IXU







RadCom

David (G7IXU) <david.welch.g7ixu@...>
 

Hi everyone,

Has the October issue of RadCom been received yet? I'm sure I've usually received mine by now.

Many thanks and 73
David G7IXU


Re: Direction Finding Experiment - 70cm

Gareth (G4SDW) <headstone255@...>
 

If, as was suggested, it is interrogation of smart metering, could it be that the
interrogator is moving from place to place and so giving rise to the
conflicting results?

73 de Gareth G4SDW (Chippenham)

On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 05:39 PM, Mike (G4HGV) wrote:
My conclusions are:
1 The source is not in Blunsdon
2 When Dom had a strong signal when driving up the hill to Blunsdon I believe
it to be a signal from further North mirrored back by the hill itself. This
would support the two heading given by Marc and Viv.


Re: Direction Finding Experiment - 70cm

Mike (G4HGV)
 

Taking James' advice, I drove right up to the masts and there was no signal. I then drove around the new housing estates that incorporate the masts and also the new roads that immediately borders the west side the A419. No signal. I picked up a weak signal again once I had gone over the A419 bridge in the direction of Highworth.

My conclusions are:
1 The source is not in Blunsdon
2 When Dom had a strong signal when driving up the hill to Blunsdon I believe it to be a signal from further North mirrored back by the hill itself. This would support the two heading given by Marc and Viv.

Mike


Re: Direction Finding Experiment - 70cm

Mike (G4HGV)
 

Dom, I drove through Blunsdon today on errands and found the strongest (but still weak) signal was at the eastern end of High Street. I then carried on up to Ermin Street (the original A419), turned left and ran parallel with the new A419 and so was about 100yds abeam the transmitter towers. This was the LOWEST signal.
Later today I will head down Lady Lane (where the radio station is) and then down Tadpole Lane. I will report back
Observations so far shows that the one second pips are not continuous - sometimes just two pips followed by a long delay before restarting.
I wondered if the transmission was interrogation of smart meters. I can only find on line the frequencies for the meters themselves. 


Re: Direction Finding Experiment - 70cm

James (M1DST)
 

Would be interesting to park near the Blunsdon mast and remove your antenna.  Or start applying attenuation.


On Fri, 10 Sept 2021 at 12:22, Dom (2E0WHQ) <domwilko@...> wrote:
Mike (G4HGV),

I went for a drive yesterday, before club and as I drove down the 419, out of Swindon, towards Fairford, the signal was S9+60dB (end stop) as I passed the masts on the top of Blunsdon hill. I had my squelch full on and it was still breaking it as I drove past. The signal then declined the further I got down the hill. I then drove the perimeter of RAF Fairford and the signal was no where near as strong.
On my return back to Swindon, as I drove up the A419, the signal again reached S9+60dB as I drove up the hill at Blunsdon.

Dom, 2E0WHQ


Re: Direction Finding Experiment - 70cm

Dom - 2E0WHQ
 

Mike (G4HGV),

I went for a drive yesterday, before club and as I drove down the 419, out of Swindon, towards Fairford, the signal was S9+60dB (end stop) as I passed the masts on the top of Blunsdon hill. I had my squelch full on and it was still breaking it as I drove past. The signal then declined the further I got down the hill. I then drove the perimeter of RAF Fairford and the signal was no where near as strong.
On my return back to Swindon, as I drove up the A419, the signal again reached S9+60dB as I drove up the hill at Blunsdon.

Dom, 2E0WHQ


Re: Direction Finding Experiment - 70cm

Graham (G4OED)
 

Hi all,

This is what it looks like to MSK144.  
Time along the top, Waterfall shows frequency distribution and the graph is signal strength.

Cheers

Graham G4OED


On 10 Sep 2021, at 08:51, mleach@... wrote:

Den, following your suggestion last night I switched on my handie from the heights of Blunsdon. Result is that it is not located here.
I can hear it but only after defeating the squelch.I will go walkabout/drive around later and report back
If anyone has a short 70cms beam they can lend me I could do some direction finding from here if it helps
Mike G4HGV


Re: Direction Finding Experiment - 70cm

Mike (G4HGV)
 

Den, following your suggestion last night I switched on my handie from the heights of Blunsdon. Result is that it is not located here.
I can hear it but only after defeating the squelch.I will go walkabout/drive around later and report back
If anyone has a short 70cms beam they can lend me I could do some direction finding from here if it helps
Mike G4HGV


1st Post C---- Club Night!

Den (M0ACM)
 

It was great to see so many Members back again at Club tonight for our first get together.

We were just shy of 30 attending AND (thanks to Phil, Jonathan and Dom) we also had a station on the air!

Because of the floor space in the cafeteria area and the way Alex had laid out the tables (lots of thanks to her and the Parish Council team), it felt very spacious and accommodating. A great evening. A great start. Thanks to everyone who came. See you again very soon.
73.  Den for SDARC Committee.


Re: Any thoughts for Pinetrees re-boot?

Den (M0ACM)
 

Thanks for the post, Matt.

Sorry to hear you can't make tonight. Look forward to seeing you when you can.

Yes, you make a good point to spread the word re the groups.io.

Saty safe and healthy.

73

Den.





-------- Original message --------
From: "Matt (M0MPL)" <matt@...>
Date: 09/09/2021 5:07 pm (GMT+00:00)
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] Any thoughts for Pinetrees re-boot?

Hi Den

 

I can’t make it this evening, but maybe not everyone is aware of this group yet ? Possibly worth a mention anyway

 

Matt

 

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Den (M0ACM)
Sent: 08 September 2021 13:27
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] Any thoughts for Pinetrees re-boot?

 

Hi Phil.

Thanks for the ahead thinking.

 

We probably WILL need a bit of orientation. My initial thoughts cover - domestic issues: masks and sanitizing, wearing ID for others to know you, need to sign in, refreshments, byo cups and system for paying, toilets, emergency exit procedure.... That bit is "early parish notices" ....

 

I will have tea, coffee, milk and sugar and maybe some biscuits.

I have also printed the signing in sheet. Tis in my car ready!!

 

A station sounds good - watch the wx tho!

 

Anyone think if owt more ??

 

Den

 

 

 

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Phil (M0PBZ)" <phil.m0pbz@...>

Date: 08/09/2021 1:17 pm (GMT+00:00)

Subject: [sdarc] Any thoughts for Pinetrees re-boot?

 

Hi Gents,

Are there any thoughts about the first night at Pinetrees?

New members and recent joiners will need some kind of walk through or introduction, I would have thought. I could help with that, if needed.

Will the GB3WH 2m net continue for those who cannot get alont to PInetrees?

We also thought about setting up a simple station, just to radio-ise the occasion. I will chuck some gear into the car.

Has the signing in sheet been sorted?

Look forward to any comments. 

Cheets

Phil M0PBZ

 

 


Re: Any thoughts for Pinetrees re-boot?

Matt (M0MPL)
 

Hi Den

 

I can’t make it this evening, but maybe not everyone is aware of this group yet ? Possibly worth a mention anyway

 

Matt

 

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Den (M0ACM)
Sent: 08 September 2021 13:27
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] Any thoughts for Pinetrees re-boot?

 

Hi Phil.

Thanks for the ahead thinking.

 

We probably WILL need a bit of orientation. My initial thoughts cover - domestic issues: masks and sanitizing, wearing ID for others to know you, need to sign in, refreshments, byo cups and system for paying, toilets, emergency exit procedure.... That bit is "early parish notices" ....

 

I will have tea, coffee, milk and sugar and maybe some biscuits.

I have also printed the signing in sheet. Tis in my car ready!!

 

A station sounds good - watch the wx tho!

 

Anyone think if owt more ??

 

Den

 

 

 

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Phil (M0PBZ)" <phil.m0pbz@...>

Date: 08/09/2021 1:17 pm (GMT+00:00)

Subject: [sdarc] Any thoughts for Pinetrees re-boot?

 

Hi Gents,

Are there any thoughts about the first night at Pinetrees?

New members and recent joiners will need some kind of walk through or introduction, I would have thought. I could help with that, if needed.

Will the GB3WH 2m net continue for those who cannot get alont to PInetrees?

We also thought about setting up a simple station, just to radio-ise the occasion. I will chuck some gear into the car.

Has the signing in sheet been sorted?

Look forward to any comments. 

Cheets

Phil M0PBZ

 

 


Re: Any thoughts for Pinetrees re-boot?

Phil (M0PBZ)
 

Cheers Den

Yes the WX looks iffy. I think we will just have to play it by ear wrt the station.


Re: Direction Finding Experiment - 70cm

Den (M0ACM)
 

I heard it last night on a handie with a rubber duck !!

....so much for Secondary User status - a band shared subject to no-co-user interference!

Den.



-------- Original message --------
From: Dom - 2E0WHQ <domwilko@...>
Date: 08/09/2021 11:36 pm (GMT+00:00)
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] Direction Finding Experiment - 70cm

Den,

Yes, appreciate nulling the signal my be a better way to get a more accurate direction, but initially I was just trying to identify the general direction, which it looks like we may have determined.

I'll have a drive out to Fairford and see if I can locate it.

Dom


Re: Direction Finding Experiment - 70cm

Dom - 2E0WHQ
 

Den,

Yes, appreciate nulling the signal my be a better way to get a more accurate direction, but initially I was just trying to identify the general direction, which it looks like we may have determined.

I'll have a drive out to Fairford and see if I can locate it.

Dom

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