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Welcome

James (M1DST)
 

Welcome to everyone who has subscribed so far.  This new email reflector is a way to communicate with other local radio amateurs who have subscribed to the group.  There is not a requirement to be a member of SDARC to use this service but we encourage you to join and come along to our meetings.  Feel free to ask for advice, help, sell things or just pass the time of day.

If you are new, why not send a message introducing yourself.

James
M1DST


Test 1

Tony (G4LDL)
 

So now I have joined the SDARC Group on Groups IO. Go with the other 10+ I subscribe to.   LDL.


The SK List.

Den (M0ACM)
 

Tony & I had some reasonable success at the Chippenham Ralky on Sunday last .....  until the heavens opened and all the buyers sensibly ran home!

The List is in a mixed (!!) state at the moment and will be tidied up at the weekend. There are still some good items available and don't forget to check the bags of adaptors from item #800 on.


Re: Welcome

Phil (M0PBZ)
 

QRL ???

whoops .. just testing if this works.


Re: Welcome

Den (M0ACM)
 

599 Phil. Qsl.
73
Den





-------- Original message --------
From: phil.m0pbz@...
Date: 05/08/2021 11:04 am (GMT+00:00)
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [sdarc] Welcome

QRL ???

whoops .. just testing if this works.


Re: Welcome

Tony (G4LDL)
 

Yes the frequency is in use Phil. de G4LDL!

On 5 Aug 2021 11:04, phil.m0pbz@... wrote:
QRL ???

whoops .. just testing if this works.


We are BACK!

Den (M0ACM)
 

Hi all.
In case you haven't received the email earlier, SDARC return to meet at the usual abode from 9th Sept. 

Woo Hoo !  At last !!


Didn't get the " all Members" email ? 
Let me know here and I will do you a personal one.

73
Den 


Re: The SK List.

Gareth Evans <headstone255@...>
 

We had driven away about 1/4 mile when the skies opened.

My regrets, not picking up the Hameg 60MHZ 'scope for £10, because I've a Hameg 2MHz
'scope from 1986 and it would hve been good for spares, and dithering until
it was too late to get that Heathkit valve tester! :-)

73 de Gareth G4SDW

On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 12:49 PM, Den (M0ACM) wrote:


Tony & I had some reasonable success at the Chippenham Ralky on Sunday last
.....  until the heavens opened and all the buyers sensibly ran home!

The List is in a mixed (!!) state at the moment and will be tidied up at the
weekend. There are still some good items available and don't forget to check
the bags of adaptors from item #800 on.


Re: Welcome

Dom - 2E0WHQ
 

Great idea James. Let's hope we get members using this group for information.
Can we put a link to this group under the Membership tab on the main SDARC website?
Thanks,
73
Dom, 2E0WHQ


FT8 - Help & Assistance #ft8

Dom - 2E0WHQ
 

If anyone is having any problems and issues setting up FT8, then please feel free to drop me a message and I'll do my best to help you out.

73
Dom, 2E0WHQ


Coax type query - 2nd opinions please

Den (M0ACM)
 

Hey guys,

Anyone with experience of extending LTE (4G) signals using coax between an external antenna and an internal router?

I need circa 5m of coax with sma M to F.
The question is: what coax type ?

Many offerings on line suggest "parcel tape" ... (sorry RG58 !!) They joke too, surely!!

Others offer RG174 or a more expensive 5D-FB (but with an N type fitting.

RG174's "top freq" is shown as 1GHz but LTE on "ee" runs at 1.8GHz as I understand it.

A shortish length is needed (~5m)...

Is RG174 a reasonable loss compromise??

What do you think ?

Den


Re: Coax type query - 2nd opinions please

James (M1DST)
 

For best performance, you would use something like LMR400.  This is about the same size as RG213 but is screened well.  I can probably dig you out a short length and I even have the N connectors and crimp tool.  Let me know if that helps and provide a more accurate length.   If you want different connectors you could buy them and I'll fit them for you.

DST

On Sun, 8 Aug 2021 at 17:06, Den (M0ACM) <denf.acm@...> wrote:
Hey guys,

Anyone with experience of extending LTE (4G) signals using coax between an external antenna and an internal router?

I need circa 5m of coax with sma M to F.
The question is: what coax type ?

Many offerings on line suggest "parcel tape" ... (sorry RG58 !!) They joke too, surely!!

Others offer RG174 or a more expensive 5D-FB (but with an N type fitting.

RG174's "top freq" is shown as 1GHz but LTE on "ee" runs at 1.8GHz as I understand it.

A shortish length is needed (~5m)...

Is RG174 a reasonable loss compromise??

What do you think ?

Den


Source of mobile drive-on supports

Phil (M0PBZ)
 

Hi,

Does anyone know where one can source one of those drive-on mast supports? I am planning on doing some portable work and need something to support my pole, as it were. Any info appreciated. 

73

Phil M0PBZ


Re: Source of mobile drive-on supports

David Welch <david.welch.g7ixu@...>
 

Phil,

 

Barenco certainly do them

 

Ground Supports | Barenco

 

73 David G7IXU

 

From: sdarc@groups.io <sdarc@groups.io> On Behalf Of Phil (M0PBZ)
Sent: 20 August 2021 11:44
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: [sdarc] Source of mobile drive-on supports

 

Hi,

Does anyone know where one can source one of those drive-on mast supports? I am planning on doing some portable work and need something to support my pole, as it were. Any info appreciated. 

73

Phil M0PBZ


Re: Source of mobile drive-on supports

James (M1DST)
 

There are quite a few options on ebay and the normal suppliers.

There's even one on ebay you can put a rotator on.

A number of the normal suppliers are out of stock though.


On Fri, 20 Aug 2021 at 11:44, Phil (M0PBZ) <phil.m0pbz@...> wrote:
Hi,

Does anyone know where one can source one of those drive-on mast supports? I am planning on doing some portable work and need something to support my pole, as it were. Any info appreciated. 

73

Phil M0PBZ


Re: Source of mobile drive-on supports

Den (M0ACM)
 

The galvanised one owned by the Club came from Tennamast.

It is built like a tank and four of them would make the Eiffel Tower portable!!

The downside to the strength is that it is RIGID, it doesnt fold for storage!

An alternative source to check might be Barenco.

73

Den.





-------- Original message --------
From: "Phil (M0PBZ)" <phil.m0pbz@...>
Date: 20/08/2021 11:44 am (GMT+00:00)
To: sdarc@groups.io
Subject: [sdarc] Source of mobile drive-on supports

Hi,

Does anyone know where one can source one of those drive-on mast supports? I am planning on doing some portable work and need something to support my pole, as it were. Any info appreciated. 

73

Phil M0PBZ


Re: Source of mobile drive-on supports

Phil (M0PBZ)
 

Thanks very much. I didn't realise that Barenco are just 7 miles from my home town. Was there a few weeks back, doh!

Seriously, many thanks for the brilliant response ! I will probably only use it once but I like portable working - although my efforts tend to be more transportable as half the shack seems to go with me.

Phil M0PBZ   


Re: Source of mobile drive-on supports

Dom - 2E0WHQ
 

Hi Phil,

As well as the monster mast mounted on top of my wagon, I also have a SOTABEAM drive-on mast support. It's absolutely excellent for supporting fibreglass poles. The good thing about it is that it breaks down in to two parts, so it doesn't take up much room at all in the back of the wagon. Most of the others are all rigid and in a 'L' shape, so they take up a lot of room in the boot. I wish I had known you were looking as I could have shown it to you last night. It's a great bit of kit. Unfortunately they look like they might be out of stock at the moment, but worth giving them a call.

https://www.sotabeams.co.uk/drive-on-car-stand-for-masts/

73,

Dom, 2E0WHQ


SDARC Meet again at Pinetrees

Den (M0ACM)
 

Good morning SDARC Members.

No, you are not having a flight of fancy !  There is no  typo in the subject line  !!
SDARC WILL be meeting again at Pinetrees Community Centre from THIS THURSDAY 9th September 2021

This is a copy of an email sent to all members at 10.30 bst today Monday 6th Sept.

The focus of the evening will be an informal 'natter night' / 'activity evening' to give everyone the chance to 'catch up'.

For those who have understandingly forgotten where it is (!) and for NEW Members, the location details are below:
- Pinetrees Community Centre, Acacia Grove, (Off Pinehurst Circle), Pinehurst.
Postcode:   SN2 1RF 
What3words: yards.dogs.showed
- Map attached to the email referred to above.
- If you get lost, try asking on WH and we will try to help.

- We will be open from 19.00 bst
- Car parking is on the left & right once through the gates... and is Free !
- Disabled parking on the right nearest the building.
- We will be using the Ground Floor Cafeteria area as our meeting area.. 
- Entry is from the car park.. Access is wheelchair-friendly.

- Please use the Sanitising station at the door.
- Masks will be optional once settled in 'our' area.

- Refreshments: Tea & coffee will be available.  £1.50 buys free refills all night long - but please BRING YOUR OWN CUP as we wish to minimise cross-contamination that might occur through our hand washing of our china cups.

Looking forward to seeing you there.  .... It really has been a  l-o-n-g  time coming!

73 all. 

Take care and stay safe.

Den


Any thoughts for Pinetrees re-boot?

Phil (M0PBZ)
 

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