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IOTA from Inishmore & Inishbofin

June 28, 2011 Comments off

Over the past few days, I’ve been interested to follow the activities of Martin EJ/G3ZAY, Dom EJ/M0BLF and Tom EJ/M0TOC as they operate from Inishmore, Aran Islands (EU-006) and Inishbofin, Galway (EU-121) as part of a Cambridge University Wireless Society DXpedition.

I managed to speak to Tom EJ/M0TOC on 20m and 40m while they were on Inishmore, then Tom again on 20m and Dom EJ/M0BLF on 40m while they were on Inishbofin.

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Why Write a Blog ?

June 28, 2011 Comments off

I spent some time recently experimenting with the options in WordPress and adding RSS feeds for RSGB News, RSGB IOTA Activations and the WA7BNM Contest Calendar because I find those sources of information interesting and useful. I also noticed from the WordPress Site Stats that I hadn’t posted anything for a while. This observation turned into a gentle pressure to post something, but … should I post something regularly or just post something if/when I’ve got something to say?

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Kite Antennas

June 16, 2011 Comments off

I visited the Bury St Edmunds ARS tonight at their new second home at the Rougham Tower Museum – a great location.

Roger G4ROJ travelled to the club to give an excellent practical demonstration and talk about his experiences with Kite Antennas. Roger concentrates on the lower HF bands and has experimented with many different kite, balloon and antenna combinations. Roger publishes lots of information and pictures of his exploits on his www.kiteaerials.com website.

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No matter how much planning …

June 15, 2011 Comments off

It seems that no matter how much planning you do, sometimes it’s never enough.

Why is that 90% of the activities are squashed into 25% of the year, or so it seems. Of course everyone plans their events for when they have a  better chance of good weather, but that means that the summer months tend to be absolutely crammed with things I want to do. This isn’t a complaint, because it’s great to have so many great things to do, I just wish that I had more time or more stamina.

The ESWR Ipswich Rally on Sunday was the culmination of a great deal of planning and preparation by a few members of the local radio clubs. Many more local amateurs turned out on the day to help, demonstrate their own particular brand of radio passion or just visit the rally and enjoy it.

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