IC-706Mk2G, RTL-SDR dongle and Raspberry Pi

GB3PY frequency change notification

This weekend, for the combined reasons of interference from Low Power Devices and also an opportunity to enable a new DMR repeater for Cambridge, the well-established GB3PY repeater has moved frequency. It was on 433.200MHz (+1.6MHz split) and is now on 430.900MHz (+7.6MHz split). This brought an interesting question: other than website and email, how…

Shack with two stations operating, and Flex waterfall on large TV

CQ WPX SSB from GB2GP

I’m a couple of weeks late writing this post but on the weekend of 23-24 March, I again headed down to the UK Scout Headquarters station at Gilwell Park to join the team operating GB2GP for the CQ WPX SSB contest. Rather than me repeat what has already been said, a write-up of the event…

Fibreglass antenna mast standing on snowy ground

Brecon Beacons SOTAs: Black Mountain

Following the snow on Pen Y Fan yesterday, I decided to cut my long weekend short and to head back to Cambridge on Easter Sunday, stopping at Black Mountain on the Welsh-English border on the way home. GW/SW-041 Black Mountain 6-point Black Mountain is a lovely walk, which I last did just before Christmas. I…

Well made path with some snow on the grass around it

Brecon Beacons SOTAs: Waun Fach and Mynydd Troed

I spent the Easter weekend in Wales operating from some of the SOTA summits in the Brecon Beacons. After staying in Gloucester overnight on Maundy Thursday, I started Good Friday by heading up Waun Fach. GW/SW-002 Waun Fach I approached Waun Fach from the South-West, starting from the crossroads at NGR SO190267, just above Waun…

People looking at trade stalls

Rosmalen Radio Rally 2018

This weekend saw a large group (17 of us) from the Camb-Hams and various friends going to the Dutch national radio flea market at Rosmalen in central Holland. I haven’t been for four years, but this is always a great event. Visitor numbers were notably down this year, and a few of the usual traders…