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Desperate Dan



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Join date : 2019-10-23
QTH or Location : Lincoln
Equipment Used : COLT DX1200

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PostSubject: !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!    !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!  Icon_minitimeWed Oct 23, 2019 8:04 pm

Hi All.....
Looking at getting out and about on a weekend with the family, going mobile in the minibus ..... Any decent places to go around Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. High enough to get out to the other countries..
Many thanks. DAN
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Join date : 2019-07-03
Age : 75
QTH or Location : Yeovil
Call Sign : CT2201/FB855/UK164 + others
Equipment Used : Yeasu FT891 MFJ Atu/Swr K40 Tankwhip x2 Mob whips 80/40/20

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PostSubject: Re: !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!    !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!  Icon_minitimeWed Oct 23, 2019 8:45 pm

Hi. Dan.

Rod RD15 gets up on Caister Top Lincs. He gets into the Southern
Martin LR004 gets up on Ashover Rock Chesterfield. Tom DA 057
gets upon high ground @ Naseby. Contact any of these guys for
local high spots. U won't get much DX atm as we're in the low for
12/18mths. U will get the occasional lift. But u will have to sit by
Radio till it comes. Just work local net's atm. ie. ECN/MW. check
Nets& Skeds topic for info. Good luck/Dx. 73's Mike SW.26.
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Desperate Dan



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Join date : 2019-10-23
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Equipment Used : COLT DX1200

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Many thanks
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CarrotFingers



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Join date : 2019-10-10
QTH or Location : East Midlands, Lincolnshire
Call Sign : 26TM069 / 2E0FML
Equipment Used : Alinco DX-70

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PostSubject: Re: !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!    !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!  Icon_minitimeThu Oct 24, 2019 9:32 pm

just to enlighten some more about Rod's setup,
he uses a homemade coax gainmaster on a fiberglass pole lashed to a farmer gate, and thats the lincolnshire top around here as it's mostly a flat county
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QTH or Location : Portsmouth
Call Sign : 26TC62, 26CT2817
Equipment Used : Yaesu 891, 10m pole, wire 5/8, T2LT

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PostSubject: Re: !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!    !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!  Icon_minitimeThu Oct 24, 2019 10:42 pm

Rod gets out well from Caistor, I often manage a contact with him when I'm on the Isle of Wight. I am going to knock up a Gainmaster myself for my next aerial experiment - the design looks quite straightforward.
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PostSubject: Re: !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!    !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!  Icon_minitimeFri Nov 01, 2019 6:06 pm

Vendee85 wrote:
Hi. Dan.

Rod RD15 gets up on Caister Top Lincs. He gets into the Southern
Martin LR004 gets up on Ashover Rock Chesterfield. Tom DA 057
gets upon high ground @ Naseby. Contact any of these guys for
local high spots. U won't get much DX atm as we're in the low for
12/18mths. U will get the occasional lift. But u will have to sit by
Radio till it comes. Just work local net's atm. ie. ECN/MW. check
Nets& Skeds topic for info. Good luck/Dx. 73's Mike SW.26.

There is no more Eastern Counties Net. Were only putting on odd special events as and when. Ive worked 50Dxcc on 11mtr this year and have missed many more. It's not all doom and gloom for the next 12 /18 months at all. Its just you need to put some effort into finding them rather than just turning on for 10 minutes and proclaiming its dead because you heard nothing in that short time.
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GoldVolvo



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Join date : 2019-10-14
QTH or Location : IO83 Congleton, Cheshire
Equipment Used : Rotel RVC240/Cobra 19GTL at the moment

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PostSubject: Re: !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!    !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!  Icon_minitimeSun Nov 03, 2019 4:44 pm

Smudger wrote:
....Its just you need to put some effort into finding them rather than just turning on for 10 minutes and proclaiming its dead because you heard nothing in that short time.  

Indeed it is. I've been monitoring AM midband a few times this last few weeks and barely a whiff except for last week when, out of the blue, I was suddenly listening to "Johnny" and his buddy chatting away on 27.185 from somewhere in the republic of Ireland. It was in & out a bit and only lasted 15 minutes but it was nice to confirm that there is the occasional lift, best thing I think is to leave a rig powered up/squelched on 19 and keep one eye on the meter for anything approaching a speech pattern.

Even better if you have a scanner you could leave scanning through the band, possibly worth monitoring amateur 10m too if you have the gear as that might provide a clue as to propogation if it suddenly bursts into life.
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Join date : 2019-10-08
Age : 51
QTH or Location : Wisbech Cambridgeshire
Equipment Used : Jumbo

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PostSubject: Re: !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!    !!DX ON A WEEKEND!!  Icon_minitimeFri Nov 15, 2019 8:38 am

Hi there , I see you mention Eastern Counties , what happen to that ?
Regards Marcus
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