• [G3XBM] Is OFCOM a QUANGO and a waste of money?

    From G3XBM via rec.radio.amateur.moderat@21:1/5 to All on Fri May 13 12:35:51 2022
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    Is OFCOM a QUANGO and a waste of money?

    Posted: 13 May 2022 07:03 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/is-ofcom-quango-and-waste-of-money.html

    Regularly, I get emails from OFCOM. I look at these and get the distinct impression they are trying to justify their very existence. The impression
    I am given is of a group that largely does not understand RF and is only interested in money.
    This is my personal view and you may feel differently. Experiences 10 years
    ago and in the last few months have re-enforced my view that it is in
    radical need of an overhaul. I ask myself, if it wasn't there would it be missed? Probably not!

    24 GHz

    Posted: 13 May 2022 06:46 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/24-ghz.html

    This is one band I have never tried. Like 10 GHz , there are Doppler radar modules that could be "repurposed" for WBFM (wideband FM) on this
    frequency. I have not searched for 24 GHz WBFM, but I am sure circuits must exist.
    https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/vhfuhfmicrowaves/homebrew/24ghz .

    Results published for 144MHz UKAC (03/05/22)

    Posted: 13 May 2022 04:20 AM PDT http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/05/results-published-for-144mhz-ukac-030522.html

    The results of the latest 2m activity contest run by the RSGB have been published. In the low power section I have climbed from 81st to 70th place.
    At this rate I might win the section by 2060!!
    See https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/vhfresults.pl?Contest=144MHz%20UKAC&Date=&year=2022 .

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