• [G3XBM] OFCOM - thank you

    From G3XBM via rec.radio.amateur.moderat@21:1/5 to All on Tue Feb 22 16:07:10 2022
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    Roger G3XBM's (Mainly) Amateur Radio Blog

    OFCOM - thank you

    Posted: 22 Feb 2022 09:21 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/02/ofcom-thank-you.html

    It is not often I say nice things about OFCOM.
    However, since submitting my application form for an Innovation and
    Research licence, I have nothing but praise. The person at the other end of
    my emails responds quickly and he seems to be genuinely as helpful as
    possible. Thank you.

    70cm activity contest results

    Posted: 22 Feb 2022 08:43 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/02/70cm-activity-contest-results.html

    The RSGB has just published the latest update to the results of the 70cm activity contest (UKAC). Even though I only made a small handful of
    contacts, my position is up!
    See https://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/vhfresults.pl?Contest=432MHz%20UKAC&Date=&year=2022 .

    10m WSPR 500mW TX (Tuesday)

    Posted: 22 Feb 2022 06:01 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/02/10m-wspr-500mw-tx-tuesday.html

    As the 10m antenna is not being used, I am again on 10m QRP WSPR with 500mW from the stand alone W5OLF beacon. So far, at 0940z, just 2 local spots of
    me from G4KPX (14km).
    UPDATE 1000z: 12 spots of me by G4KPX. No DX spots of me.
    UPDATE 1400z: 3 unique stations have spotted me today on 10m QRP WSPR (see chart).

    6m FT8 QRP (Tuesday)

    Posted: 22 Feb 2022 08:24 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/02/6m-ft8-qrp-tuesday.html

    At the moment (0935z) I am on 6m FT8 with 2.5W to the V2000 vertical omni antenna. So far, my QRP has been spotted by a couple of Gs on TX and one G
    has been spotted on RX.
    UPDATE 1625z: Just 5 Gs spotted all day. No DX.

    Sunspots - Tuesday February 22nd 2022

    Posted: 21 Feb 2022 11:51 PM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/02/sunspots-tuesday-february-22nd-2022.html

    Solar flux is 98 and the SSN 48. A=12 and K=4.

    70cm Moxon antenna

    Posted: 21 Feb 2022 07:57 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/02/70cm-moxon-antenna.html

    Several years ago I had a problem: my rig covered 70cm SSB, but I had no antenna. I found a quick and easy solution in my wife's wardrobe. I think
    the whole antenna took about 30 minutes to make.

    See https://sites.google.com/view/g3xbm4/home/antennas/70cm-moxon .

    6m FT8 QRP (Monday)

    Posted: 21 Feb 2022 11:59 AM PST http://g3xbm-qrp.blogspot.com/2022/02/6m-ft8n-qrp-monday.html

    At the moment I am on 6m FT8 (initially with 2.5W to the V2000 vertical
    omni). I am currently RX only. No spots.
    UPDATE 1600z: Just a single spot on RX GM4CXM (507km) which could have
    been a brief MS ping, Es or aircraft scatter. -18dB S/N was not too strong. UPDATE 1647z: One QSO with M0MIZ (124km).
    UPDATE 1958z: QRT.

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  • From Just Jim Dandy@21:1/5 to All on Wed Feb 23 07:49:42 2022
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    OFCOM - thank you

    for ruining the traditions of a once fine hobby by handing out dead mens
    call signs and un-issued call signs to faking morons like G4HRV and GM2UWX....madness Oh and call signs for lesbians 2M0LZY

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