Net #50 on 17th March 2021: Apology: Colin GM4HWO. Controller: GM3HAM / Pete GM4BYF, Brian GM8BJF, Alan GM3PSP, Peter GM4DTH, Briain GM8PKL, Mike GM8KCS, Brian GM4DIJ, Jack GM1CQC, Bill GM8SQM, Melvyn GM4HYR.
Pete was the "Fat Controller" using the club call GM3HAM. Brian BJF was a good signal on his 14-ele horizontal beam. He had been busy destroying 5 transistors in his 23cm preamp. Last night he had worked Sue G8SFI in York. He was still hopeful of a BBQ at Bates Motel some time. Brian BJF (n/h @ psp) reported to Pete that his beam was horizontal tonight. He reported that doppler shift had been heard on the 3cm beacon at GM3WOJ by Briain PKL. Alan reported on the latest news items uploaded to the website including one about the likely battery lifetimes in electric cars. He was considering putting up his venerable halo antenna to try to get a better (horizontal) signal from BJF. Peter suggested BJF use a narrower beam towards the (church) reflector. BJF was 5&1 on his 5/8 vertical. Peter was about to erect a new antenna. He had just received a Chinese EMF meter. He had worked Toby MM0MSS/M. Briain suggested a cloverleaf antenna for Alan. Re battery cars, he has a hybrid. Mike (Buckstone) was getting Brian at 5&4 on his 9-element Tonna after doing some aerial work today. He couldn't contemplate the cost of replacing an electric car battery! Brian DIJ gave BJF a good 5&7-8 from Corstorphine. He worked 7 stations on 4m on Sunday and 10 on 23cm last night mostly by aircraft scatter. His 70cm preamp stopped working but was now OK after the water was poured out! Jack at Crewe Toll, running 5W was only 3&1 at psp. He had viewed the film of the Aberdeen club on the website and thought he only recognised GM3AEL. Bill thanked Colin for the RG-214 coax and plugs and was working on his antenna. Melvyn apologised for being late after doing some exciting paperwork. He had taken down his beam for testing polarity and its rotator. E&OE. Audio tnx Peter: