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Norrie GM1CNH and Peter GM4DTH operated on 70cm in the RSGB UHF / Microwave contest on Sunday 5th May (only) from an elevated site on Lauder Common, a few miles west of Lauder, off the Stow Road, in the Scottish Borders. Conditions were probably about average but activity was very low. Only 6 QSOs were made but included East Anglia, and one German station was heard on CW. One QSO back to Edinburgh was made with Brian GM4DIJ. Photos by GM4DTH & GM3PSP.

 

On a rather cold and breezy day Norrie and Peter only had 2 visitors - Bob MM0XRI (R) …

 

 

... and Alan GM3PSP plus Clyde GM3PSP/K9.

 

A 25-element yagi type 25JXX70 was used, mounted on a 6m GRP fibreglass easy-erect mast.

 

Looking towards Stow.

 

 Clyde GM3PSP/K9 (L) was suitably impressed.

 

Norrie GM1CNH operating from within his car. 

The rig was an Icom IC-707 MkIIg plus a Gemini 70-1K linear running 400W.

 

Peter GM4DTH operating.

 

A lightweight and very quiet 2kW generator was used.

 

Looking east, the Eildon Hills can be seen in the distance.

 

Dismantling the antenna was easy, dropping it vertically, mast section by section.

 

Down to the bottom mast section.

 

Dismantling the 25-ele yagi.

All Norrie's equipment was very neatly boxed.

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