Peter GM4DTH and Brian GM4DIJ

Back to our favourite site, on a hill-top near Gatehouse of Fleet.

Peter GM4DTH described the wx conditions as "grey and unsettled".

Radio conditions were below average with low signal strengths being the norm for the entire operating period.

Unusually, we could not hear GB3VHF (144.430MHz).

 

Better operation was achieved with a station consisting of a separate main rig and a 2m transverter: Elecraft K3 transceiver + Kuhne 2m transverter+ solid-state linear LDMOS amp at 400W. 

The antennas were an M2 17-element yagi plus a secondary circularly-polarized antenna to help to work stations with non-horizontally-polarized antennas.

Brian GM8BJF / SN0OZE

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