Locator: JO01mt WAB: TM01
East Coast Girl
Wednesday November 13th
I will be operating /P close to the pier at Bateman's Tower, Brightlingsea
I was Pedestrian Mobile competing in the RaDAR America contest on Saturday 2nd November 1400-1800UTC. This is a very unusual contest as it involves moving to a different location after every 5 QSos!
A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO GAVE ME POINTS!
These were my operating locations:
It was very wet and windy!!!
See my video, shot just after this photo was taken!
Below are pictures of me testing out 'The Contest Brolly Trolley' before the the contest!
Click here to see a video of my
Find out more, click the link!
Operating G100RSGB from the Marconi Hut, Sandford Mill.
Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society.
I really LOVE to work HF QRP Portable!
I operate portable from beaches around the coast of East Anglia.
I also like:
IOTA, SOTA, ISS, and building antennas.
I am learning morse rather slowly!
My working conditions are:
Icom IC 703 QRP 7w
Icom IC-208 2m & 70cms
Yaesu FT290R 2m
Baofeng UV 5R Plus 2m & 70cms
Homebrew, 20m, 1/4 wave, elevated G.P.
Random length long wires
Homebrew, G5RV Jnr
Homebrew linked, end fed wire: 40m 20m 17m 12m & 10m
Watson colinear, dual band 2m & 70cms
Tonna Beam : 9 Element (2m)
ProAm 20m mobile whip
MFJ 1979 Telescopic Whip 6m - 20m
Wishing you great DX,
Operating from the Creek
Here's a little video showing my QTH at the paddling pool!
On the cliff, overlooking the sea at Walton on the Naze
Walton on the Naze approximately 90 Km north east of London
Down at Flag Creek All my kit packs into a small bag except the battery!
Bicycle with the MFJ 1979 My view from the tent!
Click here to see my You Tube video on how to convert an old golf bag trolley into a ham trolley and cheap and cheerful shelter for all your lightweight portable needs! This is the first video I've ever shot and edited, it's a bit shaky in part .Sorry :) http://youtu.be/cY1kePvXNhI
My lovely friend Tom, G0SBW HF Pedestrian Mobile. Awesome!
My brand new MFJ 1979 telescopic whip antenna! (I love it!)
This antenna is really excellent, it measures a full 1/4 wave when fully extended and collapses down to 69cms. It's good for:
20m, 17m, 15m,12m,10m & 6m
At high tide the base of the antenna is about 1m ASL. The railings are approximately 800m long providing an excellent groundand on the other side of this footpath is a natural, shallow saltwater pool for children to play in and so the antenna is completely surrounded by salt water!It seems to work very well indeed.
I have adapted the mounting bracket for my 9 element Tonna 2m beam to mount the MFJ and it seems to work well :)
Bicycle Portable with the MFJ 1979 and steel tape counterpoise!
More pics of the bike setup at the very bottom of the page, scroll down!
When the tide is in, I set up on the rocks here!
When the tide is out, it's really muddy! Some people pay a fortune to get covered in mud at a spa! I get it for free every time I go portable!! Hi! Hi!
My 1/4 wave on the 10m pole, this shot shows 3 of the GPs with seawater directly below them and the base of the pole is also submerged!
I use a fishing rod rest driven between the rocks and the pole is then bungeed to it, this makes for a very secure base. The groundpanes are attached to bungy cord and I tie these down. It works for me!
I just made this end fed, linked half wave and intend to use it in an inverted V configuration!
These little barrel connectors are small enough to be wound into the camping washing line reel. It makes a nice lightweight antenna!I got this design from N0LX : www.n0lx.com/endfed_v.html
Homebrew 1/4 wave, 20m, elevated GP antenna! The guying ring is made from a small round Lock 'n' Lock tub. I have replaced the lime green nylon (strimmerline!)with bungy cord which works much better!
Bicycle / Portable using my Am Pro mobile whip mounted on the rear bike carrier and a steel retractable tape measure rolled out acting as counterpoise!
An impromtu sunshade! My mobile whip is useful for alsorts of situations!
M6ECG / Portable down at the Creek!
Hear my firstQSO with Australia running the Icom IC703, Mobile whip antenna mounted on my bicycle, portable! Thanks to John,VK2ANT :)
My shack at home although I operate portable almost exclusively!
Occasionally I operate in front of the webcamlinked below! This camera looks out over the creek!
Tribute to Barbara Dunn G6YL
G6YL, Barbara Mary Dunn, born February 25, 1896, occupation independent householder, licensed on April 14, 1927 and was the first British licensed transmitting YL.
Find out all about this extraordinary, pioneering YL at:
Many thanks to Tom, K8CX for the image and all the information on his website :)
Thank you for visiting my QRZ.com page! :)
Station Manager: Izzi (The boss!)
Izzi keeping a close eye on cluster and updating the log . oh wait! What happened there?!!!
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