Some unfortunate news from our friends over at Cambridge Repeater Group:
[DMR Repeater] GB7PY has been stolen from Madingley, Cambridge, on 23rd December at approx 2115hrs. Repeater info: Motorola SLR5500 UHF: Model: R10QCGANQ1AN Tanapa : PMUE4392AA Serial: 478IRW1189 Also stolen was a Teltonika RUT950 4G router: IMEI on the Router ends with 6502, which has been network blocked and will therefore not work on any network now. Any information, please pass to Cambridgeshire Police quoting crime reference number 35/92597/19.
Obviously this is a significant loss for the group. Can members please be on the lookout for this equipment through the various channels, and should anything come to light please do the right thing and pass on any details as requested, however insignificant it may seem.
A few quick snaps taken of our members Michael M0MPM, Harry G3NGX and Jim G0LHZ enjoying a play with some man-portable vintage ex-military gear. With one of the radios dating back to WWII, and with the split frequency operating figured out, at least one legitimate QSO was had, with good reports both ways. With the solar cycle in full swing a new DX record was set, with a mighty 0.2km achieved across the front of the rugby club.
With thanks to our members for supplying the pictures.
This weekend (15-16 June 2019) it’s time for another “Exercise Blue Ham” event – Exercise Blue Ham 19 on 60 metres. The RAF invites all full licencees to take part and make contact with their special callsigns.
While researching for club talks, I ran across the following link regarding the tropo scatter system used in the 1970s/1980s with eye watering ERPs. A few members will know about this system, however many new to the club may not: