New full licences for two members

At last nights meeting we not only enjoyed our very hot freshly delivered pasties courtecy of Rippons of Bissoe kindly delivered by Andrew but also learned that both candidates tasking the advanced exam on Dec the 8th had passed…..

Congratulations to:

John who now has become M0 J I U
&
Mike who changes call to M0 M B Z

Well done guys, a nice early Christmas present for you.

Norman G4USB

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The ARRL 10m Contest 14th – 15th December 2014

For once the band conditions were very good and I decided to spend a few hours on 10m over the weekend. As you may know, I am not an avid contester, far from it, I would much rather have an hour long chat with someone to be honest but, contests provide an ideal opportunity to check how your set up is working and its overall efficiency with no expectation from the contacted stations to tell them your whole life story hi hi.

First contact was with a VR2 in Hong Kong, an instant response then off out to do some work in the garden or wilderness at present!

Continued for a few hours as darkness approached and some stonking signals and good contacts made.

On the Sunday weather stopped play in the garden for more time to spend on 10m. Had several breaks though but managed to work a good mix of Countries and States.

Upon final analysis 37 States had been worked with the most prolific state being Texas. Several worked in Arizona but not a peep heard from New Mexico which lurks between the both of them, strange as NM has been worked often. Actually there were a good many of the missed States being ones regularly heard and worked, but hey, it is radio after all!

The link below is to a summarised analysis .pdf of the activity.

It was great fun, where were you? Did not actually hear another local station throughout the weekend, surprising but true.

arrl 10m contest Dec 2014

 

73′

 

Happy Christmas to all our readers

 

 

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Your help needed

I am planning to create pages dedicated to user report of equipment they have purchased and are using/have used. This can be from Transceivers for HF, VHF be they base, mobile or handhelds.  Antenna tuners either manual or automatic, Mobile aerials for VHF,UHF,HF. Antennas for HF,VHF,UHF for base, mobile and portable use….. you get the picture any piece of kit really.

To do this I need the site readers assistance.

Please take the time to write a short review and forward it to me via e-mail to g4usb.crac@gmail.com

I hope I will receive many responses as it will help to grow the resources of our site and provide useful information for our readers.

If reviewing an aerial please give brief details of the way it is erected, height of the pole, QTH height ASL etc as this will help our reader to judge the aerials suitability for them at their operating site.

Many thanks in advance.

Norman G4USB

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Special Offers

Offers for Club Members only:

Hi All

Some special offers for club members from Roy (Illogan) PJBOX anyone interested his contact details can be found below.

Sirio AS 170 PL : £18

Sirio 10/11m PERFORMER 1000 : Ebay £41 mine £25

Sirio10/11M PERFORMER 5000 eBAY £54 PLUS MINE £27

Sirio 10/11M TURBO 3000 : ebay £41 plus mine £25

skyscan SE 1500 SCAN KING scanner antenna Ebay £45 plus mine £28

skyscan DESKTOP scanner antenna ebay £41.95 plus mine £25

– DESKTOP BASES STAND mine £19

VHF UHF Antenna

Nevada http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sirio-SA270SN-Dual-Band-VHF-UHF-145-433Mhz-White-fibreglass-base-antenna-/381040679840?pt=UK_Mobile_Phones_Communication_Radio_Antennas&hash=item58b7cb5ba0

My price £39.95


Regards
Roy
www.pjbox.co.uk
01209 844859

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Confusion over proposed ‘K’ prefix for Cornwall

Source The RSGB News extra service e-mail

The RSGB has received a significant number of enquiries expressing confusion and concern about the unexpected allocation of the secondary prefix “K” for Cornwall.

As a result, the Board has written to Ofcom asking them to review their decision and consult on the changes that they are proposing.

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MIT video made during Elettra Marconi’s USA visit in June

From:

Whitey K1VV W1AA Marconi Radio Club

great video on Elettra produced by MIT. Scroll to end, on “Marconi Legacy”: Other info on the page is also interesting.

http://libraries.mit.edu/exhibits/maihaugen/wired/

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Annual General Meeting 2014

Look forward to seeing everyone at Gweal An Top this evening

7.00 pm for 7.30 start

The Annual General Meeting

Please come along to help the Club going forward by selecting the Committee for the new year.

Your chance to make a difference by volunteering to serve the Club as a Committee member.

Tea and Coffee will be available as usual.

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UP TO DATE CONFIRMED IMD CALL LIST AS AT 8TH March 2014

Station Callsign Location Represented Station Callsign Location Represented
GB4IMD CORNWALL ENGLAND CW1GM PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY
GB2GM POLDHU CORNWALL DA0IMD BORKUM ISLAND, GERMANY
GB4MBP BASS POINT CORNWALL EI4MFT CLIFDEN, COUNTY GALWAY
NM0MRG BALLYCASTLE, N.IRELAND EI0MAR MARTELLO TOWER,CO DUBLIN
GX0MWT SANDFORD MILL,CHELMSFORD OE14M VIENNA AUSTRIA
GB0YAM YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM IY0ORP ROCCA DI PAPPA
GB1PBL PORTLAND BILL, DORSET I4CHD/IMD BOLOGNA
GB2MB HALDON HILL,EXETER II4SM SASSO MARCONI
GB2DMD PENCASTER GDNS,DOVER IY1MR RAPALLO, GENOVA
GB2MT WRITTLE, ESSEX IY1SP LA SPEZIA
GB2OWM ORKNEY WIRELESS MUSEUM IY1TTM SESTRI LEVANTE
GB2SFL S.FORELAND LIGHTHOUSE IY4FGM VILLA GRIFFONE,BOLOGNA
GB2SJ SOUTER POINT LIGHTHOUSE IY5PIS COLTABO, PISA
G0NWM TYNEMOUTH N.SHIELDS IY0GA CAPOIGARI,GOLFO ARANCI,SARDIINIA
GB2MD, GB4MD WAUNFAWR, N. WALES IY0IMD FORTE MICHELANGELO,
CIVITAVECCHIA
GB4MDI LAVERNOCK POINT IY0ORP ROCCA DI PAPA, ROME
GB4MHS OXFORD IY0TC TORRE CHIARUCCIA, SAMTA
MARINELLA, ROME
GB4MIW ALUM BAY, ISLE OF WIGHT EI0IMD MIZEN HEAD, COUNTY CORK
GB4MPC MARCONI POINT, CULLERCOATES EI5IMD BROW HD, CROOKHAVEN,CO CORK
GB5FHC FRASERBURGH, SCOTLAND PA6IMD GOUDA, NETHERLANDS
GB2M LOCHBOISDALE MARCONI TF3IMD HOFDI, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
WIRELESS STATION II0GM
GB5LT CALSHOT, Nr SOUTHAMPTON K2NJ SOMERVILLE, NEW JERSEY
GB6MD BREAN DOWN, SOMERSET K6KPH BOLINAS, POINT REYES, CALIFORNIA
GB4M DAVENTRY KM1CC WELLFLEET,CAPE COD,MASS
GB8IMD NETHERAVON,SALISBURY PLAIN N2MO WALL, NEW JERSEY
GB8MD TYWYN, WALES W1AA/MSC NANTUCKET ISLAND, MASS
GB0CMS CAISTER, NORFOLK W2US LONG ISLAND
GB0MBS DORCHESTER,DORSET W2MRC SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY
GB0MD W2RC/IMD ROCKY POINT, NEW YORK
GBOMGY HARLOW, ESSEX W8K ELBERTS, FRANKFORT, MICHEGAN
GB4MBC,GB4HMD FLATHOLM ISLAND, HOLYHEAD WA1WCC CHATHAM MASS
GB5IMD FLATHOLM ISLAND VE1IMD GLACE BAY,NOVA SCOTIA CANADA
GBOIMD BREAN DOWN VE2CRD DRUMMONDVILLE,QUEBEC,CANADA
VO1BZM NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA
VO1AA SIGNAL HILL,ST JOHNS,NEW’FLAND
W4H HATTERAS ISLAND
VK2IMD WAHROONGA,NSW, AUSTRALIA
HV5OVR THE VATICAN CITY
IIOELET ROME
TM114M FRANCE
AO1IMD FINESTERRE
SK6RM/IMD GOTHENBURG,SWEDEN
RADIO MUSEUM
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Surplus Equipment – Bring and Buy sale 2013

Surplus Equipment Sale

Thursday 7th November 2013

The Old School, School Lane, Gweal An Top, Redruth, Cornwall

Time: 7.30pm onwards

Bring along your surplus radio Kenwood TS990S
Yaesu ft 950 or Icom IC-7600 !

Have you any items of radio equipment in your shack that
you wish to sell?

All are welcome to attend as this is not an event limited to members only so,
if you fancy coming along you may find a bargain or a purchaser for your
surplus gear!

For Sale by Club Member
I have just done an upgrade, I am selling my Magnum 257 (no not an ice cream bar).
This is a 10-11 metre multimode rig – in perfect condition – about 22 to 25
watts out (SSB on 11 metres is to be legalised later this year (see Ofcom
site!)). I would like to get about £120 (ono) for it – so if any one is interested
it’s now available. Complete with instructions, mobile mount (unused), updown
mic, 5 memories, 1k, 10k or 100k steps (or channelised if required) –
have just worked into Russia so I know it’s good!
73 Mike (G4WQL)

If not sold beforehand this might just be there on the night!

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Amateur Radio Licence Review

Worth taking a look at this to keep up with what’s going on

http://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/rsgb-notices/2013/10/31/amateur-radio-licence-review/

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