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9:00am on 3.650MHz (80 metre band)
I am part of a team and read on alternate Sundays.
Bristol coverage is not good, but I can be heard further away,
in most of Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia.
9:30am on 70cm over
Disable tone squelch (77Hz).
(I alternate with Sean G7NJX.)
The GB3ZB repeater covers Bristol and South Wales well, with reception
also possible up the Vale of Severn and East into Wiltshire.
Antenna changes made to reduce interference to reception have altered the
transmitted signal. The receive is now good
but the repeater is weaker in some areas
and there are some black spots in the coverage.
GB3FI has good coverage south of the Mendip Hills
and additional coverage to some parts of South Wales.
10:30am on 145.525MHz, 2m.
from central Bristol.
For a full schedule visit...
The RSGB Website
and follow the link from 'GB2RS News'.
2nd. May 2021. Now that GB3ZB and GB3FI are linked (via the internet) the GB2RS broadcast will be well received south of the Mendip Hills.
25th. April 2021. Oops! My live transmission was accompanied by the previous week's recording! I had forgotten to delete it and the computer played it into my TCR. It took eight minutes to sort this out as I could not hear the broadcast. A phone call from a listener to alerted me. I'm a lot quicker than usual getting through the part that would have been difficult to listen to.
24th. January 2021. Regular listeners will note a few changes to the GB2RS script format this week. Many readers consider them to be long overdue! The broadcasts are likely to be about five minutes shorter as a result.
28th. July 2019. With the hot weather my regular non-noise interference just LF of the news frequency of 3.650MHz drifts HF and becomes a real nuisance. My phasing qrm reducer works a treat on this sort of signal and I made a recording this morning that demonstrates just how good it is.
My contact is with G8CKK running about 100W and about 5 miles away. The heterodyne interference appears when I switch my phaser off (20sec.in). It attenuates all signals by 20dB and you can hear the noise rise (25 sec. in) as the slow AGC brings up the receiver gain when I switch it off. Click the link below to have a listen.
Amateur radio has become increasing frustrating at low frequencies, the level of interference, 'noise', has increased enormously. To get some idea of the problem in central Bristol listen to the short recording made by G0JPS who is about two miles away from me. I always use 100w to broadcast the news. G0JPS uses 5W. On this occasion 27 May 2018, I could not hear him. You can hear how well he received me (!) on 80m. (3.650MHz) by clicking the link below. The file format is .wav. Compression does funny things to noise. I am having to do more broadcasts at 9:00am on 80m. Its a good thing that, as a broadcaster, I don't have to receive.
I decided to have a partial clear out with the start of the new year, 2021.
Old files have been removed from the web server and
old comments have been deleted from this page.
|G4TRN on 2m. 9th. May 2021|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB and GB3FI 2nd. May 2021|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB 18th. April 2021|
|G4TRN on 2m. 11th. April 2021|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB 4th. April 2021|
|G4TRN on 2m. 28th. March 2021|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB 21st. March 2021|
|G4TRN on 2m. 14th. March 2021|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB 7th. March 2021|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB 1st. March 2021|
|G4TRN on 2m. 28th. February 2021|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 21st. February 2021|
|G4TRN on 2m. 14th. February 2021|
|G4TRN on 2m. 7th. February 2021|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB. 31st. January 2021|
|G4TRN on 2m. 24th. January 2021|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB 17th. January 2021|
|G4TRN on 2m. 10th. January 2021|
|G4TRN on 2m. 3rd. January 2021|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB 27th. December 2020|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB 13th. December 2020|
|G4TRN on 2m. 6th. December 2020|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB 29th. November 2020|
|G4TRN on 2m. 22nd. November 2020|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB 15th. November 2020|
|G7NJX over GB3ZB 8th. November 2020|
|G4TRN over GB3ZB 1st. November 2020|
John Everingham. G4TRN