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9:30am over GB3ZB, 70cm.
(Disable your tone squelch.)
10:30am on 145.525MHz.
from central Bristol.
8th. March 2019 Intenet connection the GB3ZB was restored early in the morning.
3rd. March 2019 No internet connection to GB3ZB. The recording was played from the home location of G4TRN at 20W (on the input).
19th. January 2019. Things are going well with the new rig. I've been playing with the audio settings and reduced the maximum gain of my amplified base mic. I found my original notes, from 1999, and removed a couple of tweaks that I had applied to the circuit to compensate for the low microphone gain of the IC706MKII. The result is silghtly lower circuit noise than before. Along the way a low level buzz was noticed. It was output power related and caused by magnetic coupling between the switch mode power supply built into the base of the FT897D and the magnetic insert in my microhone. Increasing the separation by a couple of inches has made it inaudible.
6th. January 2019. I'm giving my TS700 a rest from news reading duties. Following a spot of trouble with my IC706MKII I have acquired an FT897D. I will use it on 80m, and also on 2m and 70cm. I don't expect my 2m listeners to notice the drop in power, from 80 down to 50 watts, but I will notice a small but significant improvement in my receive capability. Its fingers crossed for 80m, but I have had one qso and a good report, late at night, from EI so I'm reasonably confident that all will go well.
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, 2019.
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|G4TRN over GB3ZB 27th. January 2019|
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|G4TRN over GB3ZB 23rd. December 2018|
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John Everingham. G4TRN