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GB2RS Broadcasts
in the Bristol Area on
Sundays

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 over GB3ZB, 430.825MHz, 70cm.
(Disable your tone squelch.)

10:30am on 145.525MHz, 2m.
from central Bristol.
(50w omnidirectional)

For a full schedule visit...
The RSGB Website
and follow the link from 'GB2RS News' (on the right)


The recordings must not be re-broadcast.


29th. September 2019.Normal GB2RS service using a recording resumed following the replacement of the (new!) modem/router.

9th. September 2019. The internet connection had failed again despite the new modem/router fitted by Matt G4RKY last week. I had made the recording but could not upload it. I transmitted it. There were a few problems but I have re-made the dodgy, years old 'temporary' connection to an audio isolating transformer which failed when I disturbed it returning to the shack with a cuppa.

Now that I am using the same rig for all newsreading it is no problem to transmit a recording on other bands as well and in response to listener suggestions I used a modified version of the ZB recording on 2m. with no problems. I may do this regularly. Altering the content is not difficult, especially if both idents are read into the 'master' take.

Matt visited the Dundry site on Sunday afternoon and rebooted the modem/router. He has no idea what caused it to stop.

1st. September 2019. The internet connection to GB3ZB has been down for a couple of days. I read the GB2RS news over the input. No technical problems. By the time I had finished the 2m. reading (I had done the 80m. reading at 9:00 am.) I had enough! The recording has had several errors edited out, and it started badly... You may laugh! Almost as bad as the time I read the news into a dummy load.

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.

C8CKK on 80m 28th July 2019

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 slightly 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.

Intro, GB2RS from G4TRN, 27th. May 2018


I decided to have a partial clear out with the start of the new year, 2019.
Old files have been removed from the web server and
old comments have been deleted from this page.

HISTORIC
G4TRN over GB3ZB 24th. November 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 17th. November 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 10th. November 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 3rd. November 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 27th. October 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 20th. October 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 13th. October 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 6th. October 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 29th. September 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 22nd. September 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 15th. September 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 8th. September 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 1st. September 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 25th. August 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 18th. August 2019
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G4TRN over GB3ZB 4th. August 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 28th. July 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 21st. July 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 14th. July 2019
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G4TRN over GB3ZB 30th. June 2019
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G4TRN over GB3ZB 16th. June 2019
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G4TRN over GB3ZB 26th. May 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 19th. May 2019
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G4TRN over GB3ZB 28th. April 2019
G4TRN over GB3ZB 21st. April 2019
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G4TRN over GB3ZB 31st. March 2019
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