Ham Radio

Sunday, September 28, 2008
Sunshine, Sausages and Satellites
With the new Autumn beginning the WX (weather) is not expected to allow outdoor operations to continue as regularly as the last months Satellite operations here at the 2E0HTS QTH.

With this in mind Louise(M3TLL) and I decided to invite our friends/fellow Radio Hams, Phil-M1PAC and Josh-M0DIT to a last bash of BBQ, Out Door fun and some Radio QSOs using my ARROW LEO set up and Phil's IOIo set up. We also had a play around with the FT-847, GS-250 and IOIo during the busy day.

The WX was great, the sausages, burgers, steak and corn also went down great! We had lots of contacts on the FM SATs outside and a couple of VO-52 passes were worked inside the shack.

We also heard Scotland-GM4PPT from up near AYR on 2M SSB (144.300) and on the FT-767 the US stations were coming through well as were stations from Brazil on 20M HF.

The Sun was on our side, here Louise-M3TLL is busy taking pictures and enjoying the day.

Myself-2E0HTS re-positioning the ARROW.
Operating as BBQ Chef
In Between passes and whilst awaiting some food we got the opportunity to have a rag chew and take in some rays of sunshine.
/Portable, Running to get that Pass!
IOIo and ARROW, M1PAC, M0DIT & 2E0HTS.
In QSO during a Pass.
M0DIT-Josh, QTH Keighley in Yorkshire N.England.
M1PAC-Phil,QTH Keighley in Yorkshire N.England.

It is definitely a lot of fun when a few Hams get together and play radio, tnx for coming up guys and I am looking forward to doing it all again.
posted by Simon Davison @ 10:10 am  
4 Comments:
  • At 4:07 pm, Blogger Phaze58 said…

    The Day was great.
    Good friends, good food ,good weather,good contacts.

    what more can one ask ????



    The infamouse "Bazzooka Phil"

     
  • At 10:31 am, Blogger The Elusive Loo said…

    Slightly less meat next time please!

    Although Duddy did have the day of his life!!

     
  • At 11:21 pm, Blogger 2E0HTS Simon said…

    Yeah it was Brill!

    The only problem is Dudley now thinks it should be every week. h.i

    Well, we will all have go portable next ;-)

    Best 73
    de Simon

     
  • At 8:32 am, Blogger Marco said…

    Hi,
    nice nice blog!
    I would build a portable sat antenna and I have to decide between an arrow clone and Ioio.
    You tried both, so I hope you can give me a suggestion. What is the best (if any)? Tnx, iz0hcd, Marco.

     
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