Archive for July, 2018

Amateur Radio in WW2

Amateur Radio in WW2

| July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Stan Ames (G4OAV) gave a talk at the July meeting on the role of Amateur Radio in WW2. Stan explained, nothing public was known of radio intercepts and the role of Bletchley Park until an article appeared in May 1976, in the ‘Time Out’ magazine. The first time radio hams had even been involved was […]

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Antenna Shootout – Wet String

Antenna Shootout – Wet String

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

In June the Club held its annual ‘antenna shoot out’. Poor antennas are sometimes referred to as comparable with ‘wet string’.  Peter (G4HSO) took the opportunity to try such an antenna in real life. Brine soaked length of strings acted as a vertical and counterpoise.  Connection to the feeder coax was made via buckets of […]

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