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Hex Beam Install at Spike’s G0CVL

Couple of weekend ago saw a team go up to Spike’s G0CVL QTH near Selby.
Spike had brought a Hex beam and required help installing it, along with some new nested dipoles the club had made for him.
The day started as always with the team meeting up at McDonalds near Goole for a breakfast as it is going to be to a long day.
we was at Spike a little after 11am and work got under way each team member a has own task to do.
With great team work Mike G7TYT working on the Hex beam great progress was made quickly as always Spike was in his supervisors roll keeping an eye on us all.

Mid afternoon we stopped again for food and drinks, with us all fed and watered the new Hex Beam was in the air and Spike made a good number of contacts as a test JA and VK among a few to brag about.

The two Johns M0JBA and G6LNV had the job of working out North by means of using the Sun and a watch we was impressed as it worked spot on this was to setup the rotator.

The time was quickly running out and the nested dipole are not tuned 100% as yet but working never the less with the ATU, we will be returning later in the summer to finish tuning Spike dipole array.

Spike would like to thank the team
Andy G7LRR , Kevin M0KVK , Mike G7TYT , John M0JBA ,Jon 2E0ZRO ,John G6LNV, Sean M0SLY , Oliver SWL, Lenny M6LRR,

Here are a few pictures of the day enjoy we did.

 

VHF NATIONAL FIELD DAY 2016

Humber Fortress DX A.R.C took part in this years VHF National Field Day event on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of July.

The weather was slightly against us to start with and was blowing a gale (always fun to have when your trying to erect a scan mast or 2). This was followed by some heavy rain, a sure sign to put the kettle on, but did get better as the weekend went on.

The event ran for 24 hours and even though VHF isn’t the easiest contest to work (lots of patients needed) some members camped over on the Saturday night to carry on manning the radio’s.

Thank you to all club members who took part, and helped to make the weekend a success.

Jo 2E0JJO

 

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