From Tom G4CMG
thanks Stu for your earlier e-mail. Hope you managed to put in a few ‘zeds’ and your day isn’t too fuzzy.
In order of appearance on 80m were; Jack, Gordon, Mike and myself. Derek found us and called in after we moved to six.
80 metres at 0730 (LT) was difficult at times with very deep qsb causing some signals to go from five and nine down to nuffin.
There was the usual interference from continental stations, but they didn’t cause us much of a problem.
After the move to six metres at eight o’clock, signals were marginally better, the five-and-nines lasting longer and the deep qsb not quite so deep. The noise level on both bands hovered around strength six at this station.
Thanks to Derek for information of an old friend – Geordie Rose, very much appreciated.
Other matters including the Model Engineering Exhibition at Harrogate, Airborne Engineers meeting at Wakefield,
various hobby and gardening subjects were discussed. And if you want more details then you should try getting out of bed on a Saturday morning.
(Noted: ED who was QRM’d by garden and decorating duties on the day:)
Jack – whilst you are fixing the HRO PSU’s vibrator, you may like to know there is a company that supplies kits to convert old vibrators to solid state ones. If you wish I will send on the details.