30/12/17 17:55 Filed in: Antennae
The testing went well for the new 80m vertical to be deployed in the Bouvet chase down in Cornwall.
It is an 18m spiderpole with a 1/4 wave element wound round it an loads of radials. It was spot on for the bottom of the band which is where we will work them if at all, I suspect
With 80w and at the bottom of a called we had no problems working the states so there is hope.
Thanks to SUR for spending time helping me with this one and providing the Welsh gales to test it’s stability.
14/12/17 18:34 Filed in: dxpeditions
Or something like that…
From 29/1 to 10/2 2018 we will be QRV at Marconi's original radio station on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall UK with the sole aim of working the guys on Bouvet from this place of historic radio significance.
We - Me Charlie GØSKA and Mrs TDZ & SKA with a remote station further down of G8AJM and Mrs AJM are planning a mini UK expedition to get the best possible spot to work Bouvet in February next year.
I have booked Marconi’s Wireless Cottage on the Lizard which was where the first transatlantic cable came ashore and Mr M made some of his first transmissions with the spark transmitter.
We will be taking the K3/Expert combination and have specific permission from the National Trust for a mini 4 aerial antenna farm which will allow us to work on 6-80m.
If the weather permits I have been working on a full size 1/4 wave kite aerial on 160m that we will deploy given half a chance.
Apart from the historic significance the site is located to give us the best chance of getting to the other side of the world missing as much of France and Spain as possible.
We will be operating personal calls MØTDZ & GØSKA
As well as the Marconi Lizard Club Call GB2GLD so give us a shout for the chance to work this bit of radio history.
G8AJM will be stationed further to the west. In fact as far west as you can get so we will have shotgun coverage from the south west of the UK fingers crossed.
UPDATES during the stay will be on the BLOG