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PostSubject: Off to North Wales   Off to North Wales Icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2021 11:49 pm

Heading to the hills tomorrow morning with my new to me Antron 99. I have got a 5ft pole to mount it on and plan to strap it to a fence post, so not sure how well it will work in the hills of North Wales, but I'll give it a bash. Only operating on UK FM at the moment until next month when I'm getting a CRT6900N.

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PostSubject: Re: Off to North Wales   Off to North Wales Icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2021 6:10 am

Hi Andy,

Have a good trip and enjoy the experience of some hill top radio.

I hope you get some good radio contacts but don't despair if you don't, you can chalk it all up to experience. You get to visit a beautiful part of the UK plus gain some knowledge in lugging around and setting up an antenna in the field so to speak.

As a radio enthusiast who could ask for more. Smile

Besides, the experience will come in handy for when your side-bander arrives and you plan your next trip.Off to North Wales 1f44d


All the best,
Victor
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PostSubject: Re: Off to North Wales   Off to North Wales Icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2021 6:42 am

Give me a frequency and i will listen out for you.
If you see this first that is.
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PostSubject: Re: Off to North Wales   Off to North Wales Icon_minitimeTue Apr 20, 2021 11:09 am

Had mixed results, where i was going to mount the a99 was about 5ft too far for the coax to reach so had to mount it on a gate post right by a power line and a huge tree, couldn't reach my home 20 Liverpool, but did get a guy 60 miles away in Hyde.  Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Off to North Wales   Off to North Wales Icon_minitimeTue Apr 20, 2021 11:30 am

Glad you had a good outing Andy.  Off to North Wales 1f44d


I can only reiterate the safety stand points by so many others of the dangers associated with placing antennas near power lines. Shocked  I'd rather lose one transmission day than the rest I could ever have.
(Far too many fisherman with carbon poles and radio enthusiasts with antennas have 'death by misadventure/electrocution' on their final record.)

So always take care my friend.


That said, well done with your 60 mile contact! That's a good transmission if any.

All the best,
Victor

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PostSubject: Re: Off to North Wales   Off to North Wales Icon_minitimeTue Apr 20, 2021 11:33 am

Yes I was very careful when I lifted it as to keep it well away from the cable.
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PostSubject: Re: Off to North Wales   Off to North Wales Icon_minitimeTue Apr 20, 2021 1:50 pm

Missed this post, where abouts did you go to Andy?

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PostSubject: Re: Off to North Wales   Off to North Wales Icon_minitimeWed Apr 21, 2021 4:55 pm

About half way between Ruthin and Corwen, nearest village is Llanelidan.

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PostSubject: Re: Off to North Wales   Off to North Wales Icon_minitimeWed Apr 21, 2021 5:24 pm

Ah, thats about 20miles from me, but never been there
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PostSubject: Re: Off to North Wales   Off to North Wales Icon_minitimeWed Apr 21, 2021 11:10 pm

Glad you had fun, Andy.👍
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PostSubject: Re: Off to North Wales   Off to North Wales Icon_minitimeThu Apr 22, 2021 6:54 am

I'm heading there again in a week or so, this time with the extra coax and a small burner  Very Happy
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