Charlie Tango 11m DX Radio Group Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.


Welcome to the Charlie Tango DX Group. The home of ALL things Radio - CB, 11m DX, Amateur, PMR446, PLD, Network and Data. We welcome all radio enthusiasts of all knowledge levels. Join today and claim your own unique World Famous CT Call-sign
 
HomeEventsCalendarFAQSearchRegisterLog in

News............Buxton Bash cancelled....... Yorkshire Bash details coming soon. ........26CT000 Club Station will be active again Smile
Navigation
Useful Radio Sites
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
CT Bill Board





Views This Year
All Time Views
Classified Adverts

Latest topics
» Southern Area and South Coast SSB Net
UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeToday at 9:20 pm by Razz229

» 10m Dxcc summer challenge contacts 2022
UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeToday at 7:28 pm by John H

» Call sign request
UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeToday at 7:01 pm by Richard varty

» YORKSHIRE BASH 2022
UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeToday at 6:48 pm by Radio Lilac

» another idea for my situation ....
UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeToday at 6:37 pm by stephen Gunrunner

» Callsign request (Issued)
UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeToday at 6:32 pm by GaryWilson

» Call Sign Request Please (Issued)
UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeToday at 6:27 pm by GaryWilson

» Messy Bench
UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeToday at 5:17 pm by Victor

» Birthday Email
UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeYesterday at 6:18 pm by Sharpshooter

Keywords
radio power midland coax yaesu call SS6900 display antenna Sirio callsign lincoln frequency ss9900 anytone Baofeng Mobile list sign chart 9900 ALINCO Calling president Mckinley 6900
QRZ Database

 

 UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8

Go down 
2 posters
AuthorMessage
Forester
New Member
New Member



Call Sign : 26-CT-4299
Posts : 12
Times Thanked : 1
Join date : 2021-10-20
QTH or Location : Mansfield
Equipment Used : CRT 7900, Silver Rod

UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Empty
PostSubject: UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8   UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeWed Jan 26, 2022 11:47 am

It’s been very quiet on 11m this last month or so so I dug out the Baofeng to see what was happening on the 8 at 8 446 net last Sunday. 

Surprised how active it was. 

I had half hour at a high point in the East Mids and got out 72 miles up to Beverley near Hull, also made contacts in Horncastle, Doncaster and north Chesterfield. 
Well worth checking out if you are in the East Mids/Lincs/South Yorks areas.

Victor and Chickenfoot@1987 like this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Victor
CT Directors
CT Directors
Victor


Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 Ham M7VIC
Posts : 3095
Times Thanked : 209
Join date : 2019-11-10
QTH or Location : Bedford
Equipment Used : Various

UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Empty
PostSubject: Re: UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8   UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeWed Jan 26, 2022 2:04 pm

Hi Frank,


I saw your posting on the forum and moved it to a section of it's own. I hope you don't mind.

I've put it here in the PMR DX section as I'm pretty impressed with the distances you managed to cover with your Baofeng. UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 1f44d 

Do you have any details to add as to what model, power and whether an external antenna was used?


There looks like there was a slight tropospheric propagation lift last Sunday which may have been helping your transmissions. Details for the propagation site is as follows :-

https://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo_eur.html

Always worth a look there to see if any favourable conditions are to be had.
(I usually listen out for the various radio beacons around the UK also to check 'real time' conditions.)


Again, impressive stuff. Feel free to post up anytime you achieve some great PMR contacts or even place a 'report' should you wish in the Nets & Skeds section. Smile


All the best,
Victor

Chickenfoot@1987 likes this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile https://www.qrz.com/db/M7VIC
Forester
New Member
New Member



Call Sign : 26-CT-4299
Posts : 12
Times Thanked : 1
Join date : 2021-10-20
QTH or Location : Mansfield
Equipment Used : CRT 7900, Silver Rod

UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Empty
PostSubject: Re: UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8   UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeWed Jan 26, 2022 3:15 pm

Hi Victor

No problem and thanks.

Yes, I was using a UV-5R which I believe is 4w? I also made a 3 element beam resonant for 446 from electrical insulator blocks, 2x1 timber and 4mm steel rods (all from Wickes), total cost £8.
I noticed 446 antennas are available to buy online now but enjoy experimenting with antenna builds. 
The design was based on a ‘Tape Measure Yagi’ build that is on YouTube. 

The beam was on top of my vehicle parked on some high ground facing NE.

Obviously any trying this will need a SMA female to PL259 female connector.

🙂

Victor, SangueG and Chickenfoot@1987 like this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Victor
CT Directors
CT Directors
Victor


Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 Ham M7VIC
Posts : 3095
Times Thanked : 209
Join date : 2019-11-10
QTH or Location : Bedford
Equipment Used : Various

UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Empty
PostSubject: Re: UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8   UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeWed Jan 26, 2022 5:33 pm

Nice one there Frank and a man after my own heart with a homebrew Yagi-Uda beam antenna. Spot on mate! UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 1f44d

I'm with you there in that you can buy almost anything but there's something way more satisfying in building for yourself.

Still impressed that you achieved what you did with a standard little UV5r and DIY antenna. Well done.


Thanks for coming back on your posting and look forward to hearing more of your radio adventures.

All the best,
Victor

Chickenfoot@1987 and Forester like this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile https://www.qrz.com/db/M7VIC
Forester
New Member
New Member



Call Sign : 26-CT-4299
Posts : 12
Times Thanked : 1
Join date : 2021-10-20
QTH or Location : Mansfield
Equipment Used : CRT 7900, Silver Rod

UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Empty
PostSubject: Re: UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8   UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitimeWed Jan 26, 2022 5:52 pm

Thanks mate  UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 1f44d 

I’m going to try it towards the West Midlands this Sunday providing the weather is fit. I heard a station from Walsall and another from Brum but they weren’t clear enough to make a contact. Perhaps due to the direction of the Yagi.

I’ll report back if I make the trip, or further.

Victor and Chickenfoot@1987 like this post

Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content





UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Empty
PostSubject: Re: UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8   UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8 Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
UK PMR DX East Midlands out on the 8@8
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» East Midlands to Lincolnshire
» South East Sunday Net 27.285 USB 11.00 to 12.00
» Hull and the East riding
» South East Sunday Net 27.285 USB 11.00 to 12.00
» North East England FM Nets?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Charlie Tango 11m DX Radio Group Forum :: The DX Lounge :: PMR 446 DX-
Jump to: