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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 04, 2022 8:28 pm

Just a heads up to you guy's if your not aware but its the HF World Champs this weekend so finding a clear frequency at that time could be a problem , although to be honest I've never listened to 40m in a contest so might be ok at that time.73

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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 04, 2022 9:13 pm

GaryWilson wrote:
Excellent stuff chaps,

I've popped our contact on QRZ Craig I hope to get you all in there soon.


iHi Gary and I’ve logged it on qrz to matey , on checking it’s not showing as a match because you have logged it as a 20m contact not a 40m am sure you will be able to go back in and edit it 

Great to catch under difficult band conditions 


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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 04, 2022 9:37 pm

Hi Craig matey,

What a numpty I am!!! I've corrected it now and we have a confirmed match!!

Yeah it was great to make the contact, your station is sounding great Craig compliments on the audio only held back by the QSB this evening.

Looking very much forward to another go on Sunday morning.

73's Gary.

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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2022 6:13 am

Nice to speak at last Craig and also get you in my QRZ log.
I could hear M0ZMX Mark and M6MQZ Moz but not well enough for a chat voice was up and down then that station came just below and that was that.
The day we can all make that contact is coming and soon i hope.
Craig the station you had the first contact with was 59 solid witch gave me hope of a chat with our Victor but not to be but it will happen one day.
A big thanks to all for trying.

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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeFri Jul 08, 2022 11:07 pm

Sunday 11am we'll be trying again guys, CT 40m net, freq to be posted on the day

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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSat Jul 09, 2022 2:04 pm

Had a listen this morning around 11am and there was certainly a bit of interG  so fingers crossed for Sunday 



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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSat Jul 09, 2022 3:41 pm

Got everything crossed here Craig.
Fingers toes legs would cross my eyes but i couldn't see the vfo lol.
Would make my day week year even just to say hello to our Victor.

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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSat Jul 09, 2022 6:12 pm

Me too Alan mate. CT 40m net  - Page 4 1f44d 

I'll keep trying and grabbing those 'willing' volunteers to stick bits of wire up for me. Wink

(The latest fell down and typically after my latest volunteer disappeared!!)

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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSat Jul 09, 2022 6:46 pm

Playing aerials myself this afternoon Victor.
Came across one on the net and had the bits so i made a 3EDP but my RigExpert don't like it one bit lol.
A big fail but will look what i got wrong tomorrow think i might have o cut a BIG chunk off.
So simple but i can get it wrong if anybody can and i did.
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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 10, 2022 6:55 am

What is that '3EDP' antenna Alan? Do you have a link?

It was my attempt at an end fed long wire that fell down but I'd used thin wire to make it less visually conspicuous.  Rolling Eyes

Today I should be able to switch between the doublet and magnetic loop, (after remaking it), as well as two different antenna matchers and see how we do. 

If at first you don't succeed.....buy a budgie! (Geddit? Budgie? Suck-Seed. Ah, the old ones are......well just old ones and not that funny. Wink )


It's great that everyone keeps trying and some have had contact which is awesome. I'm just grateful for the opportunity and it gives me that push to play with my setup a lot more than I'd do otherwise. CT 40m net  - Page 4 1f44d 

We'll get there yet and well done to all for joining in.
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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 10, 2022 7:04 am

That is something the budgie thing lol. 
https://qrznow.com/w3edp-antenna/

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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 10, 2022 7:17 am

Ah, the 'W3EDP'. CT 40m net  - Page 4 1f44d 

(That first letter makes all the difference. Wink )

I've been looking at all sorts Alan including verticals and 'shorty-forty' type affairs. The equidistant as well as short front and back gardens here don't help let alone this gammy leg. 

Even looked into getting the 'station manager' to help me setup a temporary operation out in the garden.
'Gardens On The Air' (G.O.T.A.)........could catch on! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 10, 2022 9:09 am

I need a new keyboard lol.
Never noticed it hadn't put the W in it keeps doing that but not just the w.
Aerials come first.
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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 10, 2022 10:48 am

Good morning all , interG looking ok ish atm on 40 , am sat in the chat room and will try from there 


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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2022 11:01 am

Anybody on today ????.

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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2022 11:14 am

No go for me here Alan mate. S6 of noise with only the occasional Continental popping through.

Thought my antenna might have been underperforming but same thing on the local webSDR's. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2022 11:23 am

Went in the chat and said i was calling on 7.112 but nobody joined me or answered my call.
Same time same place next week then ???.

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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2022 1:20 pm

Hi Allan and sorry I missed this morning , was @ the wrong house ie house without a shack 

Am sure to be in the right place next week 




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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2022 2:23 pm

Not a problem Craig.
Not sure if we had the conditions anyway silence down here on the bands.

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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2022 2:34 pm

Bugger, I forgot all about it sorry

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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 17, 2022 9:53 pm

I'm up for trying anytime anyone wants Alan but it all obviously relies on conditions.

I'm desperately working on antenna options as it would thrill me no end to catch any of you lads on air.
(Might drag me away from this current FT8 obsession too! Very Happy )
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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 18, 2022 6:39 am

FT4/8 does grab you i think but we are not all the same.
FT4 i like best but i will go over to the talking side now and again.
The day will come Victor when we all make contact.
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PostSubject: Re: CT 40m net    CT 40m net  - Page 4 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 19, 2022 8:21 pm

I’ve only just noticed this thread🙄

40 seems better in the evenings recently down here in Glorious Devon. But I can certainly have a listen Sunday mornings if a + or - frequency is suggested

G0DNV, Barnstaple

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I'll be around in the morning to have a crack
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Me too 11am on 7.???
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