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Call Sign : 26-CT-4861 Posts : 1 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2023-06-11 QTH or Location : bushey hertfordshire uk Equipment Used : president grant 2
Subject: New Member (Issued) Sun Jun 11, 2023 6:16 pm
Hi guys personal is john. Old handle was nurvous wreck when I used to be a driving instructor with BSM if anybody remembers me. I am now 74 this year and it was a very long time ago I last used a CB rig. I used to live in Garston Watford very close to where stag man, ice diamond, street legal and sawdust man had their homebase set ups around the time FM became legal in the UK, if that rings any bells with anybody. I am now living in an upstairs flat in Bushey Hertfordshire with very strict antenna restrictions. I have a mfj 1625, window/balcony antenna that should cover 80 to 6 meters, so should be able to work 11m with it, it will mean adjusting the coil tappings on it every time I change frequencies and probably using an ATU I have as well. It will mean setting it up by pointing it out the window at a 45 degree angle and clamping it to the window ledge every time I want to use the president grant 2 I have. All a compromise but with the antenna restrictions I have to live with I do not have much choice. Far too much mental in the construction of the building I live in making it a Faraday cage, so indoor antenna are not an option. When it comes to outside antennas on the building I was refused permission from the housing association and told to give up any radio hobbies. If I can get this working with these restrictions all this will be an experiment to see if I can Rx and Tx from this location. If I can get it working hope to have a QSO with some of you in the neer future as well as working some DX. Can somebody please allocate a CT call sign. Thanks guys 73.
Sharpshooter Major contributor
Call Sign : 163-CT-329 Posts : 470 Times Thanked : 13 Join date : 2022-04-05 QTH or Location : Flintshire Equipment Used : A growing list
Subject: Re: New Member (Issued) Sun Jun 11, 2023 7:39 pm
Hi john, welcome to CT. Victor or Gary will be along to sort you a call sign.
How very caring of the housing association. The Nazi's
Another twig you could consider is a sirio boomerang or make yourself a T2LT antenna from coax
Victor CT Directors
Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 / M7VIC Posts : 5271 Times Thanked : 339 Join date : 2019-11-10 QTH or Location : Bedford Equipment Used : Various
Subject: Re: New Member (Issued) Sun Jun 11, 2023 9:00 pm
Welcome to Charlie Tango.
Great introduction there and good to hear a little about your radio history as well as your tenacity in getting yourself back on the air.
I am delighted to allocate you 26-CT-4861 may you have good luck with it.
All the best, Victor
John123 CT Directors
Call Sign : 26CT763 Posts : 3780 Times Thanked : 137 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : Manchester Equipment Used : Optima, Superstar 360fm, Stalker 9fdx, President Jack Age : 49
Subject: Re: New Member (Issued) Sun Jun 11, 2023 11:29 pm
Hello and welcome, John.
StevieG Major contributor
Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , Jolly Roger 272, 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060 , 26-CO-3239 Posts : 2522 Times Thanked : 120 Join date : 2019-09-30 QTH or Location : SW London Equipment Used : Icom IC 7610, Stryker sr955hpc, Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII McKinley EU, CRTSS6900N,CRTSS9900, KPO DX5000 Plus, Cobra 148 GTL-DX MK2, Cobra 2000 GTL, Zetagi B550p, Bremi BRL200, RM KL200P, KL203P, KL703, Sirio 4000, Sirio 3000 Bull, Stryker SR-A10, Antron99 Fire up , Hawkins Thunderbolt SSD58+ , Sirio 827, Heil pro micro headset, KPO NM532-KPO NM452- Astatic 575M6 Astatic D104 Silver Eagle, Delta M2 , UR6QW 8 Band eq, Uniden and AOR scanner Age : 62
Subject: Re: New Member (Issued) Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:10 pm
Hi John, welcome to the CTDX Group 73s Steve.
GaryWilson CT Directors
Call Sign : 26-CT-1836 Ham 2E0GGQ Posts : 4018 Times Thanked : 335 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : Braunston Northamptonshire. Equipment Used : Radios & Wires & Stuff! Age : 59
Subject: Re: New Member (Issued) Wed Jun 14, 2023 6:23 pm