Getting started in Meteor Scatter (MS)

I’d like to share with you all my passion for working stations on VHF (6m, 4m and 2m) using Meteor Scatter (MS) as the propagation mode.  I wrote this during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in 2015 as it’s much more likely that a newcomer, even with a modest VHF station, inspired by the article

Playing Radio in GM over Easter 2015

For Easter 2015 Bex and me decided to visit my parents in Dumbarton.  While there I took the time to catch up with Stevie MM6ZFG a couple of times to play radio. Kilcreggan – IO75OX – 3rd April 2015 The first location we operated at was at Kilcreggan where Stevie knows the son of a

Ecoflex-15 Degradation

The Problem As a member of the G3PYE contest minions, I bought two 25m runs of Ecoflex-15 back in 2011. A year later we started to notice less power at the antenna end of the runs, we initially put this down to a poor cable batch or damage from use/storage and after some basic analysis

Ascension Island (ZD8UW): 2013

From Monday 2nd – Friday 6th December 2013, G3VFC, G3ZAY, M0BLF, M0VFC and M1BXF will be operating as ZD8UW from Green Mountain, Ascension Island. We’ll be active on 40m-10m, mainly SSB and CW. (Being equatorial, there’s little point in taking the extra weight for 80m, I’m afraid.) There may also be some WSPR operation overnight.

OY/M1BXF Faroe Islands DX’Pedition

As bunch of us from the CUWS (Cambridge University Wireless Society) headed to the Faroe Islands for a weeks DX’Peditioning between Monday 17th June 2013 and Monday 24th June 2013.  We are currently staying in a hostel in Torshaven. I’ll be operating as my home call in Faroe’s so that is OY/M1BXF; QSO and QSL

The Human Beam

So I was the driven [element] in this bit of fun; We done this before setting up for a 70cm RSGB UKAC from our usual site at Worts Causeway. Radio was a Yaesu FT-817 using internal batteries at 2.5w.

North Ronaldsay EU-009 Holiday

So my girlfriend wanted the chance to see the Aurora (northern lights) and as it is her birthday on New Year’s eve we decided we should get away for New Year.  After a few searches, and shocks at the prices of going to places like Norway, Iceland or somewhere similarly that far north, we found

Camb-Hams Mull 2012 DX’Pedition

So the Camb-Hams headed back to Mull for their 2012 DX’Pedition which I took the main lead on the VHF organising, we booked a cottage in the slightly rarer square of IO66.  We initially planned activations on 6m, 4m, 2m and 3cm using SSB, CW and JT6m.  In the end we managed much more than

Shack Panorama

So after sending a quick picture to Twitter showing my clean shack I got quite a few replies.  I thought therefore it would be good to show the shack in its entirety. I first Googled to see if Picasa could do it and got a result back for Microsoft’s Image Composite Editor (could this be