Tuesday 05 Sep 23

Firstly a Shout Out to John 2E0GTQ – Get Well Soon John from all at the Club !!!!

Just a quick update this week. We had a really good session on HF testing the 20m Hawkins on a Drive On Mount. Despite the evenings drawing in plenty of contacts were made using the Club’s IC-7300. We also tested the SD card and recorded some auto CQ’s for future Ops.

Jenni M0HZT operated as GX3VRE on the 144 Mhz UKAC and had some interesting contacts in lifty conditions. Jenni held out and worked G4FZN/P in IO94 before heading home. Here’s a view of where she worked:

M0HZT as GX3VRE – 144 Mhz Sept 23 UKAC

Meanwhile there was lots of interesting chats with Brian 2E0FOW and Alan G6YCG discussing the virtues of Talk Groups on various DMR repeaters – always good to share knowledge and experiences. Here we see them deep in DMR discussion:

Brian and Alan talking DMR – Note the Bluetooth Speaker just to the left of Alan’s (as he sees it) Anytone AT-878. Quite an impressive sound !

Our last image this week shows Merfyn M0HWA and Phil 2E0CXH discussing HF Operating with the IC-7300 close by.

Until next time – best 73

DMR and Wires-X in perfect harmony

Jon G0IUE submitted this picture of a Yaesu FTM-300D alongside the Anytone BT-01 DMR Bluetooth device.

Jon has mounted both main units (Anytone AT-578UV Pro and the Yaesu FTM300) out of sight with both sets independently being controlled by Bluetooth. The Yaesu being used with a Plantronics Voyager headset and the Anytone with the BT-01 remote head unit and the BTT Button supplied with the AT-578.

Both sets working well and no issues.

Merfyn M0HWA on DMR

Great news just in… Long time Club member and supporter Merfyn M0HWA has now joined the growing numbers on GB7WW and the South West Cluster DMR. His new radio (Courtesy of Brian 2E0FOW) is a Retevis RT90 and Merfyn is seen pictured here having his first DMR QSO with Ian G0GRI via the South West Cluster on WW.

Merfyn M0HWA’s first ever DMR QSO – August 23.