Clifton Country Club Net Sunday 16th March 2014

Whatho Gang! The memsahib and I have now returned from our nautical meanderings. Firstly I would Like thank Brian ( G3OYU) for ‘sitting in the chair’ over the past two months and secondly those of you that not only kept a listening watch for our QRP/ Maritime Mobile signals on 10, 12 ,15 and 17Mtrs but who also made contact with us.

Special QSL’s will follow eventually, sometime after I have penned an article for the Fists “Key-Note” magazine concerning the pleasures and pitfalls of operating a QRP/”Portable”/ MM station. In our absence I note that the conditions on 80m have not improved significantly for reliable inter-G working during the afternoon.

Not knowing how many of you have 5 Mhz capability, which would be my next choice for reliable inter G communication. We find ourselves somewhat hostage to fortune with 40m being our only option. Listening over the past days I note that frequencies immediately below 7.1 Mhz tend to be mainly populated by continental stations.

May I suggest therefore we use 7.125 Mhz +/- QRM but keep our options open with 3.690 Mhz as a secondary frequency should the QRM overwhelm us. This assumes of course that we all have transceivers that will transmit above 7.1 Mhz.

Having checked the contesting schedule it would appear that there no high profile events next Sunday. Therefore the next Clifton Country Club Net will be at 14.30 Hrs (GMT) on Sunday 16th March on 7.125Mhz +/- (with 3.690 Mhz as a secondary should all else fail!) Catch you on the wireless!

73 es 88’s fer nw de Tony es Suzanne

NB. This will also be sent via the G3GHN reflector

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