Clifton Country Club Net Sunday 19th October 2014

Whatho Gang!

Next month sees the first on the new season of Clifton Country Club Nets, which are scheduled to start on Sunday 19th October at 1400 hrs GMT.

The original plan was that the memsahib and I were going to return in time for the net after two weeks cycling in the Drakensberg Mountains (ZS-land). However, due the situation further north in the African continent we have postponed the trip and rescheduled our autumn vacation to one of a nautical nature.

We will still be able to cycle, but at ports along coasts of the Aegean, Mediterranean and Black Sea instead.

As we will be embarking at Dover we will take our portable QRP station with us, we hope to gain permission from the Master of the vessel  to operate ‘maritime mobile’.

If  given permission we again will be operating from the open deck, this means waiting for a few days before we reach calmer and warmer climes as we travel south. Once the operating conditions are known I will circulate  times and frequencies (e-mail via imarsat).

It will be our intention to call on the hour in CW on or near one of the following 14.058; 18.085; 21.058; 24.908 & 28.058 and when conditions allow in SSB at 30mins past the hour on  21.285; 24.950, or 28.365.   As ever the best laid plans etc…………

The extended duration of our voyage will mean that I will not be available for the Clifton Country Club Net on 19th October. However, Brian (G3OYU) has kindly offered to ‘sit in the chair’

Over the past few weeks there has been a slight improvement in conditions on 80m, such that on some days ‘inter G’ nets can be heard around 1500 hrs GMT. However, 40m still seems more generally reliable.

Brian is now custodian of the CC Net e-mail address list and he will circulate any changes in the sked details, bearing in mind the net is a month hence, in which time propagation on 80m can improve.

But unless you hear further from Brian, the Clifton CC net will at 1400hrs GMT on Sunday 19th October on or near 7.125 Mhz.

Hopefully catch you on the wireless whilst “Maritime Mobile”

73 es 88s de Tony es Suzanne.

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