LF: RSGB HF Convention]
Sat, 30 Oct 1999 08:09:32 -0400
> The RSGB HF convention commenced today ( Friday) at Windsor apx 20 miles
> west of London. The convention features a number of lectures aimed at the LF
> community and has a LF demonstration station operating on 136 and 73kHz LW.
> It was particularly good to see Andre' N4ICK and Geri DK8KW making the long
> journey to the Berkshire countryside.
> After erecting a 100 metre wire antenna, operators of the LF demonstration
> station GB4RS, began testing at 17.00 UTC.
> First into the log once again was John G4GVC followed by Dave G3YXM.
> A QRS contact using spectrogram with G3XDV (North London) must rate as one of
> the shortest distance QSOs using this mode. O reports were exchanged both
> ways! However, it made an excellent demonstration of the mode and Mikes
> "callsign" will be returning to Russia on film as several visitors watched
> the QSO progress.
> GB4RS will be active throughout the weekend but particularly on Sunday when
> we will be starting at 05.30 UTC.
> The output power on 136 is around 1kW and the station should provide a good
> signal across the UK and the near continent.
> Should you hear the station in the next two days please call in and add your
> call to the log.
> >From 07.00 Sunday, for around 2 hours, the station will be operating on
> 71.7kHz using my call, G0MRF. Both CW and QRS will be used. As QSOs on this
> band are rare any reception reports or QSOs would be very welcome.
> Vy 73
> David G0MRF