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Volume 25 Issue 10 October 2017 Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club

EDITORIAL I am writing this early due to a couple of week’s holidays such is the pace of life lots to do and no time to do it in!!! Anyway I just cannot believe that we are now into the last quarter of the year and that the dark nights are well and truly here so it is once again time to sit back and reflect what you have done over the summer months. The jobs that you did and more than likely you will remember the ones that you didn’t. I myself had intended to do more operating from home but many factors have not allowed me to do so. On the Saturday after last club night our 9 September candidates sat their Foundation Licence exam and congratulations to them all on passing and a warm welcome to this great hobby of Amateur Radio. The Intermediate Course started on the 23rd September with 4 candidates at present (as I write this) heading for their Intermediate Exam on the 21st October. I am sure you will go along with me and wish them all the best with their studies and exam. The next Foundation Licence Course still has spaces and starts on the 4th November and the Intermediate Course starting on the 18th November. If you know of anyone interested then get them to contact me ASAP please. gm4uyz@cpsarc.com September was very quiet with only two activities taking place and that was our second DF hunt night of the year, which I am sure again it will have thrown up a few topics of conversation and our monthly Activity Day To the future I didn’t have anything arranged for both October and November but that has been resolved. On the 20th October Allister Watson GM7RYR is going to deliver a talk on “Introduction to Data Voice Modes” and on the 17th November Bjoern Franke DL1DBS is going to deliver a talk on “New Life for Old Internet WIFI/Routers”. I must admit I am really looking forward to both the talks. For our other events as always consult the Events Diary. On the contesting front there is a great demand for operators to take part in the HF Contest CQWW, which runs for 48 hours over the weekend of the 28/29th October. The CQWW contest is being run from Barns Ness so why not come along and either take part or support those who are operating, believe you me seeing a few people turn up and giving support really helps. If you can spare some time to

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operate or help build the stations please let Cambell MM0DXC know so he can arrange some sort of operating rota. There will be a CQWW Event running on our Facebook page so can you please update that as well. Your responses whether they are a YES or NO is greatly appreciated as it helps so much in event organising. To the future; I can say that the Christmas Night Out has been decided so please see the article in the newsletter and respond as required. I have also created an event on our facebook page plus I have also sent out an email as well to everyone who has registered on the club’s website. My plea if you haven’t already done so is to confirm up if you are attending and even if you are not. It really does help me..... This is a personal plea please let me know ASAP. To be honest I have a lot on and do not really have time to go running around so hence any help would be appreciated. Lastly, this month I am once again looking for your input as I am now starting to look at putting next years monthly calendar together, so what you would you like to see done. I would appreciate a quick response, as I would like to get it completed quickly so that I can submit it to the radio magazines. I have at present nothing lined up. Thanks for your help.

Enjoy the newsletter and see you all on video night and the HF Contest.

Bob GM4UYZ

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Activity Day report May Activity Day – “YOUR” selected date between 10th to 16th September 2017 00:00 to 23:59 This is our ninth of the new year under the new changes where you can select your date to operate during a oneweek selected period...... so report below on who or who didn’t take part Activity Day Rules for 2017 they have now changed: They can be found using the following link:

http://cpsarc.com/downloads/ Apologies first: Duncan MM0GZZ Sorry bob nothing from me this time been busy at harvest Gordon MM0GPZ Nothing from me I'm afraid this month Bob Sorry no activity this time. Pity it wasn't from 8 - 16 September as I had quite a few aurora QSO's on 2m with 70w and a 9 ele. Best DX was SP2FRY. Gavin GM0WDD Not familiar with how I should send a log to you? I was active in the aurora on the 9th so could submit my contacts there? Thanks for he heads up. Will try and get on and make a few contacts. Best contact in last week’s aurora was down as far as Strasbourg. Geoff GM0LOD Unfortunately, the radio was on a back burner last week. We were attempting to organise a party for a modest 70 or so I have a Heil Pro Elite headset, which our latest rescue greyhound finds exceedingly attractive. About a month ago he grabbed the headset and yanked my old faithful IC 735 off the table and onto the floor. Everything seemed to be OK and working but last week the microphone stopped working. I found the hand mike and all is well.. Reports: Bob GM4UYZ Managed to get on for a little while as I had been on holiday and missed most of the week. Once I got home ended with very little spare time. Anyway, got on for about 30 minutes and had 3 SSB QSO’s on the Thursday but just happen to pop into the shack on the Saturday afternoon and found the SAC (Scandinavian Activity Contest) on so sat down and worked 11 contacts. I have submitted the CW activity as my entry for this month. Had a listen on 20M and heard nothing so went onto 40M. The cluster showing loads of spots but it was diffi-

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cult to work my 11 QSO’s. Band conditions are terrible now after all the sun activity Martin 2M0BEC Here you go with a day’s logs. Bob MM0LBF Hope you enjoyed your break. Please see attached another pathetic effort frae Pethheed. But best I could do that week.............. Martyn MM0XXW This month only 4 in the log with nothing really standing out but keeping the CPSARC flag flying. Tom GM8MJV Brief foray into HF Data - quite like it - similar to HF contests but with a realistic signal report :-) 70cms activity night - not much on other than locals - must improve antenna system. Colwyn MM0YCJ September log finally. Saturday 16th September 2017 was the final day of the activity week. The pressure was on to get out and radio from somewhere. It was an early start with the first duty collecting the XYL from Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport. It was early enough to avoid the traffic and we headed along the M8 through Glasgow and over the Erskine Bridge onto the A82 along the shores of Loch Lomond. The cloud was down and we stopped at Tarbet for a coffee break to see if the sky would clear. Our naïve hopes were left unfulfilled and we shortly headed west again, on the A83 to the junction with the B828 at the Rest and be Thankful. The cloud was above the summit of Beinn an Lochan (901m, Maidenhead locator; IO76nf) so I got the gear on and headed up the hill. Took about an hour to reach the summit where it was dry but there was a cold wind. I used the VX7 using 5 watts and a small 2 element YAGI. It was cold enough to get under a bivvy shelter to keep the wind off. There were a few other folks reached the summit as I got started and they kept a reasonable distance away. First contact was G1VQN/P (Karl), who was on a summit 218 km away, called Pillar, Buttermere in the English Lake District. There were 4 mobile stations; MM0TMZ/M, GM0HUU/ M, GM7OAW/M and GM0LHK/M. GM8KCS (Mike in Edinburgh) was 108km away. 2M0ROT and a second operator on Pillar, 2EG0EN/P. The only other 2m contact was Martin (MI0RTY) 170km away in Coleraine.

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Summary of who did what:

Conditions were useless for HF so I was left with 9 VHF QSOs. The furthest QSO was 218km which sounds impressive but I had an antenna 903 metres high. Tim MM0VTO This was a very tough week conditions-wise and I was hoping things would've improved by Saturday, but that didn't seem to be the case. I have a new mobile whip for 40m but when I heard how poor the conditions were so I decided to stay at the home QTH. Just as well, because I tried the doublet on a few bands and really struggled to make contacts. The best for the day was a /P station in Bucharest, but the contact was very tricky and required a lot of perseverance against deep QSB. In the end, I had a nice handful of contacts but you would usually expect more from 5 1/2 hours in front of the radio!

Total QSO’s = 57 where: 12= CW, 4 = SSB, 18 = DATA, 9 = FM

Bands still not in the best shape this month due to lots of disturbance from the sun. If the activity week had been the week before there were plenty stations worked via aurora but sadly it was the wrong week. Conditions I think are shown by the number of actual QSO’s made. Colwyn MM0YCJ was out and about again this month although all of his QSO’s were on 2M but as always great to read about his continual SOTA activations. A warm welcome to Tom GM8MJV who took part in this month’s activity week as it was his first outing. I hope it is one of many Tom. Tom has put 70cms into the logs for the first time so thanks for that. This month DATA and SSB share the winning slot this month. Regarding modes being worked then out of the 57 QSO’s made: CW = 12, SSB = 18, Data = 18, FM = 9. Best DX on Data was by Martyn MM0XWW working WB4GUD on 14Mhz at a distance of 6205kms into the USA and on CW Bob GM4UYZ working OH2BV on 7MHz at a distance of 1694Kms into Finland and on HF SSB Tim MM0VTO working R20SAM on 14MHz at a distance of 3377Kms into Russia and on VHF SSB Tom GM8MJV working GM4JTJ on 432Mhz at a distance of 92Kms into Eastern Scotland and lastly on FM Colwyn MM0YCJ working G1VQN/P in the Lake District in England and with regard the rest of the QSO’s they were predominantly the normal European contacts. The next Activity Day is any day starting on the week beginning the 8th and ending on the 14th October 2017. Choose your day and then submit your log. The changes should now suit everyone as you are no longer tied to a specific day so from that end. I hope everyone and even more of you will at least take part and submit your logs or even if they don’t make any contacts tell us about what it was like. Good DXing in 2017.

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Bob GM4UYZ Martin 2M0BEC Bob MM0LBF Martyn MM0XXW Tom GM8MJV Colwyn MM0YCJ Tim MM0VTO

CW: 11 x 40M DATA: 2 x 40M, 6 x 20M CW: 1 x 15M DATA: 3 x 40M, 1 x 20M SSB: 4 x 70cms DATA: 1 x 40M, 5 x 30M FM: 9 x 2M SSB: 1 x 80M, 9 x 40M, 4 x 20M

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY FOR THE 2017 & 2018 ACTIVITY WEEKS MONTH

ACTIVITY WEEK

October

8th to 14th October

November

12th to 18th November

December

10th to 16th December

MONTH 2018

ACTIVITY WEEK

January

7th to 13th January

February

18th to 17th February

March

11th to 17th March

April

8th to 14th April

May

13th to 19th May

June

17th to 23rd June

July

15th to 21st July

August

12th to 18th August

September

9th to 15th September

October

14h to 20th October

November

11th to 17th November

December

9th to 15th December

Thanks to those who came on, it was much appreciated. Bob GM4UYZ

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DF Hunt Night Friday 22nd September This year again we had our normal two DF Nights in the events calendar, this being our second one. Weather wise it was an excellent evening where it felt like a summer’s night which made the event more enjoyable. The days leading up to the Friday were very mixed and on the Friday, it did look like it was threatening rain but as said before it ended up an excellent evening. The difference between or first DF night in May and this one was this time it was done in the darkness. That in itself certainly added to the fun of trying to find that elusive fox. The fox for this event was Rickie GM1PLY. Like the other previous DF nights the fox was given notification, before the event started informing the “fox” of how many cars were taking part. Well the 3 teams that took part this time assembled as in past years, at the Car Park opposite the garage. The teams consisted of Cambell MM0DXC and Tommy 2M0EGH in car 1, Robin MM0VTV and Paul MM0VPR in car 2 and lastly Liz 2M0GLD and me GM4UYZ in car 3. All of the teams for this DF Hunt used a 2 element beam. It was a pity a few more hadn’t turned up as over the years a lot of people have really enjoyed taking part but alas you all seem to be now missing……

The Hybster Trophy was won by Liz and me and will be kept for the next DF Night. A massive thank you from us all to Rickie for taking on the role of the fox and once again producing another fun packed night. Also thanks to everyone who turned up I know from all your comments you all seemed to enjoy it so hopefully you will all come back for the next DF night in May 2018. Those of you who do not take part you do not know what you are missing. Believe you me DF’ing is not as easy as you think, give it a try and you will see what I mean. Congratulations again to the winners and commiserations to the rest of us.

Bob GM4UYZ

At the pre-requisite time of the 19:00 start we all went our separate ways to try and catch the elusive fox. We headed to Gladsmuir where we heard the “fox” but unable to get any bearing on him We then decided to head to Haddington making a couple of stops but nothing heard. We then decided to head for the Garleton Monument and had a sneaky peak in the hidden carpark but no fox. We then moved a short distance and took another bearing which pointed us back towards Longniddry. Now thinking where could he hide…. Off we went making three stops but couldn’t hear the fox. By now it was getting dark so we thought we would have a quick look at the old railway carpark before heading further west, we couldn’t believe our eyes as we pulled in when the lights caught the foxes car well-hidden up a small lane off the carpark. BINGO!!!!!!!! What made it better was we were the first to find the fox at 19:42 we then made a retreat to the Thorntree and the normal debrief... Winners were Liz 2M1GLD and me GM4UYZ who found Rickie at 19:42 then Cambell MM0DXC and Tommy 2M0EGH at 19:48 and sadly Robin MM0VTV and Paul MM0VPR didn’t manage this time. This was Tommy’s first DF so it was his induction to the fun of DF’ing, hope you enjoyed it and congratulations again to Liz and me.

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Revalidating your Licence How it is done now…

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE on Revalidating your Licence Go to OFCOM’s website and go to “OFCOM Amateur Radio

I sent an email to OFCOM a while back enquiring how do I revalidate my licence plus the radio club’s licence that I hold. I received the following confirmation on what happens now: Below is what I received from OFCOM…

and Ships Radio Licensing Portal” – link is: https:// www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/ radiocommunication-licences/online-licensing-service Click on the “Login/Register” and this takes you to the Login

RE: Licence validation Ref: x-xxx-xxxx Dear Mr xxxxxxx, Thank you for your email. Validation of a licence is confirmation that you are still a valid radio operator and that your details have not changed. As such, whenever you log in to the online licensing service and view your data, you are automatically validated by default. I can see from our records that you last confirmed details via the online licensing service on 5 February 2017: Under Personal Details you will find the following. (Note I have cut out some of the information as it has details personal to me)

page, enter your email address, password and click ‘Login’ This displays 3 boxes o Personal Details – Displays your name, email address, phone number, Home address and the important part when “you last updated or verified your personal details” o Your Licences o My contact Types TO VALIDATE YOUR LICENCE or LICENCES Click on “Manage Personal Details” It takes you to your “My Details Page” Select one of the ”Edit” buttons ( I chose the “Edit” alongside my address) It displays all the details you can amend. If all your details are correct and you do not need to change anything then click on the “Update” button at the bottom of the page If you have updated any details then it takes you back to the

This means that both licences are valid until February 2022

“My Details” page to check the changes. If everything is fine click on the “Home” link at the top of the page

[The terms and conditions for your Amateur Radio Licence state that you must give immediate notice of any changes to your Name and Address and every five years confirm to Ofcom (by updating your record) that your details remain current and accurate using the Licencing Portal as detailed below.

This takes you back to the “Licensing Dashboard” page

Failure to do so may lead to revocation of your licence]

Now logout of the OFCOM Website

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where just above the Manage Personal details button you see will the new date and time that you updated and revalidated your licence or licences

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CQWW SSB CQWW SSB... How have achieved over the years? As the results have just been announced for last year’s 2016 CQWW SSB Contest I thought I would update a previous article to show how our progress over the years that we have participated in the contest. Yes I know that not everyone is into contesting and its challenges but you must admit it is interesting to see what progress we as a club have achieved.

very close to the sea, low radio noise floor and just being a great location. For a number of years we have been very fortunate thanks to the generosity of Lafarge to get the use of the actual lighthouse buildings instead of what we used to use – tents and caravans. It means that no matter what the weather it offers a very comfortable environment.

Below is a table (sorry John I know you just love them!!!!)

We have for many years taken part in this contest for our Barns Ness Lighthouse location. It is a fantastic site for radio, LOCATION

POSITION

FINAL SCORE

QSO' s

No results

Available

No results

Available 2 (Scotland)

1400091

2 (Scotland)

4216844

1 (Scotland 2 (Scotland) 1 (Scotland 1 (Scotland

2528326

2 (Scotland)

4443504

1 (Scotland

3 (Scotland) 2 (Scotland) 2 (Scotland) 1 GM,45 Eur, 101 W 2 GM,54 Eur, 108 W 1 GM,47 Eur, 115 W 1 GM,47 Eur, 111 W 1 GM,42 Eur, 100 W 2 GM,36 Eur, 101 W

SECTION

1997

M-2

GM0NTL/P

1998

M-2

MM0MMV/P

BENTS

1999

M-2

MM0CPS/P

Barns Ness

Log but no

Entry??

2000

M-M

GM2T

Barns Ness

2 (Scotland)

2001

M-M

GM2T

Barns Ness

1 (Scotland)

2002

M-2

GM2T

Barns Ness

1 (Scotland)

2003

M-M M-2

GM2T

Barns Ness

GM2T

Barns Ness

2 (Scotland) 1 (Scotland)

2005

M-2

GM2T

Barns Ness

1 (Scotland)

2006

M-M

GM2T

Barns Ness

3 (Scotland)

2007

M-M

GM2T

Barns Ness

2 (Scotland)

2008

M-M

GM2T

Barns Ness

2009

M-M

GM2T

Barns Ness

2010

M-2

GM2T

Barns Ness

2011

M-2

GM2T

Barns Ness

2012

M-2

GM2T

Barns Ness

2013

M-2

GM2T

Barns Ness

2014

M-2

GM2T

Barns Ness

2015

M-2

GM2T

Barns Ness

2016

M-2

GM2T

Barns Ness

2004

CALLSIGN

No of ENTRANTS

YEAR

As you can see we have taken part in this contest for 20 years, including year 2016 changing between the Multi-Multi (MM) and the Multi-2 (M2) sections with 7 years as MM and 13 years (including 2016) as M2. With MM we have 4 Stations running “flat out” all the time whereas with M2 it is only 2 stations. The contest runs for 48 hours and one of the issues that we have is very much lack of operators which

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ZONE

COUNTRIES

2158

87

312

4523

114

434

948918

1366

87

331

1009821 1809750

1641 2565

91 102

318 373

3454

95

359

5606

114

510

4416448

5527

109

495

2 (Scotland)

2183742

2832

116

422

2 (Scotland)

2442830

3306

109

450

1 (Scotland 1 GM,18 Eur, 42 W 1 GM,24 Eur, 49 W 1 GM,20 Eur, 43 W 1 GM,16 Eur, 32 W 1 GM, 23 Eur, 45 W 1 GM, 17 Eur, 36 W

3927208

3994

133

471

5597173

4662

156

571

4447140

5098

121

449

6,335,560

5,817

131

464

7,522,431

6,169

144

557

5,526,472

5027

134

530

2,195,028

3394

95

411

makes the MM section extremely tiring whereas the M2 allows time for operating and also more relaxation. If I am being honest with MM the last few hours everyone has normally had enough so trying to get operators on the air becomes really difficult. The aim of the contest is to work on each of the 6 Bands from 1.8MHz through to 28MHz making as many contacts, as many of the 40 Zones in the world and

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as many Countries as you can within the 48 hour period. The Zones and Countries are very important as they are multipliers and as the old saying go’s “points make prizes” but in this case “multipliers make the Prizes”. It is quite amazing to see your score change and by how much particularly near the end when a new country or zone is worked. No matter what, it is a real buzz contest as the exchange is very short so it offers a chance for lots of QSO’s within an hour period. I think the record is 400+ but that is just of the top of the head but you can see what I mean. You will probably notice from the number of entrant’s column that it has changed. Up to 2010 they only showed how many other stations from a country took part in that particular section. From 2011 onwards you can see how many took part from your country, from Europe and lastly Worldwide, which is great to see as you can analyse how you fare in Europe and also Worldwide. What CQ also does is make people within the same country compete with each other within the same selected section i.e. MM, M2, etc. This then makes for a level playing field as each country in the world has its own Licence and Power settings i.e. the UK = 400W whereas the

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USA is 1KW so creates an imbalance on what a station can do. What is our aim as a club? Well first of all just to take part and have some fun. Next to try and beat the highest score we have achieved previously in the section that we have entered so this year’s we will once again take part in the M2 Section to try and beat our 2014 score which is the best we have ever done as a M2. Have you tried contesting if not why not give it a try? You will either love it or hate it I must admit. Taking part in something like CQWW which is one of the easiest with regard exchange makes it quite an easy one to do. From above ok we are a big station but you can see what can be achieved especially from your home location.

Why not come and join us in the last full weekend in 2017 you will be very welcome

Bob GM4UYZ

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Christmas Night Out SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER @ 19:00 Yes, I can’t believe that I am thinking about and organising our Christmas Night out and it is still August as I write this. After discussions with quite a few people it was suggested the Ravelston House Hotel in Musselburgh (Fisherrow) as a venue so to that end I have made a reservation for 30 people. The advantage is that it is central for everyone and it is right on the major bus routes. Now the details….

Payment methods CASH CHEQUE made payable to Robert Glasgow Bank Transfer Send me an email and I will give you the account information It is important that you let me know your decision as soon as you can plus help me get the money in as I just hate chasing people. Thanks in advance for all your help here.

Venue: Address: EH21 6BH Telephone No:

Ravelston House Hotel Bob GM4UYZ 182 North High Street, Musselburgh

Date of Meal: Time: Location:

Saturday 9th December 2017 19:00 Main Restaurant

Meal Type:

Christmas Menu £21/Head

0131 665 2478

Are you going ----- YES or NO (Can you respond to me at bob.gm4uyz@talktalk.net whichever way you decide) If YES then I need from you the following: How many are going 1, 2 or how many? First Names DEPOSIT of £10 per HEAD as I need to pay this to the hotel by the 6th November The full amount needs to be paid to me by 1 December as I need to pay the hotel on the 2nd December

Club Attire

Order from:

The club has a design for Club T-shirts, Polo-shirts, Sweat-Shirts, Fleeces and Jackets and all of these can be obtained from Patricia Bewsey Designs

PATRICIA BEWSEY DESIGNS,

When making an order please quote ‘Cockenzie & Port Seton Amateur Radio Club’ to ensure that the Club Logo will be placed on the required garments. Cost will depend on garment and should cover the garment and logo, call sign addition will be extra.

Tel/Fax: 01620 850788 Mobile: 07970 920431

Email: patricia.bewsey@gmail.com Note: the shop at Fenton Barns is now closed

If you wish to add your call sign to the logo then please ask at the time of the order.

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Test Your Knowledge 1.

It is a requirement that the holder of an Amateur Radio Foundation Licence must NOT use the station for

6.

Which one of the following antenna can focus the radio signal in a particular direction?

a.

experimenting

a.

Dipole.

b.

learning about the radio

b.

End fed.

c.

business or advertising

c.

Ground plane.

d.

Contacting overseas radio amateurs.

d.

Yagi.

2.

How often MUST you identify your station, by giving your callsign, whilst in contact with another station for a period of 25 minutes?

a.

At the beginning and end of each "over".

b.

At the beginning and end of the contact.

c.

At the beginning and after 15 minutes.

d.

As frequently as practical during transmissions

3.

An Amateur Radio Licence holder may

a.

not send messages in a secret code

b.

not send messages in a secret unless asked to by another amateur

c. d.

4.

send messages using a secret code provided the key to the code has been sent to the RSGB Send messages using a secret code provided the key to the code has been sent to an official of Ofcom. When should a radio amateur notify Ofcom of a change of mailing address?

7.

One reason for matching the output of a transmitter to an antenna is to

a.

improve the frequency drift characteristic

b.

improve frequency stability

c.

save d.c. input power

d.

ensure maximum power is transferred to the antenna.

8.

One feature of radio waves spreading out from an antenna is that they

a.

remain equally strong however far they travel

b.

travel in straight lines unless reflected

c.

travel slightly slower as they get weaker

d.

remain one wavelength apart in free space.

9.

The ionosphere is the

a.

region close to a high power transmitting antenna

b.

layers of conductive gases just above the ground

a.

Within 7 days of moving to the new address.

c.

layers of conductive gases above 70km in height

b.

Immediately on moving.

d.

region that reflects VHF and UHF waves back down.

c.

After the Station is set up at the new address.

d.

When the licence is next renewed.

5.

The screen of a coaxial cable must be properly connected to the body of a PL259 plug in order to

10. Which item below is NOT likely to pick up signals from a nearby amateur transmission? a.

Overhead telephone wiring.

b.

Indoor telephone wiring.

a.

prevent water getting in

c.

A plastic water pipe.

b.

confine the signal within the cable

d.

A coaxial feeder.

c.

stop the cable coming apart

d.

make a neat appearance.

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Clublog Tables The 2017 Clublog tables are now underway and we now have 18 entries in the table (1 up on last month)

Taking part is easy, register at clublog.org, join the CPSARC club there and upload your ADIF log—simples!

Thanks to everyone for uploading your logs and we look forward to more people joining in as the year goes on.

John MM0JXI (table extracted on 25/07/17, early due to preparations for IOTA)

There are no prizes, just the satisfaction of seeing your name in the table. Gordon MM0GPZ stays in the lead with 125 DXCC entities. I’ve added 6m to the table as there’s been some activity there,

Rank

Callsign

160

80

60

40

30

20

17

15

12

10

6

DXCC

Slots

Range

1

MM0GPZ

24

66

0

77

10

83

22

40

0

6

1

125

329 12 yrs

2

2M0BEC

0

1

0

35

0

111

6

2

0

1

0

112

156 11 yrs

3

MM0DXH

0

18

0

5

4

100

11

20

0

22

3

111

183 14 yrs

4

MM0GZZ

0

0

0

69

60

70

53

1

0

24

34

107

311 9 yrs

5

GM2T

0

50

0

65

0

84

0

53

0

25

39

92

316 18 yrs

6

MM2N

20

57

0

63

0

64

0

36

0

6

0

86

246 5 yrs

7

M0RNR

0

0

0

33

4

71

0

8

0

7

6

75

129 18 yrs

8

MM0XAB

0

1

0

22

9

53

29

2

0

0

0

71

116 3 yrs

9

MM0XXW

0

4

0

47

41

37

37

14

17

26

6

63

229 11 yrs

10

GB2LBN

0

0

0

30

0

39

0

0

0

0

0

50

69 22 yrs

11

GM8MJV

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

48

48

51 35 yrs

12

GB2MOF

0

0

0

14

0

42

0

0

0

0

0

45

56 16 yrs

13

GM4UYZ

0

3

0

11

0

38

0

6

0

0

0

43

58 37 yrs

14

MM0CPS

0

2

0

16

0

24

0

2

0

4

7

41

55 19 yrs

15

MM0YCJ

0

0

0

18

0

25

0

0

0

0

0

34

43 0 yrs

16

MM0JXI

0

0

0

0

0

33

1

0

0

6

0

34

40 0 yrs

17

MM0GYG

0

0

0

10

16

22

8

0

0

0

4

33

60 8 yrs

18

MM0TKE

0

0

0

0

0

7

0

0

0

0

0

7

7 3 yrs

19

2M0PCW

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

4

4 0 yrs

10

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October 2017 Contests For anyone interested in contesting there is something for everyone. Contesting is not just about winning although that is the ultimate aim; it is about taking part, having some fun, honing your operating skills, helping you understand propagation and it also a good opportunity to test out your station at home to see how it is performing. Happy Contesting....... October 2017 German Telegraphy Contest SARL 80m QSO Party RSGB 1.2GHz Trophy / 2.4GHz Trophy Oceania DX Contest, Phone SKCC Weekend Sprintathon California QSO Party RSGB DX Contest RSGB Autumn Series CW 10-10 Int. 10-10 Day Sprint Makrothen RTTY Contest Oceania DX Contest, CW Scandinavian Activity Contest, SSB Arizona QSO Party Pennsylvania QSO Party FISTS Fall Unlimited Sprint Asia-Pacific Fall Sprint, CW Run for the Bacon QRP Contest RSGB Autumn Series DATA 10-10 Int. Fall Contest, CW New York QSO Party Worked All Germany Contest RSGB 50MHz AFS Contest RSGB RoLo CW Illinois QSO Party SKCC Sprint RSGB Autumn Series SSB CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB

0700Z-0959Z, Oct 3 1700Z-2000Z, Oct 5 1400Z-2200Z, Oct 7 0800Z, Oct 7 to 0800Z, Oct 8 1200Z, Oct 7 to 2359Z, Oct 8 1600Z, Oct 7 to 2159Z, Oct 8 0500Z-2300, Oct 8 1900Z-2030Z, Oct 9 0001Z-2359Z, Oct 10 0000Z, Oct 14 to 1559Z, Oct 15 0800Z, Oct 14 to 0800Z, Oct 15 1200Z, Oct 14 to 1200Z, Oct 15 1600Z, Oct 14 to 2359Z, Oct 15 1600Z, Oct 14 to 2200Z, Oct 15 1700Z-2100Z, Oct 14 0000Z-0200Z, Oct 15 0100Z-0300Z, Oct 16 1900Z-2030Z, Oct 18 0001Z, Oct 21 to 2359Z, Oct 22 1400Z, Oct 21 to 0200Z, Oct 22 1500Z, Oct 21 to 1459Z, Oct 22 0900Z-1300Z, Oct 22 1900Z-2030Z, Oct 22 1700Z, Oct 22 to 0100Z, Oct 23 0000Z-0200Z, Oct 25 1900Z-2030Z, Oct 26 0000Z, Oct 28 to 2400Z, Oct 29

144MHz UKAC 432MHz UKAC

January to December Monthly Contests 2017 2000-2230 (Local) Every 1st Tuesday 2000-2230 (Local) Every 2nd Tuesday

1.3GHz UKAC

2000-2230 (Local) Every 3rd Tuesday

SHF UKAC

2000-2230 (Local) Every 4th Tuesday (Jan-Nov Only)

50MHz UKAC

2000-2230 (Local) Every 4th Tuesday (Jan-Nov Only)

70MHz UKAC

2000-2230 (Local) Every 4th Tuesday (Jan-Nov Only)

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Club Events 1st September 10-16th September

Club Night On-Air Activity Week (Select a DAY within the week period)

22 September

2nd 144MHz DF Hunt

30 September

Newsletter deadline

6 October

8—14 October 20 October 27/28 October 28 October 3 November 12-18 November

Club Night

On-Air Activity Week (Select a DAY within the week period) Talk GM7RYR “Introduction to Data Voice Modes” CQWW SSB GM2T Newsletter Deadline Club Night On-Air Activity Week (Select a DAY within the week period)

17 November

Talk DL1DBS “New life for old Internet Wifi Routers”

25 November

Newsletter deadline

1 December

Club Night

9 December

Xmas Meal—Ravelston House 19:00

10-16 December 30 December

Winter Solstice Activity Week (Select a DAY within the week period) Newsletter deadline

1C, 2D, 3A, 4B, 5B, 6D, 7D, 8B, 9C, 10C Answers from October 2017 newsletter “Test Your Knowledge”. 12

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