The Redoubt Fortress Museum weekend went very well and Alastair G4RUL and Peter G4URT had great contest results up at our Beachy Site.
See the website forum for updates and a google graphic map of the stations they worked.
All in all a very active weekend for our club….
Its Museums on the air again this coming weekend 22nd and 23rd as this year we have worked both weekends.
The Ham Radio Deluxe is now up and running again on the FT-897d along with some other software, thanks to the reconnection of our internet connection within the operating room.
This coming weekend, Museums on the Air event will be announced over the local radio and Barry G8DXU will be bringing down his communications Land Rover again and we will trying out a Clansman link from within the Fortress Museum to his Land Rover parked up by the Museums front entrance.
The Morse keys will be set up again, along with a few other items for visitors to see. I may be bringing down my KW2000E as I did on our opening day last year.
Again here is your opportunity to join in and operate plus take a look around this very impressive military museum.
Please use the contacts page on this site if you have any questions on the above and/or you wish to join this weeks operating team down at the Museum.
See below close to the end of the page for a picture of our Redoubt Fortress operating station.
If you are not an RSGB member you can join for just £1. This is for a full year. It is part of the RSGB centenary celebrations. This is a bargain as you get full benefits including RADCOM. You can also participate in RSGB contests. Sign up online before July 14th, see
for details, terms and conditions.
The first day of the Museums on Air went well and Barry G8DXU brought his Land Rover down that is a mobile museum in it’s own right.
Tony G3ZQB and Tony G0EYE visited the site in the afternoon and I manged to set up the Ham Radio Deluxe in the morning.
We will be opening again around 10:45am on Sunday 16th for more contacts and visitors.
Why not pop down and see Barry’s Land Rover and the new additions to the radio museum and join in with the fun.
Alastair G4RUL and Peter G4URT will be up at the Beachy Head site again tomorrow for the remaining four hours of the 50 MHz contest.
More details on this contest event can be found in the members forum.
National Mills weekend turned out well and many wind mills and water mills were contacted from both wind mill locations. Vince G1FBH kindly agreed to take some video footage of the weekend at both Mills. On behalf of the club I wish to thank Vince G1FBH for this unique piece of footage that gives an insight into one of our many field events throughout the year.
National Mills Weekend 2013 – Vince G1FBH
Update on our Beachy Head Site….
G4RUL – The contest went well, we did assemble “The Monster” set it up on the rotator but after some consideration decided that it is just too damn big and would probably wreck the gears in the rotator if the wind got to anything more than a very gentle breeze. The smaller DL6WU ( just 30ft long ) was used. This was built to be a very light aerail and works well despite it’s crash in March.
Just under 100 qsos made, some in excess of 600Km with a decent number of multipliers. Over 1.5 Million points. We’ll have to wait a day or so to see what other claimed scores are submitted.
Ray Edginton G3AGF gave fascinating talk about how amateur radio was back in 1951 and our next monthly talk will be given by Bob Clinton G0BUX on APRS (Automatic Packet reporting System)
I am sure this club presentation will be of interest to those integrating the internet and computer into our amateur radio hobby.
Mike Richards G1RMN donations to our radio museum
Our next ‘on the air’ event will be on 15/16th June, with Museums on the Air and this event will be based at our operating station, down at the Redoubt Fortress Museum.
Members and visitors are most welcome and the museum staff will advice on our opening times closer to the day. Tony G3ZQB and Tony G0EYE are managing the site.