A very busy weekend for me and very little time for radio.
But . . .
Spent some time on Friday evening trying to persuade my VFO to
cover 73kHz. Having improved its stability on 136kHz by reducing
the L and increasing the C, I now find that adding extra C will no
longer bring the VFO down to 73 - it just generates noise. No time
to do further work this weekend but looks like I need some add-in L
rather than C. So, sorry to David, G0MRF, I did try.
Out most of the day helping my son buy his first car.
But heard G3UNT (559), G3KEV (599), PA2NJN (a very good 599
but apparently not listening on 136), and GW4ALG (579).
Saw on Spectrogram ON7YD (O), IK1ODO (M) and DJ8WL (M).
The last two were much weaker than usual with deep QSB on
Worked a new one for me: G6RO, 251km away, at 549/549. My
30th station worked on 136.
Early morning, I heard QSO between G3LDO (599) and PA0SE
RSGB VHF Convention in the morning (if you get a chance to see
the lecture by Paul Shuch, N6TX, of the SETI League, do so - it is
very entertaining), and mother in law in afternoon (not quite so
When I got home the wind was so strong I lowered the antenna.
By the way, having worked GM3YXM/P for the second time early in
the week, I heard the start of a QSO between him and Dave,
G3YMC. I do hope it was successful as dave is battling against
huge odds to get a signal out at all.
Mike, G3XDV (IO91VT)