Friday 5 January 2013 with equipment constructed by David G0MRF it gave the club the first opportunity to make use of the new 472kHz band from the club room using our club call sign G0MIN.
472kHz to 479kHz MF band allocated by notice of variation from 1 January 2013.
Here are the details of the CW QSOs undertaken by Garo’s G0PZA
DF0WD Wolf Bielefeld Germany 617km
DJ8WX Uwe near Hamburg approximately 740km
PE5T Kees in Holland
EI6DN John Dublin approximately 440km
G3YXM Dave Birmingham
G3XIZ Chris Biggleswade
EI0CF Finbar Malin Head Ireland 635km
• Other countries heard but unfortunately ‘got away’ HB9 OK.
Club long wire approximately x 65m long. Tuned by base loading coil of 184uH.
Antenna current 2 Amp, measured on thermocouple ammeter.