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Barford Radio Social - Sunday 4th July 2021

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  • Where: Barford Village Green, NR9 4AB, 9 miles south west of Norwich off B1108
  • When: Sunday 4th July - open 0900-1400 (please do not arrive before 0900)
  • All outside event - please bring your own deckchair and refreshments etc
  • Private sales only - sell from own car boot or 1 table - no commercial traders please
  • Not a radio rally - no refreshments, catering or inside activities - inside toilets are available
  • Bring your own Sunshade or Gazebo if you would like to - there is plenty of space!
  • Entry FREE for all - Sponsored by Norfolk Amateur Radio Club. No need to book - just turn up
  • Voluntary donations with all proceeds to E A C H and Barford Village hall Emergency roof repair fund

Please spread the word to other local amateurs, friends and clubs as everyone is welcome, but be
sure to say that this is not the usual full radio rally event and is all outdoors. The event will only take
place if it is well within government advice at the time and will be cancelled if it becomes the
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Low Power QRP on FT8

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1 week 4 days ago #760 by G0CBO
Low Power QRP on FT8 was created by G0CBO
With so much activity on the FT8 mode, have been trying to work stations on FT8 with low power. 40 Mtrs seems a good band to try and I have been surprised at the contacts I have had plus the reports on PSK reporter. Admit they are just Europe but you can work  stations and get results.
I am running a Yaesu FT991a with a GP80 vertical mounted at ground level.
I can see the appeal of this mode as you can get away with a simple set up and not have to worry about noise issues.
Well worth a try, mornings seem to be busy on 40mtrs and have seen some real DX go through.

Have any others tried this, be interested to read your comments ??

Rodney G0CBO

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1 week 4 days ago #761 by g8oo
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Hi Rod

Great to work you the other day.

I have been using FT8 using an ft991a wid 50w on 2m and 70cm and have had some great QSO's right down to Spain on both bands.

Give these bands a try,

AlanH g8oo

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1 week 4 days ago #762 by G0CBO
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Thanks for reply, I use just 5 watts on 40 mtrs, 30 watts on 2/70 ,40 watts on 6 mtrs. Owing to the volume of stations at times it can be difficult to get contacts but an eye on the waterfall on JTDX and you can find a space. Still prefer CW but the FT8 is an education.

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