The Newquay and district amateur radio society meet every other Thursday at Treviglas community college
Work continues to improve GB3NQ ATV repeater, filters have been installed to minimise the effect on DATV receive of new new 70cm repeater and 3rd Harmonic of GB3NC 2m repeater. We have fitted a Halo antenna for 437 digital ATV ½ way up the mast. Stations are now transmitting DATV through GB3NQ.
How you ever wondered how we get the antennas installed?
The Radio Society of Great Britain
represents all radio amateurs in the UK. It works to maintain our right to the air waves under licenced conditions with Ofcom
Screen shot of the GB3MCB keying in Pi4 and being received:
The Cornish Amateur Radio Club (CRAC) meet at Gweal An Top School, School Lane, Redruth. Meetings start at 1930 on the first Thursday in the month.
See us at the Cornish Rally on July 9th at Penair school. Due to increased costs we have had to
Increase subscriptions with immediate
effect to £ 15.00 but we will accept donations of any amount. Help us stay on Air
Our GB3MCB six metre beacon was chosen some years ago to be part of an International Beacon Project. This involves five beacons operating on the same frequency (50.005MHz). Each beacon will transmit for a one minute slot, every five minutes in synchronised timing slots. The five beacons involved are EI0SIX, IW9GDC/B, PI7SIX, GB3MCB and OZ4BHM. As GB3MCB is now licensed for dual frequency operation it will operate for the intervening four minute periods on the original frequency of 50.443MHz.
The new six metre beacon was given to our group last year by the UK Six Metre Group. It runs a mode called PI4.
You can download free software to decode the PI4 mode from http://www.rudius.net/
PI4 mode transmits a one minute cycle:
First it sends PI4 coded call sign for 24.33 seconds Then there is a pause for 0.66 seconds It then sends CW identification (call sign and locator) at 12 words per minute for the next 25
seconds followed by a 0.5 sec pause Finally, it sends a carrier until 59.5 seconds ending the minute with a 0.5 sec pause.