PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018 - Sat 4th/Sun 5th August

Licence free two-way radio services that now includes both FM and digital channels. Discuss models, modifications and other similar worldwide standards such as FRS and GMRS.
Post Reply
User avatar
delboyonline
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 1077
Joined: 04 Oct 2007, 20:40

PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018 - Sat 4th/Sun 5th August

Post by delboyonline » 02 Jun 2018, 07:53

Image

Here's your chance to see just how far you can get on PMR446.

The PMR446 DX Weekend will take place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2018

Calling will take place on channel 8 - 446.09375, then QSY to another channel please.

User avatar
Farty
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 3606
Joined: 20 Oct 2008, 14:40
Location: IO92ND

Re: PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018

Post by Farty » 02 Jun 2018, 09:56

I might have a play ;)
In Before The Lock Champion of Total Magnificenceness May 2016

User avatar
MrWeetabix
Admin
Admin
Posts: 14216
Joined: 26 Aug 2008, 13:34
Call Sign: 26TM175
Location: Tynemouth

Re: PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018

Post by MrWeetabix » 04 Jun 2018, 09:00

How did you all get on then?

Maybe a bit more notice next time Del and we'll give it a good push!
26TM175. OP: Craig. QTH: Tynemouth. Also 163TM175 when mobile in Wales 8)

PO Box: 62 Town: Albrighton City: Wolverhampton Zip: WV7 3WR

TM1 is now on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/TM1onFB || New Tango Mike QSL cards https://tinyurl.com/TM1-NewQSL

User avatar
Farty
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 3606
Joined: 20 Oct 2008, 14:40
Location: IO92ND

Re: PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018

Post by Farty » 04 Jun 2018, 12:06

Erm, it's still 2 months away!
In Before The Lock Champion of Total Magnificenceness May 2016

User avatar
MrWeetabix
Admin
Admin
Posts: 14216
Joined: 26 Aug 2008, 13:34
Call Sign: 26TM175
Location: Tynemouth

Re: PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018

Post by MrWeetabix » 04 Jun 2018, 13:53

#FACEPALM..... You know when you read something but dont really process the info correctly? I thought it was this weekend just gone!

Right then, I'll be up for this actually. The question is, head for the hills, or go coastal? hmmmmmmm
26TM175. OP: Craig. QTH: Tynemouth. Also 163TM175 when mobile in Wales 8)

PO Box: 62 Town: Albrighton City: Wolverhampton Zip: WV7 3WR

TM1 is now on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/TM1onFB || New Tango Mike QSL cards https://tinyurl.com/TM1-NewQSL

User avatar
Admiral
Legend
Legend
Posts: 10000
Joined: 08 Mar 2011, 21:20
Call Sign: 26TM157
Location: MK-UK

Re: PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018 - Sat 4th/Sun 5th August

Post by Admiral » 05 Jun 2018, 19:55

Is 400w through a stacked beam okay?
Winner of the 2017 IBTL 'Summer Sizzler' competition

User avatar
Retrodog
Super Member
Super Member
Posts: 402
Joined: 19 Jan 2014, 17:15
Call Sign: 26SW07

Re: PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018 - Sat 4th/Sun 5th August

Post by Retrodog » 05 Jun 2018, 21:03

Admiral wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 19:55
Is 400w through a stacked beam okay?
I'd like to see you achieve that, in fact send me a link, I have a particular interest in the amplifier you plan to use ;)
Or is it sarcasm again :thumbup:

User avatar
Farty
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 3606
Joined: 20 Oct 2008, 14:40
Location: IO92ND

Re: PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018 - Sat 4th/Sun 5th August

Post by Farty » 05 Jun 2018, 22:00

I may run a few watts more than the norm through a J pole on a mast.
In Before The Lock Champion of Total Magnificenceness May 2016

User avatar
Admiral
Legend
Legend
Posts: 10000
Joined: 08 Mar 2011, 21:20
Call Sign: 26TM157
Location: MK-UK

Re: PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018 - Sat 4th/Sun 5th August

Post by Admiral » 05 Jun 2018, 22:39

Retrodog wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 21:03
Admiral wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 19:55
Is 400w through a stacked beam okay?
I'd like to see you achieve that, in fact send me a link, I have a particular interest in the amplifier you plan to use ;)
Or is it sarcasm again :thumbup:
It's a somewhat unsightly homebrew device (built by someone a lot smarter than me) based around a single mrfe6vp5600h chip, it gives out 400w with 4w-5w input and cost me the Princely sum of £35 about five years ago from a bring and buy, I believe that you'd be hard pushed to purchase just the chip for that if they're still made.
Winner of the 2017 IBTL 'Summer Sizzler' competition

User avatar
Retrodog
Super Member
Super Member
Posts: 402
Joined: 19 Jan 2014, 17:15
Call Sign: 26SW07

Re: PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018 - Sat 4th/Sun 5th August

Post by Retrodog » 11 Jun 2018, 13:08

Admiral wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 22:39
Retrodog wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 21:03
Admiral wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 19:55
Is 400w through a stacked beam okay?
I'd like to see you achieve that, in fact send me a link, I have a particular interest in the amplifier you plan to use ;)
Or is it sarcasm again :thumbup:
It's a somewhat unsightly homebrew device (built by someone a lot smarter than me) based around a single mrfe6vp5600h chip, it gives out 400w with 4w-5w input and cost me the Princely sum of £35 about five years ago from a bring and buy, I believe that you'd be hard pushed to purchase just the chip for that if they're still made.
I believe you would, Jesus I hope that has a decent LPF on the end of it :o

I have a number of LDMOS units here that I had planned to combine in a future project, they run at 32v but I lost interest
They were a tenner each and are good for about 300w per unit. I stuggled to find a resonably priced splitter and looked at doing it with coax or on substrate but it never happened.
One day I'll return to the project but it will be for 432mhz not 446 of course.
These are mine, I bought 6 of them in case I blew the odd one or two ;)
70cm 580w Amp project (2).jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

albrecht
Regular
Regular
Posts: 90
Joined: 28 May 2014, 08:49

Re: PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018 - Sat 4th/Sun 5th August

Post by albrecht » 03 Aug 2018, 08:26

I'll be putting out a few calls from Boston (Lincs), if anyone else in this area reads T1.

albrecht
Regular
Regular
Posts: 90
Joined: 28 May 2014, 08:49

Re: PMR 446 DX Weekend 2018 - Sat 4th/Sun 5th August

Post by albrecht » 03 Aug 2018, 08:29

Will you be using CTCSS 88.5 on channel 8?

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests