Hello All members and friends,
The 5.8Ghz radio and HF long wire antenna were installed on the tower at the AGH on Sunday. Thanks to Fred for his effort in climbing the tower and fitting the items.
Fred configured the 5.8Ghz radios so both ends talk to each other (locally at least). However, we have yet to install the second unit at the Almonte fire hall. Hopefully there will not be any obstructions in the line of fire but we will not know until the second unit is installed and powered up.
The HF antenna is a sloping long wire between the tower and a pole on the hospital. Today we tested it and performance was great. Tom made the first contact with a station in the south of England. The antenna tunes on all bands.
On behalf of the club I would like to express our sincere thanks to Murray (VE3IFP) for donating a mulimode radio to the club which is now part of the HF station at the hospital. In the near future we will be fitting a Signal Link to this rig to enable communication by Winlink etc..
Don't forget the meeting next Wednesday 6th November.