amateur radio station goes on air this weekend
new amateur radio station will be operating in Burnham-On-Sea
Moose International has recently started an amateur radio club
and will be operating the station from the BAY Centre during the
FolkFest fun day
this Saturday (21st June) and Sunday (22nd June).
There are five licensed radio operators in the group and they
will be showing and operating their Special Event Station - GB4JJD
- from 10am-6pm on both days.
A spokesman said: "There will be HF Transceivers and VHF
Transceivers in use, operating on several frequencies in MHz.
will be: 1: 40 m - 7.0250 - CW & 7.120 LSB 40m half wave dipole;
2: 20 m - 14.0150 - CW & 14.250 USB 20m half wave dipole &
G5RV - Inverted 'V'; 3: 15 m - 21.0100 - CW & 21.250 USB 15m
half wave dipole & G5RV - Inverted 'V'; 4: 10 m - 28.0500
- CW & 28.450 USB 10m half wave dipole & G5RV - Inverted
'V'; 5: 2 m - 144.150 - CW & 145.250 FM 2m half wave dipole
& 2m Whip Antenna."
frequencies have been arbitrary selected as being free from interference
but please be aware that if other traffic is present when listening,
it is recommended that operators/ listeners scan 10 - 20 kHz below
and above the listed frequencies."
ensure that operators/listeners can be sure of QSO activity, there
will be scheduled CQ transmissions every half hour. The mode of
operation will be Morse (CW) and Voice (LSB & USB)."
radio, sometimes known as ham radio, is both a hobby and a service
that uses various types of radio equipment allowing communication
with other radio amateurs around the world for the purpose of
self-training, recreation and public service," added the
of the operators are qualified and the temporary station has been
licensed by Ofcom, the regulator.