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G8MNY  > TECHNI   02.10.21 11:20l 161 Lines 8265 Bytes #999 (0) @ WW
BID : 48435_GB7CIP
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Subj: A Proper Portable Setup
Path: PI8DRE<PI8CDR<DB0RES<ON0AR<GB7CIP
Sent: 211002/0906Z @:GB7CIP.#32.GBR.EURO #:48435 [Caterham Surrey GBR]
From: G8MNY@GB7CIP.#32.GBR.EURO
To  : TECH@WW

By G8MNY                                   (Updated Aug 13)
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At Wimbledon club's 9 day summer camp GX3WIM @ Reigate hill this is what I did.

SITE LAYOUT as used most years.

T R E E S   T R E E S   T R E E S   T R E E S   T R E E S   T R E E S
                                     :                              / T
                                     |                             E  R
 .                                   8                           R    E
         '       .                   0                         I      E
                                     m                       W        S
             S a f e t y '           |                     /
  Other      f e n c e d         .   |                   G            T
  30m       o f f   a r e a          D                 N              R
  mast                               I   .           O                E
  2el HF                             P             L                  E
 +4m+VHF    generators               O       .   /                    S
             2x 2.3kW                L         m
                                     E       0                        T
                                     |     6   .                      R
                                     :   1                            E
                                 14m : /                              E
                        17m      mast▀˙˙˙˙-----40m--DIPOLE----˙˙˙˙˙˙˙˙S
                       mast▀        /         '
                             Honda /       .                          T
 Other HF                         / ▄8m mast   Loo                    R
 Caravan   Caravan   Tent   [G8MNYVAN]         Tent               . ' E
                               [tent]    Beer                 . '     E
                                         Tent             . '         S
                                             Tent     . '
                                             2m/70+G5RV               T
                                           . Other mast               R
               3.5MHz            BBQ &  . '   Caravan                 E
             Vertical          Messing                                E
                               . '           Caravan                  S
                           . '
                       . '                                            T
                   . '           HF vert   Caravan                    R
               . '           Trail/Tent                               E
          VHF     HF vert                                             E
    70&2M Tent  Camper                                                S
     mast              Camper
  2m 19el &                                                           T
  70cms 48el                                                          R
  + dual band                                                         E
   colinear                                      |                    E
                                                 |                    S
                                                \|/
                                                 N                    T
                                                                      R
                                                                      E
                                                               Field  E
             hedge                                           Entrance S
==============================================================
                    narrow farmer's lane
=======================================================================
Most of the caravans/campers & tents are powered up with 2 long ring cables
runs. The main one was an electric start 7kW diesel running on cheap farmer's
pink fuel, & I provided my 2.3.-3kW (modified) Madusa petrol generator as
backup. I also used a 800W 2 stroke & a small 500W Honda, just for my station,
if the big genny was not run during the day. (QRO still run)

As you can see with such a busy site some RF operating order has to be imposed,
& it is done by being in possession of the "club logbook for that band", giving
you permission to operate on it.

G8MNY VAN & TENT LAYOUT
                        8m mast
   _______________________/\__ 
  / │  │ │P│ PA│____________ │----__
 │ O│C_│S│S│ATV│Folding Bed ││rear  |
 │  │A │E│U│   │____________││      |
 │  │B │A│2m───┘    ________ │door  |
 │  │  │T│         │Paket&TV││      |
  \_│__│_│:::::::__│________││----~~
       │____     ========│
       │ HF │     │cooker│Van
       │ PA │  _  └──────┤Adjoining
  Earth│ IC │ │_)     _  │Side
  stake│735 │  _     │_) │Tent
       │    │ │_)        │
       │ 6M │         bin│
        ~~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~

HF & 6M OPERATING TABLE LAYOUT     ___________    
                        ┌───────┐ │  24A PSU  │ _______________  _____
                lamp    │Rotator│ │___________││               ││DUMMY│
                 │      │Control│ │           ││               ││LOAD │ Bespoke
               ┌─┴─┐    │  Box  │ │12v 500W PA││  QRO  TUNER   │└┬───┬┘   shelf
   _         =============================================================gives
  / \  SWR      │FT690 rig│||│BHI LS│ │SUCK│ _________________ || _______ more
 │_O │METER     │_________│||│______│_│____││                 │||│       │room
  /__│___        │  RF   │ ||│             ││    D R A K E    │||│ DRAKE │
 │ 6m PA │        Clipper│ ||│    A T U    ││      Q R O      │||│  PA   │
 │_______│      │~~~~~~~~~│||│~~~~~~~~~~~~~││       H F       │||│  PSU  │
┌──────────────┐│ 22A PSU │||│ IC735  RIG  ││       P A       │||│ 2.5kV │
│ 6m  PA  PSU  ││_________│||│_____________│└┬───────────────┬┘||└┬─────┬┘
==========================================================================
 Strong Trestle table with Logs, & 2 Floated 12V car batteries on the ground.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kit By Band
144MHz FM Talk in (& ATV Talkback)
 ____       ___    ________            \│/ 7/8
│IC2E├─────┤PA ├──┤200W PA ├────────────┘ @ 8m
 ~~~~ NES  │LS │   ~~~~~~~~  10m of UR67
      LS    ~~~

144MHz Packet (Very QRP @ 1mW)
 _______    _____    ______    _____             \│/ 5el @ 7m
│DEL 12V├──┤TINY2├──┤FT290 ├──┤Atten├┬────────────┘ (5km hop to node) 
│ LAPTOP│  │ TNC │  │@100mW│  │ 40dB││ 10m of UR43   (line of sight)
 ~~~~~~~    ~~~~~    ~~~~~~    ~~~~~_│_ 
                                   Van HF
                                  QRM bond
50MHz SSB Phone
 ___   _______   _____     ___________             \│/5el Yagi
│Mic├─┤  RF   ├─┤FT690├───┤BNOS 50W PA├─────────────┘│ @ 14m
 ~~~  │Clipper│ │     ├─┐ │           │ 22m of UR67 _│_
       ~~~~~~~   ~~~~~  │  ~~~~~~~~~~~              /// +HF Rotator at
                ______  │                               bottom of mast.
   Headphones──┤NES LS├─┘ 12V from HF PSU/Battery
                ~~~~~~

HF SSB         ptt+ALC   QRO available only when large genny is running.
         _____   _________    _________   ______
        ┤IC735├─┘    ___  └──┤DRAKE PA ├─┤  HF  │_ o--1kW Dummy load
      ┌-┤     ├─────┤   ├────┤_________│ │Filter│ \o┐
     mic│_____├──┐  │ATU├──┐ │DRAKE PSU│  ~~~~~~    ├ 80m Dipole @ 12m
 12V >──┤ PSU │ _│_  ~│~   │  ~~~~~~~~~             ├ 40m Dipole @ 12m
Battery  ~~~~~ │NES│ _│_   └─100m of Long wire      └ 3el Tribander @ 13m
    Headphones─┤LS │ ///   @12-20m high for 160m
                ~~~

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DOMESTIC COMFORTS powered from the 110AH Aux battery & 40A SMPSU/8A Honda DC.

TV
 _____       ________                         UV fly zapper 0.5A
│7"DVD│_____│Freeview│    \│/ set top log     Heated Cup 1A
│ Mon │   | │  Rx    ├─────┘  periodic TV     Cool box 4A
 ~~~│~    |  ~~~~~~~~│12v     aerial on       Phone changer 0.5A
   PSU  Camcorder             Van roof        Electric blanket 4A
         charger                              Van/Tent DC Lights 2A



See my TECH buls "Using 2 HF PAs", "T500 M 12V 500W HF Linear" & "Inverter
Petrol Generators"



Why Don't U send an interesting bul?

73 de John G8MNY @ GB7CIP


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