Number One Riverside

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Number One Riverside Rochdale – a time-lapse video of its construction Number One Riverside is the new multi-use public building in Rochdale. On 15th June 2012, I published my time-lapse video on YouTube detailing the construction of this building. Number One Riverside formally opened to the public in March 2013. At the time I was … Read more

20-meter band frequencies

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20-meter band frequencies

This is my interpretation of the 20-meter band frequencies. I thought this would be of interest to readers. Other than the military, amateur radio operators are the only users of the radio spectrum that are permitted to change frequency. This means that as licensed amateur radio operators, we do not have to restrict ourselves to stipulated channels. Having said that, the 20-meter band covers a wide range of frequencies and many applications for amateur radio in the band involve automated equipment such as repeaters, satellites, and beacons. For these reasons it has become general practice to specify frequencies as if they were channels.

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70-centimeter band frequencies

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70-centimeter band frequencies.

This is my interpretation of the 70-centimeter band frequencies. I thought this would be of interest to readers. Other than the military, amateur radio operators are the only users of the radio spectrum that are permitted to change frequency. This means that as licensed amateur radio operators, we do not have to restrict ourselves to stipulated channels. Having said that, the 70-centimeter band covers a wide range of frequencies and many applications for amateur radio in the band involve automated equipment such as repeaters, satellites, and beacons. For these reasons it has become general practice to specify frequencies as if they were channels.

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2-meter band frequencies

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2-meter band frequencies.

This is my interpretation of the 2-meter band frequencies. I thought this would be of interest to readers. Other than the military, amateur radio operators are the only users of the radio spectrum that are permitted to change frequency. This means that as licensed amateur radio operators, we do not have to restrict ourselves to stipulated channels. Having said that, the 2-meter band covers a wide range of frequencies and many applications for amateur radio in the band involve automated equipment such as repeaters, satellites, and beacons. For these reasons it has become general practice to specify frequencies as if they were channels.

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10-meter band frequencies

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10-meter band frequencies.

This is my interpretation of the 10-meter band frequencies. I thought this would be of interest to readers. Other than the military, amateur radio operators are the only users of the radio spectrum that are permitted to change frequency. This means that as licensed amateur radio operators, we do not have to restrict ourselves to stipulated channels. Having said that, the 10-meter band covers a wide range of frequencies and many applications for amateur radio in the band involve automated equipment such as repeaters, satellites, and beacons. For these reasons it has become general practice to specify frequencies as if they were channels.

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QRP frequencies

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QRP frequencies. This is my interpretation of the QRP frequencies.  I thought this would be of interest to readers.  But, first of all – what is QRP?  QRP operation refers to transmitting at reduced power while attempting to maximize transmission range.  It is generally accepted that for QRP operation, transmitter power should be limited to … Read more

Amateur Radio Oak Plate

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My amateur radio oak plate which I recently won

I recently won a prize draw organised by the South Lancashire Amateur Radio Club (SLARC). The draw was for an amateur radio oak plate inlaid with my callsign.

Well, my oak plate arrived safely through the post and the video documenting the manufacture of my plate just went live on Youtube. Here is the video showing the complexity of manufacture.

As you can see, it is not just that my inlaid oak plate is a beautiful item, but that considerable craftsmanship went into its production.

I would like to express by sincere thanks to South Lancs Amateur Radio Society (SLARC) and to Stephen Watson M7EIS for my oak plate and video.

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