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Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Posted: 08 Feb 2018 11:25
by Tim Bucknall
Family holiday/dxpedition Machynys, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, south Wales.

I was intending to do the full preparation thing, googling compiling and printing relevant target lists etc but my arms and shoulders hurt too much.

So anyone dxed from down here before?
Any overload issues?

Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Posted: 08 Feb 2018 12:04
by John Faulkner, Skegness
This is probably the only part of Wales I have never visited. The nearest I have DXed to there is New Quay. That had a very good north-facing car park on the sea front, but I'm sure you'd prefer to be looking at south-facing directions if anything.

Nowhere near, but Aberystwyth had some nice hills taking off to the west. Irish reception there was very impressive.

Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Posted: 12 Feb 2018 16:40
by Tim Bucknall
There's a maplin at Llanelli, could get a beam if I can sort out connections and if condx merit it

Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Posted: 12 Feb 2018 18:40
by satnipper
Maplin don't do Band II beams though they do sell TV yagis.

Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Posted: 12 Feb 2018 19:13
by John Faulkner, Skegness
Adapt an amateur radio tape measure antenna: http://www.hcra.org/2013/01/09/vhf-3el- ... ruary-1st/

In fact, if you did decide to build an antenna, B&Q have some reasonably priced steel rods available: https://www.diy.com/departments/buildin ... 570162.cat