Well, our Club Shack is now complete....with the new Icom 7600 and the Icom Dual Band 2820 with dStar radios. We also have a new PSU and Vertical for 2m and 70cm's, and not forgetting our Long Wire for HF.
Having recently moved premises, we are now in the process of installing antennae for the HF bands and it hoped that soon we will have a much improved facility for DX work on these bands. This has now been completed and is working well.
The Club's thanks go to the people at Lottery Funding for all their help in putting this together, and also to all the hard working club members for sorting out the small but important jobs like getting the locked high security cupboard put in and the wiring and welding that goes with it.
The Shack itself is located in another room just adjacent to the Club common room, but is ideally located for easy access should any club members wish to use it. The Icom 7600 can look a bit daunting at first, but our Station Manager is more than happy to advise.
Gareth our station manager MW1DCF will generally be on hand to assist anyone wishing to use the new shack or to loan club equipment, so please ask!......
The shack now also boasts our GB3RT 70 Cms repeater which is also linked to echolink. (at present not linked due to tech problems)
And don't forget, the Shack and buildings are heavily alarmed with multi-point cameras, keeping you and your Club equipment safe!