Location

Saltford Brass Mill is situated on the banks of the River Avon in the village of Saltford, 5 miles west of the City of Bath in the South West of England. Its postal address is Saltford Brassmill, The Shallows, Saltford, BS31 3EY. However, there are some specific details that will be of interest to radio hams:

  • Lat/Long (Brassmill): 51.401219°,-2.451116°
  • IARU: IO81sj
  • IOTA: EU005 (UK Mainland)
  • WAB: ST66 – England


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The Operation

Following the success of our first operation from within the Mill grounds in 2018 we continued with operations in a similar vein. This year we had a new position within the Mill grounds, operating from the front of the site giving us a higher profile to passing pedestrians and also freeing up the display area we used last year to allow the Mill volunteers to more easily demonstrate their water wheel models and display the plants that they cultivate and sell.

The equipment was similar to the previous year although we did play with a few odd bits just for the fun of it.

The Station

  • Yaesu FT-991 HF/VHF/UHF Multi-mode transceiver
  • Nissei DPS-300 Linear Power Supply
  • B and W Manual HF ATU with balanced connection
  • Behringer 302USB audio mixer (splits audio out from the FT-991 to operators headphones and external amplified speakers)
  • Logitech USB powered amplified speakers
  • 80m doublet fed with 450Ω ladder-line
  • Fibreglass telescopic mast to support centre of doublet in an inverted vee configuration

We had a minor mishap, on Sunday we lost the hard drive on our Club laptop and with it the log of Saturdays activities. This means that we only have a partial log of the weekend. We have uploaded to eQSL so hopefully we will get some confirmations from the Saturday that we will be able to process later, so if you worked us and don’t see your QSO listed please drop us a line with the usual log details and we will add you to the list.

Local Wildlife

The Log

Date Time (UTC) Station Worked Band or Freq’cy Mode RST Name QTH Notes
Sent Rec’d
11/05/19 09:58 M0CGL 80m SSB   58      
11/05/19 10:08 2E0EVM 80m SSB   59      
11/05/19 10:58 G0UUQ 80m SSB   57      
11/05/19 11:17 GW4BKG 80m SSB   59      
11/05/19 11:26 M0KKM 80m SSB   59      
11/05/19 13:53 G4CUS 80m SSB   58      
11/05/19 14:03 GB4WM 80m SSB   59   Walkington Mill  
11/05/19 14:27 M0TRJ 80m SSB   59      
11/05/19 12:39 G0LTG 2m SSB 57 57 Laurie Binnegar  
11/05/19 12:47 GB0TGI 2m SSB 59 59 Shaun    
12/05/19 09:17 M0LJT 80m SSB 59 59 Eddie    
12/05/19 09:19 GB0CHW 80m SSB 54 57 Gavin Cattells Mill Willingham  
12/05/19 09:25 M0KEP 80m SSB 57 57 Tim Abingdon  
12/05/19 09:28 G3OCI 80m SSB 59 59 Denis   IC7300 Long Wire
12/05/19 09:30 G6PJX 80m SSB Chris Chester  
12/05/19 09:32 GB0LM 80m SSB 59 59 Kevin Llanyrafon Mill  
12/05/19 09:35 2E0CZK 80m SSB 57 59 Bob Southampton  
12/05/19 09:36 G7TGK 80m SSB 58 59 Charlie Pershaw  
12/05/19 09:39 G3XTZ 80m SSB 59 59 Graham London (Heathrow)  
12/05/19 09:42 M0TFY 80m SSB 58 59 David    
12/05/19 09:45 G3ZPS 80m SSB 59 59 Steve Kent  
12/05/19 09:48 G0ERS 80m SSB 58 59 Rod Portsmouth  
12/05/19 09:49 G4JZR 80m SSB 59 Eric    
12/05/19 09:51 G1NYN 80m SSB 58 59 Dave West Yorkshire  
12/05/19 09:56 G0LUH 80m SSB Doug West London (Heathrow)  
12/05/19 09:58 GB2WMS 80m SSB 59 Brian Shepshed  
12/05/19 10:05 GB2LWM 80m SSB 58 Keith Lytham Windmill  
12/05/19 10:11 M0MVV 80m SSB 57 55 Adam West Byfleet  
12/05/19 10:19 G3YNT 80m SSB 58 Tony Gloucester  
12/05/19 10:28 G3GLB 80m SSB Edgar    
12/05/19 10:30 G3YHN 80m SSB 59 Chris West Midlands  
12/05/19 10:35 GW4GJA 80m SSB Ken Merthyr Tydfil  
12/05/19 10:38 M0WHW 80m SSB Horace    
12/05/19 10:41 G3ZPF 80m SSB 57 59   Wolverhampton  
12/05/19 10:45 G0RGB 80m SSB 59 59 Peter    
12/05/19 10:49 GB50TEL 80m SSB John   Telford Radio Club 50th Anniversary
12/05/19 10:53 GB2WTM 80m SSB 57 58 Keith Woodbridge Tide Mill  
12/05/19 10:58 GB2DWM 80m SSB 45 55 Steve Duloe Windmill St. Neots  
12/05/19 11:02 2E0EIC 80m SSB Joe    
12/05/19 11:04 GX0BRA 80m SSB 57 59 Paul   Banbury Radio club
12/05/19 11:08 M0TRJ 80m SSB 59      
12/05/19 12:41 G8BIG 80m SSB   Norich  
12/05/19 12:46 G7VKP 40m SSB 59 59 Adrin Chesterfield  
12/05/19 12:49 PA0HPG 40m SSB 59 58 Harm    
12/05/19 12:53 G0KTR 40m SSB 59 Roger Manchester  
12/05/19 12:58 G1PIE 40m SSB 59 59 Mark Preston  
12/05/19 13:12 M0KED 40m SSB 59 59 Andy Lincoln  
12/05/19 13:21 G0XTA 40m SSB 58 59 Ray Wisbech Cambridge  
12/05/19 13:26 F4HZN 40m SSB   SW France  
12/05/19 13:29 ON5GA 40m SSB 59 58 Ed    
12/05/19 13:34 GB2SWM 40m SSB 59 59 Stretton Mill Chester and District RS  
12/05/19 14:31 M3GJA 80m SSB 56 59 Trevor Norfolk