Camb-Hams Get Involved In Community Radio For Red Nose Day

March 17th, 2011 | by m1bxf |

The Camb-Hams, the social side of the Cambridgeshire Repeater Group, are going to be out in Flossie ( http://www.camb-hams.com/flossie ) to run an Outside Broadcast unit for Cambridge 105 ( http://cambridge105.fm/ ) on Friday 18th March. Cambridge 105 is a community station serving the city of Cambridge England, and the station decided to do some outside activities to raise funds for Red Nose Day ( http://www.justgiving.com/105 ).

Neil G4HUN, the RSGB regional manager for region 12 (East Anglia), is actually also the DJ for Cambridge 105’s Breakfast show. He approached the Camb-Hams about providing facilities to do outside broadcasts, and of course Flossie makes an ideal radio platform, with her 20 meter pump up mast able to carry fairly extensive antenna head loads. In this instance, a very light V2000 tri-band co-linear will be used for a back-feed to the studio on a licensed commercial band, where Neil will mix in the content and broadcast it live on 105.0MHz FM.

Just for tomorrow, Neil will be staying on air beyond his normal 09:30 closedown, keeping Cambridge entertained until 16:00 and linking in the outside broadcasts, which hope to include live performances from some local unsigned bands, and interviews with local residents and minor celebrities!

The outside broadcast crew will consist of Rob M0VFC and Lawrence M0LCM from the Camb-Hams, the Cambridge 105 News team and Tim Willett, the Drive time DJ, as well as engineering support from Steve (also licensed) who is responsible for Cambridge105’s transmitter and studio engineering. Flossie will be beaconing APRS as G3PYE-9 as she navigates around Cambridge and the G3PYE twitter feed will be updated as the day goes on so keep an eye out on http://aprs.fi/?call=g3pye-9 and http://twitter.com/#!/g3pye.

Listen out for the station on 105FM next time you are in Cambridge!

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