G100RSGB; Thursday and Friday (19-20th July)

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

On Thursday and Friday (19-20th July), we will be activating G100RSGB, the RSGB Centenary callsign from Worts Causeway. Everyone is welcome. The location: http://bit.ly/WortsCauseway We'll be on air from 0000Z (1am local time) Thursday until 2359Z Friday (1am Saturday morning), which means we will be setting up from ...

23cm Contest Station

Monday, March 25th, 2013

One of our main objectives in the Camb-Hams contest side of the group is improving the technical aspects of the stations.  For 23cm Gavin M1BXF done just that by building a masthead system which incorporated the preamp and transmit amp. Our average adjudicated position average ...

Flossie Insulation

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Back in September 2012 Joe M0ZRN and Gavin M1BXF started insulating the roof on Flossie as at times on UKAC’s it got a little chilly.  The walls have wood panels so have some insulation already. Joe donated some thin wood panel which we cut to size to fit the ...

6m Human Beam

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Camb-Hams on ICQ Podcast

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Martin Butler (M1MRB) and Colin Butler (M6BOY) produce a great podcast for radio hams and for some time the Camb-Hams have been talking with them regarding an interview which Lawrence M0LCM, Dominic M0BLF and Gavin M1BXF managed to have a few weeks back.  The podcast has just been released S05E09; ...

Repeater Signal Strength Reports

Friday, March 16th, 2012

The CRG have created a form to allow Repeater Signal Strength Reports as it is always useful to receive reports of how well our repeaters are being heard and we really appreciate it when people take the time to tell us. If you have time please fill in the form ...

Final 4m UKAC of 2011

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

After catching M0NUT/P briefly during the 6m event last week, they reminded us it seemed to be between us and them in the restricted section of the 4m event, so the race was on this Tuesday... A slightly late arrival in Flossie (it took longer to buy the custard-topped mince pies ...

SSB Field Day & 144MHz Trophy Contest

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Last year, we entered these contests for the first time, and despite doing reasonably well on 2m (7th in our section, and best placed for a single antenna entry), we thought we could improve on our HF score of just under 200k points significantly this year. With that in mind, we ...

March 144/432 Contest Results

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

In March, we entered the RSGB March 144/432MHz contest, with 2E0SQL, M0LCM, M0MJH, M0VFC and M1BXF manning Flossie for the our entry in the “6 hour other” section. The results have just been announced, and we came second in the 2m table, and second overall in our section – so ...

AFS Super League Certificate

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

We’ve just received our certificates for the AFS Super League result – well done again to all those involved!

AFS Super League: Final Results!

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Last October, the RSGB announced the creation of the new Affiliated Societies "Super League": the combination of the results in the four AFS contests starting with 2m in December, then two 80m (CW and SSB) events in January, and finally 70cm in February. It sounded like fun, so a few of ...

A small flavour of Cambridge105’s Red Nose Day

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011


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

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

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 ...

March 144/432MHz Contest

Monday, March 7th, 2011

This was the first time we'd entered the March 144/432 contest - indeed, looking back at our logs, it's not quite a year ago that we first started playing in the VHF contests to begin with. The usual suspects of M0LCM, M0VFC and M1BXF were joined in Flossie by the slightly ...

AFS Super League update

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

In 2010, the RSGB introduced a new contest series: the AFS "Super League", combining the results of the 2m, 70cm, 80m CW and 80m SSB AFS events. The Camb-Hams have joined forces with the Cambridge University Wireless Society, and after an excellent result in the 2m AFS (with our "A" ...