Stuart McIntosh

Maidenhead Grid square: IO75PW

WAB square: NS37

WAB book No: 20835

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An amateur radio blog updated regular with my portable and qrp activations & experiences, 2M0ROT

By Stuart McIntosh, Feb 18 2016 12:08AM

MB7IBM echolink gateway is now operational on 145.2875 and 103.5 tone. Initial tests are favourable with good coverage along the Clyde valley.

By Stuart McIntosh, Dec 9 2015 09:47PM

Making a gallon of wine is very rewarding but also very cheap. For an expence of £3.80 you can have 6 bottles of beautiful wine.

Follow the link for the step by step video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCJTlTc3lX0

By Stuart McIntosh, Nov 11 2015 12:12AM

Due to the success of my activation this year I've already registered to activate the lighthouse again in 2016. Details of the worldwide event can be found on the website http://illw.net/

My lighthouse reference is: UK0200 - The Perch lighthouse, Port Glasgow.

By Stuart McIntosh, Aug 14 2015 02:59AM

Whilst on holiday through at Fife in July I decided to do another sota hill that was only 3 miles away from the campsite. Largo Law is a 1 pointer, but is very steep and no real path to speak of so it can be treacherous if wet under-foot.

I parked at upper Largo cemetery car park where you follow the signs past the farm and to the base. Cracking views are had from the summit but it was windy (as it always is though here) so the homebrew tape-measure yagi struggled to stay in one piece.

Hf was very quiet due to a number of solar flaresthat week so with only two contacts on the worked all Britain net on 40 metres i changed I got plenty on 2 metres to activate the hill.


Equipment used:


Yaesu 817nd

40m inverted vee

2m homebrew yagi

Baofeng uv-5r

Solar go-box

By Stuart McIntosh, Aug 3 2015 08:26PM

On 5th July 2015 Myself, my Daughter and Steven (MM6SGO) activated Ben Lomond GM/SS-011 for summits on the air. It had been 5 years since I had done any serious hill walking and was slightly wary as I had gained some extra pounds over that time.

After the initial steep incline at the begining, my heart got into a mellower rhythm and we got to the summit in 3hrs. After we got our contacts on hf & 2m the skies got darker & blacker, so we made our way back down to the vehicle all happy with what we had achieved.

By Stuart McIntosh, May 25 2015 11:18AM

On Saturday 23rd May the sun finally showed itself. This made up my mind to go portable with the 817 and to test the solar go box for the 1st time. We made it a family day out down the beach and a good afternoon it was too with a few long awaited contacts to facebook friends in Kent & Devon.

By Stuart McIntosh, May 22 2015 06:29PM

Last night at Lomond radio club I was presented with my intermediate certificate along with Stevie (2M0DKU) and Steven (2M0ZFG)

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