Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Halton & District Amateur Radio Rally sat 16/11/2013

Halton & District Amateur Radio Rally

Halton & District Amateur Radio Rally  
Saturday 16th November 2013

Doors open 10:00
 Entrance  is £1 for all.
All proceeds after costs will go to Charity.

Welcome to the website of Halton & District Amateur Radio Rally.
This site has been set up to give you more detail about the rally and give you information such as how to find us and which traders will be attending this year.
We hope you find it informative and interesting!

TheHeathBusiness&TechnicalPark
Find out how you can become a Radio Amateur.

Have you got the Winter Blues? Here's some great prices from LAMCO.

Yaesu FT-857D HF/6m/2m/70cm transceiver
Yaesu FT-857D HF/6m/2m/70cm transceiver

£699.95
£659.95
Yaesu FT-7900e Dual Band 2/70
Yaesu FT-7900e Dual Band 2/70

£249.95
£218.95
Kenwood TS-480HX HF/50Mhz transceiver
Kenwood TS-480HX HF/50Mhz transceiver

£879.95
£849.95
Yaesu FT-DX1200 HF/50Mhz
Yaesu FT-DX1200 HF/50Mhz

£1,589.95
£1,379.95
Icom IC-7000 HF/50/VHF/UHF transceiver
Icom IC-7000 HF/50/VHF/UHF transceiver

£1,189.95
£999.95
Icom IC-7700 HF/50Mhz transceiver
Icom IC-7700 HF/50Mhz transceiver

£5,999.95
£5,799.95
Icom IC-9100 HF/VHF/UHF
Icom IC-9100 HF/VHF/UHF

£2,899.95
£2,799.95
Kenwood TS-990S + FREE SP-990 + a FREE Taylor Made RF TMR
Kenwood TS-990S + FREE SP-990 + a FREE Taylor Made RF TMR

£6,884.90
£6,299.95
Icom IC-E2820 D-STAR
Icom IC-E2820 D-STAR

£699.95
£649.96
Kenwood TS-480SAT HF/50Mhz transceiver
Kenwood TS-480SAT HF/50Mhz transceiver

£779.95
£749.95
Icom IC-7600 + SP-23 extension speaker
Icom IC-7600 + SP-23 extension speaker

£3,454.90
£2,999.95
Yaesu FT-897D HF/6m/2m/70cm transceiver
Yaesu FT-897D HF/6m/2m/70cm transceiver

£789.95
£714.95
Icom ID-51E + BP-272 + SJ-1 carry case
Icom ID-51E + BP-272 + SJ-1 carry case

£571.85
£499.96
Yaesu FT-450D HF/50Mhz ATU transceiver
Yaesu FT-450D HF/50Mhz ATU transceiver

£849.95
£689.95
Kenwood TM-D710e
Kenwood TM-D710e

£449.95
£399.95
Yaesu FT-DX1200 + Yaesu MD-100A8X microphone
Yaesu FT-DX1200 + Yaesu MD-100A8X microphone

£1,734.90
£1,489.96

Thursday, 3 October 2013

City Windom Aerials @ The Ham Radio Shop, LAMCO Barsnley

LAMCO City Windom 40 

Electrical specifications
Model CITY-Windom (CW40100)
Operating frequency band, MHz
40 m, VSWR not more 1.5 7.0-7.2 MHz
20 m, VSWR not more 1.7 14.0-14.35 MHz
17 m, VSWR not more 1.7 18.06-18.31 MHz
15 m, VSWR not more 2.1 21.0-21.3 MHz
12 m, VSWR not more 1.5 24.9-25.14 MHz
10 m, VSWR not more 2 28-29,5 MHz
Impedance, Ohm 50
Connector PL-259
Max. power input, W 100 (PEP) (no more 3 min. SSB)
Length, m 21
Polarization horizontal
Weight, kg 1.2


A common problem of modern city radioamateurs living in high-rise buildings is the roof antenna installation. That is why wishing to have a multi-band "rope" which doesn`t require so many attachment points as, for instance, "Delta" is quite natural. But even a simple antenna like W3DZZ or Windom still require at least 2 attachment points at your and neighboring house. In that case the feeder entering the radioamateur window is difficult to install at the required angle close to 90 degrees if the radioamateur lives at the top floor. Than the only variant left is a Long Wire antenna. But it also has disadvantages as it needs a tuner and a good ground connection. The matching tuner must be always readjusted when switching from one band to another.
Considering these problems I decided to design Windom free of the above disadvantages. The new antenna`s feature is that the feeder and the radiating curtain form the integral unit. The locking throttle releases the radiator from the feeder at 30 dB, and the transformer 1:6 transforms 300 Ohm resonances at the bands of 80/40/20/17/12/10 meters to standard 50 Ohm.

"The fly in the ointment" was band of 21 MHz insistently unwilling to work together with the rest. Some maneuvers in that band startup bring to naught the 40 meters band.

VSWR diagram CW40100


The antenna well proved itself in operation. With the output of 100 W on 80 m band Europe reports at 59 in the evening; in the daytime within the radius of 200 km the communication is in VHF. Also, a decreased noise level of that antenna was noted in the reception mode, probably due to a short-circuited matching transformer. A good antenna operation in WARC bands must also be noted. The band of 17 m opening in spring already in February gladden with a number of exotic station from ZL and YB.
Field testing with suspension of a higher point on a tree of 15 m high also showed excellent results. QSO with ZD7 with the report 55 was especially memorable.
Advantages:
  • end-feed coaxial;
  • 6-band in 1 50 Ohm connector;
  • not need tuner;
  • ground not needed;
  • single line construction;
  • low cost;
  • low VSWR;
  • 100 W PEP;
  • low weight;
  • easy installation;
  • full size;
  • high gain on high bands.


£114.95
 LAMCO City Windom 80 


Electrical specifications



Model CITY-Windom (CW80100)
Operating frequency band, MHz
80 m, VSWR not more 1.6 3.5-3.8 MHz
40 m, VSWR not more 1.5 7.0-7.2 MHz
20 m, VSWR not more 1.7 14.0-14.35 MHz
17 m, VSWR not more 1.7 18.06-18.31 MHz
15 m, VSWR not more 2.1 -
12 m, VSWR not more 1.5 24.9-25.14 MHz
10 m, VSWR not more 2 28-29,5 MHz
Impedance, Ohm 50
Connector PL-259
Max. power input, W 100 (PEP) (no more 3 min. SSB)
Length, m 40
Polarization horizontal
Weight, kg 1.6


A common problem of modern city radioamateurs living in high-rise buildings is the roof antenna installation. That is why wishing to have a multi-band "rope" which doesn`t require so many attachment points as, for instance, "Delta" is quite natural. But even a simple antenna like W3DZZ or Windom still require at least 2 attachment points at your and neighboring house. In that case the feeder entering the radioamateur window is difficult to install at the required angle close to 90 degrees if the radioamateur lives at the top floor. Than the only variant left is a Long Wire antenna. But it also has disadvantages as it needs a tuner and a good ground connection. The matching tuner must be always readjusted when switching from one band to another.
Considering these problems I decided to design Windom free of the above disadvantages. The new antenna`s feature is that the feeder and the radiating curtain form the integral unit. The locking throttle releases the radiator from the feeder at 30 dB, and the transformer 1:6 transforms 300 Ohm resonances at the bands of 80/40/20/17/12/10 meters to standard 50 Ohm.

"The fly in the ointment" was band of 21 MHz insistently unwilling to work together with the rest. Some maneuvers in that band startup bring to naught the 40 meters band.

VSWR diagram CW80100


The antenna well proved itself in operation. With the output of 100 W on 80 m band Europe reports at 59 in the evening; in the daytime within the radius of 200 km the communication is in VHF. Also, a decreased noise level of that antenna was noted in the reception mode, probably due to a short-circuited matching transformer. A good antenna operation in WARC bands must also be noted. The band of 17 m opening in spring already in February gladden with a number of exotic station from ZL and YB.
Field testing with suspension of a higher point on a tree of 15 m high also showed excellent results. QSO with ZD7 with the report 55 was especially memorable.
Advantages:
  • end-feed coaxial;
  • 6-band in 1 50 Ohm connector;
  • not need tuner;
  • ground not needed;
  • single line construction;
  • low cost;
  • low VSWR;
  • 100 W PEP;
  • low weight;
  • easy installation;
  • full size;
  • high gain on high bands.


£124.95

The Barnsley LAMFEST Ham Radio Rally In Aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance for 2014 date has been set.


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Keeps your eyes peeled for what's hatching!

The aircraft is being loaded this weekend with an all new amazing product for it's official launch at the National Ham Fest.


Exclusive to LAMCO.

Keeps your eyes peeled for what's hatching!

Kenwood TS-590S fresh new delivery instock.

We have just received a fresh new delivery of Kenwood TS-590S TRX's.

Be quick....

Kenwood TS-590s + an MC-60a desk top mic'
Kenwood TS-590s + an MC-60a desk top mic'
Model : TS-590s
Manufacturer : Kenwood
Kenwood TS-590s HF/50MHz plus a Kenwood MC-60A des...
Price:£1,299.95
LAMI's Kenwood TS-590s+MC-60A+SP-23 Mega DX Bundle
LAMI's Kenwood TS-590s+MC-60A+SP-23 Mega DX Bundle
Model : TS-590s
Manufacturer : Kenwood
Kenwood TS-590s Kenwood MC-60A Kenwood SP-23 . ...
Price:£1,374.95

LAMCO, proudly sponsoring of the Wortley Mens Club Beer Festival

LAMCO, proudly sponsoring of the Wortley Mens Club Beer Festival http://www.hamradio-shop.co.uk/ My favourite HAM store For Details...