GQRP Memebr No. 11606

RAOTA Member No. 1976


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G8FYH - Op. Laurie - QTH - Kirby Cross, Essex. JO 01 OU.


Updates and Revisions

Latest updates -

  • April 2012 - BATC.TV Live Stream "view from window"

  • May 2012 - Webcam XP viewer instead of BATC viewer "view from window"

  • May 2012 - Webcam XP not showing "View from window", port forwarding problems.

  • June 2012 - Change of Computer, given up on Webcam for time being

  • End July 2012 - Station dismantled due to impending move

  • End September 2012 - Move completed but no antennas erected yet

  • Mid October - Broadband connection is so slow, unable to stream webcam. Negotiating with BT

  • November 2012 - Rethink on antenna strategy, long wire maybe. Test to be carried out

  • April 2013 - Aerial and Counterpoise tried out, seems to work OK.

  • Late April 2013 - No luck with speed upgrade from BT now using a 'Three' Dongle, much faster

  • May 2013 - Computer motherboard upgraded, Webcam now working, (not online full time)

  • June/July 2013 - Not much radio operation as I've recently taken on an abandoned allotment (See g8fyh.co.uk)

  • August 2013 - Radio operation currently suspended due to neighbour's tree surgery pulling down my antenna

  • September 2013 - House hunting

  • Late October 2013 - Move to new QTH

  • Early December 2013 - Move complete, new shed acquired for shack now fitting it out. hopefully will be back on the air soon after Christmas (weather permitting)

  • Mid January 2014 - Shed kitted out with power and heating. A 10 Foot aluminium pole bolted to the side of the shed with a 2 - 70 Colinear atop was used as the near end support for a long wire for HF. The far end is supported by a convenient conifer. The end of the aerial is tied off with bunjee and paracord to absorb movement of the tree.


  • Feb 2014 - Currently working on getting the "Shack-cam" operational. Some broadband difficulties to overcome still.

  • Early March 2014 - Been battling with BT over "Superfast Broadband". Now, after many phone calls and cancelled appointments BT Infinity has been installed and is finally workingid

  • Mid March 2014 - WebcamXP streaming G8FYH webcam

  • May 2014 - FT7900 acquired and set up monitoring 2 and 70 and local repeaters

  • June 2014 - Webcam setup changed, Extra cameras added and Video multiplexer in circuit with 4 Channel DVR allowing any of the cameras to be streamed


  • September 2014 - Website design change