Dave M0JKS Achieved MG

Thank you Vicky for the kind words. and sorry I accidently stole your frequency at one point. It was also great to get the S2S with you. The VX-7R is a nice radio, and I’m devastated to have lost it, on this weekend especially. On the way down I spent over two hours looking for it in the endless bogs, which meant I ended arriving late and a bit flustered. Richard was just making a joke, so it didn’t spoil the occasion too much for me. The ceramic filters do tend to be a problem on the VX series, which results in the audio becoming very quiet and tinny. My radio suffered from it from time to time, and I had replaced the ceramic filters. The filters themselves are dirt cheap but are pretty fiddly to replace if you are not a whizz with a soldering iron and surface mount components. There are also two of them, one for each VFO. If you’ve never had a problem with your radios, I say well done you; I clearly had a Friday afternoon build.

Here is some information on said issue:

https://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~timc/e/vx7r.html

Dave

P.S - has anyone got a metal detector I can borrow :slight_smile:

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Thank you Paul; and great you were the 4th contact!

Dave

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Thank you for organising the event Ben @GW4BML. Sadly I forgot my autograph book as I’ve never met anyone off the telly before :slight_smile:

All the best, and hope to get you from the G/LD event in two weeks.

73, Dave.

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Congratulations Dave!

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Congratulations on achieving “Goathood” Dave. Always a pleasure to work you in GW/NW-land and have a quick reminisce about Helsby when I am visiting the homeland. Hope you catch again in early July when I will be back in Cheshire again.

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Well done Dave.

I was surprised that you weren’t already a MG given how often you have called in with a S2S. 10,340 S2S points is no small achievement either. Great work, keep going.

It was great to meet you again last Saturday. Hopefully I will see you in Windermere in a coupe of weeks.

Kevin

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Congratulations Dave! Welcome to the herd!

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Excellent achievement Dave! Sorry I missed the day… Bring the next challenge on!

Martin (remember me)?

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@M0JKS well done Dave :+1::ok_hand::grin:

73, Simon + Nic

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Thank you Kevin, it was great to meet you Saturday. Looking forward to the G/LD weekend. I’m not too far off Martin’s 11K+ S2S record - so who know’s, it could be another celebration.

Dave

P.S - What was that antenna you mentioned ?

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Thank you stranger :slight_smile: When are you coming back to playing radio ? Your S2S record is getting within breaking distance now.

Dave

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Congratulations Dave!

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