G/NP031 video

Having had a few hours spare time on my hands whilst my wife is out at a hen party, I had a try at putting together my first video.

This is my first ever attempt at putting together a video and I guess there is quite a bit to learn! I shot the footage on a Kodak point and shoot camera.

Enjoy! :slight_smile:

73,
Colin

In reply to M1BUU:
I am no expert on videos but I would say very good for a first video. The music cut off a bit abruptly when you reached the summit though.

I like the Altoids tin as a base for the key, fits in well.

73 Andrew G4AFI

In reply to M1BUU:
Hi Colin
I really enjoyed the video. You certainly had a good day for the activation.
Thanks for putting it online.

GL/73
Nick G4OOE

In reply to M1BUU:
Hello Colin,

"…This is my first ever attempt at putting together a video and I guess there is quite a bit to learn! I shot the footage on a Kodak point and shoot camera. "

Good video 8) Thanks for sharing it.

Mike G6TUH

In reply to M1BUU:
Colin,
Nice video. Enjoyed it.

73, Tonnie PA9CW.

In reply to M1BUU:

Nice video. Well done Colin.

73
Robert G0PEB

In reply to M1BUU:

Nice video of your G/NP-031 activation, Colin. Good to work you S2S from G/NP-009 Buckden Pike.

73 Mike
2E0YYY

Well, I didn’t expect such a reaction to my video!

I used Windows Movie Maker 2012 to make the video, the music was just some licence free stuff I found on the web in a rush.

I think the Hobgoblin ale (a gift from XYL) that I was drinking might have had something to do with the less than perfect audio editing! I noticed that the clip of Charles AE4FZ was actually of me sending his call - oops! I’ve uploaded the actual audio here - Audio of AE4FZ during SOTA activation of Birks Fell. - YouTube

Andrew G4AFI - yes, the Altoids tin makes a good case for the Pico paddle and also serves as a crude base.

Mike 2E0YYY - Thanks for the S2S, I made a point of taking along 2FM especially. I intended to video the contact but it turns out that my camera wasn’t recording :frowning:

Not sure if I’ll do another video in the future, it was just one of those things that I had wanted to try, it made the walk a whole lot longer!

73, Colin M1BUU

In reply to M1BUU:
Really enjoyed the video Colin. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Steve
2E1HTG

In reply to M1BUU:

Not sure if I’ll do another video in the future, it was just one of
those things that I had wanted to try, it made the walk a whole lot
longer!

73, Colin M1BUU

It does, doesn’t it!

I’ve not done much video recently because it lenghtens the activation considerably when you’re on your own.
Set camera up, walk back 50 yards, walk back towards camera, continue past camera for 50 yards, run back and collect camera, repeat ad infinitum…

Interested in how you recorded your audio?
Half the reason I’ve stopped producing audio is that I always like to wear erabuds. When I do record audio I just leave the camera running and plug in my little speaker to the rig, but recently I’ve even stopped taking the speaker with me.

Nice video by the way…
(and a great rig!)
72
Pete

In reply to M1BUU:
Hi Colin,

I watched that right through. I don’t think you have much to learn at all. It was neat and to the point. You must have had to do quite a bit of backtracking then editing later. A good result indeed.

38 QSO’s with a tiny rig is really excellent. I don’t get that many with 100 Watts on occasions. It amazes me how these USA stations can hear us with our ‘mouse power’ and mediocre antennas but if you chose the right band at the right time, much is possible.

Thanks for that,

It was “MINT” hi,
73, John G4YSS>

Super video Colin. Looking forward to the next one.
73’s
Ian
G4WTF
Hereford

In reply to M1BUU:

Hi Colin;

Sorry I did not get to work you on your last NP activation.

I can’t believe how clean and quiet the signals were, it almost seems as if you generated the cw activity after the event :slight_smile:

Someone else mentioned that they did not know how the well known US chasers manage to hear the signals, with your results in mind I looked up Barry N1EU on QRZ.com and see that the answer a 60ft tower, step IR beam and a qth out in the sticks with obviously no urban noise.

Hope to catch you next time out.

73 de Ken G3XQE