Monthly Archives: September 2022

Railways On The Air – Whitrope Sat 24th/Sun 25th September 2022 – GB0WRH

Members of the club again operated a station in the Railways On the Air ( event from the carpark of the Whitrope Heritage Centre (Whitrope Siding) near Hawick on the weekend of 24/25th September.

The callsign used on-air was GB0WRH (we got our usual callsign back this year) operated through the HF bands on Saturday and Sunday. Dave S GM0KCN and Dave H MM0HTL started setting up on the Friday night and operated on the Saturday. Dave S had to return home on Saturday evening so Dave H operated on Saturday evening and the Sunday (assisted by Buster the dog).

They had a little trouble on Saturday morning with the 230V generator cutting out at higher power use, cutting out when operating the electric kettle or the linear amp. Previously it used to cope fine with those, so clearly a problem with the generator.

George GM1OPO and Mike MM3NTX visited on the Saturday, and had a play with their Hy-gain 14AVQ antenna and Xiegu G90 during breaks in the main station operation.

The Whitrope Heritage Centre is run by the Waverley Route Heritage Association who have restored a length of track and sidings on the old Waverley line (1849-1969) between Hawick and Carlisle. Further details here:

Whitrope Heritage Centre, Whitrope, Hawick, Roxburghshire TD9 9TY
Location: 11 miles south of Hawick on B6399 (Hawick to Newcastleton road).

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