Note: I have been informed that my information on GB3ZI is out of date. I will update this post once I know more.
Since I passed my Amateur Radio Foundation Exam a couple of months ago – mainly thanks to the excellent course run by Essex Ham (yes, I am aware that I live quite a way from Essex, but that does not matter) – I’ve been using the two local repeaters:
As you can see from this map, I’m about half way between them:
Elevation Profile from GB3SV to my place:
GB3SV is mounted on a telecoms mast, so the height needs to be adjusted by something like 11 metres (I think), and my mast (when up fully) is 8 metres tall (usually it is just collapsed to 2 metres). So in theory, I’m very close to having a line-of-sight.
Similarly, GB3ZI to me:
Now GB3ZI is atop a 4 storey building that I used to work in. Back in the day I installed a 2-axis rotatable satellite dish up there. I know that despite the apparent lump of Kingston Hill (the big bit on the left), I could see my current house from there.
But if you hear M7TXB on either, that is me..