A different route to work – different things to listen to

I took a different route to the station this morning. Leaving home a little bit earlier than normal, I popped into Oxford to see our friends at Jack FM. It’s lovely to see them and see how effortless they make producing a great show appear.

As I was driving down the A34 from Oxford to Didcot, I popped the FT8900 on and had a listen around. To my surprise the GB3CF repeater at Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire was coming in very strongly – approaching S8 on some of the hills to the south of Oxford..

What was interesting to me was that my route this morning wasn’t more than 10 miles or so from my usual one – but it’s quite unusual to hear GB3CF on the normal route – certainly at that sort of signal strength.

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

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