THE GREAT GALLERY
G4RS, COLE BLOCK, BLANDFORD CAMP
RSARS HQ STATION
Along the side of Mudross Road, Blandford Camp, is a 42ft x 27ft Portacabin-type building, (Cole Block) outside which are various towers. Two of them are 40ft lattice towers, 200ft apart, one with a four element HF beam, the other with a three element HF beam. There is a 30ft tower with a horizontal log periodic VHF/UHF beam and a further gantry tower with an assortment of antennas for VHF, UHF, Node (GB7RS) and satellite communications.
The inside of the building comprises two rooms for the use of IT and radio, a lounge area and kitchen and toilet facilities.
This is the base of both the RSARS Headquarters, G4RS, and the Blandford Garrison ARS, G3VXX and is open to all members on Tuesday lunch times and Thursday evenings from 1930hrs.
The main HF station consists of a Kenwood TS570D (100 watts) with the four element beam on 10/15/20m and full size 80/40m Zepp antenna between the two masts in a north/south direction.
The standby HF station is a Trio 430S with the three element beam on 10/15/20m.
A Trio 700G (all mode) along with the log periodic antenna is used on 2m and a Kenwood TM721E 144/430MHz dual bander FM, with a vertical antenna for local contacts.
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The radio room