Contesting in Guernsey

Contesting in Guernsey

July saw the annual return to Guernsey for the IOTA Contest, although this year certainly felt different with the loss of Louis 2U0FER, however we promised ourselves we’d carry on the trip. The trip as always starts with the travel across 3 days before the IOTA...
SSB Field Day 2014 – G8PX/P

SSB Field Day 2014 – G8PX/P

While SSB Field Day is clear in my mind still I thought I’d write down some after thoughts, its been two years since I last took part seriously, my contesting is normally the big events like CQ & IOTA events so the first thing to do is to clear up the fact it...
CQ WPX SSB at G9V – Multi-Two

CQ WPX SSB at G9V – Multi-Two

I’ve been meaning to write a little round up of CQ WPX SSB for a couple of weeks but it got a little side tracked so this its now time to play catch up a bit, this year I again joined The Vulture Squadron Contest Group using the callsign G9V (Rather good for...
CQWW SSB at G9V

CQWW SSB at G9V

CQWW SSB in England seemed to be automatically dogged with terrible weather forecast for hurricane force winds and as you can appreciate this made everyone twitchy however at Birdlip we didn’t get affected too much apart from some strong gusts on Sunday which...
MU0HTJ – IOTA – EU-114

MU0HTJ – IOTA – EU-114

This year I was able to join the rest of the HamTest Jimmys (MU0HTJ) on the annual trip to Guernsey after shelling out on overpriced travel insurance just in case any of the usual medical issues flared up while visiting! We all travelled down on Wednesday (24th of...

50MHz UKAC 23 Apr 2013

Last night was the 50MHz UKAC so I decided to have a dabble in it, my 6m setup isn’t anything special. I use a HB9CV at around 26 feet and the Yaesu FT-950 with the IF-2000 Panadapter board, which makes finding stations very easy and worked well for this...