Category: Contesting

RSGB RoLo CW 2017

In the past I’ve only entered the old RoPoCo contests a couple of times. This change to being a rotating locator helps non UK stations to enter. I made 34 QSOs on 80m, though using N1MM+ I had some log problems caused by macros not being set up correctly. This meant I sent the wrong […]

VHF NFD 2017 – G5BK/P

On the first weekend of July the Cheltenham ARA arranged a club field day to coincide with the RSGB VHF NFD contest. I wasn’t able to attend on the Saturday but I did get along for the Sunday morning session on 70MHz. I took along my Icom IC-7300 (40W) and 5 element Powabeam antenna. The […]

CQ160 CW 2017

I don’t have a particularly good antenna for 160m at home, but felt like giving a few points away on Sunday evening. Thanks to those who heard my puny signal! Only worked 39q in the end, hadn’t clicked that the contest ended at 2200z – just as I was about to CQ for a while. […]


This was my first contest of 2017. Conditions on 40m for local QSOs was terrible, so mostly Gm stations worked there at the start, with a few G stations later on. I had SO2R set-up, the K3 and KPA500 on 80m and the K2 with Hunter 750 on 40m. Both outputting 200W. I logged with […]

70MHz Trophy 2016

I didn’t manage to get out to my /P location for this contest, instead I had a few QSOs with the IC-7300 feeding the new EAntenna 6/4m dual-band Moxon antenna. I only worked 5 stations, all SSB, though I did call CQ on CW for a while. I only spent around 45 minutes in the […]

RSGB NFD 2016 – G5BK/P

This year my local club, CARA, managed to put a 4 person team together for NFD. I was in charge of providing the station, which was a K3 and 265 foot doublet at 11m above ground in and Inverted-V configuration. We made 1000q in the contest, which fell to just under after adjudication and did […]