Monthly Archive for July, 2012

70MHz Trophy 2012

I only managed a few couple of hours of operating in this contest as I arrived back home after a visit to family after the contest had actually started. I was using 25W from a Spectrum Transverter into a 3 element LFA on the back of the house.

8 QSOs were made in 2 DXCC entities and 6 grid squares, including some all time new grids. Claimed score from the RSGB CC website:

Section Callsign Loc QSOs Points P/QSO Mults Total Points Best DX Dist
SF M0PCB IO81 8 980 122 9 8,820 G8XVJ/P 246

And the obligatory map:

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VHF Field Day 2012

So, this part of the world doesn’t have enough folks to put together any club entries for VHF field day, but it just so happened that on the morning of Saturday 7th July I finally managed to get my 6m Moxon rectangle up in the air. I decided I could then afford some time to test it out.

I made 6 QSOs on 6m, working 3 new DXCCs on the band as well as 3 new squares. The following map shows those QSOs:

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I also managed to work a few stations on 2m, of which 4 were new DXCCs and a similar number of new squares. The map shows the detail:

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Alas, I missed the Sunday session as I was recovering from on overnight Raynet exercise and slept a lot of day off.

Both logs were submitted as check logs, as didn’t really work enough to call it an entry, perhaps next year!