Month: January 2014

CQ160M CW – 24-26th January 2014

I had hoped to have done some radial work on the Inverted-L by the time CQ160m CW came around, sadly I hadn’t had the time. I managed the last hour or so, with about 40 mins in the chair and worked 25 QSOs. Nothing fancy, but it was nice to get on 160m again, though […]

80m AFS SSB (M0VSQ) – 18th January 2014

I entered this contest as M0VSQ, which was supporting The Vulture Squadron Contest Group. However, all did not go to plan. First off I tried to bump the power up a little, but ran into immediate issues on QSO number 1. It turns out the MFJ-994BRT remote ATU at the base of the doublet wasn’t […]

80m AFS CW – 12th January 2014

I entered this contest semi-seriously. Still hadn’t got a solution sorted for local skimmer and SO2V techniques so just did my best running and S&P with 100w and the doublet. This resulted in 189 QSOs in 8 DXCCs which looks to have me somewhere half way up the table, much better than last years 150. […]

144MHz UKAC – 7th January 2014

I was late on for this contest and from my low lying location activity seemed much lower than other months. I suspect partly due to the insessant rain and the fact I was late on. Heard GM6JNJ up in IO75 but didn’t manage to work him. Mostly ‘local’ stuff this month. Hopefully will make a […]