Monthly Archive for March, 2015

RSGB Commonwealth Contest 2015

As I had been on a trip to C5X in January I wasn’t able to set anything up for the Commonwealth contest for 2015. Hopefully I’ll be out in the Commonwealth again in 2016. This worked out fine in the end as although I was active on the bands I did not submit a log for this contest. This was as a protest to the way the RSGB Contest Committee handled the AFS CW adjudication.

Nevertheless I thought it worth supporting the guys who did travel for the Commonwealth contest this year so gave them points to make their trips all worthwhile.

        Band     QSOs     Pts  Cty   Sec
         3.5      12     260    9    1
           7      33     645   22    2
          14      55    1075   39    1
          21       7     175    7    0
          28       5     125    5    0
       Total     112    2280   82    4

I didn’t crank up a huge score in limited time on the bands, but did fill some band slots with some of the travellers in Africa. A particularly good find was Nigel V5/G3TXF who moved to 10m at the request of another competitor, and I managed to pounce before Nigel went back to 15m.

Hopefully things will be back to normal for 2016 with a more serious entry from outside of the UK.