Monthly Archive for August, 2015

RSGB IOTA Contest 2015 – GU9V

Usually myself and Chloe M0GEJ join the HamTests team for the IOTA contest and operate as MU0HTJ. This year, due to the incredibly unfortunate and untimely passing of Louis 2U0FER plans changed somewhat.

Already we had decided that in 2015 the Vulture’s short contest call would be used as GU9V, and the team comprised Iain M0PCB, Pete, 2E0SQL, Paul M0TZO, Tom 2U0TKB and Rob 2U0WGE. Massive thanks for all the help provided by the Guernsey ARS in the guise of a hexbeam and mast, tent-age and general support.

A reasonably even split of CW vs SSB again this time and some decent run rates. The short call certainly helped keep interest up and made for a fun contest. Originally planned as a much more relaxed and small scale effort we exceeded our previous score and logged the same number of QSOs as last year.

We operated and also camped at the Les Maingys Scout Activity Centre, who were very kind to let us erect the antennas in a field to ourselves.

Score summary:

Call: GU9V
Operator(s): 2EØSQL 2UØTKB 2UØWGE MØPCB MØTZO
Station: GU9V

Class: Multi-Op LP
QTH: Guernsey, EU114
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Location: Island

Summary:
Band CW Qs CW Mults Ph Qs Ph Mults
80: 81 20 176 42
40: 290 41 310 56
20: 593 55 436 46
15: 53 20 14 10
10: 0 0 0 0
Total: 1017 136 936 154 Total Score 4,223,850

Some photos:

Before the contest MU0PCB was active mainly on the WARC bands. Clive the Contesting Penguin was on watch as usual.

Before the contest MU0PCB was active mainly on the WARC bands. Clive the Contesting Penguin was on watch as usual.

The multiplier station, K3 loaned kindly from Dick GU4CHY.

The multiplier station, K3 loaned kindly from Dick GU4CHY.

The GARS folding hex-beam and mast, also supported dipoles for 80m and 40m.

The GARS folding hex-beam and mast, also supported dipoles for 80m and 40m.