CQWW CW 2017 – M6T

In 2017 the G9V team weren’t able to take part in the CQWW CW contest, and I received an invitation to join the M6T team over in Suffolk. This was my first Multi-op multi-radio experience. I was to be one of a 2 man team in charge of the 80M station, along with fellow ‘youngster’ Simon M0CLW.

At our disposal we had a Four-Square in the field and a dipole at 90 feet. The rig was a K3.

The operating position at M6T on 80M.

The operating position at M6T on 80M.

I arrived at site at around 6pm on the Friday evening after having taken the day off to pack and travel. The journey took 5 hours, though was largely uneventful. After a pre-contest curry, home cooked by Gerry G(I)0RTN we set about testing the station and I made a few QSOs on 80M under my own call. From midnight we started in earnest and took 1 hour shifts through til after dawn. Simon took the last shift as I went to bed around 0700.

The m6T shacks and some antennas at dawn, it was cold.

The m6T shacks and some antennas at dawn, it was cold.

Sleeping through until late afternoon on Saturday meant that I only saw dawn and dusk that day, and then resumed the 1 hour shifts all the way through Saturday night until around 0700 on Sunday morning. Then some more sleep and finally getting up for the final evening again in late afternoon. Not long after midnight we called it a night and got some more sleep, up and ready for helping to pack the station down on Monday morning. Just around lunch time I set off on the 5 hour journey home.  Which again was uneventful.

Some more M6T antennas, this time at dusk.

Some more M6T antennas, this time at dusk.

The claimed scores overall from M6T are:

Call: M6T
Operator(s): GØAEV GØDVJ G2NF G3SVL G4BUO G4BWP G4FNL G4MJS G4PIQ GIØRTN GM4WZG MØCLW MØPCB
Station: GØKPW

Class: M/M HP
QTH: JO02RF
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: Northern Europe

Summary:
Band QSOs Zones Countries
160: 1337 18 82
80: 2441 34 127
40: 3491 38 161
20: 2492 38 145
15: 1393 37 150
10: 381 18 59
Total: 11535 183 724 Total Score 18,654,269

We were gunning for the UK record, and it looks like that we succeeded. My thanks to the M6T team for a great contest.

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