Dominic Smith ⇓

RSGB AFS 2m 2010

The joint Camb-Hams/CUWS entry in AFS 2m, December 2010
This page is archived. It was last modified in March 2011 and it will probably not be updated.
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The Contest

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□ About the contest

This contest was the first of four contests forming the AFS Super-League, which Cambridge University Wireless Society and the Camb-Hams (the social part of Cambridgeshire Repeater Group) entered jointly. See below for more information on the Super-League entry.

I operated from the Cambridge University shack as G6UW for this event.

Equipment

Rig

□ The Rigs and Antennas used in the entry

I operated using an FT-847 and 9 element yagi at 30ft.

Adjudicated Score

□ The summary of points we made during the contest

In the individual results table, G6UW came in a disappointing 15th place but this is partly due to the station being optimised for HF, not VHF. We did, however, contribute to the 3rd place (24,661 points) for the Camb-Hams as a team, after the scores of G3PYE/P, G4ERO, M0VFC, G0DDX and G6UW had been combined.

 QSOs  Score   ODX Call   ODX Kms
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   74   9507      DF0MU       495
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Write-up

□ My comments about the contest

The G6UW shack is primarily an HF shack, and is located behind a hill (or as hilly as Cambridgeshire gets!) in Madingley. We therefore knew that this contest would be very slow, and so we had scheduled G7VJR, G3ZAY and myself to operate from G6UW in shifts.

Was it worth it? Not being a VHF contester normally, it was interesting to see how different the required skillset is, but it would have been better had we been able to hear more!

Super-League

□ The RSGB Affiliated Societies Super-League 2010-2011

In a new innovation for 2010-2011, the RSGB is combining the scores from this contest with those of AFS 80m CW, AFS 80m SSB and AFS 70cms to give an overall Super-League score.

It is because of this that the Cambridge University Wireless Society decided to support the Camb-Hams this year, particularly as they are more used to VHF contesting, whereas we do the HF conetsting.

Result: The Camb-Hams came 2nd of clubs after the four Super-League events, with a total of 3,463 points, which was only 410 points fewer than the winners, Bristol Contest Group.

QSL Information

QSL Stamp

□ How to get a QSL-Card for a Contest QSO

QSL is OK direct or via the bureau to M0BLF. About G6UW QSL Cards.

Document changes:

2011-03-28: Super-League results added
2011-02-06: Added link to AFS 70cms
2011-01-22: Page launched

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