Fibreglass pole at the trig point, with the transmitter site in the background

Islay SOTAs: Beinn Tart a’Mhill

During this week’s Camb-Hams DXpedition to Islay as GS3PYE/P, three of us (G4ERO, GW2HFR and I) went to Beinn Tart a’Mhill, one of Islay’s one-point SOTAs (GM/SI-185). This is quite possibly also the easiest summit on the island, as it’s an ex-MOD transmitter site, with a nice path all the way to the top. Access…

IC-706Mk2G, RTL-SDR dongle and Raspberry Pi

GB3PY frequency change notification

This weekend, for the combined reasons of interference from Low Power Devices and also an opportunity to enable a new DMR repeater for Cambridge, the well-established GB3PY repeater has moved frequency. It was on 433.200MHz (+1.6MHz split) and is now on 430.900MHz (+7.6MHz split). This brought an interesting question: other than website and email, how…

Shack with two stations operating, and Flex waterfall on large TV

CQ WPX SSB from GB2GP

I’m a couple of weeks late writing this post but on the weekend of 23-24 March, I again headed down to the UK Scout Headquarters station at Gilwell Park to join the team operating GB2GP for the CQ WPX SSB contest. Rather than me repeat what has already been said, a write-up of the event…