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…

Laptop and computer showing a waterfall of the 20m band

ARRL DX SSB at GB2GP

Last summer, I spent a week at the UK Scout HQ, Gilwell Park near London, for the YOTA event. This weekend, I had the opportunity to return to the shack to help operate GB2GP – the permanent special event station for the Scouts – in the ARRL DX Contest. It was a really fun weekend,…

Gavin trying to fix the pre-amp mid-contest

RSGB 432MHz AFS from M1BXF

We always aim to have at least five stations on from the Camb-Hams for any of the AFS events, because it’s the top four scores in the team that are counted for the Super-league, and you never know when failure might befall one of the stations. Today, it was our turn to suffer from equipment…

Final Score: 1620. 36 departments worked.

A non-serious entry in REF-CW 2018

I had a bit of spare time over the weekend, so gave away a few points in the French REF-CW contest. Equipment was my Elecraft K3 with just 40W out (to prevent QRM to neighbours) to my 30m dipole, tuned onto 40m. I’m not entirely sure how effective this was. Many stations seemed to struggle…

CQWW CW from CE3/M0BLF/7

This post is about my entry from Chile in the CQWW CW Amateur Radio contest. If you’re not a radio amateur, and you’re just interested in following my travels in Chile, you probably want to skip this post in the series. Similarly, if you are a radio amateur and you’ve come here to find out…

Response to the RSGB Contest Committee’s whitepaper – May 2014

On 26th May 2014, the RSGB Contest Committee announced a Whitepaper containing proposals and suggestions for various rule changes. [Whitepaper] I really welcome this development. It’s great to see the Contest Committee so engaged and keen to hear feedback, and also I like having a clear timetable for the decision-making process based on this feedback.…