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Hybszer Trophy (DF Night)

The Hybszer trophy has been donated by Ron Fraser GM0NTL in memory of one of our club stalwarts Bill Gordon MM0BXK/GM8ZLI who passed away on the 11th January 2010. Ron felt he wanted to do something to keep the memory of Bill alive so he decided on donating a trophy. Before donating the trophy Ron visited Margaret, Bill’s widow to show her it and she was overwhelmed with what Ron was doing in Bill’s memory and gave her blessing for it to go ahead. Bill was a real character and although was a really quiet man he was a fountain of knowledge and experience. Sadly a great loss to all  of us who knew him.

Why is the trophy called “the HYBSZER TROPHY” well Bill came from Poland and this was his Polish surname. When moving to Scotland and marrying Margaret he decided to change his surname to Gordon to make life easier particularly for his two daughters when attending school. I am sure there were other reasons but this is the one I know about.
The decision about what to do with the trophy has been made by Ron GM0NTL and it is to be awarded to the winner of our DF Nights and the reason being that this was the one event that Bill thoroughly enjoyed taking part in so it is fitting that the trophy is to be awarded to the winner of the event. It is also to try to encourage more people to go out and take part in the event so I hope that everyone will take this onboard and really support the DF night. Have a bit of fun, see how difficult DF hunting is and commemorate Bills memory by trying to win the trophy. As we have two DF Nights in our yearly events program, one in May and the other in September It will mean that the winners of each event will keep the Trophy for the time period between the DF nights.

Year Month Winners Call Sign Fox
2010 May Bob Purves, Gary Bourhill, Duncan Taylor GM4IKT, MM0FZV, MM0GZZ Cambell Stevenson MM0DXC
2010 September Graham Rieu Clark, Graham Barrie, Iain McLeary 2M0TRT, 2M0ZEB, MM1CPP Bob Purves GM4IKT
2011 May Bob Glasgow, Robbie Campbell GM4UYZ, MM6RBC Cambell Stevenson MM0DXC
2011 September Cambell Stevenson, Paul Rice MM0DXC, MM0VPR Bob Purves GM4IKT
2012 May Paul Rice, Robin Farrer MM0VPR, MM0VTV Bob Purves GM4IKT
2012 September Cambell Stevenson, Paul Rice MM0DXC, MM0VPR Bob Purves GM4IKT
2013 May The “FOX” N/A Cambell Stevenson MM0DXC
2013 September The “FOX” N/A Cambell Stevenson MM0DXC
2014 May Bob Purves, Cephas Ralph GM4IKT, MM0INS Robin MM0VTV
2014 September Robin Farrer, Cephas Ralph MM0VTV, MM0INS Bob Purves GM4IKT
2015 May Liz Clark, Bob Glasgow 2M0GLD, GM4UYZ Bob Purves GM4IKT
2015 September Issy Phillips, Cambell Stevenson MM6ISY, MM0DXC Rickie McLeary GM1PLY
2016 May The “FOX” N/A Cambell Stevenson MM0DXC
2016 September Issy Phillips, Cambell Stevenson 2M0ISY, MM0DXC Rickie McLeary GM1PLY
2017 May Issy Phillips, Cambell Stevenson 2M0ISY, MM0DXC Rickie McLeary GM1PLY
2017 September Liz Clark, Bob Glasgow 2M0GLD, GM4UYZ Rickie McLeary GM1PLY
2018 May Tim Clark, Kate MM0VTO, SWL Rickie McLeary GM1PLY
2018 September Cephas Raplh, Bob Glasgow MM0INS, GM4UYZ Rickie McLeary GM1PLY
2019 May Cephas Raplh MM0INS Rickie McLeary GM1PLY
2019 September Cephas Raplh, Bob Glasgow, Robin MM0VTV MM0INS, GM4UYZ, MM0VTV Rickie McLeary GM1PLY
2020 May No DF Night Due to Coronavirus
2020 September No DF Night Due to Coronavirus
2021 May
2021 September