A team from CPSARC are travelling to Tiree (EU008) tonight to take part in the RSGB Islands on the Air Contest (IOTA) which runs from 12:00 GMT Saturday 28 July to 12:00 GMT Sunday 29 July.
Please listen out for GM2T in the contest, we go to a great deal of effort to put a world class contest station on the Island for this contest and have steadily improved over the last 20 years to the point we won our section in 2016 and came second in 2017.
We expect to work in the region of 3500 contacts over the 24 hours, that’s 3 a minute, every minute!
The exchange is ’59 serial number IOTA reference’ eg ’59 001 EU005′
Serial number starts from 001 and increments for each contact you make
The IOTA Reference for the UK mainland is EU005
Please make the effort to listen out for GM2T and work us if you can, we’ll have two stations running throughout the contest, one on SSB and one on CW on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m so there’s 10 opportunities to work us!
The provisional results are out and this year we were 2nd in the world in the Multi-2 category.
We were beaten by GM7V
Overall in the world taking all categories into account we ended up 5th.
A great effort by all who took part
October brings the CQWW SSB Contest from Barns Ness Lighthouse. 01:00 28th – 24:00 29th.
The whole weekend begins on Thursday 26th afternoon as that is when we begin to load the vans and towers. The work starts in earnest at first light on Friday 27th and this is when we will begin building the stations.
The contest starts at 1am on Saturday morning and runs for 48 Hours. We require 2 stations at GM2T to me manned at all times.
The station will be dismantled at first light on Monday 30th, transported and all equipment stowed. This is usually completed by 3pm.
What can you do for your club ? Well, you can help with all of the above. It really is a massive effort and the more people that help, the easier it is for all. This really is an excellent opportunity to do and learn so much from antenna building / erection to operating a large world class station. If you are a bit mic shy, this is ideal for getting over that as the contest exchange is very simple.
There will be a core of people there for the entire duration so if people could please come and help us as these core of people will get very little sleep and will be tired. It really doesn’t matter what you come to do, whether it is to build, operate, make tea or just visit. All of these are greatly appreciated. After all this is a club event, come and support it. Please let me (Cambell MM0DXC) know your intentions as it really helps us arrange programmed rest time for the core team.
See you there.
Fantastic news – we’ve won the Multi-two section of IOTA 2016
Well done to the whole team.