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  • #377081
    Cambell MM0DXC
    Moderator

    Time to think about CQ World Wide SSB Contest again.

    This contest takes place over the weekend of 24th to 27th October 2014 from Barns Ness Lighthouse to the East of Dunbar.

    This club will be taking part in the “Multi Two” section meaning Multi Operator, Two radios, using the callsign GM2T.

    It is one of the biggest events we take part in and luckily, we take part very close to home, this means that the station is accessible to all club members to come and take part. This is a very easy contest to take part in and we look for people to come and help with the effort.

    From a personal point of view, I need people to help build the antenna farm on Friday 24th as we need antennas on 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m built during the daylight hours.

    The team need operators between 1am (local time) on Sat 25th to 24:00 on Sun 26th, a total of 48 hours with 2 radios to be manned constantly. Please don’t be put off with the fact that this is a contest, its really easy to operate and the exchange is simple too. It would be a great help to us if we knew in advance who planned to visit and operate and when as this will give us the opportunity to rota people on and off which gives the guys staying for the whole time a chance for a rest.

    I know that the above makes this weekend look like hard work (which it is) but its absolutely brilliant fun. We need people to visit the station to help with all tasks and even just to visit and see the station, meet the operators. It is a huge morale boost to those of us who are there for the whole time as we are taking part in this event for the club and all of our members.

    What I mean is, GET YERSEL ALONG!!

    Who’s attending, when, and to do what ?

    #377082
    Cambell MM0DXC
    Moderator

    Attending When Doing
    MM0DXC , All times build, operate, dismantle

    #377083
    Bob GM4UYZ
    Moderator

    GM4UYZ: Attending from Friday morning until going home.

    As Cambell says all the help we can get is so much appreciated. Great chance to operate a big contest station (really it is a very easy exchange to the extent 97% of the time it is just entering the call sign into the log and hitting the return key on the keyboard) and a major plusit is a great opportunity to see how it all goes together. As they say my job as the “Shack Pansy” is only 4 plugs…ha, ha, ha…. Heh I wish it was oh I am not allowed out near aerials just so you know and I don’t know why!!!!

    Serious though a great learning curve not just from putting a contest station together but learning about what could even improve your own home station as well.

    Please let us know via this forum as it makes life so much easier in the planning.
    .

    #377087

    sorry guys i cant make this one
    good wishes for the weekend 73s

    #377088
    Bob GM4UYZ
    Moderator

    I’m in Friday lunchtime to strip down Monday, cable monkey, lighthouse scaler, sous chef to AHO, gobber offer and anything else that needs doing
    Brian M0RNR

    #377089
    John MM0CCC
    Member

    MM0CCC. Friday morning ( just after you guys, as I’ll probably have
    to do the school run) until strip-down Monday. Yagi erector, specialises in 15m in 40′ pipe masts that don’t fall down. WLTM many qso’s on all bands. May disappear at random for a shower.

    Will collect 15m yagi from DXC QTH during week in order to commence repairs.

    My tower is available for 10m but will probably need the wire rope removed and re-strung, section by section, in order to troubleshoot the tension problem. Otherwise, its 25′ for the weekend.

    #377090
    Bob GM4UYZ
    Moderator

    From received Emails to me:

    Billy MM0MLD – Still to define availability
    Gordon MM0GPZ – Still to define availability
    Paul MM0VPR – I’ll be there all weekend.
    John MM0JXI – Sorry, can’t be there at all, will be away at Tulliallan all weekend

    Bob GM4UYZ

    #377091
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    The auld yin will be there all day Friday and Monday and when required Saturday and Sunday but will not be staying over. Lughole should be ok by then I hope.

    #377092
    Cambell MM0DXC
    Moderator

    Why are people emailing Bob ? Don’t do that. Post here and I’ll update the list as required.

    DO NOT EMAIL BOB

    On the shower comment, if things stay as they are in the house, we’ll have access to a shower but we’ll have to buy a shower head and curtain. (Cheaper than a trip home and back)

    #377093
    Cambell MM0DXC
    Moderator

    Building / Dismantling
    GM4IKT
    GM4UYZ
    MM0VPR
    MM0CCC
    MM0DXC
    MM0YCJ
    M0RNR

    48 Hour Operating
    GM4UYZ
    MM0VPR
    MM0CCC
    MM0DXC
    M0RNR

    Visiting operators
    MM0GPZ
    MM0MLD
    GM4IKT

    #377094
    Bob GM4UYZ
    Moderator

    Sorry Cambell emails are due to me sending out a general email and it wasn’t till later that I remembered that I hadn’t added to update the forum… BIG OOPS on my behalf so accept my apologies. Anything that does come in it is easier for me to add to the forum.

    Colwyn Jones MM0YCJ: – I might be able to come along and help on the Friday to help with building antennas (antennae?)during daylight hours. Sadly occupied remainder of the weekend.

    #377095
    Cambell MM0DXC
    Moderator

    Hi Bob, Aye, that makes sense now. As you get replies, please update and repost the list below and we’ll use it as a master list. (the latest post being the most up to date and accurate)

    Seeya in the pub.

    #377096
    Cambell MM0DXC
    Moderator

    Building / Dismantling
    GM4IKT
    GM4UYZ
    MM0VPR
    MM0CCC
    MM0DXC
    MM0YCJ (build only)
    M0RNR

    48 Hour Operating
    GM4UYZ
    MM0VPR
    MM0CCC
    MM0DXC
    M0RNR

    Visiting operators
    MM0GPZ
    MM0MLD
    GM4IKT

    #377103
    Brian M0RNR
    Member

    that’s a decent team building there, come on new operators this is your chance to get involved in arguably the biggest contest in the world.

    Its where I learned to contest, easy exchange, 59 – 14 no messing around with serial numbers, fast, amazing dx on all bands (you’ll be amazed whats workable on 10m at 0200 hrs) and there’s plenty of experienced Ops to sit with you and give you a bit of support if needed.

    Visiting Ops even if its just for a couple of hours gives the 48 hrs ops a bit of down time to grab a brew and a rest. Please come and support if you can.

    Brian
    M0RNR

    #377116
    Geoff MM5AHO
    Member

    Available from Friday morning to Monday afternoon.
    Can do any of the usual things I get blamed for, most of them badly, all of them enthusiastically!
    Expert at assembling updside-down Yagis, on-site design and manufacture of UHF yagis, can make tea, and tie knots in ropes!

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