24 August 2014 at 4:03 pm #377081
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 ?24 August 2014 at 4:05 pm #377082
Attending When Doing
MM0DXC , All times build, operate, dismantle24 August 2014 at 5:11 pm #377083
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.
.24 August 2014 at 6:18 pm #377087Duncan MM0GZZMember
sorry guys i cant make this one
good wishes for the weekend 73s24 August 2014 at 6:53 pm #377088
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 M0RNR24 August 2014 at 9:45 pm #377089John MM0CCCMember
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.25 August 2014 at 8:19 am #377090
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 GM4UYZ25 August 2014 at 9:32 am #377091AnonymousInactive
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.25 August 2014 at 9:52 am #377092
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)25 August 2014 at 9:57 am #377093
Building / Dismantling
48 Hour Operating
GM4IKT25 August 2014 at 12:11 pm #377094
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.25 August 2014 at 12:41 pm #377095
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.25 August 2014 at 12:43 pm #377096
Building / Dismantling
MM0YCJ (build only)
48 Hour Operating
GM4IKT28 August 2014 at 7:42 am #377103Brian M0RNRMember
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.
M0RNR1 September 2014 at 5:03 pm #377116Geoff MM5AHOMember
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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