CQWW SSB Contest

Once again CPSARC will be taking part in the CQWW SSB contest at the end of October from Barns Ness Lighthouse to the East of Dunbar.

We are inviting all members of CPSARC to attend this event and help take part in the contest. This help can manifest itself in many ways.

1, The equipment needs to get to Barns Ness, most of this is already covered but we still need 2 towers to be towed there. We need to be there by 1st light which is realistically 7:30am on Friday 28th October to start building.

2, The station needs to be built. Antennae from 160m to 10m need to be erected, this includes the building of 3 towers, 1 scaffold mast and the running of associated cabling. This needs to be done by 4:30pm at the latest as it starts to get dark and unsafe to work.

3, The station needs to be manned, There will be people there who are comfortable in a contest environment but these guys need a break from time to time. CQWW is a great contest to “have a go” at, the exchange isn’t difficult and there’s always someone around to help should it be needed. There will be 2 stations manned constantly for 48 hours and that can take some doing.

4, The team needs to be fed and watered. This is as important as station building. People who pop along and make dinner, lunch or even a cuppa etc are absolutely appreciated and their efforts do not go un noticed.

5, The station needs to be dismantled and stowed away after the contest. This usually begins at around 7:30am on Monday 31st October. We aim to be off site by 1pm and then the whole station has to be stowed away.

The contest itself begins at 01:00 on Saturday 29th October and runs for 48 hours till 24:00 on Sunday 30th October.

Please advise Cambell MM0DXC mm0dxc@aol.com if you can:

1, Attend

2, When you expect to attend

3, How long you can attend

4, What you would like to do while attending

Answers to the above really help the team who are in attendance for the whole event as it allows them to get some much needed rest.

Thank you for reading this and we look forward to seeing you there at GM2T.



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