Aug 10

RSGB IOTA Contest 2015 – GU9V

Before the contest MU0PCB was active mainly on the WARC bands. Clive the Contesting Penguin was on watch as usual.

Usually VSQ members Iain M0PCB, Chloe M0GEJ and Pete 2E0SQL join the HamTests team for the IOTA contest and operate as MU0HTJ. This year, due to the incredibly unfortunate and untimely passing of Louis 2U0FER plans changed somewhat. Already we had decided that in 2015 the Vulture’s short contest call would be used as GU9V, …

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May 30


A team effort didn’t come together for a variety of reasons so Iain M0PCB entered this contest SOSB 20m LP Assisted, aiming for a new record. The station was a K3, G3TPW Cobwebb at 33 feet and 100W output. Roughly 24 hours of operating produced the following claimed score: Band     QSOs     Pts  WPX 14    1031    …

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Apr 06


Darrell G0HVQ activated G9V single-op single-band 10m High Power, making a total of 539 QSOs inc some nice runs into JA in the morning and West Coast USA in the evening. Band   QSOs   Pts  WPX 28    536    1407  356 Total     536    1407  356 Score: 500,892

Apr 05


20m Spiderbeam and 10m Yagi atop the NN4ZZ Hexlock

This year we had made some significant improvements to the station, with mono-band antennas for each of the HF bands.  These were a 3 ele mono-band Spiderbeam for 20m at 55 feet, a 3 element mono-band Spiderbeam for 15m at 40 feet and a 4 element yagi for 10m at 60 feet. The 40m and …

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Nov 05


The antennas at G9V, 5-band Spiderbeam on the tower and the 40m vertical behind it.

We nearly pulled the plug just after arriving at site, after finding we were down to half complement due to illness, car failures and family holidays. Nevertheless, we decided to push on but set-up took significantly longer with only 3 people. Given the extended set-up time and lack of our usual night-time ops, we decided …

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May 05

G9V takes #1 England in CQWW CW 2014


Darrell G0HVQ operated Single Op 80m Low Power. Placed 1st in England, 11th in Europe and 13th in the World.

Apr 02

144MHz UKAC – 1st April 2014 – M0VSQ/P

During 2014 Ian M0IRD and Iain M0PCB will be making more of an effort to get on the VHF bands in the UKAC series. This was an all time record for both operators with 59 QSOs, all in England but over 11 squares. Running 50W from an Icom IC-7100 into a 9 element Tonna yagi …

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Mar 31

CQWPX SSB 2014 – G9V

This year we made a last minute decision to enter the M/2 section as we weren’t able to comply with the required PTT lockouts for M/S, having decided late in the day to run a multiplier radio. We had a new yagi, in the shape of a Spiderbeam and along with the quarter-wave verticals on …

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Nov 30

CQWW CW 2013 – G9V

This contest was run by Darrell G0HVQ as SO80m.   Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty 3.5 590 810 14 62 Total 590 810 14 62 Score: 61,560

Oct 30

CQWW SSB 2013 – G9V

Contest : CQ World Wide DX Contest Callsign : G9V Mode : PHONE Category : Multi Operator – Single Transmitter (MS) Overlay : — Band(s) : All bands (AB) Class : High Power (HP) Zone/State/… : 14 Locator : Operating time : 46h20 BAND QSO CQ DXC DUP POINTS AVG ————————————– 160 17 2 11 …

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