Iain Kelly

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Oct 05

M0VSQ takes #1 England in CQWPX SSB 2013

In March 2013 the group entered its first major  contest and secured a first place in England as a result. We entered the Multi-Single category which was all band and high power. We had an ELecraft K3, driving an Expert 1k-FA to 400W. Antennas were a Jaybeam TB3 at 35 feet, a Cushcraft MA4080 and …

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Oct 04

M0VSQ takes #2 England in CQWPX RTTY 2013

In February 2013 Darrell G0HVQ operated in the CQWPX RTTY contest Single-Op all band low power. With a score of 838,859 points from 686 QSOs he took 2nd place in England, 50th in Europe and 87th in the World.

Sep 30

CQWW RTTY 2013 – G9V

This contest was run by Darrell G0HVQ as SO40m Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty 7 406 869 17 57 25 Total 406 869 17 57 25 Score: 86,031

Aug 05

M0VSQ takes #1 England in CQWW SSB 2012

In 2012 Darrell G0HVQ entered CQWW SSB using the M0VSQ call sign. With 1053 QSOs and 593,025 points he won the Single-Op All Band High Power category for England.

Aug 05

M0VSQ takes #6 England in CQWW CW 2012

CQWW CW 2012 was run from the shack of Iain M0PCB in the Single-Op All Band High Power section. Overall, with 575,082 points from 1053 QSOs we got 6th place in England.

Nov 30

CQWW CW 2012

For CQWW CW 2012 M0VSQ was activated from the station of M0PCB as a Single Operator All Band High Power entry. The station was active for 20 hours across all bands, though other commitments cut the time active a bit short. It looks like we came 6th in the category in G, there were some …

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Oct 10

RSGB 21/28MHz Contest 2012

We’ve not entered this contest before, and it seemed like it could be fun given how band conditions had been in the previous few weeks. On Saturday afternoon we got the beam up at QTH G0HVQ and found there were issues with it, replacing the two driven element tips with ones that Darrell had in …

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Sep 03

SSB Field Day 2012

M0VSQ/P was be active again in the RSGB SSB Field Day event over the weekend of 1st/2nd September 2012. Last year we entered the open section, though this time around we decided to concentrate on entering the restricted section, sticking to 100W of transmitter power and a single element antenna. The equipment used was an …

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May 14

Volta DX RTTY Contest 2012

The group took part in the contest for the first time over the weekend of 12/13th May 2012. Operating from the QTH of M0TAY we had some teething problems with a new radio that we’d not really used before, but after a slow start we managed 179 QSOs in the end with 100W from an Icom IC-9100 and an …

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Mar 10

Calendar Updates

Some new events have been identified for the group to enter, the calendar has been updated to reflect these. M0VSQ looks like it is about to take off!