Mar 31

CQ WPX SSB – M/S – 2013

Contest : CQ World Wide WPX Contest Callsign : M0VSQ Mode : PHONE Category : Multi Operator – Single Transmitter (MS) Band(s) : All bands (AB) Class : High Power (HP) Locator : IO81XW Operating time : 45h10 BAND QSO DUP PFX POINTS AVG ———————————– 160 5 0 2 10 2.00 80 297 3 145 …

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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!

Sep 11

SSB Field Day 2011

The beam, dipoles and internet link

The first major effort by the group was in the RSGB/IARU Region 1 Field Day. We based ourselves in a field in North West Gloucestershire and set up a station to enter in the Open section. We had a 30 foot trailer tower and recently acquired 3 element tri-band yagi for 20/15/10m. A Cushcraft MA8040 …

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Sep 01

M0VSQ acquires a beam…

The beam on its way back from Coventry

In a moment of madness, encourage by Steve, I bid on a 3 element tri-band beam on eBay. It turns out we won it for a quite reasonable price. Having just picked it up from Marti M1DCV in Coventry this is what it looked like on my car. Having spent a few hours on it …

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Sep 01

M0VSQ is born

The Vulture Squadron Contest group has existed for a little while now, though has undergone renewed enthusiasm. We are planning to enter the open section of SSB Field Day in September, and then CQWW SSB in October. Watch this space!