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Today we received an email from Gerald (PA3GEG) in the Netherlands who made a recording of Rob operating on 40m on Monday night at 20:30

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May 2m RSGB UKAC

May 5th, 2011 | Posted by Gavin, M1BXF in General - (0 Comments)

So something we planned to do was activate the May RSGB UKAC from Arran.  The cottage we are renting is on the west of the island and not so good for VHF to the UK.  We knew that we would need to head out in Flossie and find a better location.  Earlier in the day a few of the team headed out for a drive and found a great location on the south east of the island with clear take-off from the north east to south west.

In the end we managed 49 QSOs with 16 mults – total claimed points was 203,808.

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And not to be outdone…

May 5th, 2011 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (0 Comments)

Pete 2E0SQL making his 1000th QSO of the trip

Meet the GS3PYE/P team

May 5th, 2011 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (1 Comments)

I finally managed to get everyone into the shack for a group photo- and here it is!

Team photo

Group photo in the shack


Addition of custard by special request!

Follow the YouTube Channel

May 5th, 2011 | Posted by Peter, 2E0SQL in General - (3 Comments)

If you enjoy the Youtube videos you  might also like to follow the Youtube channel which has all the videos posted on the website plus more!

http://www.youtube.com/user/CambHams

but he hasn’t stopped making QSOs yet!

Spider Beam doing great service

May 4th, 2011 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

Our Spider Beam at a height of 12m is doing great service for us on 20, 15 and 10m.

Spider Beam at GS3PYE/P for 20, 15 and 10m

Over 4,700 QSO’s in the log

May 4th, 2011 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

We went over 4,700 QSO’s tonight … and still very busy.
Please give us a call and also check the online log.

Fantastic Support

May 4th, 2011 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

Not only have we had tremendous support from the thousands of people in the logs at GS3PYE/P, we have also received some fantastic support from some companies who really helped to make this dxpedition both successful and even more enjoyable. You’ll see from previous posts that Icom UK, Kenwood UK and Linear Amp UK all helped us with some great equipment.

Linear Amp UK provided a Discovery 64 amp for 6m and 4m and also a Discovery amp for HF. G1SAA also brought his own Ranger 811 amp with him and all three amps have performed absolutely flawlessly.

Linear Amp UK Discover 64

Linear Amp UK Challenger

Linear Amp UK Discovery & Challenger in use

Icom UK provided one of their new IC-9100 radios and we’ve been making good use of it on 20, 40 and 80m so far. The 9100 has been very easy to use and interface with the other equipment we have at GS3PYE/P. All going very well so far and it definitely helped to get so many people into log on 80m last night.

Icom IC-9100

Kenwood UK provided one of their new TS-590S radios and it’s been in constant use since we arrived on Sunday. We started with it on 80m, matched with the Challenger amp and it performed extremely well, working lots of 80m DX on Monday evening. It’s currently running through some huge pile-ups on 20m with the Challenger amp and the spider beam.

Kenwood TS-590S

A huge thank you to those companies for making such a great contribution to GS3PYE/P.

Hot in the kitchen on EU-123

May 4th, 2011 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

We’re setup in the kitchen of the cottage on Arran. Here are a few pictures so you can see what the shack looks like.

The GS3PYE/P kitchen/shack

Antenna cables through the kitchen window

Rob M0VFC working 40m this afternoon with Lawrence M0LCM on 20m in the background

The curry is on for tonights meal, so it’s getting even hotter in the kitchen now.