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
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.
Pete 2E0SQL making his 1000th QSO of the trip
I finally managed to get everyone into the shack for a group photo- and here it is!
Addition of custard by special request!
but he hasn’t stopped making QSOs yet!
Our Spider Beam at a height of 12m is doing great service for us on 20, 15 and 10m.
We went over 4,700 QSO’s tonight … and still very busy.
Please give us a call and also check the online log.
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.
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.
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.
A huge thank you to those companies for making such a great contribution to GS3PYE/P.