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Meet the operators – M0DEG

April 30th, 2012 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (0 Comments)

IMG_6917Phil Wise M0DEG (MM0DEG while in Scotland) – Yet another Red Gate software geek, keen on walking up hills with radio kit and activating SOTAs. This is his first trip with the Camb Hams. Operating on 20m in this picture.

Meet the operators – G3ZAY

April 30th, 2012 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (1 Comments)

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Martin Atherton G3ZAY (GM3ZAY while in Scotland) – Our best CW operator, seasoned DXPeditioner, global traveller and linguist (counts Gaelic as one of the languages he knows), brings along a lot of decent equipment on these trips, from radio equipment to camping gear. President of the Cambridge University Wireless Society.  Doing CW on 30m when this picture was taken.

Meet the operators – G1SAA

April 30th, 2012 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (0 Comments)

IMG_6930Robert Warner G1SAA (GM1SAA while in Scotland) – Another gadget freak – regularly acquires new toys, and brings along plenty of decent radio equipment on these trips. Coffee or tea, white. Enjoys data modes, as well as microwave band ATV. Operating PSK63 on 20m when this picture was taken

Meet the operators – G0DDX

April 30th, 2012 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (1 Comments)

IMG_6925Geoff Wilkin G0DDX (GM0DDX while in Scotland) – Bit of a petrolhead, into his kit cars, and has been known to show us how to rebuild brake lines in 20 minutes. Always has tools with him to fix anything vehicle related – definitely a valued team member! Tea or coffee as long as it’s milky. Doing CW on 40m when this picture was taken.

Meet the operators – 2E0SQL

April 29th, 2012 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (0 Comments)

IMG_6870Peter Goodhall 2E0SQL (2M0SQL while in Scotland) – another SQL geek (callsign gives that one away), web developer, keen contester and another great team member. Doesn’t do coffee, prefers tea. Developing cloud-based logging tools in his spare time. Prefers WordPress over Joomla. Operating on 80m when this picture was taken

Meet the operators – M0VFC

April 29th, 2012 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (0 Comments)

IMG_6863Robert Chipperfield M0VFC (MM0VFC while in Scotland) – resident logging software programmer, SQL geek, photographer, videographer and all round great team member. Can’t start the day without coffee. Getting better at CW. Still finding bugs and improving the logging software, while we use it! Operating on 40m in this picture.

Station setup in the cottage

April 29th, 2012 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (0 Comments)

IMG_6884When this photo was taken, clockwise from the back left, HF station 1, on 40m, HF2 on 80m, HF3 on 30m CW, Data station on 15m and HF4 on 20m.

First morning in Scotland

April 28th, 2012 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (1 Comments)

I write this as we travel up the A82, wonderful scenery and great company – definitely a good start to the week!

The day dawned bright and sunny – blue skies with scattered cloud, and a brisk 7 degrees celsius as we travel along the shores of Loch Lomond on the way to the ferry port at Oban.

We’ll be doing a last shopping trip in Oban for perishables and then catching the ferry across to Mull.

As we are a larger group this year some of us decided to stay at a Travel Lodge and about half the group stayed at Gavin M1BXF’s parents last night – thanks again to their wonderful hospitality!

And the DXpedition is underway…

April 27th, 2012 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (0 Comments)

We are on our way from Cambridge to Dumbarton!

You can see the progress of the team on APRS.fi:

Rob M0VFC is driving Gavin M1BXF and Pete 2E0SQL
Bob G1SAA is driving Mark M0MJH and Steve M1ACB
Phil M0DEG is driving Lawrence M0LCM, John G4BAO and Steve G8CRB
Flossie G3PYE is being driven by Colin G4ERO and Terry G3VFC
Geoff G0DDX and Linda G0TPX are driving Neil G4HUN

Dom M0BLF and Martin G3ZAY will be heading up later

And not to be outdone…

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

Pete 2E0SQL making his 1000th QSO of the trip