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The Shack Tonight

May 2nd, 2012 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

All five HF stations running in the shack tonight :

From left to right, M0LCM on 20m SSB, G4HUN on 40m SSB, M0VFC on 17m CW, M0DEG on 30m CW and G3ZAY on 15m CW.

The Antenna Farm at GS3PYE/P

May 2nd, 2012 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (1 Comments)

This is the current antenna farm at GS3PYE/P :

See if you can spot the …

  • Inverted L for 160m
  • 1/4 wave verticals for 80m, 40m, 30m & 17m
  • Tri-band beam for 20m, 15m & 10m
  • Homebrew Spiderbeam for 20m, 15m & 10m
  • Homebrew 6 ele YU7EF EF0606 6m beam
  • Homebrew 7 ele YU7EF EF0407 4m beam
  • 17 ele Tonna 2m beam
  • 60cm dish for 10Ghz

We reserve the right to add, change or delete antennas during the week  🙂

Just to complete the picture, this is the view from the base of Flossies mast, looking north-east :

This is what it looks like from the top of the hill :

More GS3PYE/P Videos

May 13th, 2011 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

Paul M3JFM has posted some videos of GS3PYE/P contacts, recorded from his home in Oxford, UK. The GS3PYE/P operators include Pete 2E0SQL, Rob M0VFC and Steve M1ACB.

Please go to Paul M3JFM’s YouTube Channel to view the videos.

Juan YV4BCD also recorded GS3PYE/P on 20m from Venezuela (Operator Colin G4ERO).
GS3PYE/P – 20m (from Venezuela)

GS3PYE/P & GS6PYE/P Log Analysis

May 11th, 2011 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

We have analysed the GS3PYE/P and GS6PYE/P logs using Clublog and are extremely happy to report that we had a total of exactly 9100 QSOs from 108 DXCCs and 7380 distinct callsigns. The number of countries per band was as follows :

The GS3PYE/P Team

160m: 08
  80m: 54
  40m: 61
  30m: 50
  20m: 94
  17m: 43
  15m: 42
  10m: 08
    6m: 14
    2m: 08

If you have a Clublog account, you can view the full analysis here

We are all incredibly grateful for the 7380 individual stations who called us while we were operating from the Isle of Arran. We would also like to especially mention the 266 QSOs with M3, M6 and /QRP stations – it really was great to speak to you.

The dxpedition was a very enjoyable success because so many people took the time to contact us, many of them making the extra effort to work us on a number of different bands. Thank you.

A big thank you also to our supporters from Icom UKKenwood UK and Linear Amp UK for the loan of some really great equipment and for trusting us to look after it.

Please view the online logbook and QSL via M0VFC (direct or via the bureau) if you’d like a card.

Time-lapse operator videos

May 10th, 2011 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

2E0SQL operating GS3PYE/P

Bob G1SAA was busy recording time-lapse videos of some of the GS3PYE/P operators while we were on Arran. He’s posted them, together with more videos of the shack and antennas, on the Camb-Hams YouTube Channel

Here are some direct links to videos of some of the operators in action :

Pete  2E0SQL
Bob  G1SAA + Custard
Colin  G4ERO
Mark  M0MJH
Rob  M0VFC
Gavin  M1BXF + Custard

Please visit the Camb-Hams YouTube Channel for more GS3PYE/P videos.

MW0GSR & MW6BOZ from SRC at the Magnum Rally

May 8th, 2011 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

GS3PYE/P team discussing the DXpedition with Simon and Liz from Snowdonia Radio Company at the Magnum Rally. Simon worked us while we were on Arran.

SRC at the Magnum Rally

M1BXF talks DXpeditions with GM6NX

May 8th, 2011 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

Gavin talking to members of the GM6NX group at the Magnum Rally today.

 

The Camb-Hams GS3PYE/P team visited the RSGB stand at the Magnum Rally.
Thanks for the RSGB rock guys !

RSGB Region 1 Team at the Magnum Rally

 

Official DXpedition custard for sale

May 8th, 2011 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

A signed packet of GS3PYE/P DXpedition custard is up for sale at the Magnum Radio Rally in Irvine.

GS3PYE/P custard at the Magnum Rally

 

GS3PYE/P custard at the Magnum Rally

 

Flossie in the trees

May 8th, 2011 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

Flossie made the trip with us of course. It was a little difficult to get her up the lane to the cottage on Arran with more than a little tree pruning required.

Things were easier on the way back down the track, if a little wet after the thunder storms.

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