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Three years since the last activation in Scotland, delayed twice by COVID-19, GS3PYE/P returns to the Scottish islands!


We begin our journey from Cambridge on Friday 29th April, reaching Skye late afternoon on 30th April. We expect to be active on some bands by Saturday evening, with more following on the Sunday.

We will then be QRV through the week before dismantling the stations on Friday 6th May.


This year, we’re expecting a similar setup to before:

  • 4x HF stations covering 80m to 10m (and possibly 160m), with linear amplifiers developing up to 400W.
  • 6m, and 2m will focus on SSB & MGM (datamodes), with skeds welcome via ON4KST chat. We’ll also be active in the 2m UKAC on Tuesday 3rd May (1900-2130 UTC).
  • SSB and via the Es’hail-2 / QO-100 satellite
  • Select LEO satellites using hand-held antennas and low power

Here’s a sample of our equipment:

  • HF
    • Elecraft K3 transceivers
    • Icom IC-7300 transceiver
    • Elecraft KPA-500 amplifiers
    • 5B4AGN and DuneStar transmitting band-pass filters
    • Hexbeam for 20m – 10m
    • A3S beam for 10/15/20m
    • 1/4 verticals and horizontal dipoles on 80, 40, 30, and 20m
    • Vertical dipoles on 17 and 15m
  • VHF 6m
    • Icom IC-7610
    • Elecraft KPA-500 linear
    • 6 element YU7EF wide spaced
  • VHF 2m
    • Icom IC-9700 transceiver
    • Beko linear
    • 17 element Tonna (no elevation control)
    • DG8 preamp
  • Satellites
    • Arrow antennas
    • FT-817/818 transceivers

Location Details

  • IOTA: EU-008 (Inner Hebrides)
  • Locator: IO67qk
  • WAB: NG24


  • Geoff G0DDX
  • Linda G0TPX
  • Bob G1SAA
  • Terry G3VFC
  • Martin G3ZAY
  • Colin G4ERO
  • Dom M0BLF
  • Lawrence M0LCM
  • Mark M0MJH
  • Rob M0VFC
  • Dan M0WUT
  • Steve M1ACB
  • George M1GEO

QSL cards

  • All QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log and LotW regularly
  • If you require a paper card from us, use Club Log OQRS only: