Request QSL via Buro

May 14th, 2012 | Posted by Gavin, M1BXF in General - (0 Comments)

If you are reading this then I hope we managed to work you while on Mull.  It was our best year yet for QSO numbers and we had lots of fun doing the DX’Pedition, speaking to so many people all around the world and we managed to work stations in over 100 countries without trying, DXCC it is then.

If you did work us and wish to receive a QSL card from your QSO via the buro then we can save you the time and effort of you sending us one.  Making use of Michael G7VJR’s brilliant Clublog you can check your QSO history with us and then request a QSL card online, saving you sending us one.  This is not a replacement to direct QSL cards, which should still be sent via M0VFC, but it saves you and us time organising buro QSL cards.


Use the search box to start.

GS3PYE/P Group Shot

May 6th, 2012 | Posted by M1ACB in General - (0 Comments)

The GS3PYE/P group stopped for lunch at the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar on the way back from Mull. The gang’s all there, except for Steve M1ACB who has a face better suited to standing the other side of the camera and taking the picture.

10GHz station from the hilltop

May 4th, 2012 | Posted by m0lcm in General - (1 Comments)

The group decided to lug the microwave kit up to the top of the hill – approx 130m ASL, all systems go and waiting for QSOs at this stage!


Left to right: Terry G3VFC, John G4BAO, Rob M0VFC, Steve M1ACB and Dom M0BLF

Rob M0VFC tied to the tripod to stop it blowing over and John G4BAO operating 10Ghz

John G4BAO operating 10Ghz from the top of the hill

Satellite QSOs on Mull

May 3rd, 2012 | Posted by Peter, 2E0SQL in General - (0 Comments)

This afternoon we made our first satellite QSOs, 2M0SQL  (operating the radio), MM0VFC (Antenna Rotator), MM0LCM (Camera Man) went up the hill by the cottage with a clear take off all around. Using a FT-817 and Arrow antenna we were able to work two stations EA1JM and OM3WAN via AO-27 and hope to be on a few other passes during today and tomorrow.

CQ BBC Radio Cambridge

May 3rd, 2012 | Posted by Gavin, M1BXF in General - (3 Comments)


So this morning Dominic M0BLF had a different type of sked to keep, this one was with Jeremy Sallis on the BBC Radio Cambridge breakfast show.  Dominic was live on the show just before 07:00 GMT.

You can hear Dominic’s QSO with Jeremy on BBC iPlayer which starts at 1h55m32s into the program (the link should take you there).

SOTA chasers

May 2nd, 2012 | Posted by Gavin, M1BXF in General - (0 Comments)

I’m loving SOTA chasers today. Just come back from an activation of Ben More, GM/SI-003 with my 40m CW rig. The first time I took it out I was worried that no-one would come back to me, and that my CW wouldn’t be good enough to actually work anyone.

Three times this week I’ve called CQ on 7.030+/-, and every time someone has come back to me and patiently accepted my ropey morse code.

While I love walking up mountains, you guys who keep the radio on in the shack and work SOTA activators deserve a shout.

Thank you.

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 :

As of 13:00z on May 1st 2012 here are the squares we have worked;



Squares on 6m: IM57, IM58, IM59, IM87, IN50, IN52, IN53, IN70, IN72, IN73, IN78, IN83, IN89, IO62, IO63, IO70, IO74, IO75, IO82, IO83, IO85, IO86, IO90, IO91, IO93, JN37, JN58, JN76, JN78, JN99, JO01, JO02, JO20, JO21, JO22, JO31, JO32, JO33, JO41, JO43, JO48, JO55, JO59, JO62, JO63, JO65, JO66, JO72, JO77, JO79, JO80, JO81, JO82, JO83, JO90, JO91, JO92, KN09, KO02.



Squares on 4m: IN89, IO62, IO75, IO82, IO83, IO85, IO90, IO91, IO94, JN79, JO01, JO10, JO20, JO21, JO22, JO30, JO32, JO33, JO45, JO46, JO48, JO50, JO54, JO55, JO65, JO70



Squares on 2m: IN97, IO75, IO81, IO82, IO86, IO87, IO92, IO93, IO94, JN25, JN37, JN49, JN58, JN65, JN78, JO11, JO20, JO21, JO32, JO33, JO40, JO41, JO47, JO50, JO51, JO53, JO55, JO61, JO63, JO64, JO72, JO77, JO89, JO94, KO93, PM95