23 Jun 2014

G8T - 50Mhz Trophy Contest from IN79JX

On June 21st & 22nd the RSGB & IARU R1 - 50 MHz International Trophy Contest took place. I was active with The BlackSheep Contest and DX Group under the callsign "G8T" from Locator square IN79JX. I arrived on site on Friday morning and helped the Team put together our station for the weekend.

Band conditions were moderate on the Saturday but then died away on the Sunday morning with almost no conditions on the band but we managed to land "5B4AIG" as our ODX of 3562Km. 
We finished up the Contest with a claimed score of 606 QSO's and 238 Multipliers totaling 159,358,612 points.

I was operating a big pile up on 50MHz and managed to get 102 QSOs Logged in an hour. 

It was an amazing adrenaline rush :-)

Results came out of this contest and we came in 1st place with 577 confirmed QSO's and 638'339 points with an ODX of 3'562Km with 5B4AIG

I got to say a big Thank you to the guys of the Blacksheep Contest group for inviting me along to contest with them. (Pic L>R: Rohan SWL, Stephen G4SHF, Tim G4LOH with the 50Mhz Telford Trophy from 2013, Mike G8TIC and Matt G0XDI including myself with Shackle the Blacksheep mascot) It certainly was a fantastic experience and great weekend with an excellent contest group. Looking forward to the next one. 73's ;-) 

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