31 Aug 2014

IRTS SSB Field Day Contest

Irish Radio Transmitters Society has it's SSB Field Day Contest taking place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday 6th / 7th September 2014.

The final day for the submission of logs is on 21st September.
Full details available on the contest from www.irts.ie/contests.

73's DE EI5IX / M0XII - Pat

26 Aug 2014

M0XII/P - UKAC 50MHz Contest - August

The August UKAC 50Mhz Contest on the 26th from locator square IO91MP was excellent with regards to propagation some sporadic E contacts during contest into Spain and Sweden. Activity in this contest was again up this month and it was great to hear a few new stations give away extra multipliers on the band. I managed with a struggle to get three Scottish (GM/MM) stations a few Welsh (GW/MW) stations and one Northern Irish station (GI/MI) and one station from the Isle Of Mann (GD) including a station from (ON) Belgium these were all worked from IO91 Square unfortunately this month I didn't work (EI) Ireland but I could hear Dave EI9FBB on the band but conditions were too weak to complete the QSO. Maybe next month we will get my home country in the log.

This month I finished the contest with a claimed score of 113 QSO's and 15 UK Multiplier squares and a total of 300,390 claimed points with 8 DXCC entities worked. It was really nice to work Hans EA5/DL5EO on his holiday's in JM08AQ Square as my furthest ODX of 1443Km, Once again a big Thank you to all stations for the points and multipliers this month it was very much appreciated. Looking forward to the next contest. :)

My working conditions was an FT847 Transceiver with 100 watts into a 5 Element Tonna F9FT Yagi up 5m from Ground.

Here is a map of the QSO's made during the Contest:

73's DE EI5IX / M0XII - Pat

15 Aug 2014


The Mayo Radio Experimenters Network (MREN) will be activating the Blacksod Lighthouse, on 16th & 17th August 2014.

EI0M / Lighthouse

Useful information: 
ILLW-no: IE0008 
ARLHS-no: IRE012 
QRA Locator: IO44HX
WAI Square, Mayo: F61 

Unfortunately I can't make it out with the crew this time but they will be active on 80m - 6m throughout the weekend.
Do feel free to give them a shout.