Keith M0KHN opened up the shack in order to take part in the 70cms club contest on 8th September. Keith was joined by Steve G1PPA and Chris 2E0BMA and they used the club’s vhf callsign G6COL. Equipment used was the FT847 but the start was slow as the power lead kept cutting out; this was due to a faulty connection and once sorted they quickly worked a Scottish station. There was a lot of activity to the east but they struggled to work JO squares but beaming south they managed to work IO92 and IO91 squares. The station was operated by Chris and Steve while Keith was busy doing the logging; 35 contacts were logged. They propose to do both 144mhz and 70cm again in October and possibly the most interesting band, 23cm. If anyone is interested they will also open up the shack for the 50mhz and 70mhz contests.
Please contact either Steve or Keith if you are interested in taking part in any of these contests.
The photo shows Chris and Keith.