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CQ WPX RTTY 2016 wins for group

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A nice couple of results from our session earlier this year whilst at the Farm in Pembrokeshire.

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Strumble Team Member Achieves DXCC Honour Roll

Chris Colclough
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As regular readers know we like to shout out about our team members achievements, and this is one we are more than pleased to "brag" about.

Within the last week there has been some log uploads to the ARRL's Logbook of the World (LOTW) website that puts Charles (M0OXO) on the DXCC Honour Roll with more than 330 DXCC confirmed. Well done Charles and may the remaining few to get No 1 honour roll come quickly.

A big well done from all at S.H.A.R.K.

A25UK - Botswana 2016

Charles Wilmott
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A team consisting G0VJG, G4FAL, M0TGV, GM0WED & Tony G4LDL, (a member of the Strumble Head Group) are currently active from the Tuli Block, Botswana as A25UK until the 18th April.

They are QRV on 160-10m, CW/SSB/RTTY using beams, verticals and 4SQ. Click here or the Logo to visit their website. You can also follow them on Twitter @A25UK

Logs uploaded daily to Club Log. QSL via M0OXO OQRS or Direct Post Mail.

Please DO NOT send your Qsl Cards via the Bureau - They are NOT required

 

Easter Activity

Chris Colclough
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Once again the MC0SHL call will be on the air from the club HQ. Chris (G1VDP) and Charles (M0OXO) are going down to visit Rob and Jane for a few days commencing Thursday 24th March.

They will be having some fun on the radio probably concentrating on 12 and 17m if the bands are open. Chris may also have a forray in to the CQWPX contest which is also on over the same weekend. 

Look out for the guys on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

QSL's via the usual route, Tim (M0URX) and please use the OQRS system for all requests including bureau - we don't need your card and it is far quicker.

Activity this Weekend

Chris Colclough
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Listen out for some of the guys on the air from the farm this coming weekend - 12th to 15th February.

Ant (MW0JZE), Charles (M0OXO), and Rob (MW0RLJ) will be testing a new antenna of Ant's so could be active on all modes, and Charles may just be on in the CQ WPX RTTY contest at some point. Give them a call and say hello.

QSL's via the usual route, Tim (M0URX) and please use the OQRS system for all requests including bureau - we don't need your card and it is far quicker.

S79C AF-119 - Video released

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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Written by Charles (M0OXO).

S79C VIDEORon PA3EWP has just released this video of the recent trip to Coetivy Island, Seychelles IOTA AF-119.

The video gives a great overview of the whole operation to this new IOTA and rare Island off the Coast of the Seytchelles.

Please click here or the image to view the Video

TX3X Plaque of Appreciation

Chris Colclough
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Well done to our QSL manager Tim - M0URX - on receiving a plaque of recognition from the TX3X team. Below is a pic and in his own words a thank you note to them.

TX3X PlaqueThank you to K5GS and the TX3X Chesterfield Island DXpedition team for the plaque received today!

"In Appreciation of Support to TX3X"

Well, it was a pleasure to assist you guys. Always here if you need! Thank you

New Contest Part 2

Chris Colclough
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Don't forget folks this weekend sees the second of the new UK/EI DX Contest with the CW event. Full rules can be found at the UK/EI DX Clubs website, or scroll down the page for the details in the first blog.

Good luck if you are entering and have fun.

Seasons Greetings 2015

Chris Colclough
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As the 2015 year end draws ever closer, we like to wish all our friends around the world seasons greetings in their home language, and we do appologise if we miss your home language off the list, if you email Chris, G1VDP, he will add it for next year.

Lets hope that 2016 brings everyone good conditions on the radio and we hope to work you on one of our trips.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd dda

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo

Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annèe
 
Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo
 
Vasel Koleda
 
Froehliche Weihnachten undein gluckliches Nues Jahr
 
Kala Christougenna Ki eftihismenos o Kenourgios Chronos
 
Boldoy Karácsonyt
 
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
 
Cestitamo Bozia
 
Boas Fiestas e um feliz Ano Novo
 
Nollaig Shona Dhuit
 
From all at the Strumble Head DX and Contest Group.May we meet on the air sometime in 2016.
 
We may be on the air sometime over the holiday period from the farm to celebrate the new year.
 
We are also in the planning stages of our activities for 2016 and will keep you all up to date on here and our Facebook page.

Full Results of The First UK/EI DX SSB Contest No Available

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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Steve (GW4BLE) announced this week that the full results and list of prize winners are have now been published and are on the UKEICC website, available here.

Well done to all who took part and congratulations to all prize and certificate winners. Lets hope for a good turn out of entrants in the CW eveny in January.

Nice Article

Chris Colclough
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imageAnother interesting piece of reading has been sent our way.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-amateur-radio-obsessives-who-send-messages-from-the-ends-of-the-earth

This article about dxpeditioning by some famous names was sent to us via one of the forums that a number of the boys subscribe to. Well worth a look and read. In fact Atlas Obscura is a nice site for info from a different angle on our small planet.

Amateur Radio - A 21st Century Hobby

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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A new video has been brought to our attention about Amateur Radio in the 21st century. Made for the RSGB with the guys who make TX Factor it gives an insight into what Amateur Radio is about, it also features one of our antenna gurus antennas in one of the scenes that is used by the pupils of Schilcotes School in Yorkshire - Charles (M0OXO) has close ties with the school through one of his friends who work there. 

to view the video in full visit the following website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x6x_6mDVlQ. We think it is a good way to get young people into the hobby.

 

New Contest

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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At last a contest where stations from the UK are wanted and count for multipliers. This should make for some interesting pileups for even the smallest station as the contest gets going.

The United Kingom and Ireland Contest Club (UKEICC) are starting a new contest this year where UK stations will count as multipliers - full rules here. The contest will be over 2 weekends, the SSB leg in December and CW in January (5th/6th December 12:00z to 12:00z and 23/24 Jan 12:00z to 12:00z) so plenty of time to get some practice in.

For the first couple of years the rules will allow stations from around the world to work each other, and every first contact with a DXCC on each band counting as a multiplier. But to really boost the score stations from outside the UK/EI will need to work each district code on each band for extra multipliers.

"What are the district codes?" I hear you ask. These are based on the first 2 letters of the stations postcode, for example mine would be CV, or as in the case of Sheffield (where there is only 1 letter) add the last letter of the city name SD. EI stations will use the abreviation for their county. A full list of the codes, along with a full list of the rules can be found on the UKEICC Contest page.

We also would like to announce that Ant, MW0JZE, is sponsoring some of the trophies available so get on the air and win a nice certificate for the shack wall and a trophy to stand on the shelf above the radio.

And We Have Another Winner

Chris Colclough
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Not only do we win our categories in CQWW and other contests, but we also win in the ARRL 10M contest. Ant 10m cert

Ant, MW0JZE, loves 10m and had a "good go" in the ARRL 10m Contest in 2014 using his Hexbeam built by himself. This past week the postman delivered the attached certificate showing him as being the number 1 station in Wales - and there were a couple of others who entered this one too.

Well done Ant, and I believe he will be "having a bash" in this years event on the weekend of 12th/13th December so give him a call - you never know he may be that elusive Wales multiplier you need.

   
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