“Wind Stops Play” – Early end to Ramsey Island operation


This is the second and final blog from Ramsey 2012 from Chris G1VDP. See the link at the end to read the full article;

Well that’s it for another year. We have now left Ramsey Island and are back at the farm relaxing before our journeys home. Every year when we get back on the main land we look back and comment on how privileged we are to have once more been allowed to go and safety on the island, and to set up our radio equipment to give the amateur radio community the chance to make contact with us. We also know that this would not be possible without the support and permission of Greg and Lisa (the Wardens on Ramsey Island) who each year welcome us on to the island and in to their home.

Saturday brought clearer weather, with only a short sharp shower and allowed the guys to not only get on the air but also go for a walk and explore theDSC 4033 island a little more. We also had a 5th operator this year with Laura (MW6INK) getting on air and working the pile ups. This is the first time Laura has been with us and from the smile on her face when she got off the radio not the last. We also thank all who called her for standing by and behaving in the pile up – why can’t all operators get the same respect and look at the DX Code of Conduct? Rob (MW0RLJ) also got on the air and again had fun, Rob usually is the one who sits back and allows the guys to get on with the job in hand and keeps an eye on the antennas and general maintenance of DSC 4003the station.


To read the full article please click here to be directed to the website of the Strumblehead DX & Contest Group and thanks to all who worked or supported us this year.

For more information on other visits to Ramsey Island, Wales, please click here

You will also find reports on my other radio trips around the UK Islands by selecting this link –  ”My Dxpeditions”.

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