Archive - April 2021
The Jack Wylie Trophy has been awarded to Billy McFarland, GM6DX (ex GM0OBX).
During the Covid restrictions Billy has devised a free, online UK amateur radio licence course which has had many subscribers, whom he has closely mentored and tutored.
Many of these students have donated to charity in thanks for the help they have received from Billy and his Coursework.
The Jack Wylie Trophy is issued annually to the Scottish club, society or RSGB member thought to have done the most for amateur radio in Scotland.
Congratulations to Billy GM6DX , well deserved.
A Team of 5-6 operators from LA will activate Prins Karls Forland island which is part of EU-063 Svalbard’s Coastal Islands in July 2021 (20 yrs since this island was activated). One week tent and generator trip.
Activity July 21/7 to 26/7
Band: Focus on 40/30/20meter but also other band if propagation allows.
Participation in RSGB IOTA contest. Operators: LB1QI, LB2HG, LA7GIA, LA7QIA, LA8OM
Outside contest focus will be NA/Asia. VDA antennas and verticals next to saltwater, 1 kW amplifiers.
Radio: Elecraft K3, Kx3, TS590. Amplifier: Expert 1.3 and Juma 1000
Donations appreciated via firstname.lastname@example.org
QSL via Charles M0OXO OQRS Direct, OQRS Bureau and Direct QSL.
Full log to be uploaded to LoTW