December 19, 2006
Everyone at Sands would like to wish all Amateurs and SWL's a very Happy Christmas and New Year. This last year has been a particular good one for us and we have enjoyed taking part in all the contests and the Dxepedition to Mull was fantastic. We look forward to meeting you all in the contests in 2007. For now though all the best for the holidays and good luck in the coming new year.
December 13, 2006
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society will launch its 75th Anniversary celebrations on New Year's Day with the 80 metre Counties Contest.
This was a very popular event last year with almost 100 EI and GI stations active.
Given that's its the society's Jubilee Year, we are asking everybody to make a special effort to be QRV, for at least part of the Contest which runs from 1200 to 1500 hours local
time. Full rules are available on the Society website
As a special incentive, all stations who submit a log to the contest manager will be awarded a special Participation Certificate to hang on the shack wall.
In addition, there will be a special Jubilee Year edition of the Worked All EI Counties Award available for award chasers. QSOs for this award must be made during 2007.
Given last years 80 metre Counties Contest activity, is
it possible that a '26 Counties endorsed' Award number
One will be achieved on the first day of the new year?
December 09, 2006
Last night was the annual group Christmas dinner. As usual we were at the Hest Bank Hotel where once again the food, wine and service was excellent. It doesn't seem 5 minutes since our last Christmas there. Everyone is now looking forward to the holiday period and some serious contesting in the new year!
December 05, 2006
It appears that the RSGB HF and VHF contest committees will be merging.
Don Field G3XTT, RSGB Board member with responsibility for Sport Radio, has posted an email about the merger to the Contesting reflector.
The email can be seen at: http://lists.contesting.com/pipermail/uk-contest/2006-December/007736.html
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