August 21, 2010

DXpedition



Not long to go now until our trip to the Isle of Arran (EU-123). We will be arriving there on the 18th of September and leaving on the 25th of September. Hopefully we will have *some* bands operational on the 18th but expect us to be in full flow from the 19th.

This time there are 13 of us going including four members of the Workington Club and Brendan, EI6IZ will also be joining us.
We will be trying to operate on all bands and modes will include SSB, FM, CW, RTTY and PSK. Hopefully we will be able to include some operation on 6m and 2m as well.

The location is on the south of the island, overlooking Pladda and Ailsa Craig and given decent weather it should be a wonderful time. There are plans for some portable operation and SOTA.

Equipment wise, we will be using 4 Elecraft K3's with amplifiers and a Yaesu FT2000D. Most of the aerials will be verticals and we intend to experiment with phasing these where possible.

The callsign will be MS0SCG and we hope to work as many of you as possible. The logs will be available on our website (http://www.m0scg.org.uk) daily so you will be sure that you are in the log.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Just read that you are off to Arran, we went there in 2008 and had a crackin time. Our group will be on Mull at the same time, so hope to work you while you are out there..... Our call will be GB2MUL....
Have a good time......
Cheers Simon de 2W0VAG

http://www.dxcc.myfreeola.com/gb2mdg.html

2e0vag said...

Hi. Hope you have a good time on Arran. Our group activated it in 2008 with the call GB2MDG. We will be on the isle of Mull at the same time using GB2MUL so hope to work you. Have a good time......
http://www.dxcc.myfreeola.com/gb2mdg.html

Cheers Simon de 2W0VAG

Andy said...

will you also be on 23cms

g0vgs said...

Hi Andy,
I doubt we will be on 23cms. We have the band on a TS2000 but no antenna for the band. We do hope to be on 2m and 70cm though