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Closed Bands and End of Activity

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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WOW. So many reports of the bands being dead. Today Chris got on the air from the farm and called CQ on 10M, supposedly a dead band with no propagation, almost an hour later and 20 + QSO's he closed to have a break and a drink. Stations from around central and southern Europe worked and logged.

A Move later to 17M, another band that was closed, and another 50 QSO's and 2 hour later he closed due to the weather deteriorating - or rather the wind building and the need to drop the tower before it got too strong. The logs are now uploaded to both LOTW and Clublog, and Tim (M0URX) will have them uploaded on to his logsearch some time this afternoon.

Remember we don't need your QSL card but are happy to send you a confirmation via the OQRS system on Tim's website - all you have to do is request the card via the bureau and we send it direct to the national bureau to didstribute within your country, again we do not need your card at any point. This makes it quicker for you to get the card and saves on paper clogging the bureau system.

15M Band is Open

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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Today we had a forray on to 15M, just to see what was happening. The band sounded to be closed, but a few CQ calls and we soon had a steady stream of callers from around central and southern Europe - with one caller from Argentina. This just shows that what looks like a dead band is not always so, a CQ call or tune around to listen for callers often brings something unexpected.

Thanks to all who called, and remember to use the OQRS system for any QSL requests.

6M Fun on the Air

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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Today, 18 July 2017, the club station was active on 6 Meters for a couple of short spells. Chris is down at the club HQ on a short break from work and to recharge his batteries after working at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2017 airshow that took place at RAF Fairford.

This activation was from the farm HQ on the mainland (EU-005). The logs will be posted on to Club Log and LOTW some time tomorrow. Usual QSL route via M0URX for all operations. Please do not send your card via bureau but use the OQRS system on Tim's homepages - www.m0urx.com

Seasons Greetings 2016

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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As the 2016 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 yours off the list.

Lets hope that 2017 brings us all good conditions on the radio and we hope to contact you all at some point.


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 Amateur Radio Klub enjoy the holidays and good DX.
 
May we meet on the air sometime in 2017.
 
And remember we will be on the air sometime over the holiday period from the farm to celebrate the new year.
 
We will also be announcing the dates for the next Ramsey Island activation, and other activities for the group through 2017.

On Air From the Farm

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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Today the boys are going to be on the air from the club HQ.Please remember to use your full calls and listen to the IMG 1981operator - if he asks for a partial call and it does not have any letters from your call then be quiet and LISTEN.

All logs will be uploaded to LOTW and QSL requests via our manager M0URX and his OQRS page

REMEMBER WE DO NOT NEED YOUR CARD SO PLEASE DO NOT SEND AS IT IS FAR QUICKER TO USE THE OQRS SYSTEM.

MC0SHL On The Air November 2016

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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Over the weekend of 11th to the 15th November some team members are going to be at the club HQ of the farm in Pembrokeshire. Listen out for the guys on the air having some fun as usual. QSL via our manager Tim M0URX OQRS system, but please DO NOT SEND your card if you request one via bureau on OQRS - it ony blocks up the bureau system.

MS0UKI - Isle Of Lunga EU-108

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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Written by - Charles (M0OXO)

 

MS0UKI LogoThe MS0UKI Team (EI5GM, EI6FR, EI9FBB, G0VJG, MM0LID & MM0NDX) are delighted to announce their upcoming adventure to Lunga island, the largest of the Treshnish Isles EU-108, is now underway!

The team will arrive on the island this evening around 1700 UTC September 3rd, and will remain on the Island until the 7th subject to weather / sea conditions. They will have four stations QRV on 40m through 6m. More info on their website.

Note: With the activation of EU-085 earlier this year, and according to Annex H part 2 of the 2016 IOTA Directory, the Treshnish Isles EU-108 is now the second most wanted island group in Europe behind Rockall EU-189.

https://eu108.wordpress.com/


QSL is via Clublog OQRS or M0OXO Direct Mail.

CQ WPX RTTY 2016 wins for group

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

GW4OH WPX RTTY 2016 small

MC0SHL WPX RTTY 2016 small

Strumble Team Member Achieves DXCC Honour Roll

Chris Colclough
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
Charles Wilmott
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a25uk logo

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
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
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
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

   
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