On the 26th October a team from the club with members from the Cray Valley Radio Society, met at Wood’s Corner in East Sussex (JO00EW) for the 2012 CQWW DX SSB contest.
The operators where;-
Toby Tiesdell Smith 2E0TBO, Nobby Styles G0VJG, Kevin Rampton G1KAW, Ralph Browne M0MYC, Colin Arbon 2E0BOC and Dave Lawley
M2W was used in the category of ‘Single Transmitter Multi Operator.
The radio equipment used was;-
UK Amps Challenger III amplifier
and the antennas were a two element quad for 10m, 15m and 20m, and ¼ wave verticals for 40m and 80m.
Toby 2E0TBO reported that the conditions were excellent on the bands for the entire contest, with a total of 3967 QSOs made, with 1410 logged on 10m alone. Some great run rates were seen, the best being 173 in an hour on 15m. The weather was wet and windy, all of the antennas took some punishment from the wind, the 20 meter driven element on the quad and the 40m vertical had to be repaired on the second morning, but did not affect the team greatly.
The raw scores before corrections has M2W as;-
World: #96 of 357
Continent: #54 of 194
Country: #1 of 8
96th in the world, 54th in Europe and 1st in England, ahead with a clear million points.
Garo G0PZA Club chairman “What a fantastic score for the club call”