Last year's contest saw the UK lead the number of entrants by some margin and some bands had UK winners.
This year, bands from 76GHz down will be included in the prepared contest entry software that will be made available for download shortly.
The BATC will run a UK only 71MHz and 146.5MHz contest simultaneously.
There will be no activity weekend in June so please try to get on for the contest. I know QO-100 is a big distraction at the moment but a lot of the kit in use will work very well when not pointing skywards!
Contest rules can be found here: https://wiki.batc.org.uk/images/0/08/20 ... _Rules.pdf
G3GJA / G8EQZ
Will most likely be at IO94DF Saturday.
IO94MJ on Sunday
The weather forecast is very poor for Saturday.
If you have any preferences and would like to try let me know.
I will have equipment for all bands 144MHz to 24GHz.
2m talkback mainly plus zello and dxspot chat.
I'll have 23Cms TX/RX, 2.4 rx only at present plus 5 Ghz TX /RX. Talkback on 2 meters.
Good luck in the contest.
I'm concerned that my leisure batteries that were new last year have gone off after a diet of monthly recharges.
There's a good take off to the south - so if anyone would like to arrange a sked for the contest, please let me know.
Could also consider SOTA G/LD049 with new 6cm portable kit - might have a better take off.
Saturday - I will go to Whether Down behind Portsmouth to work the locals plus maybe French stations.
Sunday - venture out west to maybe as far as Dunkery Beacon above Minehead. This should potentially enable me to work the Bristol area and Wales plus Shropshire Hills and Cleeve Common, which is 138Km and workable on 10 and 24 Ghz.
Hopefully be equipped for all bands from 146 to 76Ghz except 47GHz.
More details to follow.
Noel - G8GTZ
On Saturday I'm now planning to go to the top of Walbury Hill.
Should give opportunity to work to the North, East and South plus a number of "local" stations on all bands from 146MHz > 76GHz.
Limited to lightweight kit I could be on Dunstable Downs both days with 5Ghz; a first proper outing with the 8 Watt Ferranti PA.
If I can find a helper maybe 2 metres.
Saturday - Walbury Hill near Newbury - IO91GI
Sunday - Dunkery Beacon near Minehead - IO81FD
DATV - on all bands from 146Mhz to 76GHz except 47GHz (and 5.6GHz).
ATV - on 5.6Ghz and maybe 23cms.
Talkback - 144.750 V and H, Zello and 07881914287
If you are goingto be active please post on here.
Hope to work you this weekend.