May was a mixed month for the contests.
Andy, G4XKC suffered some set-backs, mainly weather related in his “campaign” being blown off the mountain top on more than one occasion, and having a beam antenna that just didn’t want to perform on 6m.
On 2m Ian, G7DWY finished 17th of 121 in the restricted section, making 62 contacts with best DX of M0HJO in Tintagel, Cornwall @ 397kms. Andy, G4XKC/P who was only on air for half the contest finished 20th of 41 in the low power section, working Gordon, GW6TEO in South Wales @ 301kms.
70cms is always difficult for Ian, G7DWY, with an aerial he describes as “rubbish”. Ian managed 34th of 76 in the restricted section, with ODX of David, GI4SNA in Lisburn @ 286km. On the other hand, Andy, G4XKC continues to excel on this band, finishing 7th of 35 entrants in the low power section. Andy’s best DX was also David, GI4SNA.
This was Ian, G7DWY’s second month contesting the restricted section of the 6m contest after a strategic switch from the open (high power) section to gain more club points. Finishing 10th of 66 in this section.
Based on the claimed scores as the results have not been released yet, on 4m, Ian, G7DWY is sitting 10th of 42 entrants. This contest benefitted from a nice bit of sporadic E at the beginning, so ODX was Leonardo, EA7KB @ 1873 kms.
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