VK HQ stations and Team News

Hi Bob,

We are a little late in the team planning this year, mainly due to extreme weather events in most of the VK states.  Drought, leading to extreme and wide spread bush fires, followed by cyclones in the east and west, and heavy rainfall in the east leading to floods in some areas.
We expect to be fielding two teams again this year with 4 to 6 VK HQ stations.
I will register the teams and confirm HQ station details when we have confirmed the operators.

Regards,
Allan Mason, VK2GR

Unfortunately there may be a late problem with me running the GW6XX HQ station next month. I’m pleased to say Ron GW3YDX has agreed to operate the call this year. Nice to have someone different to take the call anyway; I’m sure he’ll do a great job.

So the line-up now is:-

GB5CC – Don G3BJ

G6XX – Graham G4FNL

GI6XX – Richard GI4DOH

GM6XX – Chris GM3WOJ

GW6XX – Ron GW3YDX

G3DR – Nick G4FAL

73, Stew GW0ETF

UK Headquarter Stations – latest

Below is an update on the UK HQ stations. Jim GM0NAI unfortunately has had to pull out so his place is taken by Chris GM3WOJ and we will also run G3DR as an additional HQ. Despite several enquiries and pleas GD, GU and GJ remain empty and available. Please contact myself or Nick G4FAL if anyone wants to operate these calls even if not full time..

GB5CC – Don G3BJ

G6XX – Graham G4FNL

GI6XX – Richard GI4DOH

GM6XX – Chris GM3WOJ

GW6XX – Stew GW0ETF

G3DR – Nick G4FAL

 

73, Stew GW0ETF

 

UK propagation indicator

Worth a listen round to get some ideas of propagation from UK to Commonwealth this weekend.

Hi Bob,

 

You might like to let the BERU group know there is a big UK Affiliated Societies phone contest on 40 and 80 this Saturday, 13:00-17:00 on 80 and 40. Propagation to VK on 80 was clearly open at the end during the CW section a couple of weekends ago. Lots of big signals and some decent receive antennas

I’m M3E for this one.

73 Colin G4CWH/M3E/ZF2CA

UK HQ Stations

Thanks to the following for committing to operate HQ stations in the UK in Beru 2020….

GB5CC – Don G3BJ

G6XX – Graham G4FNL

GI6XX – Richard GI4DOH

GM6XX – Jim GM0NAI

GW6XX – Me GW0ETF, but still looking for other ops

Have approached GD and GU but no-one is available and trying to contact GJ so open to offers….!

73, Stew GW0ETF

Commonwealth Medal

Hi Bob:

Received it in the mail today, thanks! I’d forgotten all about it although I now remember reading about it earlier this year. Always enjoy BERU, although now, at 85, I only enter for 12 hours. Looking at the breakdowns I could never justify trying for 24 hours, not having a super-station and being plagued with all kinds of local noise. I’m never going to be in the top ranks, and certainly not being in VE3 where we have a lot of big guns now. Looking forward to next March, of course; apart from the odd 160M contest BERU is my only contest now.
Strangely, the date on the plaque inside the medal box shows 2018 rather than 2019 – not that I’m complaining.
Hope one of my daughters will treasure it when I go 😀
73 Mike VE3VHB