|A selection of pictures from various people are now available below:
The M6T Summary for 1999Raw score - subject to log merging etc...... Station: Class: Multi-Multi HP Operating Time (hrs): 47.5 Summary: Band QSOs Zones Countries ------------------------------- 160: 944 11 70 80: 1820 27 109 40: 1719 33 128 20: 3248 40 174 15: 3418 40 172 10: 3841 40 191 ------------------------------- Total: 14990 191 844 = 32,359,275Operator(s):G4BAH, G4IFB, G3XTT, G3WGN, OH6YF, G4VMM, G0CYB,G4BUO, G4TSH, G4PIQ, G0MTN, G4BWP, G0KRL, G0AEV, G0WCW, G0AFHSpotting : G4BAH, G0AFH, G0WCW, G0MTN, G4IFB. Equipment : 160m (G4IFB + G3XTT) FT1000D + PA. 40m vertical + 2 x Dipoles @ 36m. 2 wire beverage NW/SE + K9AY loops. 80m (G3WGN + OH6YF) FT1000MP + PA. 4 square + 2 el wire yagi @ 20m. 2 wire beverage NW/SE + K9AY loops. 40m (G4VMM + G0CYB) FT1000MP + PA. 3 el yagi @ 30m + 402CD @ 25m. 20m (G4BUO + G4TSH) FT1000D + PA. Stacked 204CDs @ 18/30m + 204CD @ 24m. 15m (G4PIQ + G0MTN) FT1000D + PA. Stacked extended 155BAs @ 18/30m + extended 155BA @ 24m 10m (G4BWP + G0KRL + G0AEV) FT1000D + PA. Stacked 105BAs @ 25/33m + 105BA @ 25m
Great conditions, especially on 10. A bit more iffy on the low bands - especially to North America on 160.
Had a few problems as usual with field day style setup, and team very tired but happy to have broken the old EU Multi Multi record by around 6M, 191 countries on 10 (also new record) and target of over 1000 mults.
It will be really interesting to see how many other records get smashed this time around. Full story will follow when writing is more appealing than sleeping. Any comments regarding our signals apprciated as usual.
Thanks to everyone for working us.
73, Andy, G4PIQ.
Topband report by Gary, G4IFB in brief:
160m conditions were lousy on Saturday, slighly less lousy on Sunday early morning (when we wkd a tiny handful of Ws).
Noise levels were nothing special - for much of the time we were able to find reasonably quiet spots to call CQ but we know other Ws were calling at times but not heard (even when we specifically listened on the Beverage under the noise leaving long gaps between CQs).
We used the quarter-wave vertical and both dipoles alternately (Don, G3XTT preferred the dipoles, me the vertical), and the 560' Beverage shared with 80m (interesting diversity between RX antennas, feeding one into each ear).
Odd propagation: we seemed to have 2 classes of callers, those S9+10++ or S2-3 (in the noise), with few in between.
Highlights for me: being called by V26B and ZS6P out of the blue, also receiving passes from the other guys.
Lowlights: usual encroachment on "our" run frequency by a couple of stations - though not as bad as usual (G3XTT suffered more than me - I succeeded in persuading a few to shift a bit and maintained some run freqs for extended periods - several hours), also getting virtually no usable spots from spotters/cluster.
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