Archive for the ‘Harris 2009’ Category

432MHz 2010 UKAC Final Results

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Just a quick note that the final results for the 70cm UKAC series have now been published. The Camb-Hams managed to come 12/46 in the club league table, and a very impressive 9th out of 206 in the individual results! Both of these were helped by ...

144MHz 2010 UKAC Final Results

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

The final 144MHz UKAC results for 2010 have just been published, placing the Camb-Hams 20th out of 62 in the affiliated societies table - so a big thanks to all who have either worked us over the course of the year, or who have operated themselves. This is a particularly ...

HF SSB Field Day + 144MHz Trophy

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

We were active in the SSB field day and 144MHz Trophy contest over the weekend of September 4th and 5th 2010.  in the 144MHz Trophy G3PYE/P came 7th out of 12 entries in the "Open" section, and 10th of 75 entries overall. We were also the best placed single antenna ...

Camb-Hams DXpedition 2010

Friday, May 14th, 2010

The team returned to the Isle of Harris (IOTA: EU-010) from 1st to 14th May 2010. There is a dedicated website at

All Home Safely

Monday, April 27th, 2009

All of the team are now home and most are back at work.  Some of the Cambridge lads drove all the way back on Saturday and some had a stop-off on the way and came back on Sunday.  Our QSL manager Neil G4HUN returned to a pile of QSL cards ...

Dx’pedition Slideshow

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Seamus and Aldo have produced slideshows that help capture some of the flavour of our trip – you can view them here:  

Shack QSO total reaches 4000

Friday, April 24th, 2009

At 2315 UTC this evening Rob MM0VFC worked Cambridge local, Michael – G7VJR, for QSO number 4000!

The last supper

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Friday Evening 24th April 2009: 1900pm (By GM4HUN) Well, that’s almost it. We’ve had a spectacular run on 20m and 40m today, as our QSO total from the shack approaches 4000. We’ve taken down the Spiderbeam and the VHF aerials, so we’re running on just the G5RV and the ...

Evening Meal At The Anchorage Restaurant Leverburgh (By GM1SAA)

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Thursday evening was Jim the chef’s night off so we had booked in at a local restaurant in Leverburgh. We all left the cottage around 18:45 for the 15 mile trip we managed to get all 12 people in 3 cars and set off, strange now I think of ...

Wednesday – April 22nd 2009: 2115pm (By GM4HUN)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

That’s it! Just logged the 3000th QSO – with LA8BCA on 80m.

Wednesday – April 22nd 2009: 1545pm (By GM4HUN)

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

The numbers have all gone a bit silly, really. Over 2700 QSOs in the log as I write this; 5300 lookups on (If you're checking and you see 7800, remember to knock off 2500 from last year); and literally thousands of individual hits on the camb-hams website. Despite ...

Tuesday – April 21st 2009: 2115pm (By GM4HUN)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Radio highlights for today: Total contacts from the shack - 2200; Worked a few more locals including M1XZG for the first time; Worked VK (That's Australia for those who don't have a Prefix List to hand) on 20m; Voi activated WAB NA91; Allan MM1BJP made 29 contacts to activate GM/SI-165 ...

Tuesday – April 21st 2009: 0120am (By GM4HUN)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Another day - another Camb-Hams first! Aldo, 2M0TXY has just had our first SSTV contact on 80m with DJ1IJ. More SSTV to follow.

Monday – April 20th 2009: 2225pm (By GM4HUN)

Monday, April 20th, 2009

We nearly had a Raynet exercise up here this evening. It was gone 8.00pm and Voi hadn't shown up. We'd all had dinner and his mobile phone wasn't responding (No real surprise, to be frank!). But in the end he finally pitched up around 9.00pm. Voi has had a busy ...

Monday – April 20th 2009: 1630pm (By GM4HUN)

Monday, April 20th, 2009

As you may know - I lead a fairly stressful life running my own IT company. Every now and then you get given a day as a present; to make up for the hard work. Today has been one of those days! It started in a quite unpromising way. I ...