January 28, 2008
MS0SCG will be operational from the Isle of Jura ( EU-008 ) on 22-29th September 2008. The location will be Jura House on the edge of the island. Dates are yet to be fully confirmed but we hope to be on the air from Monday to Monday this time, so taking in a full weekend. Modes and bands will be confirmed nearer the time but this year we expect to cover most of them. The house is in its own grounds, including its own beach and will comfortably sleep 15 of us. There is a vast amount of room for the antenna farm and this will be put to its best advantage. Look out for more information on the DX bulletins on the internet and also on this blog!
January 20, 2008
Yesterday a few of our members took part in the Affiliated Societies Team Contest. This was a short 4 hour contest on 80m and a nice way to ease back into contesting for 2008. For once this was not a serious effort to compete with other clubs but a chance to get back in the swing and also to give one of the intermediate students chance to get a feel for what contesting is all about. It was a good contest and conditions were reasonable with plenty of stations taking part!