Backpackers #5 VHF contest

Sunday 6th Sep was the 5th backpacker VHF contest on a very sunny Sunday afternoon. The contest has two main categories, 3w backpackers or 10w Hill toppers. The rules are available online. We elected to do the 10w section, using a 9e Tonna antenna and a push up mast with the assistance of John M0UKD.

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The weather couldn’t have been better, with little wind and unbroken sunshine. The event is quite busy as this contest also aligns with the VHF trophy cup and has a number of QRO VHF stations from all around Europe.

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We managed to work 51 stations is England, Wales, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands. Our best DX was DR4X at 648 KM. The QSO map is available below.

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Once the VHF contest had finished John M0UKD completed some 70 MHz portable using 50w from an Anytone AT-588 and a slim jim antenna at 9m.

A short video of me working G4FKK Martin in Carshalton.

73 Dave M0TAZ

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