G100RSGB from CARA – Final Report

Well, what a lot of fun we all had! Not only the operators of G100RSGB but also the many club members who worked the station, some on many bands and modes.

The CARA operation took place on 2nd, 3rd and 4th November 2013, with Martin G4ENZ hosting the station on the 2nd and 4th, and Stewart G0LGS, ably aided by Matt 2E0MDJ, on 3rd November. Over the three days we made a total of 1677 QSOs across the bands from 160m to 70cm. We worked 27 CARA members who made 141 QSOs in total. The leading CARA QSO maker was Don G3ZKN who accumulated 23 contacts, closely followed by Derek G3NKS with 20 and then Stewart G0LGS with 10. A full list of members who worked G100RSGB will appear in an early issue of CARA News.

Here is a summary of the results. A fuller report will appear in CARA News.

Sunday 3rd November:
G100RSGB made 423 QSOs that day, with 376 on HF mainly by Matt 2E0MDJ on 20m, 15m and 10m and with 87 on VHF and UHF mainly by Stewart G0LGS. A total of 51 DXCC entities (countries) were worked including CE, CO, ER, FO, KP4, PY, TG, TI, UA0, VP8 (Falklands), VU, XE, YB and ZF. An impressive list! 15m was the most productive band as far as DXCC entities are concerned with 31 worked.
A total of 61 QSOs were had with CARA members on various bands and modes, including AM!

Saturday 2nd, Monday 4th November:
G100RSGB made a total of 1255 QSOs over the two days, with operators Derek G3NKS, Ian G3TDT, Martin G4ENZ and Iain M0PCB. Of these QSOs, 264 were on SSB, 893 on CW, 91 on PSK31, 1 on PSK63, 1 on RTTY and 5 on JT65. The DXCC entity count came to 61, including 5T, ER, HZ, JA, KP2, KP4, PY, UA0, VK, VP8 (Falklands), XE, ZL, and ZS. The most number of entities worked on a single band was 36 on 40m.
A total of 80 QSOs were made with CARA members.

Many thanks go to Martin G4ENZ and Stewart G0LGS for hosting the callsign. Special thanks to Penny (XYL of Martin) for sustaining the operators at G4ENZ with coffee, tea, cake and biscuits. Many thanks also to all the club members who sought out G100RSGB across the bands and made QSOs. It really was a superb club effort all round.

Our grateful thanks go to all the hundred of operators around the world who called us and helped to make the G100RSGB operation from CARA such a great success.