The first 50 MHz contest of the year.

Members of the SNBCG  and LEFARS took part in the first 50 MHz contest of the year at the Kelvedon Hatch SNB using the club call M0SNB. The contest ran from for 3 hrs on Sunday morning (10 till 1) the weather was forecast to be 23C and sunny. We opted to operate outdoors using a 5e beam on a 10m pump up mast. The radio was an Icom 7600 and Expert 1.3 K-FA provided 400w power was provided by a Honda EU20 generator.

We worked 63 stations, with our best DX into EI at 530 KM

More pictures and full report at

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