contesting

I started contesting only relatively recently after a long amateur radio career where I only dabbled a bit.  Much enthused by the recently silent key Alex, GM3ZBE I'm making up for lost time so if anyone is interested in in having me along to help in a multi-op then let me know - I don't mind travelling for the right contest!  Or if someone is kind enough to let me use their station for a CW contest (perhaps they only operate SSB themselves) I would always be most grateful.

In 2011 placed 11th in WRTC country ranking, which is based on results in several major DX qualifying contests. I'd love to improve on that by having the use of a better antenna system.

I use the callsign GM4X in some contests.

 

Contest Result
SAC 2013 1st Place Low Power Single Op Scotland
RSGB IOTA 2013 3rd Place Fixed Single-Op Assisted
SP DX Contest 1st Place Certificate
CQ WW 2012 1st Place Low Power Single Op Assisted All Band Scotland.
ARRL 160M 2012 3rd Place Multi-Op with GM3TAL
NFD 2012 Checklog with 220 QSOs submitted from home based stn.
WPX SOA 20M 2012 970 QSOs, 901590 points, single band 20m entry.
UBA DX Contest 2012 1st Place Certificate Scotland, No. 19 in European Union.
PACC Contest 2011 1st Place Certificate
RSGB IOTA 2012 2nd Place Fixed Island Low Power Assisted.
RSGB Ropoco CW Claimed score 29. Vy poor condx !
EU HF Championship - CW Single Op Part-time entry 387 QSOs. Placed 120 from around 400. Should have worked more hours !
RSGB IOTA 2011 CW 24Hr LOW Single Op 593 QSOs, 195 Island multipliers, score 850,005. First Place Certificate (entire category)   
RSGB Club Calls CW July 2011 Placed 53
RSGB Club Calls SSB July 2011 Placed 101
RSGB Ropoco 1 SSB Placed 37
IARU-FD 2011 CW Multi-op With GM3ZBE, 1st place Scotland, 46 in Europe
CQ-WPX 2011 CW Multi-op With GM3ZBE, GM4WLN, MM0DWF, GM3TAL and GM3VFJ.  1st Place Certificate Scotland
CQ-M Wordwide 2011 SOAB CW LOW Leading UK entry.
EA QRP 2011 CW 2nd Place in QRPp class (1 watt)
Russian DX 2011 CW 100W Placed 2nd Scottish Station
RSGB BERU multi-op GM4BRN Placed 6th with GM3TAL, GM3ZBE, GM3VFJ
RSGB 1st Top Band CW 2011 Placed 21st
EA QRP 2010 CW Single op First Place Trophy
CQ WPX 2010 Multi-op Single GM4BRN Certificate winner
URE King of Spain 2010 Single op 3rd place Certificate,
Monoband 20m
RSGB IOTA 2009 CW Single Op, Arosa Is. 10th Place
RSGB AFS CW 2010 Kingdom ARS Placed 25
RSGB AFS CW 2011 Kingdom ARS Placed 55
Policarpus Taylor CW, 1st Place Trophy.

 

IOTA 2009 Arosa Island EU-080 photos...

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