AnotherĀ part of the hobby important to me is taking part in contests. This aspect brings together lots of disciplines with the objective of maximising performance in many ways, be it in technical knowledge, operating skill, calmness under pressure or just plain stamina. There are contests of all kinds – long in duration, short in duration, multi-operator, portable, working from home, HF, VHF, UHF, low power, sprint – the list is rather a long one.

I was pleased to get a good result in the Islands on the Air contest from Arosa Island. Operating position shown below.

My contest call is GM4X. Mainly CW – call me and give me some points – I will operate at any speed as required.