The Middlesex DX Group are getting ready to Embark on their trip to The Isle Of Arran EU-123. The group will be active from the 4th Of October till the 10th of October.
The Isle of Arran, Scotland is one of the most southerly Scottish island and sits in the Firth of Clyde between Ayrshire and Kintyre. Arran is 19 miles long by 10 miles wide but has a remarkable diversity of landscapes and seascapes. (www.visitarran.net)
Members going are Simon 2E0VAG, Kevin G1KAW, John G0KLX, Carl 2E1IDC & Jason M1PRO.
The group will be active from 160m to 70cms and will be doing some FSK on 2 metre’s and EME and will be activating some SOTA summits with the call MS0MDG/P. It is also hoped that they will have Echolink operational which will enable contact back to West London.
The station will consist of the Icom IC-746Pro HF/6/2m Radio from the Whitton Amateur Radio Group and for antennas they have planned the following;
- 5BTV and Dipoles for 40 and 80m, on 6m a 5 element tonna
- 2 metre a 2 x 17 elements tonna Stacked
- 70cms they are hoping to have 2 x 21 element tonna’s
“Hopefully weather permitting we will work you while we are away.”
Please qsl via Buro or Direct to Simon 2E0VAG…
The Whitton Amateur Radio Group wishes the DXpedition the Best of Luck and hope they have a safe journey to and from the Island.
Club Members:- Remember there is Garo’s prize for most contacts
(1 contact max per Band & per mode)
“We are back, but I have been a bit ill the last couple of days. RF Poisioning???.
I’ve uploaded some photo’s. Hope you like and see you down the club…
73’s Simon de 2E0VAG