Location


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Our location this year is situated in rural Bath and North East Somerset, although many would consider it simply to be Somerset. The site itself is just below 200m AOD (Above Ordnance Datum) and is one of the highest points in the area. To the immediate west is Blackberry Hill which peaks at 206m AOD and there is a trig point at 207m AOD to the west south west of our location, neither presented any particular impediment to our operation. To the south south east of the location there is a third peak around 205m AOD.

Panoramic view from the operating position

Introduction

Excitement, well I’m not sure it could actually be defined as excitement as such, but interest mounted early in the year when the possibility of operating a multi-band entry in this years Field Day was explored.

After some consideration and debate along with the necessary evaluation of where the additional kit might be borrowed from, since the Club equipment was fully committed to the regular 2m entry and we have no portable antennas for 4m, 6m or 23cm, it was decided that we would try to make an entry on 6m, 4m and 2m.

This was partly tactical, as regular readers of our exploits will be aware we spotted the potential for a very low number of contacts to potentially earn a high number of "normalised" points as the number of participants in our class on 4m were zero in 2018, and partly a recognition that overall class performance depends on a multi-band entry, and partly practicality since the timing of the 4m window means that it is relatively straightforward to enter 6m and 4m as the two operations don’t overlap. This allows equipment, specifically antennas, to be shared and more importantly the 6m operators on Saturday could become the 4m operators on Sunday leading to no additional manpower required on site.

The attentive amongst you will have spotted that we also eschewed our regular spot on Dundry Hill. This was a less tactical and more a "needs must" response to a late breaking problem. Over the last couple of years we have made use of a horsebox for Field Day accommodation. This has proven to be a very good base vehicle. It is large enough to allow comfortable operating with sufficient space around the operating area for equipment, changes of operators, observers whilst the "living" section provides a respite area in the event of inclement weather as well as basic catering facilities. Over the last couple of years sections of the "living" have been rebuilt to repair water leak damage as can be seen if you compare the facilities in 2017 with those in 2018.

This year another problem beset us; the horsebox was declared unroadworthy at its annual equivalent of the MoT and this time the extent of the repairs made it uneconomic to put it back on the road. The loss of our accommodation made the use of the Dundry Hill venue questionable as the call went out around the Club for alternative accommodations. Ultimately Paul 2E0GHT resurrected the Clutton DX Group operating post and arrangements were made to work from there.

Challenges of portable operationsChallenges of portable operations

A different location always provides a new set of problems, indeed it is only when a change of site occurs that the realisation dawns that the years of learning acquired at the old site will have to be dispensed with and a whole new set of local rules will have to be developed and adopted.

For us the biggest local "hazard" was the presence of goats! These lovely, inquisitive creatures have a tendency to explore everything new within their domain with their mouths and wherever remotely possible will endeavour to devour things. We had visions of feeders, rotator control cables, guy lines and potentially power cables all disappearing over the course of the weekend!

Our 2m setup followed the usual line up that we have successfully employed on Dundry for a number of years with the big 14 element beam going up on its tripod mast and connected to the Club rig. On 6m/4m we had borrowed a dual band Innovantennas 4 element beam from Ray G3IOI which was put up on a pole secured to a conveniently located telegraph pole that no longer supported any wires. All feeders and control cables were kept above human head height to make them inaccessible to the resident goats. The 6m/4m beam didn’t require guying being securely strapped to the existing but disused telegraph pole and the 2m beam was guyed back to the roof of the shack. We were, therefore, quietly confident that the installation was as goat proof as we could make it, and indeed other than an occasional nibble at the tailgate ramp we had no issues with livestock interfering with the equipment.

We did nickname one of the goats "Harry" as this one had a knack of being able to get outside the fenced paddock, we had to herd him back in on two separate occasions but aside from that the goats gave us no trouble what so ever.

Erecting the 6m/4m BeamThe 4m/6m Beam

The change of venue meant that our set-up plans weren’t quite as well organised as we usually are, the local operators who were transporting the transceivers arrived some time before the 2m antenna. The team on site quickly rigged up a temporary 2m loop once they had put up the Innovantennas 4m/6m 4 element beam and spent a bit of time testing. On 2m they made a contact with an old friend in the Midlands who gave them a 55 signal report. After the beam arrived, was assembled and erected we re-contacted the same station and went from 55 to 59+20; yes gain is a wonderful thing!

The 2m BeamProximity of both Beams

With everything in place we were ready for the off! Andy G7KNA and Mark M0SKV took the 2m station whilst David 2E0GZO and Paul 2E0GHT took the 6m station.

On 2m we saw similar trends to previous years, there was the usual flurry of contacts at the start of the contest until things settled down to a steady rate after about 4 hours. During this period in addition to the usual UK stations we worked into Ireland, France and Germany, securing our best DX for the weekend.

Being new to 6m we had no real preconceptions as to how things would develop. Initially the 2m and 6m stations were following very similar patterns with more or less the same QSO rates and similar destinations being reached. Belgium, France and Ireland were contacted in the first flurry of contacts which included the best DX.

Operating at night

Unlike previous years we did not operate late into the night. Although the 6m contest window is 14:00 UTC – 22:00 UTC we made our last 6m QSO at 21:05 UTC. The last 2m QSO of the Saturday operation was logged at 20:22 UTC.

Normally we would have taken advantage of the early stop on 2m to go for an early start on Sunday morning after the mandatory shutdown. This year was to be a departure as Andy G7KNA had to complete the build of the 28MHz – 70MHz transverter which was to enable our 4m operation on Sunday. An early start in the workshop with one or two snags got the kit to site around 10:00 local time but a couple of problems with the untested transverter meant that Paul 2E0GHT didn’t get on air until 11:00 local time. The faults with the transverter kit were all down to the construction and should not reflect on the design or manufacture of the equipment.

The equipment will be familiar to many being the Ukrainian kit sold by Serge UT5JCW through E-Bay and his own website. Once the initial problem had been ironed out everything worked flawlessly, the problem was a simple one; the transverter board had been positioned too close to the front panel and one of the solder tags on the on-off switch made contact with the shield of an inductor resulting in a short circuit that tripped the power supply’s short circuit protection. A small adjustment with pliers and some insulation tape resolved the problem and everything worked fine.

We had a few interference problems that had not been obvious on the Saturday when 2m/6m was operational. Obviously 2m/4m have a harmonic relationship and when the antennas crossed over the 4m transmissions could be heard on 2m on some frequencies whilst the 4m station would hear "hash" when the 2m station was transmitting.

Some combinations of operating frequencies were worse than others and if the beams weren’t beaming over each other the problem was much reduced. It wasn’t debilitating with a bit of co-operation and in future use of this site greater separation of the beams would probably help.

Setting up4m operation

The shortened 4m operation restricted the number of contacts made and of course parts of Europe don’t have a 4m allocation which limits the possible destinations. Overall we had a good weekend but felt that the 2m band was flatter than in recent years and whilst direct comparisons with previous years on 6m are not possible the general feeling was that this, too, was quite flat.

6m Results

The results presented below have been determined following analysis of the unadjudicated log, and will not be updated once results are known.

Number of QSOs

Table 1, below, presents the disposition of QSOs across the operating period and calculates both the average QSO/Hour and by how much each hour deviates from the average. This table when tracked over a number of years can provide an insight into the best times to operate.

Table 1 – QSOs Recorded (6m)
Day Time (UTC) Hour QSOs %age of QSOs Deviation from Average QSOs/Hour Cumulative QSOs Cumulative %age of QSOs Cumulative QSOs/Hour
 
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14:00 – 15:00 1 21 33.87% 170.97% 21 33.87% 21.00
15:00 – 16:00 2 11 17.74% 41.94% 32 51.61% 16.00
16:00 – 17:00 3 7 11.29% -9.68% 39 62.90% 13.00
17:00 – 18:00 4 2 3.23% -74.19% 41 66.13% 10.25
18:00 – 19:00 5 10 16.13% 29.03% 51 82.26% 10.20
19:00 – 20:00 6 7 11.29% -9.68% 58 93.55% 9.67
20:00 – 21:00 7 2 3.23% -74.19% 60 96.77% 8.57
21:00 – 22:00 8 2 3.23% -74.19% 62 100.00% 7.75
22:00 – 23:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
23:00 – 00:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
 
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00:00 – 01:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
01:00 – 02:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
02:00 – 03:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
03:00 – 04:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
04:00 – 05:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
05:00 – 06:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
06:00 – 07:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
07:00 – 08:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
08:00 – 09:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
09:00 – 10:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
10:00 – 11:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
11:00 – 12:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
12:00 – 13:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
13:00 – 14:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 62 100.00% 7.75
TOTALS 62 100.00%  

The 6m QSOs followed closely the 2m pattern, in fact it became a bit of a competition within the contest to see which of the two operations could make the most QSOs. Half of all contacts were made in the first couple of hours of operations which given the shorter operating window is not surprising.

Points Scored

Table 2, below, presents the disposition of points scored across the operating period and calculates both the average points/QSO and by how much each hour deviates from the average. This table when read in conjunction with the QSO rate above can provide an insight into the best times to operate, as it is not always the most frenetic periods that yield the best distances.

Table 2 – Points Scored (6m)
Day Time (UTC) Hour Points Average Points/QSO %age of Total Points Deviation From Average Points/QSO Cumulative Points Cumulative Percentage of Points
 
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14:00 – 15:00 1 2996 142.67 34.68% 2.40% 2996 34.68%
15:00 – 16:00 2 1316 119.64 15.24% -14.13% 4312 49.92%
16:00 – 17:00 3 813 116.14 9.41% -16.64% 5125 59.33%
17:00 – 18:00 4 73 36.50 0.85% -73.80% 5198 60.18%
18:00 – 19:00 5 1746 174.60 20.21% 25.32% 6944 80.39%
19:00 – 20:00 6 1203 171.86 13.93% 23.35% 8147 94.32%
20:00 – 21:00 7 379 189.50 4.39% 36.02% 8526 98.70%
21:00 – 22:00 8 112 56.00 1.30% -59.81% 8638 100.00%
22:00 – 23:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
23:00 – 00:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
 
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00:00 – 01:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
01:00 – 02:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
02:00 – 03:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
03:00 – 04:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
04:00 – 05:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
05:00 – 06:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
06:00 – 07:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
07:00 – 08:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
08:00 – 09:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
09:00 – 10:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
10:00 – 11:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
11:00 – 12:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
12:00 – 13:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
13:00 – 14:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 8638 100.00%
TOTALS 8638 139.32 100.00%  

The points scored tracks quite closely the QSO rate. The first 2 hours accounted for just under 52% of the QSOs and produced 50% of the total points, this differs from what has been seen historically on 2m where quite often later periods in the contest with a lower number of QSOs allow a much higher proportion of the total points to be scored.

Distances Worked

Tables 3 and 4, below, present a summary of the distances worked. The best DX on 6m was MM0CCC/P at 483km

Table 3 – Distances Worked (6m)
Distance Number of Stations Worked Percentage of Stations Worked
Dist ≤ 1km 1 1.61%
1km < Dist ≤ 5km 1 1.61%
5km < Dist ≤ 10km 0 0.00%
10km < Dist ≤ 20km 3 4.84%
20km < Dist ≤ 50km 4 6.45%
50km < Dist ≤ 100km 17 27.42%
100km < Dist ≤ 200km 20 32.26%
200km < Dist ≤ 350km 14 22.58%
350km < Dist ≤ 500km 2 3.23%
500km < Dist ≤ 750km 0 0.00%
750km < Dist ≤ 1000km 0 0.00%
1000km < Dist ≤ 1500km 0 0.00%
1500km < Dist ≤ 2000km 0 0.00%
2000km < Dist 0 0.00%
TOTALS 62 100.00%

Distribution of Distances

Table 4 – Statistical Analysis of Distances Worked (6m)
Quantity Value Population
Mean Distance (km) 139  
Median Distance (km) 116  
Mode (km) 67 2
1 Standard Deviation 98.14 70.97%
2 Standard Deviation 196.28 96.77%
3 Standard Deviation 294.42 98.39%

The distribution of distances is obviously skewed but if the handful of very short distance QSOs are discounted the distribution becomes more "normal".

Countries Worked

The tables below show the number of stations from each country with a specific breakdown for UK stations. The tables are generic allowing flexibility in the website code rather than aspirational in terms of the countries we expect to contact.

Table 5A – UK Stations Worked (6m)
Country Callsign Groups Number of Stations Worked Percentage of Total QSO
England G, GX, 2E, M, MX 53 85.48%
Special Events GB 0 0.00%
Isle of Man GD, GT, 2D, MD, MT 0 0.00%
Northern Irelend GI, GN, 2I, MI, MN 0 0.00%
Jersey GJ, GH, 2J, MJ, MH 0 0.00%
Scotland GM, GS, 2M, MM, MS 1 1.61%
Gurnsey GU, GP, 2U, MU, MP 1 1.61%
RSGB 2013 Centenary Stations GV, 2V, MV 0 0.00%
Wales GW, GC, 2W, MW, MC 4 6.45%
Club Stations (included above) GX, MX, GT, MT, GN, MN, GH, MH, GS, MS, GP, MP, GC, MC 0 0.00%
SUB-TOTAL United Kingdom Stations 59 95.16%
Table 5B – Non UK Stations Worked (6m)
Country Callsign Groups Number of Stations Worked Percentage of Total QSO
Andorra C3 0 0.00%
Austria OE 0 0.00%
Belgium ON, OO, OP, OQ, OR, OS, OT 1 1.61%
Cyprus 5B, C4 0 0.00%
Czech Republic OK, OL 0 0.00%
Denmark 5P, OZ 0 0.00%
Eire EI, EJ 1 1.61%
France (inc Overseas Territories) F, TM, TO, TX 1 1.61%
Germany DA, DB, DC, DD, DF, DG, DH, DJ, DK, DL, DP, DR 0 0.00%
Gibralter ZB, ZG 0 0.00%
Greece J4, SV 0 0.00%
Hungary HA, HG 0 0.00%
Italy I, IA, IB, IC, ID, IE, IF, IG, IH, IK, IL, IN, IP, IR, IT, IV, IW, IX 0 0.00%
Liechtenstein HB0 0 0.00%
Luxembourg LX 0 0.00%
Monaco 3A 0 0.00%
Netherlands (inc Antilles) PA, PB, PD, PE, PI, PJ 0 0.00%
Norway LA, LB, LC, LG, LI, LJ, LN 0 0.00%
Poland HF, SN, SO, SP, SQ, SR 0 0.00%
Portugul (inc Azores) CT, CU 0 0.00%
San Marino T7 0 0.00%
Sardinia IM, IS 0 0.00%
Slovak Republic OM 0 0.00%
Slovenia 7S 0 0.00%
Spain (inc Overseas Islands, Territories, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla) AM, AN, AO, EA, EB, EC, ED, EF, EG, EH 0 0.00%
Sweden 8S, S5, SH, SI, SJ, SL, SM 0 0.00%
Switzerland HB, HE 0 0.00%
Vatican City HV 0 0.00%
SUB-TOTAL Non United Kingdom Stations 3 4.84%
Table 5C – Summary of Stations Worked (6m)
Country Callsign Groups Number of Stations Worked Percentage of Total QSO
SUB-TOTAL United Kingdom Stations 59 95.16%
SUB-TOTAL Non United Kingdom Stations 3 4.84%
TOTAL MATCHED All UK and Non UK Stations 62 100.00%
Unmatched Callsigns Possible Log Errors or Foreign Special Event or similar Stations 0 0.00%
FINAL TOTAL All Stations inc Unmatched Callsigns 62 100.00%

There is little doubt that the band conditions were flat, comparisons with previous years are, obviously, not possible in the case of 6m since we haven’t entertained a 6m operation for many years. To have only 5% of QSOs outside of the UK was less than expected.

Location of Stations Worked on 6m

Map Showing Locations of Stations Worked

Submitted Log

Below is the full log submitted following participation in this years event. If any information is received post submission updates will appear in the “Notes” column.

We normally get round to uploading our Field Day contest logs to eQSL.cc, but otherwise do not exchange QSL cards in this event. If you wish to QSL traditionally please send information via the RSGB Bureau.

VHF National Field Day 2019 – (6m Band) Log
Date Time (UTC) Station Band Mode Sent Received Locator Distance (km) Notes Points
RST Serial RST Serial
6/7/19 14:04 G4ILJ 6m SSB 59 001 59 004 IO91TH 151   151
6/7/19 14:05 M0IEP 6m SSB 59 002 59 001 IO91DP 67   67
6/7/19 14:12 G2XV/P 6m SSB 59 003 55 006 JO02AH 208   208
6/7/19 14:13 G3TCR/P 6m SSB 59 004 59 004 IO91JG 94   94
6/7/19 14:14 G8NDN 6m SSB 59 005 59 004 IO91GF 77   77
6/7/19 14:16 G0FBB/P 6m SSB 59 006 59 011 JO01LD 245   245
6/7/19 14:18 G3PIA/P 6m SSB 59 007 59 010 IO91IN 90   90
6/7/19 14:20 M0MSZ 6m SSB 59 008 59 002 IO91AI 41   41
6/7/19 14:20 G4FJK 6m SSB 59 009 59 010 IO80HV 78   78
6/7/19 14:23 G4BXM 6m SSB 59 010 58 004 IO91UK 157   157
6/7/19 14:25 G3VEF/P 6m SSB 59 011 55 003 IO91JA 101   101
6/7/19 14:29 G4CXQ 6m SSB 59 012 59 006 IO81MH 30   30
6/7/19 14:33 GW3SRT/P 6m SSB 59 013 59 007 IO82LQ 153   153
6/7/19 14:35 G3NYY 6m SSB 59 014 58 004 IO82WA 80   80
6/7/19 14:36 G4ATH/P 6m SSB 59 015 59 012 IO83NU 279   279
6/7/19 14:38 G4IFX 6m SSB 59 016 59 008 IO91OD 124   124
6/7/19 14:40 G4HGI 6m SSB 59 017 58 015 IO83PL 237   237
6/7/19 14:43 G7RHF 6m SSB 59 018 56 007 IO82QK 121   121
6/7/19 14:49 M5MK/P 6m SSB 59 019 59 020 IO92RA 157   157
6/7/19 14:50 ON8DM 6m SSB 59 020 59 016 JO10JT 378   378
6/7/19 14:52 G4DDL 6m SSB 59 021 58 002 IO91PJ 128   128
6/7/19 15:02 G3TBK/P 6m SSB 59 022 59 025 IO93RA 231   231
6/7/19 15:04 G3ZME/P 6m SSB 59 023 59 032 IO82NN 137   137
6/7/19 15:14 G4ALE/P 6m SSB 59 024 59 036 IO91XG 175   175
6/7/19 15:17 G3IOI 6m SSB 59 025 59 001 IO81RJ 5   5
6/7/19 15:23 G3XBI 6m SSB 59 026 59 002 IO81MF 33   33
6/7/19 15:35 GU4CHY 6m SSB 59 027 57 003 IN89RL 209   209
6/7/19 15:37 G8BFV 6m SSB 59 028 59 002 IO82QE 93   93
6/7/19 15:40 G8SRC/P 6m SSB 59 029 59 055 IO91CL 54   54
6/7/19 15:44 G0IVR/P 6m SSB 54 030 55 017 IO91HB 88   88
6/7/19 15:46 G8LED/P 6m SSB 56 031 57 029 IO92LD 136   136
6/7/19 15:47 GW4SHF 6m SSB 59 032 56 038 IO82HP 155   155
6/7/19 16:00 G1TPA/P 6m SSB 59 033 59 033 JO01BB 189   189
6/7/19 16:19 G3PYE/P 6m SSB 59 034 59 061 JO02CE 211   211
6/7/19 16:21 G7RSO 6m SSB 59 035 57 003 IO91EC 70   70
6/7/19 16:45 M1CJE 6m SSB 59 036 59 004 IO91CL 54   54
6/7/19 16:46 M0BEW 6m SSB 59 037 59 023 IO82RJ 116   116
6/7/19 16:48 G2LO/P 6m SSB 59 038 57 082 IO92GB 109   109
6/7/19 16:51 G0ARC/P 6m SSB 59 039 59 034 IO91EH 64   64
6/7/19 17:08 G6SIX 6m SSB 59 040 55 016 IO91FM 72   72
6/7/19 17:54 G3TKF 6m SSB 59 041 59 005 IO81RI 1   1
6/7/19 18:05 GW4AYJ 6m SSB 59 042 59 001 IO81AO 102   102
6/7/19 18:18 G7FBD 6m SSB 59 043 58 002 IO81SK 11   11
6/7/19 18:19 G8NXJ 6m SSB 59 044 59 005 IO91NL 117   117
6/7/19 18:23 F4HJO 6m SSB 59 045 57 016 JN09JP 303   303
6/7/19 18:28 G2BQY/P 6m SSB 59 046 59 135 IO81RF 14   14
6/7/19 18:30 G4RFR/P 6m SSB 59 047 59 084 IO80ST 61   61
6/7/19 18:44 EI9E/P 6m SSB 59 048 59 126 IO62OM 319   319
6/7/19 18:49 M0HRF/P 6m SSB 59 049 59 073 JO01JA 236   236
6/7/19 18:54 G0OLE/P 6m SSB 59 050 59 046 IO93PX 317   317
6/7/19 18:59 G8ONK 6m SSB 59 051 52 021 IO83MR 266   266
6/7/19 19:03 MM0CCC/P 6m SSB 59 052 57 051 IO85OQ 483   483
6/7/19 19:12 G3TQZ 6m SSB 59 053 59 009 IO82UE 95   95
6/7/19 19:19 G3RLE 6m SSB 59 054 59 015 IO83VO 252   252
6/7/19 19:20 G4RRA 6m SSB 59 055 59 025 IO80BS 114   114
6/7/19 19:24 G8NT 6m SSB 59 056 59 004 IO81SG 11   11
6/7/19 19:26 GW3ZTT/P 6m SSB 59 057 59 099 IO82KW 181   181
6/7/19 19:50 G0LGS 6m SSB 59 058 59 009 IO81WV 67   67
6/7/19 20:06 G3RCW/P 6m SSB 56 059 56 079 IO93EP 263   263
6/7/19 20:31 G3VLG/P 6m SSB 57 060 57 042 IO92GD 116   116
6/7/19 21:04 G6AHY 6m SSB 59 061 58 005 IO91EH 64   64
6/7/19 21:05 G8DER 6m SSB 59 062 59 010 IO81XB 48   48
TOTALS 62 8638 0 Contact(s) lost due to Log Errors 8638
Best DX (Pre-Adjudication) MM0CCC/P 483km Error Rate = 0% 0.00%
Best DX (Post-Adjudication) MM0CCC/P 483km  

4m Results

The results presented below have been determined following analysis of the unadjudicated log, and will not be updated once results are known.

Number of QSOs

Table 1, below, presents the disposition of QSOs across the operating period and calculates both the average QSO/Hour and by how much each hour deviates from the average. This table when tracked over a number of years can provide an insight into the best times to operate.

Table 1 – QSOs Recorded (4m)
Day Time (UTC) Hour QSOs %age of QSOs Deviation from Average QSOs/Hour Cumulative QSOs Cumulative %age of QSOs Cumulative QSOs/Hour
 
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14:00 – 15:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
15:00 – 16:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
16:00 – 17:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
17:00 – 18:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
18:00 – 19:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
19:00 – 20:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
20:00 – 21:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
21:00 – 22:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
22:00 – 23:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
23:00 – 00:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
 
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00:00 – 01:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
01:00 – 02:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
02:00 – 03:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
03:00 – 04:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
04:00 – 05:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
05:00 – 06:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
06:00 – 07:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
07:00 – 08:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
08:00 – 09:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
09:00 – 10:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00% 0.00
10:00 – 11:00 1 7 46.67% 40.00% 7 46.67% 7.00
11:00 – 12:00 2 5 33.33% 0.00% 12 80.00% 6.00
12:00 – 13:00 3 3 20.00% -40.00% 15 100.00% 5.00
13:00 – 14:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 15 100.00% 5.00
TOTALS 15 100.00%  

The limited number of QSOs made during the contest precludes any definitive conclusions or patterns being reported.

Points Scored

Table 2, below, presents the disposition of points scored across the operating period and calculates both the average points/QSO and by how much each hour deviates from the average. This table when read in conjunction with the QSO rate above can provide an insight into the best times to operate, as it is not always the most frenetic periods that yield the best distances.

Table 2 – Points Scored (4m)
Day Time (UTC) Hour Points Average Points/QSO %age of Total Points Deviation From Average Points/QSO Cumulative Points Cumulative Percentage of Points
 
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14:00 – 15:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
15:00 – 16:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
16:00 – 17:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
17:00 – 18:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
18:00 – 19:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
19:00 – 20:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
20:00 – 21:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
21:00 – 22:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
22:00 – 23:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
23:00 – 00:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
 
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00:00 – 01:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
01:00 – 02:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
02:00 – 03:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
03:00 – 04:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
04:00 – 05:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
05:00 – 06:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
06:00 – 07:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
07:00 – 08:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
08:00 – 09:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
09:00 – 10:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 0 0.00%
10:00 – 11:00 1 655 93.57 36.80% -21.15% 655 36.80%
11:00 – 12:00 2 474 94.80 26.63% -20.11% 1129 63.43%
12:00 – 13:00 3 651 217.00 36.57% 82.87% 1780 100.00%
13:00 – 14:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 1780 100.00%
TOTALS 1780 118.67 100.00%  

The lowest number of QSOs occurred in the third hour of operation but yielded the best score.

Distances Worked

Tables 3 and 4, below, present a summary of the distances worked. The best DX on 4m was GM3HAM/P at 408km

Table 3 – Distances Worked (4m)
Distance Number of Stations Worked Percentage of Stations Worked
Dist ≤ 1km 0 0.00%
1km < Dist ≤ 5km 1 6.67%
5km < Dist ≤ 10km 0 0.00%
10km < Dist ≤ 20km 3 20.00%
20km < Dist ≤ 50km 2 13.33%
50km < Dist ≤ 100km 2 13.33%
100km < Dist ≤ 200km 4 26.67%
200km < Dist ≤ 350km 2 13.33%
350km < Dist ≤ 500km 1 6.67%
500km < Dist ≤ 750km 0 0.00%
750km < Dist ≤ 1000km 0 0.00%
1000km < Dist ≤ 1500km 0 0.00%
1500km < Dist ≤ 2000km 0 0.00%
2000km < Dist 0 0.00%
TOTALS 15 100.00%

Distribution of Distances

Table 4 – Statistical Analysis of Distances Worked (4m)

#N/A

Quantity Value Population
Mean Distance (km) 119  
Median Distance (km) 88  
1 Standard Deviation 110.72 80.00%
2 Standard Deviation 221.45 93.33%
3 Standard Deviation 332.17 100.00%

The limited number of QSOs makes a distribution model difficult. A normal distribution would be expected but this appears more rectangular.

Countries Worked

The tables below show the number of stations from each country with a specific breakdown for UK stations. The tables are generic allowing flexibility in the website code rather than aspirational in terms of the countries we expect to contact.

Table 5A – UK Stations Worked (4m)
Country Callsign Groups Number of Stations Worked Percentage of Total QSO
England G, GX, 2E, M, MX 12 80.00%
Special Events GB 0 0.00%
Isle of Man GD, GT, 2D, MD, MT 0 0.00%
Northern Irelend GI, GN, 2I, MI, MN 0 0.00%
Jersey GJ, GH, 2J, MJ, MH 0 0.00%
Scotland GM, GS, 2M, MM, MS 1 6.67%
Gurnsey GU, GP, 2U, MU, MP 0 0.00%
RSGB 2013 Centenary Stations GV, 2V, MV 0 0.00%
Wales GW, GC, 2W, MW, MC 2 13.33%
Club Stations (included above) GX, MX, GT, MT, GN, MN, GH, MH, GS, MS, GP, MP, GC, MC 0 0.00%
SUB-TOTAL United Kingdom Stations 15 100.00%
Table 5B – Non UK Stations Worked (4m)
Country Callsign Groups Number of Stations Worked Percentage of Total QSO
Andorra C3 0 0.00%
Austria OE 0 0.00%
Belgium ON, OO, OP, OQ, OR, OS, OT 0 0.00%
Cyprus 5B, C4 0 0.00%
Czech Republic OK, OL 0 0.00%
Denmark 5P, OZ 0 0.00%
Eire EI, EJ 0 0.00%
France (inc Overseas Territories) F, TM, TO, TX 0 0.00%
Germany DA, DB, DC, DD, DF, DG, DH, DJ, DK, DL, DP, DR 0 0.00%
Gibralter ZB, ZG 0 0.00%
Greece J4, SV 0 0.00%
Hungary HA, HG 0 0.00%
Italy I, IA, IB, IC, ID, IE, IF, IG, IH, IK, IL, IN, IP, IR, IT, IV, IW, IX 0 0.00%
Liechtenstein HB0 0 0.00%
Luxembourg LX 0 0.00%
Monaco 3A 0 0.00%
Netherlands (inc Antilles) PA, PB, PD, PE, PI, PJ 0 0.00%
Norway LA, LB, LC, LG, LI, LJ, LN 0 0.00%
Poland HF, SN, SO, SP, SQ, SR 0 0.00%
Portugul (inc Azores) CT, CU 0 0.00%
San Marino T7 0 0.00%
Sardinia IM, IS 0 0.00%
Slovak Republic OM 0 0.00%
Slovenia 7S 0 0.00%
Spain (inc Overseas Islands, Territories, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla) AM, AN, AO, EA, EB, EC, ED, EF, EG, EH 0 0.00%
Sweden 8S, S5, SH, SI, SJ, SL, SM 0 0.00%
Switzerland HB, HE 0 0.00%
Vatican City HV 0 0.00%
SUB-TOTAL Non United Kingdom Stations 0 0.00%
Table 5C – Summary of Stations Worked (4m)
Country Callsign Groups Number of Stations Worked Percentage of Total QSO
SUB-TOTAL United Kingdom Stations 15 100.00%
SUB-TOTAL Non United Kingdom Stations 0 0.00%
TOTAL MATCHED All UK and Non UK Stations 15 100.00%
Unmatched Callsigns Possible Log Errors or Foreign Special Event or similar Stations 0 0.00%
FINAL TOTAL All Stations inc Unmatched Callsigns 15 100.00%

Many Region 1 European countries do not have a 4m allocation so that naturally limits how many contacts can be made outside of the UK, essentially only Eire and Belgium are viable and so the fact that we didn’t work outside the UK shouldn’t be viewed as a failing.

Location of Stations Worked on 4m

Map Showing Locations of Stations Worked

Submitted Log

Below is the full log submitted following participation in this years event. If any information is received post submission updates will appear in the “Notes” column.

We normally get round to uploading our Field Day contest logs to eQSL.cc, but otherwise do not exchange QSL cards in this event. If you wish to QSL traditionally please send information via the RSGB Bureau.

VHF National Field Day 2019 – (4m Band) Log
Date Time (UTC) Station Band Mode Sent Received Locator Distance (km) Notes Points
RST Serial RST Serial
7/7/19 10:03 G2LO/P 4m SSB 59 001 59 070 IO92GB 109   109
7/7/19 10:17 G1TPA/P 4m SSB 59 002 59 068 JO01BB 189   189
7/7/19 10:28 G3IOI 4m SSB 59 003 59 001 IO81RJ 5   5
7/7/19 10:38 G2BQY 4m SSB 59 004 59 064 IO81RF 14   14
7/7/19 10:41 G8BFV 4m SSB 59 005 59 008 IO81QE 20   20
7/7/19 10:52 G3TA 4m SSB 59 006 59 031 IO81XS 58   58
7/7/19 10:58 G3MXA 4m SSB 59 007 59 039 JO02LF 260   260
7/7/19 11:02 GW3ZTT/P 4m SSB 59 008 55 061 IO82KW 181   181
7/7/19 11:19 G3CKR/P 4m SSB 59 009 59 098 IO93AD 204   204
7/7/19 11:24 G8DER 4m SSB 59 010 55 014 IO81XB 48   48
7/7/19 11:34 G4CXQ/P 4m SSB 59 011 59 010 IO81MH 30   30
7/7/19 11:44 G8NT 4m SSB 59 012 59 008 IO81SG 11   11
7/7/19 12:03 GW4SHF 4m SSB 55 013 56 037 IO82HP 155   155
7/7/19 12:11 GM3HAM/P 4m SSB 59 014 55 068 IO74WV 408   408
7/7/19 12:18 G0IVR/P 4m SSB 59 015 58 022 IO91HB 88   88
TOTALS 15 1780 0 Contact(s) lost due to Log Errors 1780
Best DX (Pre-Adjudication) GM3HAM/P 408km Error Rate = 0% 0.00%
Best DX (Post-Adjudication) GM3HAM/P 408km  

2m Results

The results presented below have been determined following analysis of the unadjudicated log, and will not be updated once results are known.

Number of QSOs

Table 1, below, presents the disposition of QSOs across the operating period and calculates both the average QSO/Hour and by how much each hour deviates from the average. This table when tracked over a number of years can provide an insight into the best times to operate.

Table 1 – QSOs Recorded (2m)
Day Time (UTC) Hour QSOs %age of QSOs Deviation from Average QSOs/Hour Cumulative QSOs Cumulative %age of QSOs Cumulative QSOs/Hour
 
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14:00 – 15:00 1 20 19.23% 111.54% 20 19.23% 20.00
15:00 – 16:00 2 17 16.35% 79.81% 37 35.58% 18.50
16:00 – 17:00 3 10 9.62% 5.77% 47 45.19% 15.67
17:00 – 18:00 4 13 12.50% 37.50% 60 57.69% 15.00
18:00 – 19:00 5 6 5.77% -36.54% 66 63.46% 13.20
19:00 – 20:00 6 3 2.88% -68.27% 69 66.35% 11.50
20:00 – 21:00 7 1 0.96% -89.42% 70 67.31% 10.00
21:00 – 22:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
22:00 – 23:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
23:00 – 00:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
 
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00:00 – 01:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
01:00 – 02:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
02:00 – 03:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
03:00 – 04:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
04:00 – 05:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
05:00 – 06:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
06:00 – 07:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
07:00 – 08:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
08:00 – 09:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
09:00 – 10:00 Shutdown 0 0.00% -100.00% 70 67.31% 10.00
10:00 – 11:00 8 2 1.92% -78.85% 72 69.23% 9.00
11:00 – 12:00 9 11 10.58% 16.35% 83 79.81% 9.22
12:00 – 13:00 10 13 12.50% 37.50% 96 92.31% 9.60
13:00 – 14:00 11 8 7.69% -15.38% 104 100.00% 9.45
TOTALS 104 100.00%  

As described in the main narrative we were shutdown for longer than the 8 hours that we normally close the station down for. Despite this the total number of contacts was into 3 figures. Probably because of the longer shutdown and possibly as a result of the flatter band conditions it took almost 4 hours for us to reach half of the total contacts made in the weekend.

Points Scored

Table 2, below, presents the disposition of points scored across the operating period and calculates both the average points/QSO and by how much each hour deviates from the average. This table when read in conjunction with the QSO rate above can provide an insight into the best times to operate, as it is not always the most frenetic periods that yield the best distances.

Table 2 – Points Scored (2m)
Day Time (UTC) Hour Points Average Points/QSO %age of Total Points Deviation From Average Points/QSO Cumulative Points Cumulative Percentage of Points
 
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14:00 – 15:00 1 2490 124.50 16.29% -15.27% 2490 16.29%
15:00 – 16:00 2 2790 164.12 18.26% 11.69% 5280 34.55%
16:00 – 17:00 3 1348 134.80 8.82% -8.26% 6628 43.37%
17:00 – 18:00 4 2156 165.85 14.11% 12.86% 8784 57.48%
18:00 – 19:00 5 1287 214.50 8.42% 45.98% 10071 65.90%
19:00 – 20:00 6 1004 334.67 6.57% 127.75% 11075 72.47%
20:00 – 21:00 7 520 520.00 3.40% 253.88% 11595 75.87%
21:00 – 22:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
22:00 – 23:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
23:00 – 00:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
 
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00:00 – 01:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
01:00 – 02:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
02:00 – 03:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
03:00 – 04:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
04:00 – 05:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
05:00 – 06:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
06:00 – 07:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
07:00 – 08:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
08:00 – 09:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
09:00 – 10:00 Shutdown 0 0.00 0.00% -100.00% 11595 75.87%
10:00 – 11:00 8 124 62.00 0.81% -57.81% 11719 76.68%
11:00 – 12:00 9 1346 122.36 8.81% -16.73% 13065 85.49%
12:00 – 13:00 10 1504 115.69 9.84% -21.27% 14569 95.33%
13:00 – 14:00 11 713 89.13 4.67% -39.35% 15282 100.00%
TOTALS 15282 146.94 100.00%  

The first 4 hours accounted for 57% of QSOs and 57% of the total points scored which is different from previous years where often the more frenetic opening period doesn’t result in as many valuable contacts. Shortening the analysis period to the first 2 hours shows a similar correlation with 35% of contacts and 35% of the total points scored. The evening period of 19:00 – 21:00 was good with 10% of the total points being derived from less than 4% of the QSOs. The early Sunday morning openings that we have made good use of in previous years were missed this year due to completing the 4m transverter construction.

Distances Worked

Tables 3 and 4, below, present a summary of the distances worked. The best DX on 2m was DF0MU at 682km

Table 3 – Distances Worked (2m)
Distance Number of Stations Worked Percentage of Stations Worked
Dist ≤ 1km 0 0.00%
1km < Dist ≤ 5km 1 0.96%
5km < Dist ≤ 10km 3 2.88%
10km < Dist ≤ 20km 7 6.73%
20km < Dist ≤ 50km 7 6.73%
50km < Dist ≤ 100km 26 25.00%
100km < Dist ≤ 200km 34 32.69%
200km < Dist ≤ 350km 18 17.31%
350km < Dist ≤ 500km 6 5.77%
500km < Dist ≤ 750km 2 1.92%
750km < Dist ≤ 1000km 0 0.00%
1000km < Dist ≤ 1500km 0 0.00%
1500km < Dist ≤ 2000km 0 0.00%
2000km < Dist 0 0.00%
TOTALS 104 100.00%

Distribution of Distances

Table 4 – Statistical Analysis of Distances Worked (2m)
Quantity Value Population
Mean Distance (km) 147  
Median Distance (km) 116  
Mode (km) 67 4
1 Standard Deviation 122.40 74.04%
2 Standard Deviation 244.81 96.15%
3 Standard Deviation 367.21 98.08%

The distribution of distances worked is essentially a typical "normal" distribution which is the pattern we have seen many times in the past. The average distance is down on the previous couple of years which confirms our observation that the band conditions were flat with no apparent Tropo and no noticeable Sporadic-E openings.

Countries Worked

The tables below show the number of stations from each country with a specific breakdown for UK stations. The tables are generic allowing flexibility in the website code rather than aspirational in terms of the countries we expect to contact.

Table 5A – UK Stations Worked (2m)
Country Callsign Groups Number of Stations Worked Percentage of Total QSO
England G, GX, 2E, M, MX 81 77.88%
Special Events GB 0 0.00%
Isle of Man GD, GT, 2D, MD, MT 0 0.00%
Northern Irelend GI, GN, 2I, MI, MN 0 0.00%
Jersey GJ, GH, 2J, MJ, MH 0 0.00%
Scotland GM, GS, 2M, MM, MS 1 0.96%
Gurnsey GU, GP, 2U, MU, MP 0 0.00%
RSGB 2013 Centenary Stations GV, 2V, MV 0 0.00%
Wales GW, GC, 2W, MW, MC 13 12.50%
Club Stations (included above) GX, MX, GT, MT, GN, MN, GH, MH, GS, MS, GP, MP, GC, MC 1 0.96%
SUB-TOTAL United Kingdom Stations 95 91.35%
Table 5B – Non UK Stations Worked (2m)
Country Callsign Groups Number of Stations Worked Percentage of Total QSO
Andorra C3 0 0.00%
Austria OE 0 0.00%
Belgium ON, OO, OP, OQ, OR, OS, OT 2 1.92%
Cyprus 5B, C4 0 0.00%
Czech Republic OK, OL 0 0.00%
Denmark 5P, OZ 0 0.00%
Eire EI, EJ 2 1.92%
France (inc Overseas Territories) F, TM, TO, TX 4 3.85%
Germany DA, DB, DC, DD, DF, DG, DH, DJ, DK, DL, DP, DR 1 0.96%
Gibralter ZB, ZG 0 0.00%
Greece J4, SV 0 0.00%
Hungary HA, HG 0 0.00%
Italy I, IA, IB, IC, ID, IE, IF, IG, IH, IK, IL, IN, IP, IR, IT, IV, IW, IX 0 0.00%
Liechtenstein HB0 0 0.00%
Luxembourg LX 0 0.00%
Monaco 3A 0 0.00%
Netherlands (inc Antilles) PA, PB, PD, PE, PI, PJ 0 0.00%
Norway LA, LB, LC, LG, LI, LJ, LN 0 0.00%
Poland HF, SN, SO, SP, SQ, SR 0 0.00%
Portugul (inc Azores) CT, CU 0 0.00%
San Marino T7 0 0.00%
Sardinia IM, IS 0 0.00%
Slovak Republic OM 0 0.00%
Slovenia 7S 0 0.00%
Spain (inc Overseas Islands, Territories, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla) AM, AN, AO, EA, EB, EC, ED, EF, EG, EH 0 0.00%
Sweden 8S, S5, SH, SI, SJ, SL, SM 0 0.00%
Switzerland HB, HE 0 0.00%
Vatican City HV 0 0.00%
SUB-TOTAL Non United Kingdom Stations 9 8.65%
Table 5C – Summary of Stations Worked (2m)
Country Callsign Groups Number of Stations Worked Percentage of Total QSO
SUB-TOTAL United Kingdom Stations 95 91.35%
SUB-TOTAL Non United Kingdom Stations 9 8.65%
TOTAL MATCHED All UK and Non UK Stations 104 100.00%
Unmatched Callsigns Possible Log Errors or Foreign Special Event or similar Stations 0 0.00%
FINAL TOTAL All Stations inc Unmatched Callsigns 104 100.00%

The low average distance is reflected in the countries worked with less than 9% of contacts being outside the UK. The number of European stations is lower than in the previous couple of years from Dundry but is not dissimilar to less recent years.

Location of Stations Worked on 2m

Map Showing Locations of Stations Worked

Submitted Log

Below is the full log submitted following participation in this years event. If any information is received post submission updates will appear in the “Notes” column.

We normally get round to uploading our Field Day contest logs to eQSL.cc, but otherwise do not exchange QSL cards in this event. If you wish to QSL traditionally please send information via the RSGB Bureau.

VHF National Field Day 2019 – (2m Band) Log
Date Time (UTC) Station Band Mode Sent Received Locator Distance (km) Notes Points
RST Serial RST Serial
6/7/19 14:04 G4TCI 2m SSB 59 001 59 002 IO81OI 18   18
6/7/19 14:05 M0JCE 2m SSB 59 002 59 001 IO81MJ 30   30
6/7/19 14:06 2E0WSR 2m SSB 59 003 59 002 IO81GE 67   67
6/7/19 14:07 G8SRC/P 2m SSB 59 004 59 003 IO91CL 54   54
6/7/19 14:14 G4DQB/M 2m SSB 59 005 57 003 IO82SU 167   167
6/7/19 14:18 G4GTH/P 2m SSB 59 006 59 002 IO90DW 75   75
6/7/19 14:20 GW6TEO 2m SSB 59 007 59 002 IO71LP 177   177
6/7/19 14:21 M6EVR 2m SSB 59 008 59 001 IO81QM 20   20
6/7/19 14:22 M0TFO 2m SSB 59 009 59 002 IO81TI 12   12
6/7/19 14:29 G4PDS 2m SSB 59 010 59 006 IO80LR 78   78
6/7/19 14:29 G3LVP 2m SSB 59 011 59 008 IO81WV 67   67
6/7/19 14:33 G4ODA 2m SSB 59 012 59 010 IO92WS 229   229
6/7/19 14:36 G4ATH/P 2m SSB 59 013 59 013 IO83NU 279   279
6/7/19 14:38 G6IPU/P 2m SSB 59 014 59 005 JO02QV 318   318
6/7/19 14:42 M0HFH/P 2m SSB 57 015 57 002 IO81SQ 38   38
6/7/19 14:44 M0BB/P 2m SSB 59 016 57 021 IO91PK 128   128
6/7/19 14:45 G3MXH 2m SSB 59 017 59 015 JO02LF 260   260
6/7/19 14:46 G1YOY 2m SSB 59 018 59 002 IO81QL 16   16
6/7/19 14:48 EI7T/P 2m SSB 59 019 59 003 IO62IE 340   340
6/7/19 14:53 G6DOD 2m SSB 59 020 59 018 IO90JR 117   117
6/7/19 15:00 G3USE 2m SSB 59 021 59 005 IO80JT 77   77
6/7/19 15:01 G0VLJ 2m SSB 59 022 57 003 IO80SO 84   84
6/7/19 15:03 F4WCE/P 2m SSB 59 023 59 007 IN88CB 377   377
6/7/19 15:04 TM1MOON 2m SSB 59 024 59 010 IN88GN 318   318
6/7/19 15:10 G3IOI 2m SSB 59 025 59 001 IO81RJ 5   5
6/7/19 15:11 G6WWY 2m SSB 59 026 59 004 IO80MS 72   72
6/7/19 15:12 GW1DTA 2m SSB 59 027 53 002 IO81AQ 105   105
6/7/19 15:15 2E0FEH 2m SSB 56 028 55 001 IO70VJ 159   159
6/7/19 15:20 G4CXQ/P 2m SSB 59 029 59 005 IO81MH 30   30
6/7/19 15:25 G8CKK 2m SSB 59 030 59 001 IO81RK 10   10
6/7/19 15:41 G4ZAP/P 2m SSB 59 031 55 104 JO01PU 271   271
6/7/19 15:44 EI9E/P 2m SSB 59 032 59 069 IO62OM 319   319
6/7/19 15:50 M0NFD/P 2m SSB 59 033 59 059 IO94MJ 355   355
6/7/19 15:53 G0ARC/P 2m SSB 59 034 59 070 IO91EH 64   64
6/7/19 15:55 G0FBB/P 2m SSB 59 035 59 055 JO01LD 245   245
6/7/19 15:57 G3PIA/P 2m SSB 59 036 59 044 IO91IN 90   90
6/7/19 15:59 G3RCV/P 2m SSB 59 037 59 051 JO00EW 209   209
6/7/19 16:03 G0IVR/P 2m SSB 59 038 59 052 IO91HB 88   88
6/7/19 16:07 G4DMC 2m SSB 59 039 59 002 IO81WI 29   29
6/7/19 16:14 G4CTU 2m SSB 59 040 57 012 IO82UJ 118   118
6/7/19 16:19 GC5BK/P 2m SSB 39 041 59 001 IO72PB 169   169
6/7/19 16:28 M0MWS 2m SSB 59 042 55 019 IO91CC 60   60
6/7/19 16:29 M0MSZ 2m SSB 59 043 59 002 IO91AI 41   41
6/7/19 16:39 G5LK/P 2m SSB 59 044 59 160 JO01QD 274   274
6/7/19 16:43 G0SAC/P 2m SSB 59 045 59 078 IO91XG 175   175
6/7/19 16:54 M5IC/P 2m SSB 59 046 59 036 JO01LH 244   244
6/7/19 16:58 M0NVS 2m SSB 59 047 57 022 IO91SR 150   150
6/7/19 17:01 G8OHM/P 2m SSB 59 048 59 103 IO92GB 109   109
6/7/19 17:06 DF0MU 2m SSB 59 049 59 189 JO32PC 682   682
6/7/19 17:13 GW3ZTT/P 2m SSB 59 050 57 109 IO82KW 181   181
6/7/19 17:16 G2BQY/P 2m SSB 59 051 59 067 IO81RF 14   14
6/7/19 17:18 M0RDK/P 2m SSB 59 052 57 071 IO91PD 130   130
6/7/19 17:28 G3VLG/P 2m SSB 59 053 54 062 IO92GD 116   116
6/7/19 17:33 M0HRF/P 2m SSB 59 054 59 131 JO01JA 236   236
6/7/19 17:48 G3ZME/P 2m SSB 59 055 59 090 IO82NN 137   137
6/7/19 17:49 G0KDV/P 2m SSB 59 056 54 038 JO01CJ 191   191
6/7/19 17:52 G3TCR/P 2m SSB 59 057 59 032 IO91JG 94   94
6/7/19 17:55 M0SWL 2m SSB 59 058 59 005 IO91DI 58   58
6/7/19 17:57 G8BFV 2m SSB 59 059 59 005 IO81QE 20   20
6/7/19 17:59 G3SVJ/P 2m SSB 59 060 58 051 IO92XA 188   188
6/7/19 18:04 G5RV/P 2m SSB 59 061 59 037 IO90WV 177   177
6/7/19 18:18 F8KGU 2m SSB 59 062 59 225 JN19BQ 379   379
6/7/19 18:35 GW3TKH 2m SSB 59 063 59 003 IO81JN 52   52
6/7/19 18:38 GM3HAM/P 2m SSB 59 064 58 091 IO74WV 408   408
6/7/19 18:52 M0IEP 2m SSB 59 065 59 025 IO91DP 67   67
6/7/19 18:59 G3CKR/P 2m SSB 59 066 59 171 IO93AD 204   204
6/7/19 19:01 G0OLE/P 2m SSB 59 067 59 014 IO93PX 317   317
6/7/19 19:14 G2XV/P 2m SSB 59 068 59 030 JO02AH 208   208
6/7/19 19:28 ON4PRA/P 2m SSB 59 069 59 126 JO20DW 479   479
6/7/19 20:22 OR6T 2m SSB 59 070 59 227 JO20KV 520   520
7/7/19 10:15 M0VXX 2m SSB 59 071 55 108 IO82RJ 116   116
7/7/19 10:34 G8GRS/P 2m SSB 59 072 59 036 IO81QJ 8   8
7/7/19 11:18 G8NDN 2m SSB 59 073 59 024 IO91GF 77   77
7/7/19 11:20 F4VQX 2m SSB 59 074 57 035 IN87LX 378   378
7/7/19 11:21 M1CJE/P 2m SSB 59 075 59 001 IO91CL 54   54
7/7/19 11:22 GW4IDF/P 2m SSB 59 076 59 011 IO81NV 65   65
7/7/19 11:24 G4AJA 2m SSB 59 077 59 010 IO91DP 67   67
7/7/19 11:35 G0RMG/P 2m SSB 59 078 59 017 IO82XJ 121   121
7/7/19 11:38 G0SYI 2m SSB 59 079 59 002 IO81RK 10   10
7/7/19 11:41 M0BAO/P 2m SSB 59 080 59 013 IO80LV 62   62
7/7/19 11:48 G8JLY 2m SSB 59 081 59 045 IO82WG 106   106
7/7/19 11:50 G8HXE/P 2m SSB 56 082 56 019 IO83RO 251   251
7/7/19 11:54 GW4SHF 2m SSB 59 083 56 074 IO82HP 155   155
7/7/19 12:00 GW6KLQ/P 2m SSB 57 084 55 020 IO82HS 168   168
7/7/19 12:02 G4XWQ 2m SSB 57 085 59 010 IO71XB 110   110
7/7/19 12:03 G4XZL/P 2m SSB 59 086 59 024 IO90JO 126   126
7/7/19 12:04 G4YPC 2m SSB 59 087 55 017 IO91RH 140   140
7/7/19 12:05 GW4CC/P 2m SSB 59 088 59 026 IO71UN 124   124
7/7/19 12:14 M0PPF 2m SSB 59 089 59 001 IO80MV 59   59
7/7/19 12:15 G0JPS 2m SSB 59 090 59 002 IO81RL 14   14
7/7/19 12:18 M0BUL 2m SSB 59 091 59 023 IO82NG 105   105
7/7/19 12:23 GW1MNU 2m SSB 59 092 59 007 IO71PU 160   160
7/7/19 12:28 G8LNR/A 2m SSB 59 093 59 014 IO81UR 46   46
7/7/19 12:41 GW3SRT/P 2m SSB 59 094 59 297 IO82LQ 153   153
7/7/19 12:47 G8BGV/P 2m SSB 59 095 59 053 JO01HP 222   222
7/7/19 12:52 GW1YBB/P 2m SSB 59 096 59 094 IO81KW 77   77
7/7/19 13:20 G4RRA 2m SSB 59 097 59 038 IO80BS 114   114
7/7/19 13:24 G8MWU 2m SSB 59 098 59 013 IO91IJ 87   87
7/7/19 13:31 M0AKT 2m SSB 59 099 59 001 IO91BN 52   52
7/7/19 13:34 2E0JWJ 2m SSB 59 100 59 003 IO81VG 25   25
7/7/19 13:37 2E0VCC/P 2m SSB 57 101 58 033 IO70SP 156   156
7/7/19 13:44 GW0SOO/P 2m SSB 59 102 55 021 IO81BS 104   104
7/7/19 13:49 G0XAE 2m SSB 59 103 57 047 IO81TT 53   53
7/7/19 13:59 G0GJV 2m SSB 59 104 56 048 IO91OK 122   122
TOTALS 104 15282 0 Contact(s) lost due to Log Errors 15282
Best DX (Pre-Adjudication) DF0MU 682km Error Rate = 0% 0.00%
Best DX (Post-Adjudication) DF0MU 682km