European CW Field Day - Outer Hebrides
5 - 6 June 2004
|GM0AAA/p made 1,099 CW QSOs during the 24 hours of the Field Day contest (restricted section) : 160m = 150, 80m = 124, 40m = 283, 20m = 429, 15m = 108 and 10m = 5 QSOs.
The Three A's Contest Group (G0AAA) operated the 2004 European CW Field Day (NFD) as GM0AAA/p from the Eye of Lewis near Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides (EU-010). WAB square = NB53 (Western Isles)
This is the Group's second visit to Scotland for Field Day. In 2003 they operated as GM0AAA/p from the Mull of Galloway - the most southerly point in Scotland.
The Three A's Contest group (G0AAA/p) has taken part in CW Field Day from each of the seven DXCC Countries (G, GD, GJ, GI, GM, GU and GW) that make up the UK.
|Roger G3SXW operates GM0AAA/p|
|Ian G3WVG masterminds the antenna system at GM0AAA/p. A remote controlled auto antenna tuner unit (SGC) is used with a 264ft centre-fed dipole. This year the antenna was on a 250ft hill overlooking the sea with a clear take-off to the south-east.|
|Ian G3WVG and Roger G3SXW collect the scaffold poles and the 'operating van' from a local hire company in Stornoway.|
|GM0AAA/p received several visits by 'locals' from Stornoway, including Ian GM0DRU, Dolan GM0LZE, Carl MM3TYR, Danny MM3IOL, Ian MM0BFF and Jon GM3JIJ.|
|View towards the South (and the Shiant Islands) past the centre support guyed scaffold pole used for the GM0AAA/p antenna.|
|Nigel G3TXF up-dates an expenses sheet while Roger G3SXW makes QSOs as GM0AAA/p.|
|Ian G3WVG and Roger G3SXW keep warm in the GM0AAA/p Ford Transit field-day 'shack'.|
|Ian G3WVG (l) welcomes Jon GM3JIJ (r) and his brother David to the GM0AAA/p site.|
|The GM0AAA/p site was next to an aeronautical VOR beacon at Baybie, just outside Stornoway.|
|The 264ft centre-fed dipole at GM0AAA/p was fed by "classical radio" open wire transmission line. There was a 100m run from the rig to the auto-ATU at the base of the antenna mast.|