The Drowned Rats were out in the field for the 2m Trophy contest last weekend from JO01JA in Kent. Good weather, a first class station and fun with friends, throw in a hot-tub and a few cold beers for good measure and what more can you ask for! Radio: Anan-100 Transverter: Khune DB6NT (14MHz IF)… Continue reading G2D: 2m Trophy Contest – September 2022 by Carl (M0ICR)
Amateur radio has a vast choice of modes and operations, so how did I end up contesting. I started in radio, as many do, on CB back in 1978 then progressed through to working DX on SSB which was the first catalyst toward contesting. I took the RAE in 1991 and like many other newly… Continue reading Why do I Contest? by Dave M0SAT
After far too long a time the Rats were in action again in early September at Lydd for the RSGB 2m trophy. Accomodation was the new wooden chalet complete with hot tub! We made over 500 QSOs and achieved a 3rd place podium position in the Open category. 2m RSGB Trophy 2021 results Here’s a… Continue reading September 2m RSGB Trophy
The Rats have several call signs. Here’s a quick rundown. We started off with M0HRF (randomly allocated by Ofcom) and used that in our early days. You may still hear it on the bands today. We added M0VUC as a back-up in case we ever needed to have two stations on the air. This call… Continue reading Rat Callsigns
Congratulations to Anthony G7LRQ who was placed 1st overall in the 144MHz AO section of the 2020 RSGB Christmas cumulatives contests by finishing 2nd (27/12), 1st (28/12) and 3rd (29/12). He also finished 2nd in 432 AO section, and finished 2nd overall in the AO general standings.
This post will be regularly updated with new Rat videos showing what we get up to in weekend contests. First up is National Field Day 2018 from Walbury Hill G/SE-001 – a very hot weekend. NFD 2018 Walbury Hill In contrast here are the Rats in action battling Storm Freya in the 2019… Continue reading Rats in Action!
The Rats came second overall in the RSGB vhf/uhf UKAC contests in both 2018 and 2019. We won the General club section of the AFS hf/vhf/uhf series in 2019-20.
The Rats have had many contest top 3 places since we started in 2014/15. Here are some of the earlier certificates won by the group. Click to view in new window.