CR3G : IOTA Contest 2017 : Ops G3WVG and G3TXF : Madeira AF-014
Ian G3WVG and Nigel G3TXF operated in the 2017 IOTA Contest as CR3G from Madeira.
After taking part in the IOTA Contest four years in a row from Northern Latitudes:
2013 : MZ5A Shetland EU-012
2014 : TF/G3TXF Grimsey EU-168
2015 : GM4S Papa Stour, Shetland EU-012
2016 : LA/G0AAA Lofoten EU-076
.... for 2017 we operated the IOTA Contest as CR3G from the warmer climate of Madeira.
QSL via G3TXF only Club Log OQRS for Bureau or Direct.
Please send no letters in the mail and send no cards through the Bureau ... only OQRS .... OQRS on Club Log is so much quicker, cheaper and easier for either Bureau QSLs or Direct QSLs!
Also 100% LoTW.
|CR3G : HF tri-bander sits above a 30m/40m two-el yagi. A tri-plexer enabled use of the HF beam on two bands at the same time.|
|Ian G3WVG preparing a low 80m dipole for use during the 2017 IOTA Contest from CR3G on Madeira.||Ian G3WVG carries equipment into the Rhein Ruhr DX Association (RRDXA) Santana contest site for the IOTA Contest in July 2017.|
|Nigel G3TXF at the Rhein Ruhr DX Association (RRDXA) Santana contest site for the FOC Marathon in February 2017.||Loads of luggage (seven bags = three transceivers, two amplifiers, station accessories etc) and one small hire car.|
|Ian G3WVG puts 80m dipole into a low tree, conveniently placed above a 100m drop.||Ian G3WVG and Nigel G3TXF at the RRDXA Santana contest station on Madeira.||Ian G3WVG sweeps up in the RRDXA contest shack after the IOTA Contest.|
|Ian G3WVG using a Kenwood TS-590s and an Elecraft KPA-500. Ian G3WVG later changed over to his Elecraft K3.||Nigel G3TXF using an Elecraft K3 and an Elecraft KPA-500. The tri-plexer which enabled us to work on two HF bands is in background.|
|The excellent Casa da Tia Clementina B&B is located right next to the RRDXA station.||Ian G3WVG at the base of the tower.|
|Pre-IOTA Contest "targets" sheet for both QSOs and Multipliers.||Ian G3WVG with two trolley loads of luggage at Funchal airport.|
|The harbour in Funchal receives a regular stream of visiting cruise ships as well as the ferry for Porto Santo.||The iconic Reid's Palace Hotel high on its perch above the sea near to Funchal harbour.|