GD3SXW and GD3TXF

Isle of Man - August/September 1990

Operating for five days from a B&B near Bride on the north side of the Isle of Man, Roger GD3SXW and Nigel GD3TXF logged 7,186 QSOs on CW. Scaffold poles were hired locally to support an HF beam as well as a WARC band dipole. The location of the garden of the B&B was excellent with a clear take-off to the North over ground sloping down all the way to the sea. There were excellent openings to JA and to W6/W7. It was in rare WAB : NX40.
HF beam and WARC dipole on 20ft scaffold poles in sloping field. Mike GD4BEG visits during the GD3SXW - GD3TXF operation.
The 10m-15m-20m tribander was supported on a 20ft scaffold pole. Armstrong rotator. Mike GD4BEG inspects the HF2V vertical for 40m and 80m. Sea is down-hill to the north. The club station at Jurby on the west side of the Isle of Man
The antenna poles were transported on the roof of G3SXW's car GD3SXW/m and GD3TXF/m on the quay in Douglas, Isle of Man.
Puffing Billy .. Roger GD3SXW lights up after a pile-up session. Nigel GD3TXF operating with TS-930, Alpha 86 and ETM8 keyer.
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