OY/G3SXW - OY/G3TXF - Faroe Islands

Roger G3SXW and Nigel G3TXF made 3,150 QSOs operating as OY/G3SXW and OY/G3TXF from Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands for slightly less than three days in July 2007.
40m
30m
20m
17m
15m
12m
10m
6m
Total
G3SXW
G3TXF
G3SXW
G3TXF
G3SXW G3TXF
G3SXW
G3TXF
Both
524
1,004
1,006
520
nil
3
nil
93
3,150
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Most of this operation was in the usual CW-only format with G3SXW on the traditional HF bands and G3TXF on the WARC bands. A few QSOs were also made on 6m during VHF Field Day.
OY is about half way between GM and TF. Roger OY/G3SXW and Nigel OY/G3TXF in Tórshavn - capital of the Faroe Islands. Note TXF's RSGB plastic carrier bag! Foto: OY1CT.
View from above Tórshavn town and harbour towards the East and past the WARC-band vertical antenna used by Nigel OY/G3TXF. View up the hill to the Hotel Foroya and beyond to a large coastal radio station. OY/G3TXF's WARC vertical is in the foreground.
Three tall towers at the Tórshavn OY6FRA club station. The shorter tower to the right has an antenna for a 4m (70MHz) beacon. OY6FRA is the callsign of the Faroese Amateur Radio Union (FRA) society which has an impressive club station right by the sea.
One of the three OY6FRA towers with both a 10m beam and a water's edge 160m vertical. A 40m four-square hangs off a OY6FRA tower (it's also used for a cellular antenna!). View up one of the three large water-front towers at OY6FRA Tórshavn club-station.
Six-element 6m beam at the OY6FRA club-station used by OY/G3TXF in an attempt to make some 'Magic Band' QSOs. OY/G3TXF gets excited at hearing stations on 6m. Unfortunately conditions were poor for most of the short 6m operation. Foto: OY1CT.
Carsten OY1CT and Roger G3SXW (in a GB95MGY tee-shirt) in the club-station shack, in just part of a whole OY6FRA house. Otto OY9R in front of OY6FRA's impressive collection of CQ WW Contest certificates.
Tórshavn Harbour lighthouse which is close to the OY6FRA club-house. Five-band quad and VHF LPA on Versatower at the Kvivik QTH of Carsten OY1CT. One OY6FRA tower is used as a loaded 160m vertical right at the water's edge.
Roger G3SXW and Carsten OY1CT discuss the HF6V vertical at Carsten's hilly (but with a clear southerly take-off) QTH in Kvivik. Carsten OY1CT in his shack: FT-1kMP, Amp Supply linear, FT-847 for VHF and various ETM keyers for Carsten's favourite mode : CW.
Roger G3SXW boards an Atlantic Airways BAe 146 (with the appropriate registration OY-RCW) in the Faeroes. Roger signs a copy of his book "Up two" for Carsten OY1CT in the OY/G3SXW hotel-room shack. Rig: K2/100, Ant: dipole 20m/40m.
Win-Test was used (in DX-ped mode) by both OY/G3SXW and OY/G3TXF. This excellent contest logging program is rapidly gaining huge popularity with many erstwhile CT fans. The twice-weekly Atlantic Airways BAe 146 flights from London (Stansted) to Faroe makes getting to OY much easier, especially for a short visit such as the OY/G3SXW and OY/G3TXF operation.
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