GX6YB Isle of Wight 1999 / 2000 / 2003

IOTA 1999

After suffering on the wet, windy cliffs of the Isle of Man for the past two years of we decide to head south to the sunny South Coast.

We towed two towers from Bath to Southampton for the Red Funnel Ferry to the Isle of Wight. The site we had chosen turned out to be amazing. It was locate on a hill in the south of the island with excellent take-off in most directions. Once on site the caravan was soon set up. The main station was a FT1000 and TL922 amplifier. The Multiplier station was a TS930 and TL922.

Antennas were 3 x Cushcraft A3S triband beams, 40m 2 element beam and inverted V dipole for 80m. The night before the contest we proved how good the site was fantastic with a string of VKs worked throughout the night on 15meters.

The Picture on the right shows us looking like roast chickens after one of the warmest weekends of the year. You can see one of the A3S beams with the white cliffs of The Needles in the far distance.

Take a look at some photos from 1999 and 2000 in the Photo Gallery below.

Here is a summary of the results we got for the 3 years that we did the IOTA Contest from this site.

Group Photo 1999

Top left to right: Mat G7ORR, Barry G0CFM, Neil M0AXF, Vic G0WKW, Chris G0HFX, Roger G4WBV. Bottom left to right: Robin G3TKF, Alan G3XSV, Steve M1AHH, Wilf G7VIN, John G0NFH.

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Year QSOs Mults Score Position Multi Op Section
1999 2509 375 6,338,250 3rd Multi-Op Island
2000 2802 476 8,610,840 4thMulti-Op Island
2003 2204 381 5,404,104 10th Multi-Op Island

Photo Gallery:- GX6YB Isle of Wight IOTA

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IOTA 1999

Neil on Run Station

Neil M0AXF on the Run station

Robin on Mult station

Robin G3TKF chasing Multipliers

group by the caravan

Whole group by the caravan

group by the caravan

Waiting for Isle of Wight Ferry

group by the caravan

Aerials at Dusk

IOTA 2000

The whole group

photos: Howard, M1EOL