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14th New Forest Solent (Applemore) Scout Headquarters

Applemore College

Roman Road



SO45 4RQ


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Practical Wireless QRP Contest

PW QRP Contest For many years we used Yew Hill Reservoir for the QRP contest, though not the highest place it was a good location; quiet and out of the way, it served us well. The reservoir owners e normally responsive to our request to use the site, unless they have works in progress when we wanted to be there. Following some form filling, list of attendees, car reg, etc and insurance details we were all set up.

Setting up for the PW QRP Contest happend on the Sunday morning with an early start for the trek to the site. Being on 2 metres it was the Yagi's turn for an outing, and not before long it was up on the mast. We'd rotate the mast by hand, which was quick and easy. On our last outing the mast turner also had the benefit of wireless headphones to help find the stations. Our 110Ahr leisure battery more than fitted the bill for a day's qrp. We'd normally use a TR9130, a getting long in the tooth multimode, with the power adjusted to the contest maximum 3 watts pep.

Practical Wireless.

Below are, or will be, a selection of our Practical Wireless QRP Contest photographs from over the years.