is used as the
club call of The Clyde Coast Contest Club. This small group of enthusiastic
amateur radio operators is based in South West Scotland, and can frequently be
heard participating in VHF and UHF contests. The Club's favoured operating QTH
in recent years has been Windy Standard hill, in Locator Square IO75VG. The
hill, which is 697m (2300 feet) above sea level is in Dumfries and Galloway just
a few kilometres south of the border with East Ayrshire.
lies in Worked All Britain Square
Club use a box van trailer for their shack, and power is provided by
a large generator.
transceiver is usually a Yaesu FT-847 which drives a Henry Radio PA,
or on 4m, a FT-2000 with a transverter.
club members Alex GM4NFC, Dave
GM4SQM and Iain MM0TFU also have
luxuries such as a fan heater for
those cold, damp and misty days, a
microwave oven for quick meals, and
a bug-zapper for the (very rare)
calm days when the midgies descend
out of nowhere in their thousands.
Alex and David
697m asl the
views on a
has been a 36 turbine wind farm in operation
on Windy Standard since 1996, and access to
the site has always been strictly
controlled, however the wind farm operators,
and the forest and land management companies
have previously allowed the Clyde Coast
Contest Club access to the site, and kindly
granted us permission to operate from there.
View to the
Snow showers approaching
GM6MD/P May 2012.
70MHz Contest station July
Below are some of the Club's
achievements in recent times