K8GP / Rover in the ARRL Jan VHF SS 2014

Terry W8ZN and Andy K1RA activate K8GP / Rover in the ARRL Jan VHF SS 2014 using the newly improved rover of Rich N3UW. Terry and I worked on outfitting and rebuild the rover during the month of January. We had several nice weather days that allowed us to get the masting and antennas . . . → Read More: K8GP / Rover in the ARRL Jan VHF SS 2014

W4XP ops K8GP Fall 222 MHz Sprint

Chuck W4XP manned the K8GP station this past SVHFS 222 MHz Fall Sprint.  You can view a grid map of the stations Chuck contacted below.  Final breakdown and score was 57 QSO and 27 grids for 3,078 points. Click on a grid below to list the stations contacted in that grid. Click the View . . . → Read More: W4XP ops K8GP Fall 222 MHz Sprint

K1RA ops K8GP Fall 2m Sprint 2013

Andy K1RA activated the K8GP Grid Pirates contest station on 144 MHz during the SVHFS Fall 2m Sprint.  There was some excellent tropospheric enhancement during the 4 hour event and Andy captured several weather and tropo maps and discussed why conditions were so good.  As well as he has posted his log, his grid . . . → Read More: K1RA ops K8GP Fall 2m Sprint 2013

W3ZZ – VHF Contesting

Dr. Gene Zimmerman, W3ZZ (SK) will have passed away one year ago this June and the Delmarva VHF and Microwave Society, K8GP and the Grid Pirates Contest Group, as a memorial to Gene, are republishing a recorded Webinar on our website and making it available before this years June and September ARRL VHF Contests. . . . → Read More: W3ZZ – VHF Contesting

K8GP operates in June VHF 2012 contest

The K8GP Grid Pirates Contest Group set up operations from their new location in Virginia, grid FM19bb. This was the first contest since June 2008 that the group entered the unlimited-transmitter, multi-operator category. Since leaving Spruce Knob, WV in 2008, the group has only operated the low 4-bands (50-432 MHz). To read more about . . . → Read More: K8GP operates in June VHF 2012 contest

Dr. Gene Zimmerman W3ZZ (SK)

On June 3, 2012 our good friend Dr. Gene Zimmerman W3ZZ, affectionately known among us as ‘Dr. Doom’, passed away due to complications of surgery. May he rest in peace. We will all miss Gene very much since he was a cornerstone of our organization. In the early 1990′s Gene was the driving force . . . → Read More: Dr. Gene Zimmerman W3ZZ (SK)

W8ZN & K1RA operate as K8GP Rover in Jan 2012 VHF SS

Terry W8ZN and I attempt to rove in the past ARRL Jan. VHF SS. If you care to check out the article I put together that covers our preparations leading up to the contest as well as our adventure on contest weekend please click here or the picture below.

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K8GP to operate in ARRL June VHF 2011 contest

We will have a small crew of operators activating the K8GP station this June VHF contest. We will be operating from FM19bb in Virginia. K8GP will be active on 50, 144, 222 and 432 MHz. We will be running mostly SSB & CW modes, but will run WSJT on 50 & 144 MHz after . . . → Read More: K8GP to operate in ARRL June VHF 2011 contest

K8GP to operate ARRL January VHF Contest

Terry W8ZN and Andy K1RA will be activating the Grid Pirates K8GP station from grid square FM19bb in northern Virginia this upcoming ARRL January VHF contest. We will be operating in the multi-operator, high power category, though only using 2 stations. We will have dedicated 50 and 144 MHz stations and 222 MHz through . . . → Read More: K8GP to operate ARRL January VHF Contest

K8GP operates ARRL June VHF 2010

The Delmarva VHF and Microwave Society and K8GP Grid Pirates Contest Group operated the ARRL June VHF 2010 contest from grid square FM19bb atop Mt. Weather in northern Virginia around 1800′. This is the second time the group has operated from the new and expanding location. K8GP has suspended operations from it normal operating . . . → Read More: K8GP operates ARRL June VHF 2010