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
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
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)
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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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
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
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
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