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GB8EPC

Herbie, G6XOU will again this year use the special event call of GB8EPC, to celebrate the twelth anniversary of the European PSK Club.

Herbie has been involved in PSK, on and off, since 2007, being quite an early member of the EPC. Member number: 1258

Herbie's special event station will operate between June 1st. and June 28th 2018. Herbie will be operational on most of the HF bands. The main modes to be used are PSK-31, PSK-63 and PSK-125 and this year FT8.

The PSK frequencies to be used are: 3.580,  7.040, 10.140. 14.070, 18.100, 21.070. 24.920 and 28.120,  and of course FT8 frequencies from 10 through 80 metres, all using USB 

Herbie advised us that this event was not a contest - it was simply a celebration of the 12th anniversary of the EPC and he will work as many local and mainly overseas stations during the month as he can. 

The band conditions during the month will dictate where most operation will be.  Operating times will mostly be in the early mornings and evenings, and Herbie will again take time out of the event to use the club call sign of G3CO to run our regular CRA club nets.  Thanks for that Herbie much appreciated as always!

Every contact with GB8EPC will be sent an eQSL card.      

If you use paper QSL cards then these must be mailed to  EA6SK direct, See QRZ,  or via or the Spanish Bureau. The usual delays associated with regular QSL cards are to be anticipated, by far the quickest way to receive a card from GB8EPC will be via eQSL.

More details can be found on the GB8EPC webpage on QRZ.com.

For those interested in the equipment, both hardware and software, that Herbie used to operate his GB8EPC (PSK) special event station, please refer to the list below:

Transceiver      Yaesu FT-1200.
Power output for the BPSK mode is 20 watts.
Antenna            62.5 metre long wire @ 10 metres
Modem            Signal link USB
Software          FLdigi Ver. 4.0.4.6.
Computer        Acer AX3400, but almost any Windows PC could be used.

Please note that antenna configuration may change during  the month.

Most of this gear is captured in the photo at the top of this page.  Double click on it to enlarge.