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Herbie, G6XOU this year used the special event call of GB8EPC, to celebrate the eleventh 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 operated between June 1st. and June 28th 2017. He managed to make around 500 contacts during the month! 

He was operational on most of the HF bands. The main modes used were PSK-31, PSK-63 and PSK-125.

The PSK frequencies used were: 3.580,  7.040, 10.140. 14.070, 18.100, 21.070. 24.920 and 28.120, all using USB 

Herbie made a few contacts using GB8EPC call sign on 2 metres FM as well - and these transmissions were voice.

Herbie advised us that this event was not a contest - it was simply a celebration of the 11th anniversary of the EPC and he worked local and mainly overseas stations during the month. 

The band conditions during the month dictated that most operation was on 20m,  40m,  80m.  Operating times were mostly in the early mornings and evenings, but Herbie did 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!

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.
Computer        Acer AX3400, but almost any Windows PC could be used.

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