RSGB SSB Field Day 2020


This year’s SSB Field Day contest was held on the 5th and 6th of September and ran from 1300 to 1300 UTC. MS0SCZ is not an RSGB-affiliated society (we don’t want to handle money at all to keep it simple) and the contest was changed to single-operator only due to the ongoing global pandemic. For these reasons we did not officially enter the contest, but we still played along for a day anyway.

We gathered at a location not far from 57North Hacklab and established a small camp. The main feature was Ed MM6MVP’s tent with enough room to stand in, furnished with a table and some benches. On the table, Hibby 2M0HIB’s Yaesu FT-891 and Ed’s leisure battery.

With the antenna erected and the station set up, we began making contacts. In addition to Ed and Hibby, Ana MM0YSO and Iain MM0ROR also operated the station to make a total of 19 contacts by the end of the day. We have uploaded the log to QRZ.com and also uploaded to the RSGB as a checklog.

To keep ourselves nourished throughout the event, Iain also operated a BBQ to produce burgers for the operators, and they were tasty.