Today I was active alongside Louise(M3TLL) and Phil(M1PAC) and other colleagues from my Workplace which is Park lane College Keighley. We were operating the STAR Centre Club Station which is part of the College and the Call Sign is MX0KSC which stands for MX0(ENGLISH CLUB STATION) and KSC(KEIGHLEY STAR CENTRE). The Location of our portable Station was at the grounds of The Keighley Agricultural Show, at Marley Stadium Keighley West Yorkshire in the North of England.
The Videos below show our Station in Action.


We had a fantastic Day and I managed to test the new portable Hustler 6btv antenna system recently mentioned in this blog with an amazing first QSO of the day with JA7NVF from Japan. So I guess you could say that the new antenna and home brew mounting bracket is working just fine.

During the event we made contact with 58 stations from all around the World and all over over the U.K. We operated 40m,20m,2m on phone and some SSTV and PSK31 on 20M.The HF Bands were busy with lots of activity as there were at least 3 different Contests going on, however it was no surprise to find 2m to be dead with very few takers. The antenna stood out in the crowded show ground attracting many Radio hams whom we had the pleasure of meeting,We met 2 G0 stations from the local area of Keighley and we were also visited by 2E0PMM, G8IC, and G0GNU.
We had at least 200 other visitors into our marquee with all ages Boys,Girls,Ladies and Gents. There was no shortage of interest and enthusiasm regarding radio and 3 young Ladys operated the Station making lots of QSO for the very first time, in fact they stayed in the marquee for almost 2 hours. The other STAR Centre staff had some interesting things like Rockets, Robots, Laptops and Space related things for the public to check out. The whole event was a big success and the Agricultural Show was very busy with lots of Stalls, and events which included Horse Show jumping as well as pet show competitions and other interesting Show Ground stands. Fortunately the weather was good, I am looking forward to next years event.
A big thank you to all Stations that we worked under the Call Sign MX0KSC/p and also I worked quite a few as I was setting up under My home Call which as you know already is 2E0HTS/p. Also thanks to Phil(M1PAC) who is a Club Member and Volunteer for the Colleges STAR Centre and He also holds the Club Call Sign MX0KSC.
73 to all thanks for visiting my blog see you again soon. Simon


Phaze58 said…
Fantastick Films Simon ,Lou
ARRRRGe Why did no one tell me about the bald spot?? He he
It was A great day. and I am certanly looking forwards to helping In the future. &3's
MØYKS Simon said…
Thanks Phil, it was brilliant and been the proud owner of a my high forehead I kinda like that bald spot. lol

What a great day we had and lets hope its sooner rather than later that we get to do it again!

Thanks for your expertise, see you soon good friend.
Nash , JN4VWH said…
Helle Simon,

Congratulation! Simon,
You have made a QSO with the Japanese Station “JA7”. In this weekend, we are in ALL Asian DX Contest. Many many stations were working on 7MHz and 21MHz band. I also have made some QSOs with Asian stations. We heard in this weekend of Japan on some “Radio Bands” messages spoken in English than in Japanese, hi (^-^).

And what a great stations! Simon. It was very very interesting and exciting there around a lot of signals, I think. And thank you for their Videos. I can feel the atmosphere of there, too.

2E0HTS de JN4VWH Nash, 73 Sa you na ra from Japan.
MØYKS Simon said…
Hi Nash


Thank you for your lovely comments as you can see we had lots of fun and many spectators enjoyed it a lot. I am pleased to hear you had a great time on the bands during the Asian Field Day contest. Let's hope the conditions will continue to improve and next weekend we will arrange a sked to make QSO with you.

All the very best Sa you na ra and 73s from all of us at the STAR Centre
Nash , JN4VWH said…
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Nash , JN4VWH said…
Kon ni chi wa, Simon-san,

With my “North Antenna”, I have heard signals of Slovakia and Moldova on 7 MHz band during the ALL Asian DX Contest this weekend. But I have not made QSOs with their stations, because I could not call in a loud voice in my house at midnight! (^-^;).

Anyway, I felt my new “North Antenna” of home QTH working very well. It made me very exciting and happy.

And I made today a nother mobile HF antenna’s base on the roof of my car. I hope too, it will work well for DX, specially DX with your station, Simon.

Sa you na ra, 73 this is JN4VWH Nash from Japan

ps I did re-write some spelling mistakes. Thank you.
MØYKS Simon said…
Konichawa Nash san

I am very happy to hear you are receiving good signals on 40m with your North facing Antenna. It sounds to be working fantastic. You made me laugh when I read about not been able to call in a loud voice at midnight. hi.

I look forward to making QSO and also typing a message on msn when We are both online at the same time.

once again 73 and the best of luck with your Station dear Friend Nash. JN4VWH de 2E0HTS in sunny North England.
Nash , JN4VWH said…
Hello Simon, Thank you.

I have tried to type a message on "Windows Messenger"...only two or tree times. But I have already restered on it, so I can do a test of MSN. And I dit set on the member of MSN your hotmail-adress.

Yes, I will try typing at the same time on MSN, Simon.
MØYKS Simon said…
Hello Nash

I have you on my msn contacts so every thing will work fine. All we have to do now is see when each other is on line at the same time.
I will keep an eye out for you Nash san.
Best regards Simon
Nash , JN4VWH said…
Hello Simon,

Thank you.
I would like to try to use MSN at the same time, too. (^-^)/ Nash

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