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Rockall DXepidtion


#1

Just seen this:

and

http://www.rockall.be/

Stewart G0LGS


#2

In reply to G0LGS:

I thought that was extraordinarily good reporting from the BBC. To mention both a call sign and the IOTA program is more detail than we can normally expect to get.

Richard
G0IBE


#3

In reply to G0IBE:

I thought that was extraordinarily good reporting from the BBC. To
mention both a call sign and the IOTA program is more detail than we
can normally expect to get.

The information was provided to the BBC by Laurie Margolis, G3UML. He is a senior news editor for BBC TV and radio news.

73,
Walt (G3NYY)


#4

In reply to G3NYY:

It’s quite surprising to me, I’ve heard the name Laurie Margolis on BBC news reports for a long time. I’ve also heard the name Laurie Margolis in amateur circles. But it’s only this morning after reading your comment that I’ve realised they are the same person. A quick google shows some BBC news articles where Laurie mentions he’s a radio amateur. You could understand it if the name was John Smith but his is a moderately distinctive name too.

Small world.

Andy
MM0FMF


#5

In reply to G3NYY:

The information was provided to the BBC by Laurie Margolis, G3UML. He
is a senior news editor for BBC TV and radio news.

Wasn’t he the reporter who broke the news about Faulkland Island invasion, when he contacted Bob VP8LP?

73 Mickey
2E0YYY


#6

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Yes… when they had a shack in the BBC building in Portland Place.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6514011.stm

…and he’s probably a long way from home today (along with our SOTA president).

http://www.t32c.com/G3UML
http://www.t32c.com/G3WGV

73 Marc G0AZS


#7

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Wasn’t he the reporter who broke the news about Faulkland Island invasion

I think the person who reported the initial problems in VP8-land is someone who is very closely related to SOTA :wink:

Andy
MM0FMF


#8

In reply to MM0FMF:

In reply to 2E0YYY:

I think the person who reported the initial problems in VP8-land is
someone who is very closely related to SOTA :wink:

Talk about a small world. I’ve just worked Steve G1INK on the 10m band, who was on the summit of G/SP-013. We both then worked Bob VP8LP, although Steve had a bit of struggle to get through the pile-up, his persistence paid off.

73 Mike
2E0YYY


#9

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Wasn’t he the reporter who broke the news about Faulkland Island
invasion, when he contacted Bob VP8LP?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6514011.stm


#10

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Thanks for the 10m contact Mike. The VP8 pileup was a tough cookie to crack, I eventually got through by re-postioning my dipole to maximise my RF. On returning here I was pleased to see my 1st contact on 10m was A61LL who happens to be the president of the U.A.E. It was hard to find a vacant slot to call on 10m!

ps sorry for thread hijack (I`m sure Laurie Margolis is a baddie off Rebus)


#11

In reply to M6ADB:

Wasn’t he the reporter who broke the news about Falkland Island
invasion, when he contacted Bob VP8LP?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6514011.stm

Les Hamilton, GM3ITN has made a counter-claim in that respect.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2042375.stm

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/gm3itn/index.html

73,
Walt (G3NYY)


#12

In reply to G1INK:

In reply to 2E0YYY:

Thanks for the 10m contact Mike. The VP8 pileup was a tough cookie to
crack, I eventually got through by re-postioning my dipole to maximise
my RF.

Yeah, I heard him come back with your partial callsign about 15 or 20 minutes earlier, but he just could’t make it out… Well done for hanging on in there.

On returning here I was pleased to see my 1st contact on 10m
was A61LL who happens to be the president of the U.A.E.

I worked him from I think G/SP-004 a couple of weeks ago.

It was hard to
find a vacant slot to call on 10m!

Tell me about it, Steve.

BTW, it’s really great news to find someone else working above 20m. The higher frequencies can be extremely rewarding on a SOTA activation, as your contact with Somalia (never easy) proved today. Well done on some great DX.

73 Mike
2E0YYY