24 Jan 2019 – Construction Contest

Members judging entries

This year’s Construction Contest saw sixteen members attending to judge six projects. The categories entered were projects from a Kit and Weekend Projects. There were no entries this year in the Major Project class nor the Novice category. Members present on the evening judged the projects and two winners were found. The winner in the Kit Class was Martin, M0XMP who submitted a very well built QCX 5w transceiver kitted by QRP Labs. Along side his entry, but not entered, was a loop aerial used to show the rig operating.

Photo by M0XMP of his QRP 5W rig
Judges at work!

Don, G4LOO submitted the winner in the Weekend Special class. It’s a buried radial tester from a published design by Tony, VA3AVR. The unit is basically a  means of injecting an RF signal into the buried wire to find if it’s entire length is still connected to the earth being used by a vertical antenna.

Don’s Project