The return of GR6NHU

Last weekend saw the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle which wasn’t an event I was particularly interested in but all UK radio amateurs were given the opportunity to use a special prefix to celebrate.  The last time we were allowed to use a GR prefix was back in 2011.

I applied for the NoV to use GR6NHU and managed to make a decent number of QSOs over the three days we were allowed to use the prefix.

I made 217 QSOs to 47 DXCC entities using SSB and various data modes and had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.  The special callsign seemed popular and it was unusual for me to call CQ and not receive a reply which is in contrast to 2011 where I noted that I struggled to get replies to CQs.  Back then I was working with a small and inefficient ‘long’ wire aerial compared to my Hexbeam now.

Map of stations worked using GR6NHU to celebrate the Royal Wedding in 2018

Map of stations worked using GR6NHU to celebrate the Royal Wedding in 2018

Breakdown of continents worked using GR6NHU

Breakdown of continents worked using GR6NHU

Breakdown of countries worked using GR6NHU

Breakdown of countries worked using GR6NHU

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