13th GM-DX Convention - Saturday 24 April 2010
"We try harder..." Chris G3SVL and Don G3XTT at Edinburgh Airport on their way to the GMDX Convention near Stirling. The 2010 GM-DX Convention held on 24 April 2010 was the 13th in the series. This year's event was attended by 90 DXers.
The GM-DX venue is next to the Bannockburn Heritage Centre.
The bar area is busy during the pre GM-DX Convention lunchtime.
Rob GM3YTS opens the GM-DX Convention and introduces an interesting presentation by Lars Bohme MM0DWF/VP8DIF. Tom GM4FDM, who was recently in Senegal as 6W/GM4FDM, introduces presentations at the GM-DX Convention.
Ronald PA3EWP talks about the 2009 3D20CR Conway Reef operation, which involved three days sailing each way to/from FK. A record 90 people were present at the GM-DX Convention during the afternoon sessions, with about 70 staying for the Dinner.
The 2010 GM-DX Convention DX-pedition presentations were held in the same upstairs area as used for the Dinner. Tom GM4FDM, John G3LZQ and Ronald PA3EWP getting the computer sorted out prior to G3LZQ's 3B9WR presentation.
John G3LZQ talks about his 2010 Commonwealth Contest (BERU) and LF operations as 3B9WR from Rodrigues Island. "Now look here, Sonny..." Tom GM4FDM and Rob GM3YTS discuss some of the finer points of the GM-DX presentations.
GM-DX Convention Dinner : general view - 1 GM-DX Convention Dinner : general view - 2
GM-DX Convention Dinner : general view - 3 "Cheers" Lionel G5LP John G3WGV Chris G3SVL Justin G4TSH
Don G3XTT and Ian G3YBY with empty glasses on GM-DX Convention Dinner Table 1. Bob GM4UYZ receives the Tartan Trophy (RSGB VHF award) on behalf of The Cockenzie and Port Seton ARS.
Two Orcadians : Edmund GM0WED and Clive GM3POI. Sheree, Rob GM3YTS presented a prize to Terry GM3WUX
GM-DX Mugs are much sought after and treasured by DXers all around the world. Paul G3WYW (who demonstrated the soon-to-be-launched Yaesu FT-5000 to GM-DX) with Lionel G5LP and John G3WGV.
DXCC Card Checking at GM-DX: Lionel G5LP appears to be wondering if he should accept this card for Clive GM3POI! Willie GM4ZNC wraps up proceedings after the Dinner thanking all the organisers for making another successful GM-DX Convention.
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