K8GP Rover in ARRL Sept VHF 2020

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K8GP / Rover ARRL June VHF 2014 Final Report

The Grid Pirates were unable to mount an multi-op effort from their FM19bb contest location due to severe ice and wind damage this past winter. So, this past June Terry W8ZN and Andy K1RA roved as K8GP Rover in the ARRL June VHF 2014 QSO Party. They entered the Classic Rover category again after a […]

K8GP / Rover in the ARRL June VHF 2014

Terry W8ZN and I (Andy/K1RA) will be roving this coming weekend as K8GP/R. Our FM19bb location was hit hard this past winter with wind and ice damage, so we were unable to repair it in time for June. We hope to continue bus and tower repair work over the summer and attempt a fixed operation […]

K8GP / Rover in the ARRL Jan VHF SS 2014

Terry W8ZN and Andy K1RA activate K8GP / Rover in the ARRL Jan VHF SS 2014 using the newly improved rover of Rich N3UW. Terry and I worked on outfitting and rebuild the rover during the month of January. We had several nice weather days that allowed us to get the masting and antennas affixed […]

K1RA ops K8GP Fall 2m Sprint 2013

Andy K1RA activated the K8GP Grid Pirates contest station on 144 MHz during the SVHFS Fall 2m Sprint. Â There was some excellent tropospheric enhancement during the 4 hour event and Andy captured several weather and tropo maps and discussed why conditions were so good. Â As well as he has posted his log, his […]

W3ZZ – VHF Contesting

Dr. Gene Zimmerman, W3ZZ (SK) will have passed away one year ago this June and the Delmarva VHF and Microwave Society, K8GP and the Grid Pirates Contest Group, as a memorial to Gene, are republishing a recorded Webinar on our website and making it available before this years June and September ARRL VHF Contests. We […]

K8GP operates in June VHF 2012 contest

The K8GP Grid Pirates Contest Group set up operations from their new location in Virginia, grid FM19bb. This was the first contest since June 2008 that the group entered the unlimited-transmitter, multi-operator category. Since leaving Spruce Knob, WV in 2008, the group has only operated the low 4-bands (50-432 MHz). To read more about the […]

W8ZN & K1RA operate as K8GP Rover in Jan 2012 VHF SS

Terry W8ZN and I attempt to rove in the past ARRL Jan. VHF SS. If you care to check out the article I put together that covers our preparations leading up to the contest as well as our adventure on contest weekend please click here or the picture below.


K8GP operates ARRL June VHF 2010

The Delmarva VHF and Microwave Society and K8GP Grid Pirates Contest Group operated the ARRL June VHF 2010 contest from grid square FM19bb atop Mt. Weather in northern Virginia around 1800′. This is the second time the group has operated from the new and expanding location. K8GP has suspended operations from it normal operating location […]

Hello VHF, UHF and microwave world!

Welcome to the home of the K8GP Grid Pirates Contest Group and Delmarva VHF and Microwave Society (DVMS). Please navigate the menu links across the top of this page, beginning with About, to read, see and hear more about the our organization, its members and their efforts to deploy a multi-operator, multi-radio contest station to […]