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Swindon & Cricklade Railway from Blunsdon Station -
Another fantastic weekend spent at Blunsden Station courtesy of the Swindon & Cricklade Railway and Railways-
I find that there is always a lot of interest in the Railways weekend among other amateur radio enthusiasts and we always come away with a full logbook, this weekend followed that rule.
Ken G1NCG & I set up the aerials over the lake on Friday afternoon and the whole radio station was ready for operation before it got dark.
This gave us a good start on Saturday morning. Charles G0TLI came and gave us a hand at helping and operating (see first couple of photos in the gallery,below).
Whilst the statistics of how many stations we worked and where we worked may be a little dull it was punctuated for me by working a couple of friends -
As this is the second year, most of the details and photos are similar to last year. If you wish to browse last year’s details -
The transceiver used for the 40m SSB station is the trusty old Yaesu FT-
Aerial matching unit is the MFJ 948 and the antenna is a full-
All logging was done on paper. The 2m station uses the Yaesu FT-
Late on Sunday afternoon when we had packed up the radio kit into the car, Ken G1NCG had gone home, the caravan was hitched on to the back of my car there was a loud ‘Toot-
I managed to get a few pictures of ‘Spartan’ and these can be seen in the Gallery below. Enjoy!
Photographs in the gallery mostly taken by Ken G1NCG and shown here with his kind permisssion.