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Swindon & Cricklade Railway from Blunsdon Station -
Another fantastic weekend spent at Blunsdon Station courtesy of the Swindon & Cricklade Railway and Railways-
New Technology has arrived!
The usual problem we have at Blunsdon Station is that of getting the aerial across the lake. For 2018 new technology has arrived in the form of a DJI Mavic Pro drone. The drone was employed to carry a light line across the lake. Then a halyard was drawn across, taking the aerial. The whole process only took about 20 minutes!
This year, a marquee!
The Swindon Cricklade Railway group had held an event earlier in the year whereby they needed a marquee and this was still in place when we arrived for Railways-
The transceiver used for the 80 & 40m SSB station is the trusty old Yaesu FT-
The 2m station uses the Yaesu FT-
All logging was done on paper.
We spoke over the radio to 23 other Railways-
We were pleased at how well our signals were getting out and gratified by the signal reports about audio quality. We had many mini ‘pile-
We had a number of visitors both members of the public and licensed amateurs.
I am grateful for all of the assistance received throughout the weekend.
A few pictures below with thanks to Neil M6CUE: