Copyright © Colin G4GBP
Thanks to all who turned up early to open the Mill and the crew who immediately set-
Others in the team erected the gazebo operating tent and assembled the radio kit.
The radio kit consisted of my usual Yaesu FT-
Right: Chris G7LWV had a go, Geoff G8TEC had a go, below all with varying success.
Norman G4BPN From Hythe came over and admired the setup. We had our club sign hung above the tent but it failed to bring us many QSOs from the outside world. To the rear of the tent we had teas & coffees as required.
I obviously talked too much, looks as if I was making a point to myself whilst the Windmill looked on placidly. There was not enough wind to turn the sails and even my hot-
To the left we can see Alan G8PIQ & Duncan G3RQF analysing the results of the analyser. They agreed that the aerials were crap and that was where the problem probably lay.
We made a total of 41 QSOs over the weekend split between 80/40/20 & 2m but the conditions were against us and as now decided, the aerials were not up to scratch. Time to build a W3DZZ!
Thanks to the people of the Mill for being our hosts.
Geoff G8TEC, Chris G7LWV, Quintin M1ENU, Duncan G3RQF, Paul G6MCX, Ted G0BHK, Bob 2E0CZK, Andy G4JNT for all their help and to Keith G7NKZ for calling in and having a chat.
Thanks to Ted G0BHK for all of the pictures without which this would be a very lean page!
We have been invited back next year by the mill people, we must have behaved ourselves!
Hope I haven’t forgotten anyone…