4m Field Day

The 4m Field Day 16/17th September was a successful in that were able to try out the new gazebo/tent recently purchased by the club. It takes 4 to erect it successfully but once up was considered to be an excellent buy. It is quite sturdy and waterproof and withstood the wind and rain all weekend.

Operating conditions were not too good and only a few contacts were made – not many on the contest. I was hoping to do some qrp cw, only problem the only operators on were the Swedish contest and they were all using computer generated morse. No non-contest operators were around.

Had a visit from the police – we saw their drone which as spying on us and later they visited us but were quite happy when we explained what we were doing – and we had permission.