VHF NATIONAL FIELD DAY 2016

Humber Fortress DX A.R.C took part in this years VHF National Field Day event on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of July.

The weather was slightly against us to start with and was blowing a gale (always fun to have when your trying to erect a scan mast or 2). This was followed by some heavy rain, a sure sign to put the kettle on, but did get better as the weekend went on.

The event ran for 24 hours and even though VHF isn’t the easiest contest to work (lots of patients needed) some members camped over on the Saturday night to carry on manning the radio’s.

Thank you to all club members who took part, and helped to make the weekend a success.

Jo 2E0JJO

 

Scam Mast Maintenance or Morris Dancing Team? You Decide.

HFDXARC will be taking part in this years VHF National Field Day on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of July, so Tuesday night actually saw some of the club members leave the shack and go outside to do some routine maintenance on the equipment. This included Andy greasing his, sorry, THE pole. Steve locking and unlocking the trailer on numerous occasions while complaining about the lack of a BBQ. Kevin and Dave holding a long rope and waiting for the music to start and Bob looking for a round silver thingy with a hole in, which, when found, turned out to be none of the above.

Thankfully it all came together in the end and the field day will take place

If you get chance, please come and give us a call on 2M SSB we would love to hear from you. (I promise there will be no dancing but cant guarantee a lack of strange costumes).

Thanks to Andy G7LRR, Bob M0RWL, Steve 2E0NSQ, Kevin M0KVK, Jon 2E0ZRO, John G6LNV, Sean M6HUL and Dave M0IOK for working on the equipment to make the Field day happen, and Mr Trevor G1TDN for keeping order and stopping fights from breaking out.

Jo 2E0JJO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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