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.
Sunday 14/2/2016 saw members turn up on a bright cold morning to undertake some tasks that needed sorting before the Club’s busy events and contesting session starts.
Task undertaken where as follows.
Place a new winch cable on the lattice tower.
Place a new 40m Dipole to our second mast that has the 80m dipole and 160m dipole already on it.
Check the 40m Vertical is still in tune and all ok
Clear a pathway in the under grove very hard manual job, on the top embankment to be able to reach the support masts to the nest of dipoles.
Tidy the workshop out
Clean and tidy the radio shack and detail all the radios.
Clean the full kitchen and common room.
General dusting and polishing.
We had many members on hand and each was split into groups and undertook a task .
By around 10am work had started and by 1:30pm we were all hungry, but in the background Bob M0RWL had been Busy been chief bottle washer and cook, he had Bake spuds with butter and cheese, along with hot dogs and onions, and a nice Cuppa to boot.
After our break and filling our faces work begun again and by 2:30pm all was done.
Here is few picture of the day and hopefully more to be added as we get them in.