The second of the 2023 field weekends at Lambourne End took place over the weekend of 30th September and 1st October with setting up on Friday 29th. Several members opted to camp overnight for the whole weekend.
Friday 29th September
Soon after 16:00, after loading up at the store with John G0VEH, the field cars, trailers and caravans began to arrive. The Colman Shelter was taken but held in reserve if needed. The Tawney Group used their own masts but the main setting up was to be done on Saturday morning.
Staying overnight on Friday were Ron G6LTT and Karen, Ion M0JLI, Brian M0OAB and Boo M6OAB and Kerry 2E0IJZ
Cell/data coverage is poor at the Lambourne End site but I tried to join the fortnightly Zoom meeting with variable results with my EE connection until 21:30.
Saturday 30th September
I arrived onsite at 09:25. The Icom IC-7300 was set up in the Tawney caravan for 40m using the G4ONP club callsign; 2m station also running for local contacts. John G0VEH was the main operator.
Day visitors included Dave M0TAZ, Chris G8OCV, George M1GEO, Ellis 2E0EWM and John M0JGR.
Food on Saturday evening was courtesy of the local chippie…
I stayed overnight in the caravan.
Sunday 1st October 2023
After a home cooked breakfast I worked a few HF stations before John G0VEH arrived. Selim was in Turkey on holiday and several members worked him at one of the TA club stations. Below George M1GEO was on 24MHz…
John G0VEH worked quite a few stations on 40m. By 2pm we began to pack up.
Photo Credit: John G8DZH