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An early start and enthusiastic helpers meant that the station was up and running well before 10am (all times BST). The antenna, which is a modified half-sized G5RV with 40m traps and 80m extensions worked well and conditions were a lot better than last year.

We started on 80m and work through until after 11am before 80 closed and we moved to 40m. On the Saturday we made some 60 QSOs.

On Sunday we were back again and conditions remained good. We achieved 68 QSOs, all were UK & near continent.

The equipment used was my Yaesu FT-840 transceiver feeding an MFJ-948 Tuner to the modified half-sized G5RV held aloft by two ex-military 40’ push-up masts. There is a 2m collinear on top of one of the masts driven by a Yaesu FT-897D.

Thanks to those who helped and to those who called by and chatted. We had a most enjoyable weekend, the weather and the radio conditions smiled upon us.

Thanks to the Hampshire Cultural Trust for allowing us to put on the event and to: Alan G8IPG, Bob 2E0CZK, Chris G8BAL, Geoff G8TEC, Tim G4YVY and Ted G0BHK for all the lovely photographs. (I am sure I have missed someone out?)

Left to Right: Colin G4GBP, Alan G8IPG, Geoff G8TEC & Bob 2E0CZK in the operating tent

Alan G8IPG operating whilst Geoff G8TEC refreshes with coffee

40’ push-up mast with collinear atop, supporting the modified G5RV