Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
G0MWT, GX0MWT, GB5HF & M2T

National Field Day - June 2008 at Sandford Mill

Changes
15th August 2008 Added the report & pictures from photos by Colin, G0TRM & Steve, G4ZUL.

Introduction

National Field Day - 2/3 June 2007 was CARS first NFD Contest for a number of years. Thanks to Contest Manager, Steve, G4ZUL, CARS had registered in the Restricted Section of this Contest and this is now an Annual Event.

Saturday, the 7th was a bit "iffy" weather wise but a large number of CARS Members turned up to assist installing the tents and aerial. For the first time the new CARS "NAFFI" Tent was erected under command of Ethel.   Colin, G0TRM had the job of colour coding the many interconnecting rods to aid erection the next time.

Bringing the stores on-site
Bringing the stores on-site, Gwyn, G4FKH ahead of Ethel
Photo by Colin, G0TRM

A Large Dipole Aerial was erected alongside the canal using trees as supports.   The Sun Spot low cycle was still low and contributed to poor propagation conditions (as it did previous years).

Operating tent with the new
Operating tent with the new "NAFFI" tent in the distance
Photo by Steve, G4ZUL

CARS erecting and operating persons CARS erecting and operating persons
CARS erecting and operating persons
Photo by Colin, G0TRM (left) and Steve, G4ZUL (right)

Operating tent



Operating tent with equipment installed.
Note the fan heater to provide a base load on the gereator & prevent "hunting".  
The heat is appreciated during the night hours but not when it is hot during the day.
Photo by Steve, G4ZUL

Andrew & Tony
Andrew (right) and Tony looking at the aerial SWR figure
Photo by Colin, G0TRM

NAFFI Tent
                                        NAFFI Tent
                        Remainder of the photographs by Steve, G4ZUL


Gwyn, G4FKH operating
Gwyn, G4FKH operating.

Andrew G0IBN operating






                            Andrew G0IBN operating.

Steve, G4ZUL operating
Steve G4ZUL operating

Operating
                        Rick G3YEC deep in concentration.

Harry, G5HF
Another angle of Rick, G3YEC.

Team




                                  Carl, G3PEM operating.

Our thanks to everyone who took part and helped including those captured on film above those who missed having their photographs taken.

A good team effort by CARS.



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