NFD was a challenging event at the Ellingham ranch. The weather was horrendous on Saturday morning with torrential downpours and we all got quite wet setting up the tent, poles and antennas. Roger G3LDI started the operating and the rain fell in sheets. The tent leaked and storms were all around us. The main one hit us and monsoon rain came with it, such that the tent leaked badly. Pul G3SEM and Kim G4WUG both held up a coat above me and the gear to keep the rain off! The anglepoise lamp had water dripping off the shade. DCP suffered a strike, our power supply and hence the transceiver tripped about four times and a car alarm was set off. Then one enormous thunderclap directly above us shook the ground and Jim G3YLA made the sensible decision of a weatherman and closed us down for 40 minutes.
It really was too dangerous to carry on under those conditions. G4ARN/P ended with 1028 Qs and G8QR/P ended with around 165. They also closed down and didn't open again until Sunday morning!
Peter M0RYB and Chris G0TZZ however, operating M0P/P looks like they may have won the QRP section this year, so well done to them. They ended with 741 Qs a very commendable total.
The social side was a great success as usual with David and Tammy as hosts provided us with their superb facilities and we had the usual obligatory fish and chip supper on Saturday eveng and Bacon butties for Sunday lunch. The raffle was very well supported and Sunday roast roll was very nice too. Many thanks to David and Tammy for that.
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One small test for you: Whose legs are these?
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Pictures are on the NARC website so go take a look and see what you missed if you were not there. Hopefully more will attend in 2019 because it is a very good weekend all round.
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The RSGB CC CW event is next week Wednesday 13th June so we hope to see as many of you on there as possible.
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NOTICE: The WA7BNM Contest Calendar has permanently moved to: http://www.contestcalendar.com/ Please update any links to the calendar.
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The web versions of this contest calendar can be found at: http://www.contestcalendar.com/ You can also access a text version of the weekly calendar at: http://www.contestcalendar.com/weeklycal.txt
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See the list on WA7BNM, something for everybody!
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Other Contests:
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VHF/UHF from the East. Comments from our number-cruncher!
Nothing this week.
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That's it for this time. 73 de Roger, G3LDI