The playing field at Roke was an ideal venue for the event, and allowed plenty of space for multiple operating stations to be set up and different antenna configurations tested. A wide range of modes and bands were in use, ranging from HF (Chris G7LWV, Ken G4DKH, Martyn 2E0OGR, Alan G8IPQ, Paul M1CNK) through VHF (Martyn 2E0OGR) right up to 10GHz (Andy G4JNT).
Paul M1CNK took advantage of the location to compare the performance of a ½ wave end fed antenna vs a ¼ wave vertical using WSPR on 20m, and Glyn M0XGT and Will 2E0HAI were busy experimenting with Will’s new SDR radio and various pcb patch antennas
Martyn 2E0OGR was active on HF, where he worked several Lighthouses on the Air stations and also on 2m & 70cm, working through many of the repeaters along the south coast.
Overall, a very successful day, and one which the club will definitely repeat next year. Many thanks to all those club members who supported the event, and especially to Paul M1CNK for organising.