Galleywood Field Day GB4CCD 21 March 2020

Just ahead of the official UK Coronavirus lockdown, Essex Ham held a very unusual field day, and possibly the last one for a while.

The group had prearranged to use the callsign GB4CCD (Common Courtesy Day) from their preferred location of Galleywood Common near Chelmsford for a field day on Saturday the 21st of March 2020.

To be responsible, the event wasn’t promoted in advance, and had just two members present: Pete M0PSX and Andrew M0ONH – both strictly observing the 2m social distancing rules running separate stations across the field.

Essex Ham is a virtual club, and the idea of holding a field day with virtually no-one there was a little different. Regardless, some good contacts were made and the event also served to support the county-wide Essex 2m Activity Day.

The following video shows a little of what went on during the very quiet event.

GB4CCD – March 2020 Video

Event Photos

GB4CCD - Isolated Field Day
GB4CCD – Isolated Field Day
GB4CCD - Field Day Table and Supplies
GB4CCD – Field Day Table and Supplies

Many thanks to all those who DIDN’T turn up to support the event.

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