Essex 2m Activity March 2019

Saturday the 16th of March 2019 was another Essex 2m Activity Afternoon. The event is organised by the Thurrock Acorns, and Essex Ham is a big supporter of the concept.

This was one of the busier Activity Afternoons, with 5 club callsign active supporting the event. The WX killed plans for several Essex Hams to get out-and-about. Plans for Shoebury Beach, Galleywood and Radar Hill were all abandoned, so everyone stayed in the warm operating various modes, including simplex, SSTV, a rather busy net on GB3DA, and even some FT8.

Great to hear so many people on air, with a special mention to to Essex Ham member Edmund M0MNG, who trekked to Dettling Hill to make contact. He’s even put together a video:

Edmund M0MNG at Dettling Hill for the March 2019 Activity Day

The Essex Ham club callsign got a bit of an airing. Here’s a copy of the log:

Essex Ham MX0SXA Log for 16-Mar-19

M0WJL FM Simplex Gordon Grays
M5YRG FM Simplex Gary Kent
G7NJB FM Simplex Jeff  
M0OAD FM Simplex Stephen Barleylands
M0ONH FM Simplex Andrew Chelmsford
M0DVD FM Simplex Paul South Woodham Ferrers
GX1WOR/P FM Simplex Edmund, Worthing & District Club Dettling Hill
G3PHD FM Simplex Ian Tilbury
MX0CNS SSTV 144.500MHz Dorothy, Essex Dx Group Basildon
G7OED FM Simplex Richard Basildon
G0PEK SSTV Kevin Kent
2E0XTN FM GB3DA Net Nic Colchester
M0ONH FM GB3DA Net Andrew Chelmsford
MX0LHX FM GB3DA Net David, Langdon Hills ARC Basildon
GX1WOR/P FM GB3DA Net Edmund, Worthing & District Club Dettling Hill
G8UDD FM GB3DA Net Steve James Essex
MX0CNS FM GB3DA Net Dorothy, Essex Dx Group Basildon
M6ONB FM GB3DA Net Dave Chelmsford
2E0LZI FM GB3DA Net Ian Galleywood
M0SSK FM GB3DA Net Kristian Basildon
MX0LFA FM GB3DA Net Justin  
2E0FTX FM GB3DA Net Jakub Southend On Sea
G7IRN FM GB3DA Net Mark East Sussex
2E0EUM FM GB3DA Net Tom Wickford
M6OIJ FM GB3DA Net Carl Leigh-On-Sea
M0NFE FM GB3DA Net Nick Southend On Sea
2E0WKV/P FM GB3DA Net Kevin Langdon Hills
2E0RMI FM GB3DA Net Jim Chelmsford
G0PEK FM Simplex Kevin Kent
M0SSK FM Simplex Kristian Basildon
2E0FTX FM Simplex Jakub Southend On Sea
G4HCK FM Simplex Nick Grays
G1KPS FM Simplex Brian Canvey Island

Several SSTV messages were sent and received too, which added to the fun.

MX0CNS contacting MX0SXA via SSTV on 16th March 2019
MX0CNS contacting MX0SXA via SSTV on 16th March 2019

Well done to everyone who took part in the first Essex 2m Activity Day of the year, and took time to get on-air. The next one is set for the 20th of July 2019.

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