Galleywood Gathering 11 Feb 2018

Thanks to those who attended our second “Galleywood Gathering” of the year, on Sunday the 11th of February 2018.

Radio and antenna testing at the Feb 2018 Galleywood Gathering
Radio and antenna testing at the Feb 2018 Galleywood Gathering

On a chilly and windy Sunday, around a dozen amateurs met on Galleywood Common. As it was a little “blowy”, there wasn’t a huge amount of radio – although kudos to Peter G0DZB for persevering longer than most (on HF CW from his car).

Some contacts were made on GB3DA, and Paul G7BHE made a few DMR contacts from his new DMR dual-bander purchased at last week’s rally.

The team was also on hand to assist with some antenna testing for a new local M6, and an inactive M1 amateur turned up to see what we were up to, and is now looking to reactivate his licence after a break of many years.

Some of the folk at the Feb 2018 Galleywwod Gathering
Some of the folk at the Feb 2018 Galleywwod Gathering
Paul G7BHE talking to a US station via his shiny new dual-band DMR
Paul G7BHE talking to a US station via his shiny new dual-band DMR

Most of the rest of the afternoon was taken up with socialising in the warmth of the pub (which has decent filter coffee) as well as the alcoholic stuff. Lots of good chat, friendly banter, and the day was also a good chance to kick around some ideas for activities in 2018

"I am looking for someone to share an adventure into HF that I am arranging..."
“I am looking for someone to share an adventure into HF that I am arranging…”

Thanks to all who turned up, either for the radio or for the social, and thanks to Charlie M0PZT for suggesting this event. We’re already considering the same again in about a month’s time, so keep an eye out for updates, here on the Essex Ham website.

Pete M0PSX

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