Windmills On The Air May 2012

WindmillThis weekend is Windmills On The Air weekend – a annual event where amateur activate nearby windmills and see how many stations they can work.

Windmills On The Air is always a good weekend – lots of special event stations operating around the UK, and around Essex. This is Day Two of the Mills weekend. Here’s a list of some of the stations on air this weekend:

  • GB5SM – Stock Windmill – On 40m and 2 metres
  • GB4MW – Mountnessing Windmill on 145.450MHz and 7.129MHz
  • GB2RWM – Rayleigh Windmill – On 40m and 2 metres. Also running PSK

The Essex Ham team has spoken to all three of the mills listed above, and all stations report it’s been a good day – both in terms of weather and contacts.

We’ve also been to the Stock Windmill to see how things are going for GB5SM, the special event station at Stock Winmill, operated by the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society.

Stock Windmill GB5SM

Mark M0IEO and Norman M0FZW have been operating for both days on 2 metres. On Sunday, Patrick M0XAP has been operating HF from the operations tent. Also on site Sarah M6PSK, Tom M6BCK and Pete M0PSX

Here are a few photos:

Stock Windmill, close to Ingatestone
Stock Windmill, close to Ingatestone
Stock Windmill May 2012
Stock Windmill GB5SM on Sunday 13 May 2012 (Tom and Norman in shot)
Mark M0IEO working 2 metres from Stock Windmill
Mark M0IEO working 2 metres from Stock Windmill

Other windmills received here South Essex today, SUnday 13th May 2012: GB2TMI in Leeds (Geoff), GB0HSM in Sussex (Pete), GB2WPM in Lincolnshire (James), GB0CMW (Judith), GB1WM in Norfolk (Neil), GB0BHW Bidston Windmill in Wirral, and GB0HPW in Holton (John) – all on 40 metres.

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  1. Charlie - M0PZT 13 May 2012 Reply

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