John M0HFH showing Scout members how to use the CW Trainer.
This year we setup various elements of amateur radio at 1st Olveston Scout Group HQ. The station consisted of HF, VHF, UHF, CW, SDR & Flight Radar. The callsign used for this event was GB1OSG.
John M0HFH setting up for the Scouts to do CW Live.
Friday was setup time, this went well with most things initially setup in a few hours. The TSGARC Friday net allowed us to test the VHF Station this was found to be deaf towards Yate so Saturday morning the antenna system was moved. Saturday 15th the final tweaks were made to the station then it was a case of waiting for the Scout Group members to arrive. During the quiet times members who attended got on with other projects including make a fan dipole for the club.
Saturday evening after Scouts and visitors had left for the evening John (M3EQQ), John (M0HFH) and Garry (G7NVZ) went searching for some DX on 20m and 40m. We heard a special event station with a call sign of DG500BIER which we tried unsuccessfully to get back to.
The weather overnight deteriorated which caused some adverse affects on the WIFI setup. The antenna was on a tripod which got blown down. Soon had the link back.
Over the weekend as well as UK stations we got to Germany, Russia, The Netherlands and Switzerland.
Some members of the club who are also members of Woodhouse Park Scout Radio Club (GX0WOI) and they also ran a successful event. At times we were able to provide mutual assistance by providing a good working link to each other, this was mainly used to provide the Scouts the opportunity to try CW over the radio. I believe Rex (G4RAE) was able to read all that was sent to him.
Garry (G7NVZ) doing cable management.
Sunday was busier than Saturday for Scouts. The same thing were on offer for Scouts to see and try.
As is usual when it came time to finish it took less time to pack up than setup.
Thanks to all members who came and helped and supported this event.