A great day at the Vale of Berkeley Railway. We managed 11 other heritage railways plus contacts UK and Europe wide and into the Ukraine.
Thanks to Owen for the antenna, radio and most of the contacts.
Thanks to Rob for the excellent cards for the event.
Thanks to everyone that showed up. A great effort by the club.
We will be operating on Saturday 22nd September from the Vale of Berkeley Railway at Sharpness Docks.
Postcode is GL13 9UD for the engine shed.
I will be there about 0830 to get set up and we should be operating from approx 10am until 3pm.
The callsign will be GB4VBR for those unable to attend but who want to listen.
Everything is ready for Saturday at the Vale of Berkeley Railway for Railways On The Air. At the moment we have only 2 people attending and it would be nice if we could get a couple more even if only for an hour or so.
If you are interested please see Rex or John.
Our callsign will be GB4VBR.
Rex (G4RAE), John (M0HFH) and myself (M6EAT) made an interesting visit to the Vale of Berkeley Railway on Saturday in preparation for ROTA on Saturday 23rd September.
We are undertaking a short visit again this Saturday for some antenna prep and then we will be ready for the day.
We could still do with some more radio operators for the day as I am actually away on holiday. The railway are very interested in this and have given the club the use of the boardroom for the day so everything will be nice and warm and dry.
If anyone can make a few hours then please let one of use know.
As mentioned at the club Wednesday, whilst on holiday last week I visited the Museum of Internal Fire at Tanygroes, Ceredigion. SA43 2JS. www.internalfire.com
As well as lots of engines they have lots of things of interest to the radio amateur including a radio room, radio equipment, testing equipment, telephone equipment, ships radio rooms and a small titanic display where you can also hear the last message sent by the Titanic.
Here are some pictures of the visit taken on my phone.
I have a few more if people are interested.
Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Just to let you know my callsign is M6EAT 🙂