I currently organise an event for Vintage Computing called ‘DEC Legacy’, based in Windermere. It happens as often as I get organised, running around once every 18 months to 2 years.
Given that I am now heavily involved in SOTA I wondered if there was any appetite for a similar event relating to SOTA? I’m not sure whether something like this happens, other than having stands at rallies such as NARSA. I would see this event as being much more relaxed. Oh, and where better to hold an event like this but the Lake District?
Format would be up-for-grabs, but what might work is a Saturday in the hall at the Marchesi Centre where everyone brings their gear and there is the possibility of talks, maybe the crazier the better type thing? On the Sunday maybe an organised SOTA field day. Cost would be around £10/head, depending on attendance, to cover the cost of the hall.
I typically try and get these things going either in Spring or Autumn.