The decision to have a SOTA stand at the Telford Hamfest paid off. Jimmy and I set up the banner, laptop presentation and displays ready for the 10am opening. For the next four hours, we were pleasantly busy, meeting SOTA participants old and new, and, refreshingly, chatting to lots of people who were interested in getting involved in SOTA and wanting further information.
The stand was staffed by Jimmy M3EYP, Rob G4RQJ, Audrey and myself. Grateful thanks to Rob and Audrey, yet again, for putting in a big time commitment for SOTA at a rally, and especially to Audrey for another fine supply of homebaked SOTA cakes.
The rally seemed to be quite busy until 2pm. It was a decent venue layout wise, although the range of food and drink at the refreshment kiosk was very limited.
I think the next SOTA outing at a rally/radio show will be Llandudno in November. Roger - I’ll have to get the banner to you somehow!
Many thanks to Richard G3CWI / SOTA Beams for sponsoring the stand, meaning that again SOTA appears at a rally at no cost to the programme itself.