Paul, I saw you once from a distance, but I lost sight of you and then never saw you again!
I really enjoyed the Hamfest, I went ‘big’ this year. I borrowed my parent’s motorhome and stayed over on Friday night. I spent Friday evening sharing beers and a Chinese take away with the Camb Hams, also spending some time in the mobile shack (affectionately named Flossie). You say that it was like rallies of old, I wonder if you mean that the products and gear are beginning to take 2nd place over meeting and socialising. I definitely don’t go for the shiny gear!
Lovely to meet a few fellow SOTA folk and some folk from QRP circles too.
Well worth the 600 miles and 20 gallons of fossil fuels, most thought that I’d lost my marbles, but the trip was fun from start to finish!
Operating GB18NH on 40m CW Saturday morning was a highlight, I worked as many as I could before the callers ran out.
The Camb Hams’ antennas.
M1BUU operating in the 40m position on CW. Elecraft K3 plus KPA500
The antenna mounted on Flossie