The weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday 25th/26th April was wet and very windy, not quite what we needed for our annual on-the-air event at Crich.
However, a stalwart group of club members turned up and the gazebo was erected under the direction of Hazel, who supervised well. After the tables, antenna and equipment were set up, we went on air.
The Yaesu FT4700 VHF/UHF received our first contact at 10.30 with Mark GB1AVR in Pontefract. The Kenwood TS-5700 HF received our first HF contact at 12.50 with Rob EI0IMD in Cork.
The weather was kind to us on Saturday and Sunday and most of our members operated mainly on VHF 2 metres.
As always we enjoyed a walk down to the Forrester cafe where we could look out across the shires of Derby, Notts, Lincoln and Leicester whilst sampling the home made ginger cake.
We had visits from many club members and the highlight of the weekend was club secretary Anya who operated on Sunday afternoon, whilst some of us sloped off for another drink!
We made 42 VHF calls on Saturday, and 37 on the Sunday. 10 HF calls were made on the Saturday (we did not operate HF on Sunday). We sent out 19 EQSL cards, and 9 QSL cards to people requested them.
It was an enjoyable two days and we hope that even more club members will join us at our next event at Crich, our 30 years anniversary on 18th and 19th July, using our club call MX0HQG