Mills on the Air 2017

A beautiful weekend for a Special Event at the historic Arkwrights Cromford Mill using callsign GB1AWM.
On Saturday morning Ray M0TVX , Mel M0RNU, Lyn  G0NNU  and Barry G4PCL set up the station followed by Alan M0OLT, Russell G0OKD and Amanda M0HLF who provided RSGB material. Mark was a welcome visitor with the dogs and several members of the public stopped for a chat. Unfortunately the HF conditions were very poor. After issues with the G5RV we managed to get on air with the vertical.
On Sunday Mel, Lyn and Barry started the set up with Russell and Alan then Trevor for the rest of the day.

Although very poor conditions we managed Holland, Belgium and Germany as well as UK stations on HF but only GB5HW at Heage Windmill on 2m (no surprise for the location !). In spite of this it was an enjoyable weekend so thanks to all for their efforts.
Hopefully as we climb out of the bottom of the propagation cycle next year will be more successful

73 Alan M6OLT

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