Glorious Easter at Crich Stand Memorial

Easter 2019 has reached record levels for good weather so our first visit of the year on Saturday April 20th turned out as a glorious day.
Crich Stand Memorial has a tower in memory of those from the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, built in 1851 although records show towers from 1760. It had a light which in 1934 had a range of 38 miles. There is also a Jubilee Beacon from 2002. With other memorials in the grounds and spectacular views of several counties, being 1000 ft asl, it is a popular location.
The club is very lucky to be allowed access for events with none of the noise levels most of us are now used to.
A dozen members enjoyed the day using half a dozen radios and a selection of antennae from homebuilt Magloop, VHF beam, VHF and HF verticals to an Endfed wire slung along a hedge with spectacular results . HF reached a special event station in Spain and east to Bulgaria whilst VHF reached from Birmingham to Sheffield giving lots of local chats with jealous contacts. The new lightweight generator coped admirably, being quiet and using much less fuel than its predecessor.

73 Alan M0OLT

The Vikings are back

On Saturday 30th March 2019 our QTH The Post Mill Centre hosted a Viking Fest and the club were asked to operate a station which we were pleased to do. Unfortunately we could not contact the long boats before they set sail but welcomed them on the day. With Svartland Viking Workshops, Viking Combat Viking Falconry, Crown a Viking and a Viking Hog Roast made it busy event and a really enjoyable day out.
Mel M0RNU, Barry G4PCL and David 2E0DAO set up outside in a suntrap and were distracted by the aroma of the hog roast. They were joined during the day by Alan M0OLT, Dennis M0DEN and Nigel G6MRN.
The HF bands were totally swamped by an International competition but several QSO were made on 2m including some long interesting chats.

The next club event will be a day out at Crich Stand on Saturday 20th April.

Junction 28 Rally June 9th

JUNCTION 28 Radio Rally 2019

            Sunday June 9th

Admission £3.00  Open 10.15 am

       Alfreton Leisure Centre Bowls Hall

           Church St , South Normanton

                 Alfreton DE55 7BD

       10 minutes from M1 Junction  28

                       (NB this is not club QTH)

New and used rigs, antennae, accessories,

        components, books & magazines

                Trade & private sales

   RSGB, national &  local club stands

             Over 100 tables all indoors

     Licenced Bar, Snacks and Café on site

Promoted by South Normanton Alfreton & District Amateur Radio Club

    Enquiries to Alan Jones      01332679913


From North , South or East at  M1 Jct 28

Take A38 West to 3rd exit A61 Alfreton

Pass Tesco, at War Memorial turn left.

From West Midlands  follow A38 to A61

Turn left to Alfreton then left at War Memorial.

Chesterfield and Yorkshire follow A61 to Alfreton

Turn right at War Memorial.