We arrived on the Friday morning to be given a warm welcome by the IBCC staff as always. Everyone was soon hard at work in the very hot weather setting up the army tent and station in time for the event opening at 1pm.
The Club setup a fairly simple station just a half wave end fed between two Clarke masts and a colinear on the nearest mast for VHF / UHF.
The station was soon setup and ready to welcome the public to the tent. In addition to the SES we had our normal bathtub CW key to computer for the Children to try to send messages on and many had fun doing so. Not only Children tried we had a gentleman that last sent CW in a Vulcan Bomber in 1980 walk straight up to the key and send a perfect greeting to his wife who was with him.
Over the Weekend 370 contacts were made, the furthest being Australia but many around the UK there is even a G4STO in the Log! Stephen M5SJM also made a packet radio contact with the International Space Station using the GB6IBC callsign.
There was lots to see and do apart from the radio station and each day we were treated to spectacular flying from the Battle of Britain Memorial flight Lancaster and Spitfires.
Many thanks to the following who worked very hard on one of the hottest weekends of the year to make the event such a success, Les G1LQB, Stuart 2E0FSK, Marc M7DEU, Stephen M5SJM, Steve M5ZZZ, Graham M1DHV, Pam G4STO and our Special Guest from RAF Waddington Club Barry G4DBS