Yes, it was a wet start to our day and certainly very muddy under foot but that didn’t dampen our enthusiasm for putting on the Special Event Station at Fir Park Free Show near Market Rasen. Members of the club putting on the Special Event Station were – Andy M0KED, Pam G4STO, Les G1LQB, Peter G1FLL, Stephen M6TSJ, Jason G7KPM, Tom G4OSB and Ian G4XFC. Our Regional Manager Jim G0EJQ dropped by and had several contacts on VHF; we also had help from Andy M0OOO from the RAF Waddington Club. Terry G7JFI and Fiona called in and manned the station later in the day.
There were fundamental shortages in our Special Event Station equipment; G1LQB provided a gas stove and kettle for tea and coffee but we omitted to take a frying pan, bacon and rolls for bacon butties.
We didn’t make loads of contacts but an enjoyable day was had; we had time to have a look round other stands and the vintage vehicles and equipment at the show. We are looking forward to putting on another Special Event Station at Boultham Park in July; we have also been asked to put on another SES at Fir Park Wings and Wheels in August.