Monday, 13 April 2015

Norbreck 2015

Norbreck 2015


This was the 53rd N.A.R.S.A Amateur Radio, Electronics and computing Exhibition and my XYL and I made the long trek North to Blackpool. I was hoping to meet up with fellow SOTA activators and chasers during the event including a visit to the WAB stand.
The Norbreck Castle Hotel
Once again the Summits On The Air stand was a magnet for both chasers and activators alike and I must admit I spent the majority of my time hovering around here and I thoroughly enjoyed myself sharing experiences which included picking up tips on how to tackle some of my planned summits this year and discussing antennas and rigs.  I’ll refrain from mentioning individual names and callsigns but it was a wonderful experience........thanks everybody.

A busy SOTA stand
 Brian G4ZRP, Rob G4RQJ, Audrey, Roy G4SSH
I’d like to thank Dave G4IAR and the guys for the welcome and chats I had on the Worked All Britain stand  which like the SOTA stand prevented me from spending too much money at the rally, however, I did have a ‘list’ and managed to get all the bits and pieces I needed :)

It was nice to meet up with John M6HBM from the Carmarthen ARS who was soaking up the atmosphere and looking for a rig to add to his newly acquired callsign...well done John.  
Above....Brian G4ZRP showing Karen 2E0XYL photos of his visit to GW/NW-001 Snowdon on his 70th birthday  with Rob G0HRT relaxing in the background :)

All being well I’m already looking forward to next year’s rally but in the mean time I hope to put into practice some of those tips I picked up this year...73 for now  

Allan GW4VPX


  1. Thanks for putting out your report Allan. It was great to meet up again on the day.

    73 Phil

  2. Thanks Phil..wonderful day and nice to meet you and all the others once again. 73 Allan GW4VPX