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 HotelOnce 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.
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