A very big thank you to all of those that made Flamborough 2013 such a great success.
This year we ran five stations covering 2m, 12m, 20m, 17m and 40m.
This was not without problems however and the club will have appropriate band pass filters installed next year for 40, 20 and 17.
I suppose it was inevitable when then were all operating so close together.
After switching 40m on at 6am and trying for about 40 minutes I managed to work 9Y4LAS in Trinidad and Tobago. This was the very first call for the new call GB4FL.
40 metres continued steady all day and ended at midnight with a call into Canada and 316 contacts made.
No time for sleeping with Simon on site and the station was online at 0700 and worked almost endlessly until 2300 UTC attained approximately 540 contacts.
Reports were favourable and glowing comments of fantisimo audio, plus 60db and you are the loudest and strongest signal on the band.
GB4FCL did extremeley well and i think this is down to team working.
There certainly was some team working going on with operator and loggist rotation and backoffice support providing delivered meals and hot drinks.
I think it is a great shame we cannot operate from the head but the red tape and time limitations makes this so difficult. The application to use theland alone is 14 pages and East Yorkshire Council rumoured about applying an annual fee of £300.
It was not an easy decision to move to World farm but after I explained to the lighthouse station event organisers they were adamant that they would rather have us participate than not.
The farmer was very accomodating and supplied mains hookup to us . We had a dedicated area that did not interfere with other campers. He even told new arrivals what we were doing and and generated some interest for us and we received a few visits inside the shack during peak pile up conditions. They left enlighted.
I was too busy to take any photos but the stations looked the part and certainly promoted the club and Lighthouse weekend very well.
A very well done and thank you to all those participating