Saturday, February 24, 2018

Wyong Field Day

The Wyong Field day today turned out to be very pleasant despite predicted rain. This year I again helped out on David's digital voice stand and kept a bit of an eye on the Home-brew group table next door.

The configuration at Wyong was improved this year with vendors in a big air-conditioned tent. I bought a van worthy LED light strip and a book on the history of military radio.

Ross, VK1UN, came up from Melbourne and attended the Wyong show for the first time. It was great to catch up with many friends and it was amazing how many people asked about the van which presumably they'd read about here.

Seen in the photo above are Matt Magee, John Hale, Stephen Stebbing and David Rowe. Thanks to the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club for their excellent organisation and professional running of the event.

A bit of nostalgia at the field day, I spotted a Mini-SCAMP board and front panel. I built one of these back in 1980 from memory.


3 comments:

David Rowe said...

Thank you so much for your support Peter for the third year running. Visiting Wyong is almost as enjoyable for me as spending time with you and Phillipa :-)

- David

Nigel Holmes said...

Nice spot for your stand Peter - that was where Radio Australia / ARDXC had its table in previous years. One time Dick Smith park his helicopter (VH-DIK?)on the race course & came over to chat about SWLing. It's a fun event for sure.

Peter Marks said...

Yes a very nice arrangement this year. Historical radio was next door but we missed you and Ian also.