This year’s Special Event Station season got off to a good start with a return visit to Gunton Park Sawmill for the May ‘Mills on the Air’ weekend to activate GB5GSM
Gunton Park Sawmill is a privately owned early 19th Century, thatched Water Powered Sawmill that has been preserved and now restored to working order over the past 30 years, set in the stunning North Norfolk Countryside. (Longitude: 1.30123 E Latitude: 52.8527 N QTH locator: JO02PU).
We had 3 stations on air. HF SSB, HF Data and VHF FM but the band conditions were dire! We managed just under a 100 contacts in all, with the majority on 40m SSB. Of those, 21 Mills on Air stations were worked.
Apart from the radio side of things, Sue’s spinning wheel attracted a lot of interest from the public as did Peter’s little car. We also had our growing display of demonstration projects which combine to show the transmission of sound by light.
Overall it was a pleasant weekend despite the rathe poor propagation conditions!