The team from Southend and District Amateur Radio Society were active at a fundraising event for Little Havens Hospice active on Sunday 24th August 2014.
The club was on-air with the special event callsign GB0FHH (Fair Havens Hospice) from the charity Summer Music Festival held at the Ekco Sports & Social Club in Southend.
The SADARS team of Bernie G0ENN, Eddie G1OHN and Mick G6WCI were joined by Essex Ham’s Pete M0PSX for the afternoon’s activities on HF and 2m, and some excellent contacts were made with countries including Saudi Arabia, the US and Canada.
The HF station made use of the club’s Windom antenna, with a tri-band collinear for local 2m contacts – a handy lattice tower used for the venue’s CCTV cameras made for an excellent antenna mast for the day, although local QRM from the artists performing at the music event was a little distracting at times.
It has been a while since the Southend and District Amateur Radio Society has been active in the field, but with renewed interest in amateur radio in Essex, it’s hoped that SADARS will be out-and-about in the area again soon.
Details of the event, plus photos - http://www.essexham.co.uk/news/southend-ars-aug-2014.html