Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society

Field Days in the past

10thDecember2005 Changed Return Coding. Created this Web Page as the result of a request from Trevor, M5AKA.

1961 NFD Danbury Group at Little Waltham, Essex

In order to get the antenna attached to the highest tree branches a catapult was used to shot a heavy lead weight with attached line over the branch.

A three person firing team was used, one to pull the catapult, one to hold the catapult and one to provide support.

From left to right:

Eric Edwards, G3NAB pulling the catapult
Paul Ives, G3NIW supporting G3NAA
Ralph Polley, G3NAA holding the catapult. Note the protective head-gear.

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