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August Big Weekend - 2016

August Big Weekend

Sat/Sun 6/7-Aug-2016, 10am - 4pm
Sandford Mill

CARS were at Sandford Mill on Saturday and Sunday 6/7 August supporting the family Big Weekend event which included the full panoply of Marconi and other exhibits; BBC Essex; canoes, archery and trebuchet demos, and talks on Marconi by Tim Wander.

Saturday: had a Morse code theme with our CW team operating from the 2MT Writtle Hut and our interactive Morse Key Demo on the mezzanine floor

Sunday: Had a variety of hands-on and other demos including software defined radio - with BBC Essex on site too

We were operating club call GX0MWT in a relaxed manner on CW, AM (1154/5) and VHF-FM

Saturday, Aug-6

The weather was warm and sunny and the CW theme was evident. Below are photos courtesy of John G8DET...

Tim Wander guiding visitors

Steve G4ZUL operating GX0MWT from the Marconi Hut and Andy G0IBN briefing visitors

Replica Titanic Radio Room

Colin G0TRM upstairs with the CW Display and the Marconi T1154/R1155 transmitter/receiver set

Sunday, Aug-7

Another warm day - and with some variety!...

Canoeists and BBC Essex were present

Visitors aplenty - and the BBC Essex Radio Play

GX0MWT ran in the Marconi Hut on the 1154/55 with aerial sharing with the radio history/SDR demo

Chris G0IPU brought his outside tent for VHF (and radio control cars/circuits)

Rare views of the Filter House and the Marconi Manuals/Docs building

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