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International Marconi Day - 2018

IMD Weekend
Sat 21-Apr-2018, 10.30-4pm
Sandford Mill, CM2 6NY
"CARS Operating GX0MWT"
CARS Members

GX0MWT operates from Sandford Mill, north Chelmsford - home to much Marconi heritage

International Marconi Day commemorates Marconi's Birthday on 25th April 1874, and is held on the nearest Saturday. CARS was registered as one of the ~70 Award Stations and operated on CW and SSB as GX0MWT, with additional stations on VHF. An IMD award can be claimed if you work 15 award stations. This year the Sunday also had local education and outreach activity.

Saturday Apr-21: IMD

Gates opened at 09:30 and a sunny day saw 53 members from CARS, Essex-CW and TARG turn out for a combination of operating and a very nice barbeque!

IMD Operators inside the 2MT Hut and upstairs

Emergency Marconi Spark Transmitter MC8B - this one was not in use...

Outdoors / VHF/UHF

Three stations outside in the sun covered 2m-FM (inc GB3DA, Echolink) with Jim 2E0RMI, Bob G4MDB on DMR and the new club Icom 7100 on D-Star. The latter setup by Perry M6XPD and used to great effect via ERG GB7ZP repeater by a keen Dorothy M0LMR inc contacts with:-

   VE3EB  Eric - Ontario
   PU2KCW Fabian - Brazil
   KG5TVX Brian - Texas
   G6RGA  John - Eastbourne
   ZS6TB  Joe  - Pretoria
   KV4AN  Steve - Richmond, Virginia
   M6OJF  John - Middlesbrough

CARS had three outdoor stations: FM/Echolink, D-Star and DMR

The CARS Barbeque was popular! (photos by Peter M0PSD)

Sunday Apr-22: Invitation Day

Following on from IMD we returned on the Sunday showing our training schedule and equipment. This was an invitation-only day for Sandford Mill stakeholders – and gave us an opportunity to engage with other groups and discuss the future. More fine weather too! - Our thanks to all those who came along.

CARS Demos and Displays

2MT Tx Rebuild Project and Dame Nellie Melba Display look towards future centenaries

Radio and TV Displays

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