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Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society

RSGB President's Visit
British Wireless for the Blind Fund

12th February 2008 Minor amendments & transfered this folder from the Home Page.

RSGB President at Sandford Mill

RSGB President, Angus Annan, MM1CCR, was invited to present the Awards to Clubs & Amateurs who had contributed most to the British Wireless for the Blind Fund at Sandford Mill on Sunday, 9th December.

Audience at Sandford Mill
Assembled Guests at Sandford Mill
Photos by John, G8DET

Dr Geoff Bowles welcomed everyone and gave a short intoduction where he pointed out that the Marconi Hut behind was provided by Marconi's for the early Broadcasting to Radio Amateurs - before there was professional Broadcasting.

He said that CARS operated whenever Sandford Mill was open and that the Friends of the Museum provided the refreshments - hot drinks were needed as unfortunately the building was unheated.

Dr Geoff Bowles
Dr Geoff Bowles with Mr Peter McDonagh to the left in the picture
and Angus Annan with the Chain of Office.

Ms Fiona Fountain, Co-ordinator for the Wireless for the Blind introduced Mr Peter McDonagh, Chairman who then gave a short presentation about the Wireless for the Blind Fund.

Peter McDonagh, Chairman Wireless for the Blind poster
Photo of Peter McDonagh & Poster by Murray, G6JYB

Peter then passed the various Trophies to Angus to present to the people present.

Dr Roger Bloor from Newscastle under Lyme raised the most money but unfortunately could not be present to collect his Award.

Simon Treacher, 2E0CVN Most Contacts Plate
Plate presented for the most contacts by an individual to
Simon Treacher, 2E0CVN from Orpington and a member of the Cray Valley Radio Society.

Steve from Bittern DX Group Bittern DX Group with the Trophy for most money raised
Trophy presented for the most contacts by a Club - Bittern DX Group.
Steve receiving it.

A total of £4,485 was raised by the competition.

Group at Sandford Mill
Group photo taken by Murray, G6JYB from the gallery as they looked at the many exhibits

Angus operating GX0MWT
RSGB President, Angus Annan calling CQ from GX0MWT in the 2MT Marconi Hut

Angus operating with Brian, G3CVI Logging
Angus in QSO with G1OJL, Tavistock with Brian, G3CVI Logging

Thanks to all CARS Members who attended and Friends of the Museum for keeping us from freezing.

We trust everyone had a good journey back home.

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