The idea behind this event is simply an excuse to operate “portable” on the longest day of the year, the June Summer Solstice. We are fortunate to have a prime operating location just south of Chelmsford at Galleywood Common (this page lists QTH info, facilities etc) which also plays host to our casual /P get-togethers.
Supported by Essex Ham, this event has taken place every year since 2014 and attracts several enthusiastic locals who wish to play radio and enjoy a social gathering.
Operations typically start from 6am on the lower HF bands (80m+40m) with higher bands, including 2m through the day. CW, FM, SSB and Digimodes feature as conditions/operators change.
Next Event : 16th-24th June 2018 – dates subject to confirmation