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Carshalton Environmental Fair – 29th August 2016

On a very hot and sunny bank holiday Monday, members of SCRS brought the world of amateur radio to many visitors from among the thousands that attended the Carshalton Environmental Fair. Under the much needed shade of a gazebo, the team setup an off-centre dipole into the club’s Kenwood TS-2000 for 20M/10M operation, alongside an Elecraft KX3 and a training key for the Morse appreciation activity.

Operating as G7SAC/P, the team made SSB contacts across Europe, including Romania and Sweden. Visitors as young as six got their first taste of Morse code by keying their names under the instruction of Matt M0NJX, and successful participants were awarded a certificate designed by Alex M0IDM. SCRS QSL cards, RSGB flyers, and pin badges were handed out to visitors, and the team took details of several people interested in getting involved with the hobby and our club. Dale M6SLQ enthusiastically engaged with passers-by, and at one time was seen entertaining a group of eight people!

This year’s SCRS stall team was: Matt M0NJX, Dale M6SLQ, Alex M0IDM, Andy M0MUX, Joe 2E0LEM, and Nick M6UNX. The SCRS committee would like to extend a huge thank-you to Matt M0NJX for stepping in at the last minute to take over the co-ordination and logistics of the club’s presence at this event.
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