EREC to operate in Windmills on the Air Sat 10th and 11th May 2014

From Vince Bobin (EREC member. G1FBH)

This coming Saturday and Sunday is the Windmills On The Air Weekend. You may or may not be aware but this is the first outside “on the air” event that the club has organised. We have three special event stations operating at Stone Cross Windmill, Windmill Hill Windmill and over in Kent Rolvenden Windmill. All the organising has been done, station equipment sorted and last weekend we did antenna tests from two of the three sites.

What we need now is members to visit the three sites. Your visit can be as short or as long as you like. Just come to say hi to us or stay and do some HF operating and logging etc. Refreshments will be available at all three sites. Why not bring the family along for a half day out. At Stone Cross the “Millers” will be in attendance to show you round the fully working windmill (all five floors, if you’re up to it to face the stairs) and explain its workings to you. The local Morris Dancers will be in attendance also! They will also be visiting Windmill Hill on the Sunday.

Setting up will be at 9:00am each day in readiness to go on the air for 10:00am for all three mills. We will finish each day between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Let’s hope for some good weather!

A few of us have been very busy the last couple of weeks getting this all organised for what will be a pleasant weekend of radio operating. Please come along and show your support not only to us but more importantly to all the people who spend many hours renovating and working on and in the windmills. It’s all part of our heritage.

Entry is free for all.

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