Our participation in VHF Field Day is legendary. Well, OK perhaps legendary is something of an exaggeration.
Never the less, we have participated every year from 1997 with a brief hiatus in 1999, 2000, 2001 when the foot and mouth crisis prevented access to rural areas and 2012 when the weather waterlogged our usual venue.
In earlier years we have mounted a dual band 6m and 2m entry in cooperation with G7FBD, however from 2010 apart from a brief foray onto 70cm in 2011 we have stuck to a single band 2m entry.
Performance has been good with in band results usually placing us in the top 5 or better. However, it has been acutely obvious that to make any real impact on the overall standings in class it is necessary to mount a multi-band, preferably a tri-band, entry.
This year we did just that with operations on 2m/6m on Saturday and 2m/4m on Sunday. Full details of our performance can be found elsewhere on the web-site and we will shortly be updating that page to include details of the actual results in addition to our own analysis. See
The short update is our tri-band entry in the low power class gave us an overall result of 1st in class. Yes that’s right you read that correctly we were first in the Low Power Class winning the Arthur Watts Trophy.
We are justifiably proud of this result and congratulations are due to: Paul 2E0GHT, David 2E0GZO, Andy G7KNA and Mark M0SKV for their efforts.