The groups AGM took place on Sunday 10th November with a good turnout of members. Re – election of the group officers took place with G1SCQ, G4OKH and M3MPD staying in post.

Topics discussed included potential for using digital modes at events, HF usage and membership.

Thank you to the members that were able to assist with safety communications at this event. We had one of the wettest days of the year to contend with but still had 70 riders turn out to brave the elements.

We established a good 2m net for the main traffic and a couple of the team used 80m as well. A small PMR net was also run to the non-licensed marshals that helped at two of the check points.

Control location with dual band 2m/70cm Slim Jim and 80m vertical deployed.

 

Thank you to the team that turned out to cover this annual event. Just over 300 runners took part with the bulk finishing without any issues.

We used simplex communications on 144.650 MHz throughout the event with control moving between two strategic locations on the higher parts of the course. This provided good coverage between our stations.

Thank you to the team that turned out to provide radio cover for this annual event.  Just over 70 riders took part with only a couple of incidents for St John Ambulance to deal with.

We covered the bulk of the course on 10w to the standard mast. Local talkthrough was used to allow for flexibility at the start/finish area.

Thank you to the members that turned out to provide safety cover at this annual event. Just under 190 riders took part and no incidents were reported.

There was some quite challenging weather starting in fog which then moved into some heavy rain and temperatures didn’t get above 10c.

We set up a small control station, which using 5w of RF at 144.650MHz provided good coverage around the course.

 

 

There is a fault at the moment with adding events to the website. Once resolved then the years events will be published in the usual location.

The groups AGM took place on 18th Nov 2018 with a good turnout of members. Re – election of the group officers took place with G1SCQ, G4OKH and M3MPD staying in post.

Discussion took place about use of digital modes, network radios, Raynet HF net, leaflets for promotion, community resilience and equipment refresh.

Thank you to the members that assisted with the communications at this event. It was one of the larger rides held at the venue with 290 riders taking part.

Incident wise we had several horses decide to tip off their riders and do a bolt. Also a suitably placed wasp nest added to the day with several stings reported.

RF wise we had good coverage on 2m with 5W to a low mounted antenna. Some HF was also tested on ground wave which worked well with little noise.

 

We provided safety cover for this annual event for just over 300 runners. Very hot conditions meant St John Ambulance had several people to deal with as the heat took its toll. Race started on time at 10:30 and final runner was back at finish by 13:50. We had good cover using 2m simplex for the main running area.

Thank you to the group members that were able to assist at this annual charity cycle event.Although cold the rain held off for the riders that took part.

We used the usual aerial arrangements with 10W on 144.650MHz to cover the main points on the course. We had some RF issues through to Sedgeford but the higher vehicle used at that location seemed to improve the situation.

Thankfully St John Ambulance didn’t have anything of note to deal with.