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Dunstable Downs Rally Trip

May 20, 2012 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club

0730 this morning, and three of us, Dave G3YXM, Barry M0DGQ & Chris G7DDN together with friend of the club, Mark Hill G4FPH, set off for Dunstable Downs Rally.  Mark even provided a breakfast of Pakoras and Samosas for the journey down! Yum yum, even that early!


Dave, Barry and Chris (above left), rally site (centre ) and Paul, M0TVU (right)

Getting there just after 0900 due to a motorway accident on the M6, we found the rally in full swing though it was absolutely freezing cold and with drizzly rain too. Barry was dressed like he was on an Antarctic expedition – and he was still frozen!

Ian, M0IDR

Club treasurer Ian M0IDR had travelled down separately and we soon caught up with him too.

We also managed to meet up with Paul M0TVU who was a trader on one of the stalls together with his dad, but still proudly flying the flag for the club by wearing his Wythall Radio Club fleece!

We even spent some time chatting with friend of the club, Carl G0NZI, who was selling his portable WonderWand antennas from a small gazebo.

Needless to say, a good day was had by all with everyone picking up at least one bargain.  Can’t wait for our next trip out to Derbyshire for the Junction 28 QRP Rally on June 10th!