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Mills on the Air… with a difference!

May 11, 2014 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

MIlls 2014

Mark M0MSE watches Cal M0MCX operating (with a windmill of sorts on top of the TS-990S!)

This weekend, members of Wythall Radio Club have been enjoying getting on air.

In the UK we have an activity where radio enthusiasts activate many of the various Mills that dot our country. Called “Mills on the Air” it attracts a lot of folk, both activators and chasers.

As sometimes happens, this year our original plans were scuppered at the last minute, so we instead went indoors to the club shack and activated the callsign we had applied for,  GB2DGW (Danzey Green Windmill) from Wythall.  The actual mill itself is now housed  in a museum of buildings, but our shack is, in actuality, closer to its original location than where it is now, so we felt justified in continuing our activation.

And just to make us feel at home, Phil 2E0WTH provided a small device to sit on top of the radio to remind us we were really a mill on the air! Great fun!