We returned this year to the Castle Point Show on Canvey, this show is a yearly event pulling in everything from small craft companies to Classic Car enthusiasts. There was music and entertainment and some of the local clubs like us set up to show what they are all about.
The day was very hot and unfortunately the band conditions were not the best they have been so making contacts was not easy and was hard all day long. We ran the usual 2 stations one on 2mts and the other on HF Dave G4AJY spent most of the day just trying to avoid the contests that were taking up most of the bands.
Having said that these events are always a lot of fun and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
On a personal note I met up with a couple of people I knew in radio many years ago and have to say one in particular we had a very long conversation about the intervening years and it was great catching up, and thats for the bottle of water ;)