National Field Day 2003

After getting back into the hobby in 2000, I bumped into local CW operator Dennis/G3KKQ at the RSGB convention in 2001. In those days the convention was held at Beaumont, an ICL building near Windor.

Dennis was a member of the Echelford Amateur Radio Society (EARS) and invited me along to join the Society and take part in their RSGB National Field Day team. The first time I took part was in 2002 when we came first the the ‘Low Power’ (QRP) section of the contest – I seem to recall that Dennis and I were the only operators.

The pictures below are from the following year, our 2003 entry where I was the only operator as Dennis was away in the Isle of White. The team are located on the field of a rugby club near Chertsey, Surrey.

Receiving the trophy – First place ”Low Power’ section, RSGB NFD 2003. L-R: Dennis/G3KKQ, John/G4IRN, RSGB President Bob/G3PJT, Robin/G3TDR.

Tony/M5CBR, Stuart/M0SAR, M5CBR/XYL

Richard/G4PRI, Ian/G7TOF, Peter/G6PMT, Chris/G0JSH, Robin/G3TDR

Peter/G6PMT, Don/G3EAO, Robin/G3TDR


Peter/G6PMT, Richard/G4PRI

Ian/G7TOF, Tom/G0SHW, John/G4GSC, Don/G3EAO

Paul/G4AWZ, Tony/M5CBR


Chris/G0JSH and Don/G3EAO

The operating tent.

Robin/G3TDR, Peter/G6PMT

Peter/G6PMT, Robin/G3TDR, Peter/G4PRI, Chris/G0JSH, Don/G3EAO

Nigel/G0VDZ, Chef de Cuisine, cooks breakfast.