GB4LBC problems

Well it never rains….

Sometimes it snows

Other days it blows a gale

That’s the simple tale of gb4lbc this weekend. Our special event station barely made it off the ground. Or rather it nearly did because of the wind. Any wire antennas would have been blown down and would have hurt someone.

So its a shame we didn’t get much air time this weekend but maybe next time.

Better safe than sorry

Alex Hill, G7KSE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cumbria, UK. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “GB4LBC problems”

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good morning Alex, yes the weather can sure turn things ugly and dangerous in a very short time. In the long run it always is better to be safe than sorry. I used that yesterday here at home we had a fairly good snow fall over night. No one was expecting it and the roads were not at all cleared, I attempted my 120KM trip to work and after about 6!! I turned around and played it safe and not sorry. I had a nice day off as well!!

  • Alex, g7kse:

    Pretty much any snow causes the UK to fall into dispair and panic. Not only was the wind too strong for a wire antenna, my fishing pole special looked like it was going to snap at some point.

    We don’t seem to get very low temperatures but the wet air and cold winds make it really nasty being outside and even the RG213 feeder was starting to move about.

    Better luck next time for us

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