Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Railways on the Air 2010

The 'Radio Shack' at Shackerstone viewed from an arriving train.

I was unaware of this interesting annual event until I turned up at Shackerstone on 25th September 2010 and found members of Hinckley Amateur Radio and Electronics Society on Platform 2, in a tent sprouting a very professional-looking aerial system.

Every year, amateur radio enthusiasts set up temporary radio stations at participating preserved railways and try to collect as many 'contacts' as possible. For more details, click here.

There were a few pictures but they're currently missing, sorry .