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Old 11th Aug 2017, 1:29 pm   #1
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Default National Field Day 1950.

I was sorting out some SK stuff for a junk sale tonight and this fell out of a manual. Anyone recognize anyone? I only recognize a nice Hammarlund...

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Old 11th Aug 2017, 2:50 pm   #2
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Well Peter Cushing and Groucho Marx stand out.


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Old 11th Aug 2017, 2:55 pm   #3
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Default Re: National Field Day 1950.

G4FV is listed on QRZ.com but no email, I'm sure he would be interested

RSGB puts up a couple of similar type photos each week on its Facebook page which is quite interesting

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Old 11th Aug 2017, 3:02 pm   #4
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Default Re: National Field Day 1950.

If I read the banner correctly G4FV/P is one of the callsigns and there is still a G4FV on QRZ.com, living in Eastbourne. Is the other G3DIV/P? I spot a BC-191 tuning unit on the right, very popular to mod to an ATU. The photo might be in the T & R Bulletin for that year.

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Old 11th Aug 2017, 3:17 pm   #5
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The photo might be in the T & R Bulletin for that year.
"Radcom" for Sept 1950 shows G4FV and G3DIV to be the Eastbourne Club entries for NFD. They were 41st of 111 entries, with a combined score of 605.

The photo doesn't seem to be there, shame.

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Old 11th Aug 2017, 4:39 pm   #6
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What is perhaps striking that clubs could get many many more involved in NFD than nowadays, even for a CW only event. Jackets and ties seem to be the norm even when you are camping out, how times have changed.

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Old 11th Aug 2017, 5:26 pm   #7
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AR88 Speaker I notice.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 6:12 pm   #8
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So...What's the Hammarlund then....?

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Old 11th Aug 2017, 9:19 pm   #9
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HQ-120, I think.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 12:06 am   #10
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Default Re: National Field Day 1950.

Ah yes, jackets and ties!
When they found George Mallory's mummified body on Everest he was wearing a jacket and tie. Obviously in 1924 you simply couldn't set off to climb the last stage of Everest without the old jacket and tie.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 7:17 am   #11
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It hasn't got the usual HQ120 style meter, the loudspeaker looks like a Hammarlund one that was used with the Hammarlund RGB2, the look of the receiver looks very much like the RGB2 but it's not black and the type/model designation labels aren't there.

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Old 12th Aug 2017, 7:57 am   #12
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We had VHF NFD recently. Club membership 57, turnout 5.

I recall in the 80's doing events, there'd be dozens of us. I wonder what has caused this lack of involvement?

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Old 12th Aug 2017, 1:45 pm   #13
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Nice photograph - wonder how it got from Eastbourne to Roxburghshire?
I think the generally lower levels of involvement in hobbies like amateur radio arise because people simply do not have the spare time to devote to these hobbies anymore.
Men are now much morer involved in family life than they used to be - bunking off for a weekends radio is probably simply not an option for most when the weekly shop has to be done, the kids have to be transported to their matches/clubs/activities and so on. Similarly during the week, going down to the club for an evening may not be attractive after a late finish at work and a one hour commute.
I am retired - like many on this forum I suspect - but when I look at my children's and grandchildren's lifestyles I do wonder what happened to the increased leisure time which we were all promised as part of the move to shorter working hours, improved workplace productivity, labour-saving devices in the home etc. I don't see much evidence of it around me - particularly people with young families seem to spend their time rushing about like bluebottles.
I suspect there is actually no real shortage of people who are interested in amateur radio, only a shortage of people who have the spare time to actively pursue it. So it perhaps falls on the older, retired members of the community to keep the everyday activities associated with the hobby going, in the expectation that those currently too busy will one day find time and become actively involved.
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