January 16, 2009
Keeping a close eye on the weather for the weekend as tomorrow is the SSB leg of the AFS Team Contest on 80 metres. The plan was for one of the teams to go to Barrie's superb location at Bentham and put up a couple of masts allowing us to get an 80m dipole out in the clear, the other teams would operate from various home locations. At the moment the weather forecast is looking pretty grim, with advance warnings of severe gales, rain and possibly heavy snow (sound familiar?) Looks like a decision will have to made first thing tomorrow morning as to whether it is worth putting the masts up but we can always fall back on plan B !