This week Louise - M3TLL and myself were invited to attend the Craven Radio Amateur Group
Club meeting at their Club headquarters. The CRAG group are a very active group of radio amateurs that operate from North Yorkshires Craven District. On arrival we were well received by all of the Craggie's and it was great to be able to put faces to the voices I have been speaking with for so long.
The evening was very interesting as the Club had an video evening arranged which featured the latest digital mode - D-STAR. The video was very informative and was quite exclusive as the R.S.G.B region 4 Deputy region manager Nigel - G1JKE who presented the film had not had the opportunity to show at his local club yet.
The evening also included a special presentation to Chris - 2E0XLG who has recently upgraded his licence from his foundation call M3XLG. Chris had made tremendous progress whilst operating under M3XLG with a maximum output power of 10 watts. Chris's achievements were outstanding during 2008 and his awards were for: Leading Foundation Licensee RSGB 144 MHZ Low power Contest 2008 & The RSGB 144 MHZ UK Activity 2008 Contest.
Chris has also won the RSGB 6Meter UK Activity 2008 Contest as well as the RSGB 70CMS UK Activity 2008 Contest, and Chris will shortly be receiving a RSGB Shield for his amazing efforts. Well done Chris! Way to Go!
Chris 2E0XLG receiving his R.S.G.B Awards presented by Nigel G1JKE - R.S.G.B Region 4 Deputy region Manager.
We really enjoyed meeting our old friend Kevin - M0XLT and Richard- 2E0NTT as well as new Faces but known voices M1DHA - Alan, G4CPA - Geoff, G7WAW - David, G7COD - Andrew, M0DRF - Derry, 2E0ZCL - Barry, G4BLH - Mike, G1JKE - Nigel, M0GGR - Andy, M6AXL - Adam and Chris - 2E0XLG.
We will be looking forward to meeting up and also working them all again soon. The Craven Radio Amateur Group will be active this Sunday operating CASHOTA
(Castles And Stately Homes On The Air) from a roman Fort nearby to Elsack in North Yorkshire.