Mills on the Air 2018
12 and 13 May 2018, 11.00 – 4.00pm
On the 12th and 13th May, The Bittern DX Group, an amateur radio club, will be operating two or three different stations here at the Wind Energy Museum as part of the “Mills on the Air” weekend and, depending on prevailing conditions, hope to make contact with as
many other mill locations and other radio amateurs as we can, throughout Europe and the World. We can share this museum’s story , as well as sharing a unique common heritage and fellowship. Please do come and visit, bring the family and join
in the fun.
Our event will have something of interest for people of all ages. In addition to seeing and hearing the stations in action, you can for example try to have a go at finding a hidden object using radio direction finding techniques (“fox hunting”). Thinking
especially of the younger ones, we would also like to show them how to use a Morse key to send their name in Morse code and to let them try to decode a “secret” message, giving them a certificate to record their achievements.
Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service that uses designated radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications. Above all it is about having fun and exploring the very wide range of possibilities that the hobby offers. It can furthermore open up a whole world of opportunities, specially in terms of careers.
The Bittern DX Group is an amateur radio club, formed in 2004 and based in North Norfolk, with an emphasis on operation, demonstration and bringing the hobby of amateur radio to the public, and especially young people. We like to get out in the
field, to get on the air and to spread the word about amateur radio without the restraints of lectures and evening meetings etc.
Another of our priorities is to organise Special Event Stations (SES) to celebrate and promote events of special significance in our beautiful county of Norfolk.