The Norfolk VHF/UHF Contest group

Welcome to the late 1970's and early 80s when G3ZIG, G4ANT, G4LOJ and G3MPN ruled the VHF/UHF contest airwaves.  I was proud to belong to the group who won VHF NFD in 1982 from QRA AM06D, Trimingham quarry (!) 

This page is a selection of photographs from those great days and is dedicated to the fond memories we all have of Dave, G8NGD and Owen G3JOC who are sadly no longer with us.

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 Last edited 26/01/04

VHF NFD 1982


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The people - are you there?


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The secret weapon - first get your mains supply!


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The site - yes it really was a quarry!


G3MPN/P - 4 metres  (6th place - 158 QSOs)

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With  a young looking G3LDI!


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G3ZIG/P - 2 metres (4th place - 648 QSOs)


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Roy and his Mk 1 laudenboomer!


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G4LOJ/P - 70cms (1st place - 273 QSOs)

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G4LOJ/P always had the best looking station!


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What, no curtains at the windows?


G4ANT/P - 23cms (2nd place - 74 QSOs)

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But 23cms had the best looking operators!

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Yes - they are big wheels at the top.


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It was my gear, but who was operating?



 2 metre contest from Trimingham

Don't when this was but looks like the caravan in AM07D (Trimingham)  

Great to have pictures of Dave and Owen - but look who's talking the ammeter up the most!


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Owen - G3JOC


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Dave - G8NGD



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Roy - G3ZIG (you won't work them looking at the camera!)


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Andy - G8VLL


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Gordon - G8HWD


VHF NFD 1984

This time we went to a site called Hell Hole! (AM06D) and it was for those looking after the generator - which broke the fly wheel!  But we still came 5th overall.


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Great site!


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The group


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The famous caravan


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G3MPN/P on 4mts


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G3ZIG/P - with G8VLL's megaboomer


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G4LOJ/P on 70cms


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G4ANT/P on 23cms with G8GTZ operating


......and then the generator stopped!

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What's up Dave?


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Looking serious...


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Oh well, that won't run again!


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Might as well take it easy then!



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