National Hamfest Photos 2011

I was the manager of the Lincoln Shortwave Club, National Hamfest for three years. During the 2011 event, I shot a series of photos on my iPhone, from the first moments I unlocked the doors of the hall, through the set up, the show and the clear up, until I left the Newark Showgound a week later.

The photos were posted live to the National Hamfest web site and formed part of the pre-show publicity. I assume they will keep the page on the Hamfest site until the 2012 show but I wanted a more permanent record of the event so I have duplicated the page, I created for them, here on my blog.


The National Hamfest 2011

A record of the show in pictures from empty hall to empty hall – photographed and posted to the site as it happens, by Clive G1BSN.

Watch this page for photos of the set up and the show as it happens posted from my iPhone. There are more photos at my blog. Clive G1BSN

Sunday 25/9/2011

National Hamfest - empty hall

The George Stephenson Building – empty!

Monday 26/9/2011

Some of the tents are now up.

National Hamfest - setting up

Bring and Buy and Exhibition Marquee - setting up

Tuesday 27/9/2011

Early Morning Shift

Newark Showground

Newark Showground - George Stephenson Hall

GB11NH antennas and mast going up

Lincoln Shortwave Club - setting up

Lincoln Shortwave Club - setting up

Lincoln Shortwave Club - setting up

Lincoln Shortwave Club are celebrating their 90th Anniversary this year and this is also the 30th Anniversary of their original Hamfest.

National Hamfest - LSWC 90th Anniversary

Newark Showground

GB11NH on air

Lincoln Shortwave Club - amateur radio station

Lincoln Shortwave Club - amateur radio station

Wednesday 28/9/2011

The first exhibitor stands will be going up today.

Staff camping

Lincoln Shortwave Club - tents

Bryan – a man with the plan and a tape measure! His job today is to measure out the hall for the stands.

Lincoln Shortwave Club - setting up

Lincoln Shortwave Club - setting up

Lincoln Shortwave Club - amateur radio station

G3s takes the strain.

Resting

National Hamfest - setting up

Thursday 29/9/2011

The 4.30am crew.

Staff breakfast

Staff breakfast

Car park

Staff feet

This is a photograph of G6JUT who had to go and rescue one of our helium balloons that blew away!

Chasing balloons

Lincoln Shortwave Club - amateur radio station

Lincoln Shortwave Club - amateur radio station

Setting up the hall

Friday 30/9/2011 – Show Day

First staff on the job.

Show day - staff breakfast

Early start on show day

National Hamfest - show day

George Stephenson Hall - show day

George Stephenson Hall - show day

George Stephenson Hall - show day

Saturday 1/10/2011 – Show Day

National Hamfest - ticket duty

National Hamfest - show day - Bob Heil

Show day bargains

National Hamfest - show day car park

Exhibitors

The exhibitors have left – one more meal.

Finished

Finished

National Hamfest - finished

Sunday 2/10/2011

The last day - packing up

The last day - packing up

The last day

The last day - packing up

The last day - packing up

The last day - packing up

The last day - packing up

The last day - packing up

The last day - packing up

The last day - packing up

The last day - packing up

Jeremy, M6JSC, throwing away the last bit of rubbish.

National Hamfest - waiting for National Hamfest 2012

National Hamfest 2011 finished!


All images copyright Clive Catton 2011 – no unauthorised use permitted – these images are not subject to the Creative Commons License.

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