This was the first time that John/G4IRN, Tony/G0OPB, David/G4ERW and Stan/G0KBL did NFD under their own steam: the Radio Ga Ga Contest Group was formed!

We used the club call M0IRN/p for a couple of years but it confused people so for later Field Days, we switched to G4IRN/p and had better results.

For the first couple of years we operated from near Ashford in Kent. The site was Ok but possibly too close to Germany for 10m Es openings.