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Archive for September, 2012

Stoke Prior a great success!

September 17, 2012 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun

Thanks to stalwart members, Darren and Carol (a.k.a. the Welsh Contingent!), and aided & abetted by several other Wythall Radio Club members, the weekend’s Special Event Station at the Stoke Prior Steam Fair was a great success!

While the beer tent and entertainment was doubtless a great draw,(!) on the radio front a lot of fun was had, with quite a few pile-ups over the weekend. There was not too much in the way of long distance working to be had, but one highlight was working another Special Event station also operating from a steam fair! Now that IS spooky!

Click the photos below to get some idea of the fun that was had. And why not take a peek at http://photobucket.com/stokeprior for more?

In the Field – again!

September 14, 2012 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun

This weekend you will find Wythall Radio Club members out literally “in the field!”

Image © R G Newman 2012

Down at Stoke Prior, a village not too far from Wythall, the annual Autumn Steam Rally is taking place across the weekend and Wythall Radio Club puts on an Amateur Special Event Station in the rally field to coincide with it. We operate on 40m, 2m and sometimes other bands too and our aim is always to have fun!

Watch out for Darren GW7HOC & family as well as Les M0COK and others manning the station on the field this weekend.

For more information about this popular event, or to plan a visit, you can click the link below to the rally website – it gives you all the information you need to know!  http://www.shakespearesrally.com/Stoke_Prior.htm

4W6A Timor Leste DXpedition – The Inside Story…

September 13, 2012 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club

Just about a year ago now, a team of intrepid operators made their way to Timor Leste in Australasia with the intent of putting on air the Amateur station 4W6A.

4W is a rare prefix in the Amateur Radio world and Wythall Radio Club are fortunate in having one of the members of that DXpedition team, Tim Beaumont M0URX, as a club member.

This coming Tuesday, Tim is set to reveal all the secrets of the 4W6A DXpedition to Wythall Radio Club members with an illustrated talk/presentation. Somewhere in the region of 40,000 QSOs were made during the event and Tim will doubtless have some fascinating stories to tell us.

As always, visitors are very welcome. The talk begins at 2030 in the Darts Room at Wythall House, Silver Street, Wythall B47 6LZ

SSB Field Day 2012

September 02, 2012 By: M0MCX Category: Club, Contest, Fun

I am happy to report that SSB Field Day went according to plan. We entered the unrestricted section although with only a fan-dipole for 80, 40 and 20m at 45 feet. We did run an amplifier though. 811 contacts made with many more dupes than I can remember. Lots of fun, laughs and we even slept the night. The days of 24×7 operating finally over for the old duffers?

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