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Archive for December, 2013

Wythall RC featured in January 2014 RadCom

December 11, 2013 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

Hot on the heels of Wythall Radio Club’s appearance in Practical Wireless magazine, the club is now featuring in the RSGB’s monthly magazine RadCom.

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The January 2014 issue is being delivered to all RSGB members this week and features Wythall Radio RadCom aClub on pages 68 & 69 under the title “Amateur Radio at its Very Best”. The article is about our activation of G100RSGB and the visit to the station of Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Sajid Javid MP.

As well as featuring in the main G100RSGB article, our group of female operators also makes an appearance on page 84 in the West Midlands Regional News section of RadCom. They are pictured in somewhat frivolous mood, in keeping with our club motto of “having fun with RF”!

Our thanks to RadCom’s editor Elaine Richards G4LFM  for reminding us of some of the great bits of the fun time we had with the G100RSGB callsign.

Wythall Radio Club in Practical Wireless Magazine

December 08, 2013 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, News

PW012014Following Wythall Radio Club’s highly successful activation of the G100RSGB callsign on 31st October & 1st November, it is good to see the club getting some national publicity for its work.

Practical Wireless magazine is a long standing Amateur Radio publication in the UK and they have picked up on one of the many stories that made the news for the Club at that time.

Click on the article (above right) in this post to see a larger version of the news item that appears in PW’s January 2014 edition, available now. We think there may be a few extra copies sold in the Wythall area this month!

A great day out!

December 07, 2013 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

With so much going on at Wythall Radio Club just at the moment, it almost escaped notice that eight intrepid members travelled down the M40 last Saturday to represent the West Midlands at the famous Martin Lynch Hog Roast.

Arriving around 0900 (just in time for bacon sandwiches!) were Chairman Mike G4VPD, Secretary Anita M6DUO & Treasurer Ian M0IDR – also along for the ride were Committee Members Phil 2E0WTH, Jim 2E0BLP & Pete M5DUO. Ordinary members Dave G3YXM & Chris G7DDN completed the party.

A great time was had by all, but then since a picture tells a thousand words, just click on the pics below and you will see for yourself. No explanations necessary!

The question is, will Martin and his staff want to see the rabble again next year?

Wedding bells!

December 05, 2013 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, News


David G7IBO (left) with Juliet M6RSC (right) at a club construction evening with Barry M0DGQ acting as registrar! “With this soldering iron, I thee wed…”

Now it is not often that you will see a posting like this one at Wythall Radio Club! Yes, two of our members are “getting spliced” this week.

David G7IBO and his partner Juliet M6RSC have decided to tie the knot and they are doing so tomorrow (Friday 6th December).

As it is, how shall we say, maybe not the first time around, the event will be a small affair with just close family and friends attending.  But nonetheless that doesn’t mean that their fellow members will not be celebrating with a drink or two tomorrow night either!

The members of Wythall Radio Club wish all the very best wishes for the happiest of futures to David and Juliet as they continue to build their lives together.

Subscribe to Wythall Radio Club!

December 04, 2013 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, News

With many readers all around the world, the Wythall Radio Club website is becoming very popular. We get many requests asking if there is a way you can be kept informed about our news feeds.

keep-calm-and-click-subscribe-2You can be kept in touch via the orange RSS “Subscribe” button up on the top right of our home page, but our resident “webmeister” Callum M0MCX has now implemented a rather “cool” email alert system for you.

Just go to our home page and look at the top left for the “Subscribe to new Posts” section.  Leave us your email and you will get an automatic reminder whenever a new news item appears on this website.

Like all the best ideas, simple but effective! Why not do it now?