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Archive for February, 2015

March 2015 Club Newsletter now available

February 28, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

The latest edition of the Wythall Radio Club Newsletter is available today!

Just click on the newsletter graphic on the left hand side of this website or just click here, if you prefer.

Happy reading!

Nearly full at Wythall Rally 2015!

February 28, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Hamfest, News

Hot news! There are just 3 tables left for booking at this year’s Wythall Radio Club Rally, after our friends at Sinotel confirmed this morning that they would be attending!

Only 4 of these left for your stall!

Only 3 of these left for your stall!

A list of traders currently booked is now available here. The hall layouts are also viewable here.

Watch this space for further news as and when we get it!

Remember the date, Sunday 8th March and the ***NEW VENUE*** Wythall House, Silver Street, Wythall. B47 6LZ.

We don’t want you turning up at the wrong place!

All Systems Go!

February 27, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, Hamfest, News

It’s only just over a week away and the 30th Wythall Radio Club Rally will be upon us! Members have been busy over the last few weeks, making final arrangements, dotting “i”s and crossing “t”s to make sure the event goes as well as it possibly can.


Wythall House, home of Wythall Radio Club

Now with 3 halls, coupled with the usual refreshment van and, this year, some alcoholic liquid refreshment(!) when the Club House opens at midday, we are expecting lots of fun.

Outside, on the field just behind the halls, Roger G4ROJ will be doing a kite antenna demonstration all morning from 1000-1145.  At 1200 he will retire to the Club Shack to do a short talk on Kite antennas. Attendance for this will be first come, first served, and the shack will probably squeeze in 30 people max., so you will need to be early for that!

We are looking forward to welcoming friends old and new to the event which starts at 10.00 on Sunday 8th March at Wythall House B47 6LZ. We can’t wait and we hope you can’t either!

Wythall Rally is coming – and so are Radioworld

February 11, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, Hamfest, News


Radioworld’s Dave will sell you that TS-990s that you’re dreaming of at this year’s Wythall Rally!

At this time of year, the thoughts of all Wythall members turn to our annual rally. And this year’s event is at a new venue – our home, Wythall House, Silver Street B47 6LZ.

We are now in the midst of a lot of planning to make the event a success. We have 3 halls lined up for visitors this year and we hope to have a small lecture programme too.

Roger G4ROJ will also be doing a live Kite antenna display on the fields and our friends at Radioworld will again be the top attraction amongst our many traders & friends.

Dave Hayward & his wife Annette from Radioworld are among Wythall Members’ favourite traders for our Radio Rally and have been coming along for more years now that some of us care to remember!

It’s a good idea to visit their site here now and start thinking about pre-orders for the big day. Dave always gives excellent deals for attendees of the rally and there’s no postage charges to help keep the prices low.

Meantime, we will see you on Sunday 8th March at Wythall House – remember the new venue! It’s less than 4 weeks away now…

Another D-STAR Workshop

February 04, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News, Training

Wythall members are proving to be very keen to learn more about D-STAR digital technology. And this weekend sees a third Practical Workshop taking place at the Club.

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Some of the delegates at the November D-STAR Workshop

Starting at 1200 on Saturday, we are going to be looking at using software to program your radios successfully for D-STAR use. A side effect of this is that folk will also learn how to program their radios for normal use too!

With Wythall House also open for snacks and drinks, it’s sure to be a couple of hours well spent with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and try things out. And a little birdie tells me that, if there’s time, we might even have a quick look at how the D-STAR data stream can be used to send emails and text messages…

This Saturday, 7th February from 1200 noon in the Club Shack at Wythall House. B47 6LZ – should be a lot of fun!

A visit from the RSGB

February 01, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

This coming week, the members of Wythall Radio Club are looking forward to a very special visitor. The RSGB Regional Manager for our area, Martyn Vincent G3UKV is coming along to see us.

Martyn Vincent

G3UKV in traditional pose!

Wythall Radio Club is very proud to be part of our national Radio Society and it will be good to catch up on what is happening both in our region and nationally.

This will be the first time that Martyn has visited us since his election to the position last year, so we looking forward to giving him a very warm Wythall welcome.

If you want to be there too, then why not pop along to Wythall House, Silver Street, B47 6LZ this Tuesday evening? The meeting starts at 20:00 (please note the earlier than usual start time!) and takes place in the Club Rooms in the basement.

If you are a first time visitor, you will be very welcome too.