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Archive for March, 2015

Setting up for the Wythall Rally!

March 07, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, Hamfest, News

Even as you read this, work is being done to make sure that the Wythall Radio Rally tomorrow goes as well as it possibly can.

Remember the ***NEW*** venue, Wythall House, Silver Street, Wythall B47 6LZ starting at 10:00 tomorrow, Sunday 8th March.

Roger G4ROJ will be flying something like this, we hope!

Roger G4ROJ will be flying something like this, we hope!

All three halls will be brimming to capacity with traders, including our top attraction, Radioworld (UK). Check out the full trader listing here!

We thank all our traders for their support and look forward to welcoming them in the morning, along with our usual 500/600 or so visitors.

A reminder too that Roger G4ROJ will be flying kite antennas on the field behind the halls between 1000-1200 midday when he will go indoors to the club training room to do a talk for you on how to fly kite antennas for yourself!

It’s shaping up to be quite a day – we hope you will all enjoy it!

See you tomorrow!

Intermediate Course Announced!

March 05, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News, Training

Hot on the heels of our record Foundation results (below), Wythall Radio Club are pleased to announce that we will be running a 9 week course for the Intermediate Licence this summer. Interm_6

It will start on Monday 11th May and culminates in the exam on Monday 6th July. 

The course will be held at our Club HQ at Wythall House, Silver St, B47 6LZ.  More information is available on the training page here.

The cost of doing the course is just £50 – this covers all course materials, the exam fee and all other costs.

Any interested Foundation licence holders are asked to contact our Training Co-ordinator Chris G0EYO by e-mailing him at [email protected] for more information.

Record Passes for the Foundation Students!

March 03, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News, Training

Wythall Radio Club is celebrating today after some record breaking news in the latest Amateur Radio Exam results. Last night 8 candidates sat the Foundation level Exam and all 8 passed with flying colours!

The Record Breakers! (L to R) Jonathon, Zaid, Dave, Mat, Zach, William, Alastair and Kevin

The Record Breakers! (L to R) Jonathon, Dave, Zaid, Mat, Zach (rear), William aged 13 (front), Alastair and Kevin

This represents the highest number of candidates passing at the same time since Wythall Radio Club began offering training several years ago.

To become a Radio Amateur it is necessary to take exams to prove your competency to both operate and experiment with equipment that can potentially interfere with life-saving communications systems such as fire, police, ambulance, marine and air traffic. There are 3 levels of exams of which the Foundation is the first level.

We are proud to congratulate all 8 of our new entrants to the hobby – they will sending off to Ofcom for their callsigns very soon now.

So very well done to Mat, Zach and Alastair (who took the club’s on-line Foundation course) and also to Jonathon, Zaid, Dave, William and Kevin (who studied with our talented trainers in the club facilities) – we are proud of you all!

Our Training team tell you to watch out for news of our next course, at Intermediate level  – coming very soon…

Wythall Radio Rally now full!

March 01, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, Hamfest, News

Old Rally

The Britannia Room at Wythall House is one of this year’s halls

The members of Wythall Radio Club are pleased to announce that the rally next weekend is now full.

The last few bookings were made earlier today and all three halls are now brimming to capacity with traders. Check out the trader listing here!

We thank all our traders for their support and look forward to welcoming them next week, along with our usual 500/600 or so visitors.

We hope you will all enjoy a great day!

Remember the ***NEW*** venue, Wythall House, Silver Street, Wythall B47 6LZ starting at 10:00 next Sunday 8th March.