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Archive for June, 2015

Online Foundation Course Announced

June 25, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, News, Training

Wythall Radio Club are pleased to announce that we are running another on-line course for those seeking to gain their Foundation Amateur Radio licence. onlinelearning

The course starts on the 20th July and finishes on the 21st August. This will be followed by a practical workshop on Sunday 23rd August and finally the exam itself on Sunday 6th September.

There are more details on our training page here or, for further information, you can contact Wythall Radio Club’s Training Co-ordinator, Chris G0EYO direct on [email protected]

Radio Communications in World War I

June 12, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News


Temporary wireless direction-finding station on the cliffs of Hunstanton, Norfolk, c.1915

This week at Wythall Radio Club, we are taking a look back in history to the dawn of radio communications.

Although World War I was taking place this time a hundred years ago, such is the pace of technology that it is easy to forget that this was effectively the first conflict fought with radio being used as an element of warfare.

Stories are still coming to light about the role radio played in the “Great War” and this Tuesday, Wythall members will be taking time out to hear more about this fascinating subject.

Elaine Richards G4LFM, editor of the Radio Society of Great Britain’s magazine RadCom has put together a thought-provoking presentation which will be given by Chris G7DDN in the Club Shack this Tuesday. It follows on from the 4 previous historical presentations given last year.

Why not come along? Tuesday 16th June at 20:30 at Wythall House, Silver Street. B47 6LZ. You will be very welcome.

Fun in Store…

June 06, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

…as in Martin Lynch’s store in Staines!


Jamie 2E0SDV, David G7IBO, Chris G7DDN, Ian M0IDR, Martin Lynch G4HKS, Phil 2E0WTH, Roger M0GWM, Dave M6HPD & Dave G3YXM outside ML&S’s new store

Here are a few photos of Wythall Radio Club’s fun day out at the grand opening of Martin’s new Hamstore in Surrey.

Eight of us travelled down to the Greater London area today to celebrate with Mr. Lynch.

We were joined by special guests representing the whole of UK Hamdom, including our friends from Practical Wireless in the form of Don Field G3XTT. Also in attendance were representatives from Yaesu UK, Icom UK and Kenwood UK.

The RSGB were also a large presence and it was especially good to see its General Secretary and friend of the club, Graham Coomber G0NBI and his wife, Von.

As you can see from the photos, a great day out was had by all. Rumour has it that a few people bought some goodies too, but it would be rude to speculate on who got what!

An Open Day in Staines

June 02, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

Another day trip for Wythall Radio Club members beckons this weekend.

Recently, friend of the Club Martin Lynch G4HKS, moved his large Hamstore to new premises near to Heathrow Airport. Lynch-Launch

We thought at first it was so he could go away to exotic holiday destinations more quickly(!) but apparently it is more to do with having extra space available for his successful Amateur Radio business.

This Saturday sees the official launch of the new shop with a typical Lynchie party – now when there are free Hot Dogs and Burgers around, you can bet Wythall folk want to be involved! Click on the poster (right) for more information.

So it is that a number of us will be spending some of our free time (and spare cash, no doubt) on a trip to London to visit Martin and his friendly staff this Saturday.

We can’t wait!