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Archive for August, 2015

A boost for the finances

August 26, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

IMG_0528Members of Wythall Radio Club are enjoying the fruits of their labours this morning, thanks to the excellent work done at the recent Wythall Fun Run.

Although it is not too much of a hardship for members to be outdoors in the summer using their handhelds, it is always nice when one’s efforts go rewarded.

So when Roy Clarke of the Fun Run Committee popped into the shack last night bearing a gift from the organisers to the club for our recent efforts, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have a photo of him handing over a cheque for £250 to our Chairman Mike G4VPD.

A little help for the club coffers is always very much appreciated…

Latest Wythall RC Newsletter available

August 25, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

Chris G0EYO informs us that the latest edition of the Wythall Radio Club Newsletter is now available for download.Screenshot 2015-08-25 11.09.07

This edition has details on what we have been up to this summer, news of the Lew Williams Shield award, a report on our work at Wythall Carnival and an extended article on young Jamie 2E0SDV’s DXpedition to the Brecon Beacons with the RSGB Youth Committee.

There’s also a report on Tim M0URX’s DXpedition to Ramsey Island and a few technical articles on SDR, Variacs & a historical article on Armond Taylor & Co.

Just click on the newsletter thumbnail on the right, or the icon in the sidebar to the left of this article or maybe just click here and enjoy!

Carnival time!

August 17, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

Wythall Radio Club does Wythall Carnival!

Yesterday saw several members having fun with RF at our local summer family event, the Wythall Carnival.

Held in the grounds of our meeting place at Wythall House, the fields were teeming with families out to enjoy themselves for the day. Most of the local societies and organisations were to be seen, and WRC is no different.

We put together a stall featuring Amateur Radio demos, Morse Code, RSGB information, rolling video programmes, home-brew projects, an HF Station, a VHF/UHF Station and even a D-STAR demonstration station. Much fun was had by all who took part, and there were more than few expressions of interest in the next Foundation Course! Several WRC members were also on duty in the car park, helping the public to find a space (not an easy job, that!)

The weather gods were kind to us too and we were grateful to be placed close by the Hog Roast! All in all, though tired by the end of the day, we went home with the feeling of a job well done!

Get a flavour of the day by clicking some of the photos below.

Jamie’s telling all!

August 09, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

One of Wythall Radio Club’s youngest members has been spilling the beans on his recent exciting adventures!


Jamie 2E0SDV on the far left, ever ready with handheld in tow!

On 23rd July, Jamie 2E0SDV made his way to The Brecon Beacons in South Wales where he took part in the first ever RSGB Youth DXpedition not far from the village of Talgarth.

Organised by the society’s newly-formed Youth Committee, the event was part of a project to encourage youngsters deeper into the Amateur Radio hobby – it was sponsored by a number of different organisations with the main one being our friends from Kenwood Communications, who provided all the transceivers for the event.

Using the callsign MC0RYC and using mostly 80m, 40m and 20m, Jamie & the team made a grand total of 4617 contacts, of which Jamie made the majority! We are very proud at Wythall Radio Club of Jamie’s achievements.

Jamie has blogged about his time in Wales on his own website, so why not click through and have a look at a longer version of his report?