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Wythall Ladies famous again!

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


Marie G7OKF, Dawn M0LIJ, Juliet M6RSC, Anita 2E0DUO & Lynne M6FAB (all without wine – how odd!)

There’s no keeping those Wythall Radio Club girls down! Would you believe they’ve now made an appearance in a book?

The Radio Society of Great Britain have recently published the latest version of their Amateur Radio Operating Manual and in the very early part of the book, there is a photo that caught our attention.

Marie G7OKF, Dawn M0LIJ, Juliet M6RSC, Anita 2E0DUO & Lynne M6FAB were all part of our fantastic G100RSGB team, when we took part in the centenary of the RSGB’s foundation. One of the photos we used for promotional purposes has now resurfaced in the Manual – it was spotted yesterday by club member Roger M0GWM after he purchased a copy at the National Hamfest.

Nice to see our girls’ beautiful faces and Wythall Radio Club’s name making a splash in print. The only question is, why were there so few glasses of wine in the picture???

Off to the National Hamfest!

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

The UK’s National Hamfest kicks off today and Wythall members will of course be putting in an appearance over the weekend!

Wythall does Hamfest!

A couple of carloads of members are even making their way to the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire today to enjoy browsing the traders, perusing the flea market and visiting radio equipment manufacturers.

This trip has become a regular outing in the Wythall Radio Club diary since its inception a few years ago and is eagerly anticipated by those who thrive on visits out.

We do expect the cars to be slightly heavier on the return than on the way out though. We will be full to the brim with bacon rolls for starters!

Who knows? There may even be some radio equipment to bring back too!

New faces at the top…

September 23, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, News

Officers 2

Meet our new team! Lynne M6FAB, Anita 2E0DUO & Ian M0IDR

Wythall Radio Club has a new lineup for 2016!

Following our AGM last night, we are proud to announce that 2 of our 3 key positions are now taken by female radio enthusiasts.

Anita 2E0DUO, a long-time member, was elected Chair for the year, Lynne M6FAB is now Secretary, and Ian M0IDR provides continuity by remaining as Treasurer.

We welcome some new faces onto the Committee as well, so congratulations to Dave 2E0HPD & Roger M0GWM who join the “old timers”, Lee G0MTN, Pete M5DUO, Phil 2E0WTH & Chris G7DDN.

We are looking forward to another great year already!


Wythall in the national news

September 18, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, News

October’s Radio Society of Great Britain magazine RadCom has been hitting the doorsteps of members here in the UK and it’s rather good news for members of Wythall Radio Club. October-2015

Pride of place goes to Jamie 2E0SDV who features in the main article this month as a member of the Project DX15. Jamie took the distinction (according to page 39) of being the only youngster to make over 1000 QSOs during the Brecon Beacons’ Youth DXpedition.

Other Wythallians in RadCom this month include our contest supremo Lee G0MTN, who will be presenting a lecture at the forthcoming RSGB National Convention in Milton Keynes – his credit appears on page 32.

And as the publication’s regular LF Columnist, club member Dave G3YXM enlightens us on the world below Top Band on page 62.

Finally the club itself even gets a mention in the Sport Radio column on page 76, for our achievements in the Club Calls contest as part of the AFS Super League event.

Quite a packed issue if you are a Wythall member then!