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Archive for November, 2017

Christmas Presents for the Radio Amateur

November 21, 2017 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

Christmas is coming early to Wythall Radio Club this evening.  Here’s programme co-ordinator John G3VRF with more details… 

“Ho! Ho! Ho!… and what would you like Santa to bring you this year for Christmas? Well Christmas is coming to the club tonight, not with Kris Kringle, but with Chris G7DDN who will be looking at some of those wonderful Amateur Radio toys that could be around your Christmas tree this year.”

“Whether you can afford a top of the range transceiver or a crystal set based on a piece of coal, Chris will be covering it all.”

“So it’s time to gather in our basement Grotto at 8.30pm tonight. Get your seat early or you could be sitting on Santa’s knee!”

Eight of the Best

November 19, 2017 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, News, Training

Wythall Radio Club’s Training Department are celebrating again this weekend. This time an amazing 8 passes from the latest online Foundation Course. 

WRC Training Co-ordinator, Chris G0EYO told us today, “I am pleased to report that after an intense morning session on Saturday when they did their practical assessments, all eight of our on line Foundation class went on to pass their exam on Sunday.”

So left to right in the picture, it’s congratulations to Gary, Mike, Harry (aged 8!!), James, Neil, Andy, Ian and Sue.

Our thanks go to the WRC training team and our congratulations go to all 8 of the new licensees. We look forward to hearing the new callsigns on the air very soon!

New Committee at Wythall Radio Club

November 16, 2017 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, News

Following our very well attended AGM earlier this week, Wythall Radio Club has a new leadership team. 

Members awaiting the results of the ballot at the AGM this week

For 2017-2018, the club will be headed by 3 officers, Anita 2E0DUO (Chair), Chris G3YHF (Secretary) & Ian M0IDR (Treasurer).

The 6-person committee consists of Lee G0MTN, Stuart M0NYP, Peter M5DUO, Phil 2E0WTH, John M6KET & Kevin 2E0NCO.

Other decisions of note on Tuesday were the bestowing of an honorary membership on one of our long-standing and mature members, Jim 2E0BLP (The “Voice of the Midlands”).

Last but definitely not least, we have a new honorary position. Founder member Mike G4VPD has been with the club from day one back in 1981 and has never missed a year’s membership. It is very fitting that he was voted in as the Club’s President.

Chair Anita said today “We are looking forward to building a new chapter in the history of Wythall Radio Club as we move further into the 21st century”

Wythall RC Newsletter out now!

November 01, 2017 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

The latest Wythall Radio Club Newsletter is out now!

Find your copy by clicking here or on the newsletter graphic to the left of this post.

Articles this edition include… Six Decades of Morse Keys, an update on Club Contests, some news about our 3-15 evenings and a report of John M6KET’s adventures at the Essex CW club event.

As always, there’s loads more besides too, so just click here and enjoy!