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Archive for May, 2019

Easter Egg smiles at Wythall Radio Club

May 16, 2019 By: Chris G3YHF Category: Club

Prizes of chocolate eggs delighted the winners of Wythall Radio Club’s annual Easter Contest!

The award for the highest placed Foundation licencees was Miles M7ACN, who was also placed 2nd in the 2m/70cm FM section, with Kevin 2E0NCO the winner of a scrumptious Easter egg and Simon G4TVR in 3rd place.  Kev was also awarded the Colin Baker G6ZDQ Easter Contest VHF section shield, in memory of our former Club member.

In the all bands/modes section, Jim 2E0BLP was the winner of the delicious chocolate Easter egg, with Ian M0LQY in 2nd place and Chris G0EYO 3rd.  Jim was also awarded the David Dawkes G0ICJ Easter Contest all bands/mode section shield, in memory of our former Club treasurer.

The G6ZDQ and G0ICJ shields were presented by members of Colin and David’s families, who joined us for this special evening.

Morse and more – May at Wythall Radio Club

May 09, 2019 By: Chris G3YHF Category: Club

May is Morse Code appreciation month at Wythall Radio Club.

Everyone knows some Morse Code:  ‘ …  – – –  … ‘ is SOS!  And at Wythall Radio Club during May we celebrate the skill of communicating by Morse Code in honour of Lew Williams, who was an expert at Morse and former Club President.

So Club members will be having fun by making contacts with other amateur radio operators using their Morse keys.  And our regular class to learn Morse Code runs most Tuesday evenings, led by David G0HVN

May at the Club is a busy time for other reasons.  On 14th, we have the award presentations for the Club’s Easter Contest.  And on 21st we hold our open committee meeting, that any member can attend.

On May 28th there will be a briefing for the Club’s participation in the Cricket World Cup radio Marathon!  In honour of the UK hosting this year’s Cricket World Cup, Wythall Radio Club will be hosting several special stations using Cricket World Cup call signs during June and July.


We will also be updating the winch on the tower that supports our beam antennas and preparing for an event we will be running for a local scout group.

There’s always lots on at Wythall Radio Club!