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Wythall Hamfest now FULL!

February 17, 2018 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Hamfest, News

Chair Anita 2E0DUO is ready to welcome YOU to Hamfest 2018

Well that’s it! Wythall Hamfest is well and truly full. 

Our bookings team have today told us that, due to a rash of bookings this weekend, the final few tables have now been taken.

So we are ready to welcome both traders and visitors alike on Sunday 25th March.

A gentle reminder too that you might need to set your alarm clocks a little early, as the clocks go forward that weekend and you won’t want to be late to the party to miss the best bargains.

More news on our Hamfest as the date approaches, but it is looking like being one of, if not THE best, yet!

Exciting talks coming up!

February 14, 2018 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, Hamfest, News

Steve G0TAN with his best friend, an IC-7300!

Advance notice for a couple of events coming up at Wythall Radio Club before the end of the month. 

Programme Co-ordinator John G3VRF explains, “On Friday 23rd February, Steve Venner G0TAN, Engineering Workshop Manager from Martin Lynch & Sons is driving up from London to give us a talk on ‘Life on the Other Side’.

He’ll be talking about issues encountered when repairing equipment and why some of that equipment needed repairing in the first place!” Sounds fascinating!

Please note this is a change of evening from our normal schedule, so pop Friday 23rd Feb in your diary and see you in the Darts room at Wythall House B47 6LZ at 8.00pm. Visitors, as always, are welcome.

Following that, on Tuesday 27th Feb, Chris G7DDN will be doing a presentation on “Network Radios – The Next Big Thing?”  This is a fascinating insight into how the latest technology is expanding the range and scope of Amateur Radio. It will also touch on exactly what Ham Radio may look like in the 21st Century. Chris will be giving this talk again for visitors to the Wythall Hamfest on Sunday 25th March, so if you cannot make it on 27th Feb, don’t despair, there is a repeat!

We look forward to seeing you at these events. If you are first-timer, please feel free to come along unannounced – we will give you as warm a welcome as we can!

Wythall Hamfest is coming soon!

January 05, 2018 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Hamfest, News

Wythall Radio Club are proud to announce that our 33rd Annual Hamfest will take place on Sunday 25th March 2018 at the usual venue of Wythall House, B47 6LZ.
We look forward to welcoming enthusiasts old and new to our event. 

Dave from Radioworld is waiting to sell you a new radio!

As usual, our friends Dave, Annette and Sam from RadioWorld will be headlining the event and we will have lots of radio and electronics traders to supplement them.

New this year are the folks from Sotabeams, so get your thinking caps on with a view to purchasing some of the best portable Ham Radio gear you can get.

Wythall Hamfest is the Midlands’ Premier Spring Event – there will be the Wythall Radio Club Stand & Bring ‘n’ Buy; refreshments will be available from 9.00am with a Licensed Bar from 12.00 noon; we have access to 4 indoor halls and once again we are offering on-site parking, so not far to walk, hurrah!

Admission is just £4.50 per person – for more details, click here.

We look forward to seeing you.

Fantastic Hamfest!

March 19, 2017 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, Hamfest, News

What a great day! The 2017 Wythall Hamfest was once again a great success.

Thank you to all the traders who came along, to all of our visitors (yes you!) for making the trek to our neck of the woods and of course, to our Hamfest team of volunteers who worked so hard to put the event on.

Thanks too to Wythall House for hosting the event, Burger Bob for his great selection of food and drink and to PC Albutt and the local constabulary for their great support too.

We will soon post photos of the day below – keep checking back over the next few days as we continue to add more!

It’s Hamfest Time!

March 18, 2017 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, Hamfest, News

Empty today, Radioworld tomorrow!

The time has almost come – Wythall Hamfest is upon us. 

Tomorrow from 10am, you can join hundreds of fellow enthusiasts in browsing the many stalls, catching up with friends, eating the tastiest burgers in the Midlands(!) or sampling the real ale in Wythall House’s real ale bar (from noon)

Alternatively you could just buy a new radio! Why not? Radioworld will be there!

And the really great news is that this year, wait for it, there is loads of free parking! 

Traders will be crammed in here in the morning!

Yes, we have secured use of Wythall Park field for on-site parking – so there’s no need to park in the streets nearby, just follow the street signs and the marshals’ instructions and we will park you close to the exhibition halls.

This year’s Hamfest will be the best ever – don’t miss it! 

See you tomorrow!

Wythall Hamfest News

February 23, 2017 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Hamfest, News

Browsers at last year’s Hamfest!

Now that the Wythall Hamfest is fast approaching, here is an up-to-date newsflash for you. 

The list of traders is now available here, so why not check out exactly who is coming to sell this year?

Our friends from Radioworld UK are of course the headliners but there are plenty of supporting acts too.

Weblinks have been provided on the Traders’ Page if you want to have a look at traders’ websites before you come along.

Wythall Hamfest is almost here – Sunday 19th March at 10.00am is the date – so don’t miss out!

Wythall Hamfest 2017 now full

February 10, 2017 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, Hamfest, News

Wythall Radio Club are pleased to announce that this year’s Wythall Hamfest is now full and thus closed to traders. 

Sunday 19th March will be a bumper day at Wythall House, B47 6LZ, this year with 4 halls rammed to the hilt with radio stalls.

Our friends from Radioworld are headlining this year – remember to contact them for any pre-orders to get special prices and no postage deals.

More information will be on this site in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled!

Get the date in your diary though – Sunday 19th March at 10:00

Radioworld to headline at Wythall Hamfest

January 13, 2017 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Hamfest, News

Great news today for fans of the Wythall Hamfest – local dealer Radioworld are going to be our headline trader for 2017. 

Dave and Annette Hayward from Radioworld confirmed today that they will be in attendance for our next Hamfest on Sunday March 19th.

Annette is definitely the prettier of the Radioworld trio!

The Radioworld family have been friends of the club for many years but sadly couldn’t attend last year due to the move to their fantastic new shop near Cannock. 

But this year normal service is resumed, and together with son Sam, they will be looking to meet friends old and new and helping you out with that new Rig you’ve been promising yourself, maybe an Icom IC-7300?

You could even contact them now and pre-order to pick up on the day!

Remember the date, Sunday March 19th at Wythall House, Silver Street B47 6LZ.

The fun kicks off at 10:00.

Wythall Hamfest 2017 Announced!

April 20, 2016 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Hamfest, News


Following the fantastic response to arguably our most successful event to date, Wythall Radio Club are proud to announce the date for our 2017 Hamfest.

Next year’s extravaganza will take place on Sunday 19th March, 2017. Book the date in your diary NOW!

Once again we will have a huge range of traders, large and small; no less than four halls will be available; once again we will have a lecture stream but most importantly, the famous Burger Van will be there to keep you from being famished!

We will have more exciting news about the Hamfest as this year progresses, so make sure you subscribe to our news feed so that you don’t miss out!

Radioworld on the move!

April 07, 2016 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Hamfest, News

For those that didn’t notice, our friends Dave & Annette Hayward from Radioworld couldn’t make it to this year’s Wythall Hamfest.

But they had a good excuse for being missing – they were in the thick of a shop move!

Dave & Annette’s new store at 263 Walsall Road, Great Wyrley, WS6 6DL is very much improved on the old one as you can see in the pictures on their website. It’s a great time to buy from them too, as they have a special April offer on with a 5% off vouchercode!

With Radioworld well settled in their new abode, we very much hope to see the pair of them, and their son Sam, at next year’s Wythall Hamfest.

We very much appreciated their kind words on their website too


Along with Radioworld, we’re already looking forward to 2017!