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Wythall Hamfest News

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

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, News, Rally

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, News, Rally

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, News, Rally


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, News, Rally

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!

Wythall Hamfest thanks YOU!

March 20, 2016 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News, Rally

The members of Wythall Radio Club would like to thank all who attended our Hamfest today.

Initial impressions are that this was one of the biggest Hamfests in recent years – probably helped by the pleasant weather and the extras we put on, including the lecture stream.

We are grateful to all of you who came along – we hope you enjoyed yourselves!

Thanks go to all our traders, especially to Martin Lynch & Sons – Rich, Big Dave & Gary, who were on the M40 before most of us were thinking about breakfast!

Thanks also to all who helped, in whatever capacity, whether on car parking, marshalling, organising, burger cooking, clearing away etc. We had a great time and we hope you did too.

Photos below and these will be updated over the next few days so please keep checking back for more – maybe you will spot yourself!

We hope to see you again next year!

Hamfest – Ready to Go!

March 19, 2016 By: G7DDN Category: Club, News, Rally

The 31st Wythall Hamfest is all systems go!

Members spent this afternoon setting out the halls with tables and power sockets ready for all the traders who will be piling in from 7am tomorrow morning. They will then be busy setting up ready to meet YOU from 10am.

With Martin Lynch & Sons heading the trader list, we are expecting very large numbers just like last year – especially as we have today heard that Gary, the ML&S DMR/SDR guru will be there with some demo gear working live on the stall!


But Wythall Hamfest is more than just the traders – there’s the famous burger van(!)  and this year we have a top quality lecture programme with some of the most experienced hams in their fields giving short talks throughout the day.

The latest addition to this programme is a fascinating presentation by Dave G4DPZ on the ARISS/AMSAT/Astronaut Tim Peake initiative – this is VERY current, as you probably know, and Dave will be giving us the latest news!


So after many weeks of preparation on our side, we look forward to meeting you tomorrow – 10am start (9.30am disabled) at Wythall House, Silver Street, Wythall B47 6LZ.

Admission to the Fest is only £3.50 and that includes access to all areas, including from noon, the main house bar (real ales on tap!) and free admission to the lecture programme.

See you there!

Top Spot on the World’s Favourite Hamstore

March 16, 2016 By: G7DDN Category: Club, News, Rally

With the Wythall Hamfest just days away, how fantastic to see our event getting top billing at Martin Lynch & Sons websiteMLS Hamfest

ML&S bill themselves as the “World’s Favourite Hamstore” and indeed their reputation goes well beyond the UK; a reputation for excellence in both customer service and in doing great deals on all kinds of Amateur Radio gear.

We like to think of our event as the “Midlands’ Favourite Hamfest” and we are delighted that ML&S are visiting us for the very first time.

There will be extra special prices on the day but you can take advantage of those early by calling ML&S and pre-ordering your Hamfest goodies by quoting the code “Wythall Hamfest” when you call.

0345 2300 599 is the ML&S Hotline – order today for Sunday pick-up at the Hamfest!

Packed to the Gunnels…

March 13, 2016 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News, Rally

Yes, the Wythall Radio Club Hamfest is now officially full!


It will be busier than 2015 this year!

The final traders were confirmed this weekend and, despite overflowing into a fourth hall in order to accommodate more stalls, we have still managed to fill all the spaces.

And for the first time, we have a lecture stream too, with three visiting speakers. All the details will be on your souvenir programme, which you get on admission.

Now it’s over to you, the amateur radio public! We look forward to seeing you at one of the largest Wythall Hamfests in recent years.

Next Sunday 20th March starting at 10am at Wythall House & Park, Silver Street, Wythall B47 6LZ.

Crossing our fingers, it looks like we are in for dry weather all week too… well, it’s important to get one’s burgers and bacon sarnies in the dry!

Hamfest Bargains – Part 3

March 11, 2016 By: G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News, Rally

9 days and counting to the 31st Annual Wythall Radio Club Hamfest on Sunday 20th March at Wythall House B47 6LZ.

And it’s not just the big radios that will be on offer from our main trader on the day, Martin Lynch & Sons.


Why not make 2016 the year you finally enter the world of Software Defined Radio? There are many low cost routes into this fascinating aspect of the hobby.

One such is the UK designed and built Funcube Dongle Pro Plus.


This little powerhouse receiver has a typical frequency coverage of 150kHz to 260MHz and 410MHz to 2.05GHz. That covers pretty much ALL the main Amateur bands – and much more besides!

Boasting extremely simple hardware setup, just two connections, an “in” and an “out”, no additional drivers are required to use it under Windows, Linux or Mac OSX.

This fantastic USB dongle will be on sale at the Wythall Hamfest at a VERY special price – to reserve yours, it is highly recommended that you pre-order by calling ML&S on 0345 2300 599 and quote the code “WYTHALL HAMFEST” – this will not only guarantee you get one on the day but also you will get the best price possible!

Martin Lynch & Sons – the Worlds Favourite Ham Store – coming soon to the West Midlands Favourite HamFest