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Celebrating the Joy of Morse Code

July 23, 2015 By: Chris G7DDN Category: Club, Fun, News

Every year, the members of Wythall Radio Club celebrate Morse Code as a mode of communication in a somewhat special way.

Former Club President, Lew Williams, was a grand fellow who taught many members of our club the joys of Morse Code (CW) and when he passed away just a few years ago, it was thought appropriate to honour his memory in a suitable manner – and so the “Lew Williams Shield” was born.

In order to win this trophy, Wythall Radio Club members are asked each year to take part in a “Morse Code Activity Month”. The trophy is awarded to the club member who has shown some kind of commendable contribution to the event. It usually involves some evidence of improvement, however small, in some aspect of his/her Morse Code skills.handkey2

Currently the shield is held by John M6KET, who uses Morse exclusively on the air. This coming Tuesday 28th July, we will be finding out who has won this year’s event.

All will be revealed in the Club Shack at 2030, so make a “dash” (not a “dot”!) for Wythall House B47 6LZ to find out the results!