Today the 19th November 2022 was our first proper Winter event and it was a great success with 200+ attendees and a wide variety of traders on hand to tempt the buyers to purchase something old or new.
We’d just like to thank everyone who supported our event and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
In the meantime here are a few images from today’s event. Thanks also to our friends from Flight Refuelling ARS who supplied one of the images.
Another great Club night this evening and thanks so much to those who attended. Tonight we installed the 20m Hawkins Vertical and tested a number of radios in preparation for sale by a local Amateur who is going QRT due to ill health. We tested an ICOM IC-756, IC-706 and a also an IC-7300. All radios were found to be in good working order.
With our rally almost upon us please check our Rally Page for all the last minute updates. We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of interest for the event and could have doubled the number of traders if we’d had more space!
For those of you travelling to get to us please have safe journey’s and we look forward to seeing you soon. Please have your £2 entry fees ready as you enter the hall and we’ll exchange it for a wristband so you can come and go as you please.
There is limited trading space on the hardstanding on a first come first served basis. Please contact Brian G6HUI on email: email@example.com to check availability.
Another great evening at the Club with the 432 Mhz UKAC in full swing and an update for WSJT-X for our FT8 operation successfully conducted. Jacek M0PLS once again operated 80/40m with the Club’s 120′ long wire antenna.
Tuesday’s Club night was our final Rally Planning Meeting ahead of the main event on Saturday the 19th November. Brian G6HUI reported that all indoor tables had now been sold with several Special Interest Groups booked plus many others, including Silent Key Sales, Exeter DX Group, RAFARS, RSGB and RAIBC. Lotties Kitchen will be with us serving hot food and drinks from opening time onwards. If the weather is good we may be able to offer some outdoor ‘Car Boot’ spaces on the hardstanding outside the hall.
The message is we’re ready and looking forward to welcoming our traders, visitors and friends on the 19th.
Tonight we tested a new Off Centre Dipole kindly loaned for the evening by Jack M0PLS. We teamed it up with a classic Alinco HF transceiver the DX-70TH. Jack made plenty of QSOs on 40m but it was good to note the OFCD was tuned for 40 and 20m without the need for an ATU. Jack used a 12m Spiderbeam pole with Sotabeam heavy duty straps and the whole set up worked very well. It was another great night and plenty of friendly chat to be had. Great to see Jenni and Merfyn back with us again after a few weeks absence. Till next time have a great week ahead and plenty of DX!
Hard to believe its been 7 years since a Group of Club Members headed down to the Nevada Radio Store in Portsmouth. We had a great day out and treated to some behind the scenes tours of both the Radio and Music Stores. Great memories, and a picture is shown below from a well known Twitter feed.
Yesterday, Sunday the 2nd October, we were pleased to attend the 47th National Welsh Radio Rally in Newport Gwent. The event was at a new location in Llanwern School and based primarily in a large Sports Hall although traders and refreshments were located outside with plenty of space and seating. Wiltshire Radio Rally manager Brian G6HUI was busy handing out Flyers for our November Rally and we had time to chat to many traders including our own club member Steve M0ZZT who once again had an impressive display of items for sale. All in all a great event and well organised ; the sun was shining too ☀️😊☀️