Remembering our 50th Anniversary trip to Nevada Portsmouth in 2015

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.

Former Chairman Brian Poole G4UJL receiving a shiny new Yaesu FT-450D from Nevada MD Mike Devereux G3SED

Welsh National Rally 2022

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 ☀️😊☀️

Club member Steve M0ZZT along with Dean doing brisk trade after doors opened at 10am.
Plenty of bargains on the Bring and Buy

Jenni M0HZT operating FT8 on 20m

Club member Jenni seen here operating 20m FT8 for the first time. Conditions were not great but Jenni worked several continents with the Club’s IC-7300 and the Hawkins 20M vertical.

Jenni as GX3VRE using WSJT-X FT8

Transatlantic Welcome to Richard K4ULD/G4ULD

Another enjoyable evening at the Club with the Hawkins 20m vertical once again installed and operational.

We welcomed Club Member Richard K4ULD/G4ULD who is in the area for a few weeks. Richard gave us an interesting insight into Ham Radio repeater operations and Tuesday Ham Radio meet ups from his home location in Colarado.

Portable Radios on test

Tonight we took the opportunity to test the Discovery 599 and Xiegu X6100 transceivers using the Hawkins end fed vertical. We made plenty of contacts with some good reports.

John G0JYL on the GX3VRE mic
Jack M0PLS as GX3VRE
A close up of the radios