The Society has a varied and interesting programme of events throughout the year as illustrated by the photos below. Older archive material can be accessed by clicking here. The most recent pictures are at the top of the page.
On November 17th the Society hosted a visit by Dr John Gould G3WKL who talked about the work of the RSGB. John is Pictured right presenting the 2015 Alan Warne Rosebowl Trophy to Alistair, G3NHP. The gallery right includes pictures from the evening with visitors from both Wrexham Club and the Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club. Also present were Mark Harper MW1MDH, RSGB Deputy Regional Rep for N. Wales and Kath Wilson M1CNY, RSGB Regional Rep for the North West.
A nice article which details the activities at Fort Perch Rock back in May (see below) appeared in the September issue of Practical Wireless.
Pictures were supplied by David G3UFO and Neils M0WBG. The text demonstrates quite clearly how much work David G3UFO and others put into this event to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.
Wednesday April 15th saw the latest round of the fiercely contested inter club quiz series between Chester & DRS and Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club held at Irby Cricket Ground. On this occasion a narrow points win saw our friends from the Wirral lift the trophy. Pictured here is Gordon G8MMM handing the trophy to team captain Phil G6IIM. (Photo G3TZ0)
Dateline Tuesday 2nd February.
The Society's annual construction competition was held on 15th December with prizes being awarded in two categories. Dave Ollerhead G4JMF is pictured here being presented with the G3FNV Shield by Dave Hicks G6IFA. This trophy was awarded in the Semi Professional category for Dave's impressively enhanced AR3030 receiver. Derrick Sumner M1SUM (not pictured) was awarded the G3EWZ Award in the Kitchen Table category for his one valve HF TRF receiver. (Photo Courtesy of Chris G0PJX)
During the Month of August there were no formal meetings although as the pictures below show we still made time to get together and enjoy the summer weather.
Our June excursion to the Hanmer Arms proved so popular members clamoured for a repeat performance which took place on Tuesday 18th August at the same venue. The weather was again kind to us and this time ALL the equipment performed well!! Photos courtesy of Brian G3TXH.
Lunchtime at the Hanmer proved very popular - we did get back to operating the Radios eventually though.
Chris G0PJX operating his portable set up on 40m using a long wire antenna. It looks as if operating a radio station can be thirsty work!
The neat and effective portable set up for Brian G3TXH who used a mobile whip designed by Moonraker. It's all very tidy in there........
Highlighted below is the "Radio Picnic" which took place at the Hanmer Arms, Near Whitchurch on June 30th 2009. A beautifully warm morning turned into a showery afternoon with a good turn out of members enjoying the pubs hospitality. Photos courtesy of Brian G3TXH
Operating a combination of military and commercial HF equipment Dave G4JMF tries a call on 80m using a tactical dipole antenna in the pub gardens.
Pictured are (left to right) Dave G6IFA, John G0KKO, Dave G4JMF, Andy (SWL) and Paul G3TZO
Looking very cool and organised is Bruce M0CVP pictured setting up his IC706 Mk II for a spot of 2m operation.
A view of the Hanmer Pub gardens and Chris G0PJX (right centre of photo) who appears to be the only member to have spotted the UFO just about to attack the tactical dipole antenna!
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